King's Colonials Caricuture


The public interest in the King’s Colonials was considerable thanks to their prominence in many parades and ceremonial occasions coupled with the richness of their Full Dress and Undress uniforms.  These two postcards illustrate how the uniforms and demeanour of the King’s Colonials was expressed in caricature.

Figure 112:  Postcard of a caricature of a King’s Colonial circa 1906.

Figures 113-114:  Front and reverse of a postcard depicting a tongue in cheek caricature of a King’s Colonial posted in 1910.  The sender writes ‘of course no one suggests you look like this’.