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Australian Defences.

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London, May 14. At the Royal Colonial Institute, Lieutenant-Colonel J. P. Owen, of the Royal Artillery, read a paper on the military forces of Australia. These, he saidj consisted of 83,000 men, with 1 150 guns, and the Australian-militia surpassed that of England. He considered that combined action of the Australian forces was a necessity. Sir Chas. Dilke referred to Australia as the safest part of the empire, and relatively the best prepared for the war. The Westport coal mines he thought, ought to be defended. Colonial Brackenbury considered neither France nor Russia was likely to use the Pacific as the basis for a serious attack on Australian ports, also that Zalinski guns and Brennan torpedoes were not necessary at Melbourne. Attacks by small cruisers were the only danger Australia had to fear, and a first-rate federal army ;was the best means of protection. Admiral Try on thought land defences of Australia necessary.

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Australian Defences., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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Australian Defences. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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