Yellow cord cap lines, worn by a gunner in the Victorian Horse Artillery. The design of each uniform was strictly spelt out in military regulations. The red collar shows this uniform belonged to one of the gunners. The officers wore jackets glittering with gold lace and gold cord. Cap lines were attached to the jacket and the cap, and prevented the cap from being lost if it was dislodged.
The volunteer corps reflected Melbourne's social hierarchies. Wealthy landowner and grazier Sir William Clarke founded the horse artillery and based it at his property Rupertswood, near Sunbury. His son Rupert commanded the battery. The Clarkes provided 60 horses for the horse artillery, at substantial cost.
Two parallel strands of woven yellow cord, held together by four plaited beads of the same material that slide along the cord as required. Larger 'acorns' terminate the ends of the strands.
Cultural Gifts Donation from Major Edward (Ted) J. Millett, 29/06/1994
Type of item
2590 mm (Length), 40 mm (Width), 20 mm (Depth)