Officer's full dress tunic, which was worn by Major Robert McKeeman Oakley, an officer in the Victorian Artillery Garrison from 1892-1901, and in the Australian Garrison Artillery from 1901. There are no identifying maker's marks.

The cuff decoration indicates the rank of Major, which means this Tunic dates from after 1904 when Robert Oakley was promoted to that rank.

Physical Description

Black wool broadcloth, piped with red down the front and vent at back. Stand collar of red broadcloth and gold brocade ribbon, edged with bullion strip, two embroidered grenades in silver at neck. Shoulder pads ornately embroidered gold brocade ribbon and bullion strip. Gold bullion work at sleeves. Nine brass regimental buttons at front (Bowley & Co., Melbourne). Skirt, back, two flaps on either side of vent with two rows of bullion and three brass buttons on each flap. Two buttons at each side at top of vent. There is a single brass hook proper left at waist level to support a belt. Quilted lining inside on body of coat and black sateen lining on skirt.

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