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Tunic - Officer's Full Dress, Major, Australian Garrison Artillery, circa 1904 Object Reg. No: HT 21379 1

Officer's full dress tunic, which was worn by Major Robert McKeeman Oakley, an officer in the Victorian Artillery Garrison from 1892-1901, and in the Australian Garrison Artillery from 1901. There are no identifying maker's marks.

The cuff decoration indicates the rank of Major, which means this Tunic dates from after 1904 when Robert Oakley was promoted to that rank.
Black wool broadcloth, piped with red down the front and vent at back. Stand collar of red broadcloth and gold brocade ribbon, edged with bullion strip, two embroidered grenades in silver at neck. Shoulder pads ornately embroidered gold brocade ribbon and bullion strip. Gold bullion work at sleeves. Nine brass regimental buttons at front (Bowley & Co., Melbourne). Skirt, back, two flaps on either side of vent with two rows of bullion and three brass buttons on each flap. Two buttons at each side at top of vent. There is a single brass hook proper left at waist level to support a belt. Quilted lining inside on body of coat and black sateen lining on skirt.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Darrell Oakley, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 770 mm (Height), 650 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: uniforms, military history, militaria australian, colonial military forces
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
User: Major Robert Oakley - Victorian Artillery Garrison, Australia, circa 1904

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