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Colonial & pre WW1 military badges of New South Wales Page 8


  • This was a button worn as a badge. 


  • That was not uncommon in the times when Government money was desperately short and some units were even dependent on support from wealthy Officers and many units were unpaid volunteers.

NSW Naval Brigade 1863

 NSW Naval Artillery Volunteers 1882 belt buckle badge

Some images from Military badges of the Australian Colonies 1800-1903 by Rick Grebert 

ISBN 0 909458 22 7  Landers Publishing


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