6th May 2021

Uniform Buttons

Victorian Volunteers’ uniform

Libraries Australia ID 49334296 The buttons may be that shown on page 14 of Cossum.

According to Trove, this studio photo from the Victorian State Library collection shows a Victorian Volunteers’ uniform that had been worn for the first time at Sir Charles Hotham’s funeral. Unfortunately, it does not state which volunteer group. According to a report of the funeral (see below), there were in the procession members of the Victoria Volunteer Artillery Regiment and the Yeomanry Cavalry. It looks closer to that of the Collingwood Company of the Royal Victorian Artillery ( http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/uncategorized/1st-november-2020/) than the Yeomenry ( http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/uncategorized/28th-october-2020/), so I guess it is of the Artillery. If so, the hat later gained a plume.

Stae Library Vic, image #H17031. Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery, c 1866.

The Age, 5th January 1856, page 2.