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Victorian Mounted Rifles, 1885-1901
Image: Lantern Slide - Soldier, Victoria Mounted Rifles
Source: Museum Victoria
Formed in 1885, Victorian Mounted Rifles companies were recruited in rural centres. Members of country rifle clubs formed a significant component. They were semi-professional: only a small allowance was paid to members. Mounted Riflemen were required to provide their own mount. Not to be confused with similarly named contingents to the Boer War.
Part of the Victorian Colonial Military Forces - the umbrella term for organized Victorian (non-British) pre-colonial military activity.
National Archives of Australia Fact Sheet 134: 'Colonial defence personnel records held in Melbourne'
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Lantern slide depicting a member of the Victorian Mounted Rifles (although inscribed 'Victoria' Mounted Rifles). Formed in 1885, the Victorian Mounted Rifle companies were recruited in ...Images: 2
Glass negative stereograph showing the Victorian Mounted Rifles participating in the Royal Procession. It is part of the G. H. Myers Collection which consists of 73 photographs taken by ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Victorian Mounted Rifles soldier posed in an elaborate dress unifom and holding a flagpole.Images: 1
Soldier of the Victorian Mounted Rifles standing with his horse.Images: 1