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1st / 58th Foot (Rutlandshire ) Regiment

1844 - 1847

 

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The Regiments
Known as (nickname)................................................... " The Steel Back's " , " The Black Cuffs "
Facings............................................................................ BLACK
Braided Lace.................................................................. Gold
Service in Australia ....................................................... Sydney
Deployment as............................................................... 19 Detachments of convict guards;
Commanding Officer......................................................Lieut. Colonel E. B. Wynyard
 

 

 

 

Weapons used by the 1/58th Regiment
Representation of the 58th Regiment Uniform
News Paper account of  " Narrative of  events at the Bay of Islands New Zealand 1844"

In 1843 it was decided that the 58th regiment ("The Black Cuffs) should take over garrison duties in New
South Wales from the 80th which was going to Madras. The 58th provided the guards for 19 convict ships that left London and Ireland for Tasmania or Norfolk Island in 1842-45.In 1845 N.S.W. reluctantly agreed to send the 58th to N.Z. because of the unrest with the Maori in the Bay of Islands. The regiment stayed in N.Z. until November 1858 when they embarked for England, the regiment consisting of 16 officers and 194 men . Over 300 officers and men had elected to settle in N.Z. During the years that the regiment was in N.Z. some detachments returned to Australia and some took their discharge before this. In 1933, after many temporary homes, the colours were placed in their final home, the recently (then) completed Auckland War Memorial Museum where they remain.
 
THE 58TH REGIMENT DESCENDANT’S INTEREST GROUP NEWS:
The 58th Group has its own website -
this Link directs you the 58th Regiment site in New Zealand
Awaiting new Site Link
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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