In Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
On the 15th November, 1860
A public meeting was held on this site,
Then the Duke of Rothesay Hotel, at which
A Corps of Volunteer engineers was formed
For the defence of the Colony of Victoria.
Similar Corps were later raised in other
Australian Colonies and on Federation
They were amalgamated to form what is now
The corps of Royal Australian Engineers
Submitted by: @gregorystorer