Queensland Defences Forces
On pages 20-23 of Cossum’s book there are examples of Queensland Volunteer uniform buttons.
I would love to have a Queensland Volunteers, or Queensland Rifles, both dated to 1897-1901, as they bear the Guelphic Crown, also known as Prince Albert’s crown, as it was the crown of the Dukes of the House of Hanover. The crown on the buttons are more curved on the top than the versions on these badges (courtesy of diggerhistory).
Following Victoria’s death, the Queensland Rifles button changed to using the Tudor crown, until formation of the Commonwealth Forces in 1903.
I would also love a Queensland Volunteer Artillery button, 1862-80, with the letters Q.V.A. beneath a left facing field-gun.
If you are interested in Queenland’s military history, I recommend you read: