14th April 2022

From the Geraldton Historical Society


Launceston Church Grammar School Cadets

This is a button on my “wish list”, hoping that it will come my way one day! An example can be seen on Cossum page 70.

This Anglican school celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2021, being the oldest continuously operating independent school in Australia. It has been co-educational since 1983 when it merged with Broadland House C of E Girls Grammar.  See the school’s webpage https://www.lcgs.tas.edu.au/175th-anniversary/

Supplement to The Mercury (Hobart), 6th June 1946 page 1.

The first cadet corps was formed in 1885, a time of heightened international tensions, however it lapsed after 6 months. Another corps was raised in 1896.  This was absorbed into the ‘Commonwealth Cadets” during 1911. (The Commonwealth cadets had been introduced in 1906 when cadets came under federal control for the first time. Cadets became part of the compulsory military training introduced from 1911, and all schools were required to take part. Compulsory training ceased in 1929.)

Examiner (Launceston), 15th May 1935 page 5.

Examiner (Launceston), 3rd June 1953 page 7. “They’re soldiers of the Queen.”

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