The Victorian Naval Reserve

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria
Accession Number ART19865
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 40.7 x 28.4 cm; image: 30.4 x 21.6 cm
Object type Print
Physical description wood engraving on paper
Maker after Tom Carrington
Australasian Sketcher
Date made 1882
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Training exercises were an integral part of preparing for battle. This wood engraving, published in the Australasian Sketcher, 8 April 1882 p.105, shows colonial troops of the Victorian Naval Reserve being reviewed, conducting gun drill, and practising charging with swords. The sailors are also engaged in gun drill with a muzzle loading naval gun.

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