Military and defence


Find records on the defence forces and Tasmania in times of war.

See also more about Tasmania and World War I.


British Regiments 1803-1870

Military pensioners

Defence forces of Tasmania 1824-1901

What is online?

Boer War and World War 1 records

What else is there?

Boer War

Tasmania sent eight contingents with 36 Officers and 821 men to South Africa.

The Commonwealth became responsible for defence after federation.

World War 1

Civil Defence Legion 1939-1945

Some useful records include:

See also these Tasmanian diaries and notebooks in Launceston (LMSS) and Hobart (NS).

World War 2 and Beyond

See the National Archives. Diaries, reminiscences and an interesting collection of private records.

Some published library resources


What is available from other organisations?

Boer War and World War 1 records

The National Archives of Australia has many personnel dossiers online.