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Predicate Object 11 Jul 1995 1995-07-11T00:00:00.000Z 1995-07-11T00:00:00.000Z 1995.95.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1995.95.1 2002-12-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-06-30T20:07:25.598Z 70 Mk IV water bottle with felt cover, as used by the New Zealand Mounted Rifles during the Anglo Boer War The Mk IV water bottle was introduced in July 1895 and was used by New Zealand units in South Africa during the Anglo Boer War. They continued to be used in New Zealand by Garrison Artillery, Field Artillery, Engineers and Mounted Rifles until 1914 when they were replaced by the Mk VI water bottle with sling carrier. MkIV Water bottle with 'felt' cloth cover and leather carry strap As used by New Zealand Mounted Rifles during the Anglo Boer War 'flat' circular flask with three metal retaining loops; khaki wool 'felt' cloth covering; narrow leather carry strap with buckle goes around bottle; cork bottle stopper with metal cap attached with metal chain to retaining loop on side of flask bottle, water
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