NZ Mounted Rifles hat; Unknown; Unknown; CR2018.047.3

Name/Title

NZ Mounted Rifles hat

About this object

NZ Mounted Rifles hat. The shape of the hat being the iconic kiwi ‘lemon squeezer’ hat, introduced by one of New Zealand’s outstanding soldiers of the Gallipoli Campaign, William George Malone. Originally for his Taranaki Rifles Regiment, the hat was designed to mirror the outline of Mount Taranaki and also to allow ‘run off’ in the rain. The hat went on to be adopted first by Malone’s Wellington Regiment and later by the rest of the New Zealand Infantry Division on 1st January 1916.

Maker

Unknown

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Period

1900's - 1950

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Felt
Leather

Measurements

H 165mm x L 345mm x W 312mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Uniforms

Subject and Association Keywords

Textiles

Subject and Association Keywords

Headwear

Subject and Association Keywords

World War I

Named Collection

RSA Collection on long term loan

Credit Line

From the collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Headwear

Object number

CR2018.047.3

Copyright Licence  

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