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  • Other titles
    • Fundraising badge, Major Robin, Pride of Dunedin, Anglo Boer War (descriptive name)
    • Vanity Fair Cigarettes (associated name)
  • Description
    Fundraising badge, Major Robin, Pride of Dunedin, Anglo Boer War
    button badge featuring oval photographic portrait of Major Robin, NZMR, flanked by New Zealand Blue Ensign and Union Jack flags; legend above portrait: MAJOR ROBIN, / PRIDE OF / DUNEDIN" with advertising below portrait: VANITY / FAIR / CIGARETTES
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1995.95.50
  • Accession number
    1995.95.50
  • Accession date
    11 July 1995
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
badge [1995.95.50]
badge [1995.95.50]

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira,1995.95.50
  • Notes
    Fundraising badge, Major Robin, Pride of Dunedin, Anglo Boer War
    description: button badge featuring oval photographic portrait of Major Robin, NZMR, flanked by New Zealand Blue Ensign and Union Jack flags; legend above portrait: MAJOR ROBIN, / PRIDE OF / DUNEDIN" with advertising below portrait: VANITY / FAIR / CIGARETTES

    Alfred William Robin of Dunedin, became involved in the New Zealand volunteer movement while still at the High School of Otago when he joined the schools Artillery Cadet Corps. From 1891 to 1898 he commanded the Otago Hussars, regarded as the most efficient volunteer corps with Robin as the 'smartest Commanding Officer in the Colony'. He was promoted as Major in 1898 and the following year was given command of the First Contingent New Zealand Mounted Rifles which left New Zealand in October 1899.

    Major Robin was mentioned in dispatches on three occasions and became a local celebrity. His portrait featured in a range of commemorative items such as this badge.He was appointed lieutenant colonel, New Zealand Militia in June 1900. Following his return to New Zealand Lieut. Colonel Robin continued his involvement with the Volunteer Forces (Otago), and in WW1 he was appointed commandant to the New Zealand military forces in New Zealand, organising training and reinforcements for the NZEF. He was promoted to brigadier general in June 1915.
    See Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
  • Event
    Anglo Boer War (South African) 1899-1902
    ABW
  • Person
  • Place
  • Subject category
  • Production
    not researched (badgemaker)
    New Zealand
    1900
    Anglo-Boer War
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole diameter : 43mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 46mm
    • 0 - Whole depth : 4mm
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    nomenclature
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    9 December 2002

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