City Of Prahran
The city of Prahran was declared in 1879. At first they did not adopt uniforms, seeing them to be a waste of money. From 1888 the caretaker at the town hall was supplied with one:
From 1900 outside officers and employees were to wear uniforms.
The Prahran Telegraph, 24th November 1900 page 5.There was ongoing problems with Inspector Rider, who would not always wear his whilst on duty! Complaints were made! In 1908 it was reported that the nature and colour of uniforms for street sweepers had not been decided upon.
I wish I could claim the button belongs to Mr Lacy, Mr Bell or stubborn Inspector Rider, but the button is of the type made post-1950 with two holes in the back plate. Could it be one of these volunteers?