Belt, Riverton Rifle Volunteers; Wilkins, T.B; 1887; RI.W2002.1688
Belt, Riverton Rifle VolunteersAbout this object
Given to winners of the Riverton Rifle Corps shooting competition, this belt has the names of those awarded the prize engraved on bars pinned to the leather.
The government go-ahead for the formation of volunteer brigades was given in England on May 12, 1859. The establishment of corps quickly spread to New Zealand where, at it’s prime, 7000 volunteers were active. The Riverton Rifle Corps formed in 1864 and disbanded in 1899 to form the Riverton Rifle Club.
inorganic, processed materials, metal
organic, animal, skin, mammal skin, leather
In black maker on back of silver bar: 'W2002.1688'Measurements
h 75 mm x l 1150 mm x d 12 mmSubject and Association Keywords