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In coming weeks this page will review the various archival sources that deal with the defence of Victoria. Australian Archives, Victorian Regional Office, has finding aids which outline available records (mostly after 1883) of the Victorian Defence Department. Public Record Office Victoria has records of relevance, some of which date from permanent European settlement in 1836. The initial British garrison, for example, consisted of small detachments from Sydney of the 4th, 28th, 50th and 80th Regiments. Officers of HMS Rattlesnake provided an accurate line of latitude from which a linear grid survey could be developed, which enabled orderly European settlement to commence.
Sources that include lists of names of those who served with various Victorian units will be gradually added here:
Ackerley, Ada: Boxer Rebellion Naval Volunteers: Melbourne: 1990 (based on list made by CPO Goding at the Naval Depot, Williamstown, c. June 1900).
Barton, Leonard L.: Australians in the Waikato War 1863-1864: Library of Australian History: Sydney: 1979.
Montague, R. H.: How To Trace Your Military Ancestors in Australia and New Zealand: Hale & Iremonger:: Sydney: 1989.
Murray, Lt-Col P. L. : Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa: Govt. Printer: Melbourne: 1911.
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