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Buttons - Nurse's Uniform, World War I, Australia, 1915-1920 Object Reg. No: HT 25303

A bag of 13 buttons (nine large and four small) and two Australia badges removed from Sister Selina Lily (Lil) Mackenzie's World War I nursing uniforms. The buttons, manufactured by Stokes & Sons of Melbourne, all feature an image of Australia under a crown and the legend 'Australian Military Forces'.
Brass buttons, the obverse features an image of Australia under a crown, with text around the outside edge. The maker's mark is incised on the reverse. The 'Australia' badges are pierced metal letters in a curved line.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Rosemary McArthur, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Large buttons

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, nursing, service, medical corps, stokes sons ww2 buttons
Themes this item is part of: Sister Selina Lily (Lil) McKenzie (1882-1972), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
Inscriptions: On obverse of buttons: AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES
On reverse of buttons: STOKES & SONS; MELB
Manufacturer: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1914
Issued To: Sister Selina Mackenzie, victoria, australia, circa 1914

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