Topic: Militia - LHW - WA
Western Australian Militia
The following is an extract from the book written in 1962 by George F. Wieck called The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia 1861-1903, p. 72:
The first Rifle Range was constructed in 1863 on Mount Eliza; it remained in use until 1896 when activities were transferred to Karrakatta, a new rifle range having been opened there in that year. For the convenience of the Fremantle corps a rifle range was constructed on ground near the Obelisk and opened for use on 26 September 1871; it was closed again on 17 March 1897, Karrakatta evidently being designed to meet all requirements. A Rifle Range was opened at Bunbury on 23 March 1896. Rifle Ranges facilities were provided at the other Volunteer centres but details are not available.
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Further Reading:Western Australian Militia, Light Horse
Citation: The Volunteer Movement in Western Australia, Rifle Ranges