On this day: the Opening of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

The Royal Military College, Australia's army officer training establishment, was officially opened in Duntroon, Canberra on the 27th of June, 1911.

The opening ceremony in 1911.

The Royal Military College, Australia’s army officer training establishment, was officially opened in Duntroon, Canberra on the 27th of June, 1911.

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Governor-General, Lord Dudley presided over the ceremony. The college was built on the land surrounding the Campbell family homestead.

The college was so new at the outbreak of the First World War that the first officers had not completed their training when Australia joined the conflict in early August, 1914.

On this day: the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

On the 27th of June, 1911, the Royal Military College, Duntroon – located in what is now Canberra, Australia’s capital city – opened its doors.

The college is the training centre for officers in the Australian Army, and sits adjacent to the Australian Defence Force Academy, which trains members of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Royal Military College, Duntroon Canberra Australia. Opened 27th June, 1911.

Duntroon 1870 and 1888

Duntroon house, owned by the Campbell family, stands in what is now Canberra, Australia’s capital city. The first picture is of the house in 1870 and the second picture is of the homestead as it was in 1888.

These days the Royal Military College uses the grounds in this area.

The city of Canberra was not established until many decades after these pictures were taken.

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