1860 Rifle Regiment

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1860 Rifle Regiment

The 1860 Regiment are a wonderful sight dressed in the old uniforms of the era. Throughout the day they line up and fire their black powder guns as in the old ways of the 1860’s. The Perth Volunteer Rifle and Artillery Regiment 1860 is a Living-History group that seeks to portray the military and social life of a volunteer soldier in Western Australia during the period 1860 to 1901.

It was a period, following the departure of British troops, when men of all walks of life enrolled to defend the then Colony from perceived – and sometimes real threats, both local and overseas. Our displays feature the uniforms, kit, firearms and drill of the period.

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