Truncheon, Police; Unknown maker; 1850-1950; RI.W2002.1200
Truncheon, PoliceAbout this object
A leather-bound wooden truncheon used by Police in the line of duty as a compliance tool or defence weapon. They are among the earliest weapons issued to law enforcement and were used in New Zealand from around the 1850s.
There are no accession records for this object, so we can not definitively link them to the Police at Riverton or local use.
organic, vegetal, wood
organic, processed material, leather
h 535 mm x w 50 mm x d 25mmSubject and Association Keywords