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Cap Lines - Victorian Horse Artillery, circa 1890 Object Reg. No: ST 042012

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 40.0 mm (Width), 2590.0 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Fully Extended

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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
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniform accoutrements
User: Victorian Volunteer Forces, 1854-1884, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890

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