10th October 2022

British Regiments in Colonial Australia

65th Regiment of Foot

This is a 1840-1855 variation of the uniform button for the 65th Regiment of Foot, which served in Australian colonies and in New Zealand. As the regiment served for a long time in New Zealand, it is not surprising that different versions turn up. Being gilt, it is an officer’s button.

For a variation that is seen more often in NZ collections see http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/defence-forces-uniform-buttons/pre-federation/#65th_Regiment_of_Foot_2nd_Yorkshire_North_Riding

From a longer article;

The Canberra Times, 12th June 1991 page 25.

The backmark, Hebbert & Hume, is unusual. It is also known as a mark on officers’ swords from the George IV era. They were listed as accoutrement makers from 1815-1829, after which they firm became Charles Hebbert, then Charles Hebbert & Co. If the button is correct, then perhaps an old back was used.

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