Life at Claremont Army Camp in 1916 by Private Jack Arnold

“The camp is situated on the top of a gentle slope, is surrounded on three sides by the Derwent, and has a natural fall to the river. The only road approach is a narrow neck from the railway station, where the guard is stationed. There is not much trouble to get into the camp, but when going out you have to ‘run the gauntlet’ of the guard.

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Army Life

In the months between the formation of the Battalion and the departure of the original members and 1st reinforcements on the Berrima from Hobart on 1 July 1916, the men “prepared and trained in the art of war as well as could be learned in a training camp”. Continue reading “Army Life”

100 Days – 100 Tasmanian Stories

An exhibition of a unique collection of photographs taken at Claremont Army Camp during 1916-1918 by J. J. Barnett to be held at the Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place from 11 – 15 August, 2018.

The official opening of the photographic exhibition ‘100 Days – 100 Tasmanian Stories’ will be held on Saturday 11 August 2018 at 11am at the Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place. Mr Andrew Wilkie MP has accepted our invitation to open the exhibition. Invited guests will have the opportunity to preview the exhibition with refreshments to follow.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am til 3pm daily (except Saturday 11 August when it will open to the public at 12.30). Entry by gold coin donation. Proceeds to The Headstone Project (Tas) Inc.

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