Badge, military; [?]; [?]; 2011.146
Badge, militaryAbout this object
Military badge; a large brass-coloured badge for the 3rd Batallion of the Otago Rifle Volunteers. The badge features a central shield bearing the Southern Cross, surrounded by a wreath and topped with the British crown.
The first officially-recognised volunteer unit in the region was the Otago Rifle Volunteers, which was gazetted as a company in 1862 and commanded by the provincial superintendent, Major J. D. C. Richardson.
In 1898, the First Battalion Otago Rifle Volunteers was formed, and in the next few years numerous rifle companies followed, some well-organised, others short-lived, as a result of public meetings around Otago and Southland.
processed material, metalInscription and Marks
cast: "3rd BATT. OTAGO RIFLE VOLUNTEERS / PRO PATRIA"Measurements
h 10mm x l 130mm x w 105mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type