Thu, 01 June|
Military History: The South Australian Volunteer Militia
Mr Danee Davis will discuss the volunteer force in South Australia in the broad context of the volunteer movement around the British Empire in the post-Crimea era...
Time & Location
01 June 2023, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
About the event
THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN VOLUNTEER MILITIA
Guest Speaker: Mr Danee Davis
Mr Danee Davis is an intensive care nurse at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, but also recentlycompleted a lengthy and most honourable career in the Australian Army, reaching the (atthe time rare and, now, extinct) rank of Staff Sergeant before his career ended. His lastposting was, fittingly, at The Army Museum of South Australia at Keswick Barracks,enabling him to use, to the Army’s benefit, his quite remarkable level of knowledge ofSouth Australia’s colonial and nineteenth century military and volunteer history to goodeffect in the Museum galleries. Danee will discuss the volunteer force in South Australia inthe broad context of the volunteer movement around the British Empire in the post-Crimea era, some of the weaponry of the day with one or two examples to have a look at,and the volunteer movement as a troubled stop-start citizen military force, but whichspawned a large civilian rifling shooting movement that created a generation proficientwith the Lee Enfield rifles prior to and between the conflicts of the 20th century; clearly avery significant outcome. He will also touch on his experiences as a keen reenactor….
Time: 1830 lecture begins; 1930 dinner
Members Price: $70.00; $15.00 lecture only
Non-Members: $80.00; $15.00 lecture only
Dress: Jacket and Tie
RSVP: By 5PM, Monday 29 May 2023
(Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge of the ticket price)