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Cap Lines - Victorian Horse Artillery, circa 1890 Reg. No: ST 042012
- Yellow cord cap lines, worn by a gunner in the Victorian Horse Artillery. The design of each uniform was strictly spelt out in military regulations. The red collar shows this uniform belonged to one of the gunners. The officers wore jackets glittering with gold lace and gold cord. Cap lines were attached to the jacket and the cap, and prevented the cap from being lost if it was dislodged.
The volunteer corps reflected Melbourne's social hierarchies. Wealthy landowner and grazier Sir William Clarke founded the horse artillery and based it at his property Rupertswood, near Sunbury. His son Rupert commanded the battery. The Clarkes provided 60 horses for the horse artillery, at substantial cost.E ARTILLERY UNIFORM.
- Two parallel strands of woven yellow cord, held together by four plaited beads of the same material that slide along the cord as required. Larger 'acorns' terminate the ends of the strands.
- Acquisition Information:
- Cultural Gifts Donation from Major Edward (Ted) Millett, 1994
|Dimensions:||40.0 mm (Width), 2590.0 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Fully Extended|
|Tagged with:||uniforms, volunteers, victorian colonial defence forces|
|Themes this item is part of:||Victorian Colonial Military, 1854-1901, Arms Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Victorian Artillery (AKA Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment or Permanent Artillery Corps), Alfred Blannin, Victorian Volunteer Military Forces (1842-1889), Victorian Volunteer Forces, 1854-1884|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||uniform accoutrements|
|User:||Victorian Volunteer Forces, 1854-1884, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890|
This item is part of the following themes:
- Victorian Colonial Military, 1854-1901
- Arms Collection
- Clothing & Textiles Collection
- Public Life & Institutions Collection
- Victorian Artillery (AKA Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment or Permanent Artillery Corps)
- Alfred Blannin, Victorian Volunteer Military Forces (1842-1889)
- Victorian Volunteer Forces, 1854-1884