Midlands Military Meet and Rendevous

This biennial event is held a Campbell Town Agricultural Show grounds. The next event is to be held in November 2016. Whilst the event was developed by MILCOLT the management team includes members of the Arms Collectors Guild of Tasmania, Defence Transport Heritage Group of Tasmania, Evandale History Group.

The event is held over two days and provides a place where collectors, military vehicle collectors, museums, history groups, living history groups, Miss Military entrants, the various Government Departments and dealers can interact with the public.

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The last event included the following participants,

  • Historical Military Re-Enactments
  • Australian Great War Association
  • Defence Transport Heritage Group ( with a variety of vehicles) /
  • 22 Australian Light Horse Association
  • Dave Wright and Les Stillman’s Collectibles Emporium
  • Army History Unit – the Australian Army Museum Tasmania
  • New Town Antiques, Scott Limb
  • A Commemorative Numismatic Display
  • The Wayfarers of Midgard
  • Fox Hole Medals
  • Esford, Colin Tribe
  • Commemorative Historical Society
  • Antique dealer, Andrew Shepherdson
  • Displays from Members of Arms Collectors Guild, Historical Arms and Militaria Society and Militaria Collectors of Tasmania
  • Friends of Soldiers Memorial Avenue
  • Tasmanian Military Vehicle Group
  • Craft, jewellery sales, Gillian Pinkard
  • Department of Veterans Affairs display
  • DAK Bunker Rats will have a large scale model of Operation Market Garden from World War II
  • Order of the Dragons Realm
  • Bean Frenzy, Tanya Brown
  • Dark ages Emporium, Ken Bradford
  • Royal Australian Navy
  • RAAF Cadets
  • Australian Peace Keepers Association
  • RAAF Association
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Australian Hearing
  • Bells Parade Antiques
  • Ken Burton Antiques
  • Evandale History Room

Annual Activities

February:


Sorell Summer Festival
(Musket firing demonstrations)

Royal Hobart Regatta
(1812 finale, firing 6 PDR and muskets)

Anniversary of first 8 inch gun firing at Kangaroo Bluff Battery
(6 PDR , STVAS uniforms)

Hobart Town First Settlers Commemorative Event
(Anniversary of founding of Hobart. Royal Marines)


April:

Launch of Heritage Week

The Hobart Arms Militaria and Collectibles Fair
(AKA  The Gun Show)

ANZAC DAY, Sorell


June:

Boer War Commemorative Service on the Queens domain, Hobart June.
(Boer War uniforms, STVAS, Tasmanian Volunteer Rifles, and The Australian Light Horse)


November:

Eaglehawk Neck
(History Day. Marines musket firing and displays)


December:

Finish of Rolex Sydney to Hobart line honours
(6-PDR gun firing)

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