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Military uniforms

The following selection of images highlights the styles of uniforms used in the Australian military during the past hundred years. While only a few photographs of the Western Australian colonial contingent to the Boer War can be truly said to be local, the overall design and manufacture of Australian uniforms reflected very real differences with the British uniforms on which they were based.
Apart from the slouch hat, which was adopted by Australian troops, the loose cut coats worn by all ranks of the army in the First World War reflected a more egalitarian outlook. Australian officers were differentiated from their troops only by the badges they wore, while British officers wore completely different uniforms from their troops.

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