Buttons from the goldfields

Found my new favorite button recently, not sure if the one with 11 on it is also police.


Good one, Dave!! Did you find the old school area or prove it didn’t exist?
Super curious.

Nope, that one’s still a mystery. This was another miners camp in the area. The number 11 one is quite interesting too, looks a lot like a french regimental button from the American Revolution.

People went from the USA to Oz at that time .1861-1865 was the civil war, but the Revolution was 1775-1783. If the button is from then, it’s over 200 years old !!
Would be marvellous if its from that era. Someone must have treasured the jacket of whatever it was which had the button attached.