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From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A bright orange receipt / account book with a blue spine. On the cover in dark blue is "Tudor Recordall COUNTER BOOK" at the top and at the bottom is " No. 51 50's Duplicate flexibound"
Size
H-205mm W-125mm
Object Registration
1347
Keywords
orbost-rifle-club
Historical information
The Orbost Rifle Club existed in the early 20th century. (There are records from 1900). It folded in the late 1970's.
When Made
November 5 1976 - July 18 1977
Made By
Orbost Rifle Club (Maker)
Significance
Target shooting is one of the oldest organised sports in Australia. Records date back to the British Marines at Sydney Cove in 1788. The Victorian Rifle Association (VRA) was formed in 1860.
One of the most important adjuncts to the militia system from 1903 to the re-organisation of 1912 was the role played by the Rifle Club movement in Australia. At the time, these clubs were seen as the reservoir of manpower for a potential guerrilla force should any invasion occur. For Australia, the invasion fear was uppermost in the minds of the population.
So important were the rifle clubs for the defence of Australia that the Commonwealth provided the training staff, rifles and ammunition so the clubs could function. Members were drilled, wore uniforms and practised all the basic skills of soldiering as well as target shooting. The Orbost Rifle Club was active during this period.
Inscriptions & Markings
on front cover - handwritten -" Amunition (sic) 1976"
Last updated
16 Sep 2019 at 1:50PM