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HISTORY OF WORK POINT BARRACKS

by Jack Bates

PART 1 — 1842 to 1886


1864

Still requiring a local militia in Victoria, on March 19, The Victoria Rifle Volunteer Corps was formed. There were two companies, they established a camp at Beacon Hill Park and functioned until December 1873, when they also disbanded.


1865

Lovat 1846-1893
Proposed Armament Plans for the Defence of Victoria and Esquimalt 1862-1878

Macaulay Point — 3 X 7 inch

Point Ogden — 4 X 40 pdr

Fisgard Island — 3 X 68 pdr

Esquimalt Harbour Entrance — Torpedoes


1866

On August 6, 1866, the United Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia was established, with the capital in Victoria and Frederick Seymour its first governor.


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