Photograph [Southland Hussars in Mataura]; unknown photographer; 1880-1888; MT20...
Photograph [Southland Hussars in Mataura]About this object
A black and white photograph taken of a troop of Southland Hussars standing in front of the Mataura Railway Station.
In the Mataura & District Historical Society archives is a piece on the Royal Hussars, by Joan MacIntosh, which describes the Hussars uniforms: "Uniform more distinctive than the khaki and formal wear of the Mounted Rifles. They wore dark blue tunics with yards of white braid across the tunic fronts. Two wide stripes down the outside leg of the trousers (which had to be cleaned with a special soap). Knee high riding boots with a cavity in the heel for the spurs, which could be removed when not in use. The uniform was capped with a little round 'pill-box' hat, also with a white band round it. The bandolier was a wide white belt.
We would love to be able to identify these men.
photograph, black and whiteDate Made
1880-1888Medium and Materials
processed material, paperTechnique
h 210mm x w 300mm
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type