Lieutenant-Colonel T. Price commanding Victoria Mounted Rifles

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria
Accession Number ART19560
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 26.1 x 17.3 cm; image: 23.2 x 15.1 cm
Object type Print
Physical description wood engraving on paper
Maker after William H. Overend
Illustrated London News
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1890
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Price was appointed by the government in 1885 to raise, command and organise a colonial corps known as the Victorian Mounted Rifles. It numbered about 1000 and was purely voluntary. Lt. Col. Price entered the British army in June 1861 and served with the 103rd Fusiliers and Madras Staff Corps until 1883, when he was employed in organising police in a similar fashion to the Victorian Mounted Rifles. This wood engraving was published in the Illustrated London News, 13 September, 1890, p 34. William Heysham Overend (1851-1898) was a British artist and illustrator.