Khaki uniform headgear; New Zealand Clothing Factory; 1900; RX.1975.3

Name/Title

Khaki uniform headgear

About this object

This was worn by Trooper Stringer, and brought back by him, from The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) which was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa. It is also known variously as the Boer War, Anglo-Boer War, or South African War.

It was donated to the museum in 1975 by Mrs D Riach

Maker

New Zealand Clothing Factory

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900

Period

1900s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton
organic, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

Badge sewn on to outside of hat with following text:

Success to our contingent
{coat of arms/red stripe/blue stripe}
{New Zealand flag surrounded by laurel}
Left Otago for the
TRANSVAAL WAR
MARCH 24th, 1900.

Measurements

l 280mm x h 90mm x d 20mm
wt 131

Object Type

clothing

Object number

RX.1975.3

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Robin 08 Aug 2019 02:21 AM,UTC

Trooper William Walter Stringer became known later in life as "The Man of the Trees" for his chosen role looking after the RSA plantation in Roxburgh East.

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Boer War
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South Africa
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War

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