6th September 2021

New Zealand Volunteers

According to https://www.jsmilitaria.com/nz-vol-badges.html volunteer corps helped in the local defence of New Zealand from the early 1840s through to the second Boer War.

Backmark: Smith & Wright Birmh Although this button was purchased in Australia, the same design was used by some NZ volunteer units between 1866-1909.

1870 pattern NZ Rifle Volunteers. Backmark: Ross & Glendining, Dunedin NZ

1882 pattern NZ Rifle Volunteers. Backmark: The New Zealand Clothing Company.

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