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Digital Image - Portrait of Sergeant Frederick Kemp, Torpedo Corps, Victoria, circa 1885 Reg. No: MM 112620
- Portrait of Sergeant Frederick Kemp, Torpedo Corps, Victoria, circa 1885.
Kemp, assistant astronomer at Melbourne Observatory from 1873 to 1914, was a Sergeant in the Victorian Torpedo Corps, probably because Robert Ellery, Government Astronomer, was a Major in the Volunteer Forces in charge of the Torpedo Corps.
The Torpedo Corps was established in 1873 to protect Melbourne and Port Philip Bay from enemy ships. The 'torpedos' were in fact mines that could be detonated at a distance via electrical cables.
- Digital image
- Description Of Content:
- Portrait of Sergeant Frederick Kemp, Torpedo Corps, Victoria, circa 1885
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Barbara Dowling, 2010
|Tagged with:||defence workers|
|Themes this item is part of:||Victorian Volunteer Forces, 1854-1884|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Engineers Corps|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Sepia|
|Person Depicted:||Mr Frederick Kemp, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1885|