Land War Uniform Buttons, 1860s; Tony Carson; OHS OJ17


Land War Uniform Buttons, 1860s


Tony Carson

Maker Role


Medium and Materials

Glass wood, metal, fabric and glue.

Inscription and Marks

Buttons from 1860s Land War uniforms found on the site of the Otahuhu Camp, donated by Tony Carson.


395mm h x 605mm w x 85mm d

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand Land Wars - 1860's

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Military Camps

Subject and Association Description

Glass cabinet display containing a collection of 63 buttons from the 1860s Land War uniforms found on the site of the Otahuhu Camp. Camp Otahuhu was known to be in operation from May 1861 when approximately 2000 men were encamped at the site. The first British troops arrived at the new military camp which was established to the north of Otahuhu, the detachment of the 70th Regiment, arrived into Auckland and then marched to the camp at Otahuhu. Wooden huts were erected by the men soon after arrival. Groups of volunteer militia were sent to Camp Otahuhu for training in during 1863. "Most of the ten thousand British soldiers who served in New Zealand during the war were to pass at some time through the camp at Otahuhu" (Tonson).

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