Truncheon, Police; Unknown maker; 1850-1950; RI.W2002.1200

Name/Title

Truncheon, Police

About 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.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1850-1950

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
organic, processed material, leather

Measurements

h 535 mm x w 50 mm x d 25mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Emergency Services

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RI.W2002.1200

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