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epaulettes (pair)

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  • Other titles
    • epaulettes (pair) : 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot : N Z Wars (descriptive name)
    • Dr T Philson, 58th Regiment (associated name)
  • Description
    epaulettes and box; metal gilt wire for base of epaulette; gold half circle; gold bullion thread for fringe; metal tin box for storage, shaped to fit epaulettes, small handle, latch and hook closure;
    58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot : N Z Wars
    Belonged to Dr Thomas Philson, 58th Regiment
    markings on metal clip on underside: [RIGHT AND LEFT]
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1973.14, U117.5
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
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  • Item count
  • Record richness
epaulettes (pair) U117.5
epaulettes (pair) U117.5


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, U117.5
  • Notes
    Pair of fringed epaulettes, 58th Regiment, New Zealand Wars
    Belonged to Dr TM Philson, 58th Regiment
    Dr Thomas More Philson came to New Zealand in 1845 as Assistant Surgeon to the 58th Regiment. He served in the battle of Ruapekapeka in the Bay of Islands and was present (and mentioned-in-despatches) at the Battle of Ruapekapeka . After serving with the regiment in Wellington and Wanganui, Dr. Philson resigned his commission in the army in 1850 to commence private practice in Auckland. He was appointed surgeon to the Auckland provincial hospital in 1858, which post he held for 25 years, and was also district coroner, and surgeon to Her Majesty's gaol. Dr. Philson died on the 22nd of November, 1899.
  • Event
    New Zealand Wars
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1840 to 31 December 1849
  • Production
    Fisher & Ponder (maker)
    LondonEnglandUnited KingdomEurope
    New Zealand Wars, Wars
    British Imperial, military period
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • .3 width : 240mm
    • .1 length : 100mm
    • .3 height : 125mm
    • .1 length : 190mm
    • .3 depth : 165mm
    • .1 width : 140mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    12 August 2013

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