Dr Andrew Kilsby is an independent historian who has published several military history books, produced exhibitions and convened military history conferences. A graduate of RMC Duntroon he holds degrees in history from UNSW and UNE. His doctorate from ADFA@UNSW examined the relationship between the Rifle Club Movement and Australian Defence 1860-1941.
On Friday 18 October 1889, tucked away on page seven of the Melbourne Argus, an announcement – the appointment of 35-year-old Captain F.S.L. Penno as assistant adjutant-general in the Victorian […]
A remarkable logbook came to light in mid-2018, after 100 years in private hands.
Logistics Exercises like this, small in scale and time by Easter camp standards though it was, still required considerable logistics – rations had to be arranged and issued to the […]
Introduction 1888 was a particularly busy year in the life of the nascent Militia forces in Victoria. Formed in 1885 to replace in large part Volunteer forces which had been […]
Edward Keenan, born in Workington, Cumberland in 1884 and an iron ore miner by trade, was one of a family of nine sons and four daughters, seven sons of which […]
The Diamond Jubilee and the Kolopore Cup.