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Tunic - Officer, Victorian Engineers, Scarlet, circa 1893 Object Reg. No: ST 043231 6

Alternative name: Jacket.
Scarlet Dress Tunic, worn by an officer in the Victorian Engineers, circa 1893.
Scarlet broadcloth, nine brass buttons down front, each bearing insignia. Bullion on epaulettes; caught at neck with two brass buttons; stand collar, faced on outside with black velvet inset and gold brocade ribbon, each with bullion strip. Exploding grenade insignia on each side of collar. Bullion work on sleeves; black velvet cuffs. Edging of jacket in black velvet and at back. Quilted sateen lining on body of jacket; skirt is faced with wool flannel.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Major Edward (Ted) Millett
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 340 mm (Width), 680 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Width measured across shoulders, length measured from collar to base of skirt.

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Tagged with: engineers, uniforms
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Colonial Military, 1854-1901, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
Inscriptions: On buttons, obverse: 'AUT PACE AUT BELLO' (translation 'both in peace and in war')
On buttons, reverse: 'W. MONCTON/ MELBOURNE'
Maker: W. Moncton, Victoria, Australia
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1893

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