Militaria Collectors of Tasmania


MILCOLT: SSAA Militaria Collectors Tasmania INC

A growing band of military impressionist enthusiasts and collectors of militaria, books, uniforms , medals and documents interested in Tasmanian military history from 1803 to the current day. Re-enactments range from the Royal Marines, British regiments on garrison duty in Tasmania, local volunteer artillery, through to permanent colonial forces and Australian forces.

A Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery group operates a six pounder ML cannon . MILCOLT also leases the Queen Victoria Gunpowder Magazine (1851 )

Members provide annual guided tours of Bluff Battery, cannon firing, gun shows, and conduct the annual Hobart Arms and Militaria Fair. Our members are active supporters of historic and heritage events.

A web based contact us page is being developed, until then , please use the following address, Milcolt, PO Box 350 Glenorchy Tas 7010

We thank you for your patience

Queen Victoria Powder Magazine

The Queen Victoria Powder Magazine is leased by the club and used for various club events. It is also available for hire by other organizations and has in the past been used for Art exhibitions, musical performance, history displays, and theatrical performances and is opened annually to the public as part of the Open House program conducted by the Architects Association.

Queen Victoria Powder Magazine Flyer (new tab).

Latest Cannon Fire

Cannon Fire Vol 36 No2

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column - Trench Periscopes used by British and Australian soldiers, Periscope No 9 Mark III 1917 by Trenchscope Co. 1917, Trench Periscope No 2 by R and J Beck Ltd. , Periscope No 14 Mark II, Periscope No 14 TPL Mark IV R&J Beck Ltd. Heraldry Column - Australian Civil Affairs Unit Arm Patch. Webbing Column, Web Equipment Pattern 1925. Arms Column - Tasmanian Martini Henry Artillery Carbine. Edged Weapons Column, A Touch of Class (French sword). Artillery Column - Citadelle de Port Louis, Lorient FRANCE, The Keroman German U Boat Base 2019. Book Reviews and Useful websites - The Australian Army at War 1976 – 2016, Leigh Neville, Osprey Men at Arms Series No 526, New Zealand Dress Regulations 1852 – 1909, Barry O Sullivan. C lub Notes - Queens Domain and Cornelian Bay Land Care Group at the Queen Victoria Powder Magazine.

Cannon Fire Vol 36 No2 (new tab).

The Hobart Arms Militaria and Collectibles Fair

Held annually at:

The main Grandstand Hall Hobart Showgrounds Glenorchy Tasmania

When: 17 & 18 April 2021, 9 am to 5 pm


Displays of collectible longarms, pistols, edged weapons, militaria and other items Many dealer tables of similar items, other antiques and outdoors equipment for sale The show provides an opportunity for collectors to display their ‘treasures’, and dealers and enthusiasts to meet, and often facilitates the acquisition of a ‘new piece or two’

Arms Fair Flyer (new tab).