Published in the Argus on the 6th April 1872:
A button for my wish list!
Cakobau was the self-proclaimed chief Warlord of the short lived Kingdom of Viti (from which we get the name Fiji). In 1871 the British consul convinced Fijian Chiefs to become a constitutional Monarchy with Cakobau as King, but the real power lying in a legislative assembly dominate by Australian ex-pats. A period of economic mismanagement, political and social unrest eventually lead to the Annexation of Fiji as a British colony in 1874.
King Cakobau (sometimes spelt phonetically as Thakombau).
His son Taku Abel.
New find: Army Apprentices school uniform buttons.
The Balcombe Army Camp at Mount Martha, Victoria was opened on 2nd June 1948 for boys from 15-17.5 years as a live-in school to undertake a 3 year Army trade qualification. In 1982 it was relocated to Latchford Barracks in Bongellia, near Wodonga. It closed in 1995.
From the web page of the Army Apprentice organisation:
New finds: The Royal Army Service Corps.
By Stokes. c.1953-1973.
Thanks to www.diggerhistory.com
In 1886 an “Ordnance and Commissariat and Transport Corps of Victoria” was raised. In 1889 the ordnance function of this corps ceased. A similar corps was started in New South Wales in 1891. In both states the corps evolved into Army Service Corps then soon after federation the Australian Army Service Corps (MSC) was formed.
Anzac. No. 2 outpost Australian Army Service Corps dugouts
The Corps served in WW1, WW2, The Occupation of Japan, the Malayan Emergency, Korea and Vietnam. Despite the importance of supply to an Army in the field, after WW1 the Corps was neglected, with lack of training, men and resources. During WW2, they played an active role in the defense of Tobruk. The Royal prefix was bestowed on 31st December 1948. The Corps was disbanded on 31st may 1973 with 2anew Corps taking over road, transport, air dispatch and postal duties; the Royal Australian Corps of Transport. The Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps took over provision of foodstuffs and fuel.
A lovely bunch of roses from Pat:
and an article about a button manufacturing business that never eventuated:
The Bulletin, 7th December 1922.
Beutron from the early 1950s.
Beutron from the late 1950s.
Note that the Terries card is very similar to the Leda Beauclaire card. General plastics probably produced the buttons for Terries to distribute. This is only the second small Terries card I have found.
New find: Another St John’s Ambulance button by Stokes:
More Winter Fashions:
1966. Aha! A for-runner of the onsie!
1973. Love her stance.
1978. I remember Mum wearing things like this.
Has anyone a tailor’s button marked ‘Chrystall Tailors Orange’? Reply if you have, particularily if you are willing to give/sell it to a reader.
Not new designs, but new colour versions.
Love this version of the Beauclaire rose.
This Woolworths card is battered, but the design reminded me of something in my collection.
A search uncovered a larger version on a Beauclaire card.