15th January 2021

Government Uniforms

As I have mentioned, not all uniform buttons were specific. The use of “VR” buttons generically for government uniforms was discussed on 9th December 2020:  http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/uncategorized/9th-december-2020/

  ‘Crown’ buttons were also used generically. A couple examples were shown recently:  http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/uncategorized/10th-january-2021/

The use of ‘crown buttons’ for government employees is described here:

The West Australian (Perth), 6th February 1932 page 4. From a story of the 1st Parliament in Perth in 1832, describing the dress of the Colonial Secretary.

The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (NSW), 20th September 1856 page 6.

The Western Australian Times (Perth), 20th July 1875 page 2.

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 4th May 1907 page 760. Part of the Tasmanian Post Office uniforms.