30th January 2021

Tidbits from Trove.

If you like to take a peek back in time, use this free resources to find newspapers, magazines, photos and more, visit   https://trove.nla.gov.au

 

A mystery solved?

The Riverine Herald (Echuca-Moama), 15th February 1909 page 3.

Sunday Times (Sydney), 15th February 1920 page 9.

The finder of this uniform button was a bit over-excited. It was from the 14th Regiment of Foot. The Regiment had history at Waterloo (1815), in India (1807-1831) and during the Maori Wars (1860-66) but not the individual button! See also http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/uncategorized/26th-october-2020/

The Age (Melbourne), 26th July 1933 page 14. The backmark probably indicates it was made by Birmingham button maker ‘Armfield’, but possibly by London manufacturer Samuel Firmin (although the family company existed from 1677).

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