Anglesea Barracks facts for kids
The two story Soldiers' Barracks at Anglesea Barracks. This building was built between 1847 and 1848.
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Anglesea Barracks is an Australian Defence Force barracks in central Hobart, Tasmania. The site was chosen in December 1811 by Lachlan Macquarie and construction began on the first buildings to occupy the site in 1814.
It is the oldest Australian Army barracks still in use and it celebrated its bicentenary in December 2011.
Despite the small variation in spelling it was named after Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey who was involved with the Board of Ordnance.
Current units and facilities
It is home to various civilian and military departments including:
- The Royal Tasmania Regiment
- The Adelaide Universities Regiment, Tasmania Company;
- Australian Army Band – Tasmania;
- No. 29 Squadron RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force);
- Navy Headquarters Tasmania (Royal Australian Navy);
- Anglesea Barracks Medical Centre;
- Defence Support Group – Tasmania; and
- Defence Force Recruiting.
Angelsea Barracks messing
The barracks contains an Officers' Mess, Sergeants' Mess and the McGee VC Soldier Club.
It also houses, in the old gaol, the Military Museum of Tasmania.
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