Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery Society

Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery Society

(i) to preserve & maintain the "Victoria" Powder Magazine building situated on Carriage Drive, Queens Domain, Hobart within the guide-lines laid down for historic buildings on the register of National Estate.

(ii) to establish & maintain a museum relating to the military theme "the defences of the Derwent" from 1803 to 1945, at the "Victoria" Powder Magazine.

(iii) to raise monies pursuant to objectives (i) & (ii) by conducting military re-enactments in period uniform, and by acquiring, buying and selling Tasmanian Colonial & Commonwealth militaria. The assets and income of STVAS, shall be applied solely in the furtherance of the objectives of the STVAS, and no portion shall distributed directly or indirectly to the members of STVAS, except as bona fide compensation for services rendered, or expenses incurred on behalf of STVAS.

(iv) to advance the study of the history of the defences of the River Derwent at Hobart in Tasmania.

(v) to facilitate association of, and collaboration and inter-change of information, between persons and organisations with a legitimate interest in the defences of the Derwent, in particular and Australian military history and military archaeology in general.

Address: 
corner of Carriage drive & upper domain road, Queens Domain, TAS
Tel: 
0362344535
Hours: 
By Appointment
Admission: 
Donation
Collection: 
Militaria, powder magazine equipment, Tasmanian colonial uniforms, cannons, limbers.
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Items

Original STVA jacket

Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery jacket

Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery jacket
Creator:
Tasmanian government (colonial)
Description:
Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery jacket as worn by James Chisholm keeper of the "Victoria" Gunpowder magazine.
Date:
1875 - 1878

Board of Ordinance Store Ross, Old Waterhouse Museum, Bridgewater, Tasmania

Storage bin, cast iron.

Creator:
Board of ordinance, UK.
Description:
From Ross, Tasmania - used to store spherical cannon balls. On ship? At Bellerive Bluff Battery ??
Date:
1837

Board of Ordinance Store Ross, Old Waterhouse Museum, Bridgewater, Tasmania

Cast Iron Trough

Creator:
Board of ordinance, UK.
Description:
From Ross, Tasmania - used with molasses to clean rust from spherical iron cannon balls. On ship? At Bellerive Bluff Battery ??
Date:
1842

Board of Ordinance Store Ross, Old Waterhouse Museum, Bridgewater, Tasmania

Plan - magazine keepers residence.

alterations to Guard house, Queens Domain.

Description:
After takeover by Commonwealth, additions to magazine keepers residence - guardhouse in colonial ere 1850 - 1900. Plan No. 4583.
Date:
Nov 1902

"Victoria" powder magazine, Queens Domain

Plan - magazine

Hobart on - magazine

Creator:
Royal engineers
Description:
Addition of further single bag to original double bay - combined military and civilisation powder magazine.
Date:
1850-56

"Victoria" powder magazine, Queens Domain