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Taranaki Volunteers flag


The Taranaki Militia and Rifle Volunteers' efforts in 1860 were rewarded by the presentation in 1861 of an impressive flag designed and sewn by local women. The words 'South Africa' was added to the corps' colours following their participation in the South African War.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Cowan Collection, B-K 544
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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