Monday, July 27, 2009

History Alive 2009 - Fort Lytton - Brisbane


I have just posted a few images of the History Alive Open Day, at Fort Lytton Brisbane. My sister and her family happened to come come across the show whilst driving on the weekend. She has just sent through the images of the Napoleonic reenactment group - I don't recall in my history lessons Australia being invaded by the French, but here they are? Might have made things interesting if they did though. Anyway from the look of the uniforms they seem spot on - some Grenadiers in the 1812-15 uniforms and also I think one of the Irish Legion boys made it over as well but in the earlier uniform. I am hoping that my sister sends through a few more images as apparently they had a little battle around the fort with a few of the local garrison troops, but we might just have to wait and see.


Enjoy.

Update on Matts information from the guys actually there (thanks guys):
The units involved were from Brisbane and NSW and there were representatives from:3 Co, Liebbattalion, Brunswick Infantry (Brisbane)40th Foot (Brisbane)Young Guard (Brisbane)73rd (NSW)Society of Sail (Brisbane)RIFF(Brisbane)
And from the Black Duke:
The pictures you have are of the Brisbane based Black Brunswickers with the exception of Will Lincoln of the the Regiment Irlandis based in Sydney. None of us are members of the 21st eme although we know a few of them. We are currently running two projects. The First is the 1813-1815 Bardin regulation Young guard tirraileur unit. These are the guts with the blue lapels . The other unit that is still in need of proper head gear and some kit id the grenadier company of the 3rd regiment 3rd battalion.
Irish Legion?



Young conscript

Member of the Fusilier Company

The Grenadier Company
More photos can be found here at:

7 comments:

Bluewillow said...

spot on Nathan, The French di land in 1788 La Parouse remember and again in 1805(WA)....As for the units all members of the Australian Napoleonic Association, Irish Legion and the 21st Ligne.

cheers
matt

Vinnie said...

Thanks Matty,

For the information. I have just updated the blog. The boys look good.

Vinnie

stcler said...

Hi

the units involved were from Brisbane and NSW and there were representatives from:

3 Co, Liebbattalion, Brunswick Infantry (Brisbane)
40th Foot (Brisbane)
Young Guard (Brisbane)
73rd (NSW)
Society of Sail (Brisbane)
RIFF(Brisbane)

and some others I cant remember.

For the battles on both sat and sunday there ere between 45-50 Napoleonic reenactors on the field.

More photos can be found here

http://clients.degrootphotography.com.au/HistoryAlive/Napoleonic/

http://wynnum-herald.whereilive.com.au/photos/gallery/history-alive/

http://allannielsen.smugmug.com/gallery/9033766_JPtzW#601139895_iXDL6


Our group website can be found here
http://www.viceroybooks.com.au/c1800/Brunswick/

Many of the guys are avid gamers as well.

Glad you like the accuracy. It is one of our aims to ensure everything is historically accurate. One guy has been researching the silks used for french banners and has finally got it right. I look forward to seeing the Eagle raised......

We meet in Wooloowin every 2 weeks so if you want to find out more

blackbrunswickers@netspace.net.au

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The Black Duke said...

Hi guys we spotted this in our endless search to be famous. The pictures you have are of the Brisbane based Black brunswickers with the exception of Will Lincoln of the the Regiment irlandis based in Sydney. None of us are members of the 21st eme although we know a few of them. We are currently running two projects. The First is the 1813-1815 Bardin regulation Young guard tirraileur unit. These are the guts with the blue lapels .
The other unit that is still in need of proper head gear and some kit id the grenadier company of the 3rd regiment 3rd batalion

Vinnie said...

Thanks Guys for letting me know I will udate as soon as I can with all information.

regards

Vinnie

Keith said...

Mostly military I see, a pitty. But then again I assume this is all about military battle re-enactment. Would be nice to see some civilians represented though.
Regards, Keith.
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