Tunic, Captain J. E. Rogers Murihiku Mounted Rifles; Hallenstein Brothers (HB); ...


Tunic, Captain J. E. Rogers Murihiku Mounted Rifles

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This dress tunic belonged to Doctor Joseph Ernest Rogers of Wyndham. Doctor Rogers was a volunteer in the Murihiku Mounted Rifles, holding the rank of Surgeon Captain. This tunic was likely part of his Murihiku Mounted Rifles uniform. The brass buttons are embossed with the four stars of the Southern Cross and the words: 'New Zealand Volunteers'. The two stars on the shoulder boards designate the rank of Captain. Each end of the collar has a dark cherry, Medical Corps, gorget patch.

Doctor Rogers served in the South African (Boer) War (SA4356), as a Captain Surgeon with the New Zealand Army's eighth contingent. With the exception of this war service and a period of study in England, Dr. Rogers was Wyndham's resident doctor from around 1897 until 1907. He practised in Gore for the rest of his career, including 40 years as Superintendent of Seddon Memorial Hospital. He maintained a strong connection with Wyndham by virtue of owning, and regularly visiting, a farm in the Mokoreta Valley.


Hallenstein Brothers (HB)

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Otago, Dunedin

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, hair, wool, sheep wool
organic, cotton, vegetal, fibre, cotton
inorganic, brass, processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass


h 770 mm x w 700 mm (see below) x d 90 mm

The widest width is 700 mm being the width of the body with the two arms lying flat and parallel to the body.

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Health and Medicine

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