Exhibitions Upper Floor

exebition upper floor


13 Women in Service. This exhibition  opened in December 2011 and features material from Army nurses, Women’s Land Army, Voluntary Aid Detachments and the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps.


Medals room 114 Medals Room. 
The medal room displays a number of medal groups that have been awarded to Tasmanian men and women who have either given outstanding service or performed acts of bravery during times of war in the period 1899 – 1950. It also features medals issued to members of those British Regiments who prior to service in Tasmania had served in the Napoleonic Wars, in the Indian Sub continent, the Crimean and Maori Wars.
The service of the Tasmania Volunteers is also recognised with the display of the rare colonial awards.

The Military Governors of Tasmania


15 The Military Governors of Tasmania 1803 to the present. This display in relation to the Governors of Tasmania reveals that most of our Governors had Military or Naval service prior to their appointment as the Queens representative. Displayed are three different styles of uniform worn by Governors:

Sir Edric Montague Bastyan CB, CBE, OBE, KCMG,
General Sir Phillip Bennett AC, KBE, DSO and
The Honourable William John Ellis Cox AC, RFD, ED, QC.

The Cameron Collection 1879-1946


16 The Cameron Collection.This exhibition showcases some of the extensive material from the Cameron Family Collection and includes various items from 1870 – 1930. It has been described as the most significant collection of military uniforms and equipment related to one family held by any Australian Museum.




17 The Great War 1914-1918. This World War 1 display features the story of three Tasmanian brothers from the Orchard family and memorabilia related to their service.  The display also includes the uniform of Private Chilcott of the 12th Battalion who was wounded on the morning of the 25th of April 1915 at Gallipoli.