9th October 2020

Uniform buttons

QEA by  A.J.Parkes Brisbane

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The Launceston Regiment, 12th Infantry Battalion

Stokes & Sons Melb

This regiment operated from 1914-1919. It had its roots in the Tasmanian Volunteer Rifle Regiment formed in 1878. The battalion was reraised in 1921 and given the title ‘Launceston regiment’ in 1927. In 1960 after several mergers, splits and reformation, the Derwent Regiment and the Launceston Regiment were merged to form the Royal Tasmanian Regiment as part of the Army Reserve.


Canadian-Australian Steamship Company

Backmark: Baxter & Hicks London. 1893-1986

Miniture lifebouy souvenir, in the Australian National Maritme Museum.









James Huddart owned two ships which he traded separately from Huddart Parker & Co under the name New Zealand & Australian Steam Navigation Co. from 1892.

Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney), 30th May 1896 page 27.

The name was changed in 1893 to the Canadian Australian Steamship Co to focus on trans-pacific services to Vancouver then on to England. In 1896 it was renamed the Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steam Ship Company. It was taken over by the New Zealand Shipping company, which in turn was in turn absorbed into Union Steam Ship Company by 1910.


Australasian United Steam Navigation Co.

Backmarked: Kitchener Ltd Sydney

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