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what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« on: Wednesday 18 January 17 04:41 GMT (UK) »
Would any one be able to tell me what kind of uniform this is? I think it is J Raphael JOSEPH who was a doctor in Brisbane from the 1880s to 1900 (but I could be wrong).

Any help most appreciated.

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Re: what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 January 17 07:33 GMT (UK) »
Similar one here labled as Victorian Dragoon Guards Colonel's Patrol Jacket


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Re: what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 January 17 07:42 GMT (UK) »
Similar hats and jackets on this page for Hussars
http://www.uniformology.com/HUSSARS-04.html


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Re: what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 January 17 10:14 GMT (UK) »
British Army in the Australian Colonies - a reliable text with index of names  :)  Copy held by various libraries around Australia, not just the NLA in Canberra. 

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/15410302

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Re: what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 January 17 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Could be a photo of an Aide de Camp to a Qld Governor.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9206616 13 Feb 1889, The Mercury.

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Re: what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 January 17 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Could be Commandant of Queensland Defence Forces.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/208843341 1 Feb 1900 The Express & Tele.

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Re: what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 January 17 01:54 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Matthew and JM, although I'm still a bit unsure?

I think I can see two stars on his shoulders, so a Captain, I think? The collar of his jacket is turned down - I wonder does that have any significance. And the design on the hat seems to have 8 distinct loops around the central button.

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Thanks JM - I'll check it out, see if our local library can do an inter-library loan.

I do think this looks a bit like Joshua Raphael JOSEPH, there's another pic of him on this thread http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=762816.0 (younger, and with more hair) and I have other photos of him with and without moustache, and whilst I know he was a doctor, there is also a report of his being put off the medical list of the Queensland Defence Force in April 1890.

But, I could be totally wrong, and it's merely a photo of someone the family knew.  ???


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Re: what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 January 17 03:14 GMT (UK) »
Certainly is a resemblance between the photos, and he does have a distinctive face
-so may well be him in the military uniform.
Another possibility, if not him, is it's his brother (if he had one)??

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Re: what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 January 17 03:27 GMT (UK) »
Glad you think so too Matthew! No brothers (that I know of). His mother died very soon after his birth and he was her first born. So far as I know the father never remarried, certainly J Raphael is the only son mentioned in his will.