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December 8, 2011
Kit Muster, Uniforms, Badges
and Categories of the
Australian Navy 1865 -- 1953
Author: Duncan 'John' Perryman
Publisher: Sea Power Centre,
WHENEVER I ask my daughter to
read a book she replies, "Isn't there
a movie of that? Can't I watch it
It was with similar trepidation
that I began reading Duncan 'John'
Perryman's recent publication Kit
Muster. I mean, really, could a book
about uniforms and badges be all that
However, Perryman has provided
a window of contextual relevance to
when in Australia's social develop-
ment each coat, seam and button is
This is not a historical account of
the Navy on operations nor its ships
or shore establishments; rather it's an
opportunity to step back and gain per-
spective on how the RAN has devel-
oped, though not always in sync, with
contemporary Australian society since
the Colonial Navy Defence Act 1865.
As the reader is exposed to numer-
ous images of uniforms and kit, with
accurate accounts of their purpose, the
more diligent are rewarded with mod-
ern reflections on current or historic
items they may have seen portrayed in
Upon further reflection you can
gain some appreciation of what was
endured by different ranks of the peri-
od in the name of uniformity. Even
the contempt that each state holds
for the other during modern sporting
events can be seen in its earliest infan-
cy with the development of separate
forms of dress for the volunteer naval
brigades of the 1860s.
Kit Muster provides a chrono-
logical development of the Service
featuring the uniforms and equipment
required by categories, technological
advancements of the period, and the
legacy for the modern arsenal.
The book is a well presented
publication and numerous images
and anecdotes allow it to be read as a
tactile documentary or used as a point
The narrative of historical anec-
dotes about the Service and the nation
make it an easy and enjoyable read,
which I found amazing given the
nature of the topic.
If you or a family member are
interested in the development of our
Navy or the history of Australian soci-
ety to the middle of the last century,
this book is a genuine must-read.
Its style and layout have made it
an informative inclusion on my book-
shelf and a candidate for a gift for
some of the family over Christmas.
That said, I don't think my daughter
will be interested in a copy, at least,
not just yet.
-- Pup Elliott
Uniform history more
than what it seems
Mitsubishi ASX Aspire 4WD
diesel and 2WD petrol wagon
Engines: 1.8 litre, 4 cylinder, 16
valve, MIVEC intercooled turbo
common rail direct-injection diesel
(blue) / 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder DOHC
16 valve MIVEC petrol (red)
Test vehicles RRP before
on roads: Diesel Aspire 4WD
$36,990 / Petrol 2WD $28,490
Reviewer: SGT Andrew
MANY car manufacturers have
family wagons on offer in varying
specifications and price ranges.
Mitsubishi also offers a family
sized wagon with their ASX. Two
versions -- a 1.8 litre diesel and a 2.0
litre petrol -- were tested.
Both vehicles have identical
inside accommodation and seating
space, outside body appearance and
power output of 110kW.
The (red) 2WD ASX came with a
comprehensive standard equipment
list, including 16-inch alloy wheels,
steering wheel-mounted cruise and
stereo controls, stability and traction
control, a swag of airbags and power
windows. The engine was controlled
by a continuously variable six-speed
automatic transmission, with a manu-
al select function.
The (blue) diesel version in the
more expensive Aspire specification
added to the standard 2WD model
features with three-way switchable
4WD selector from 2WD to 4WD
Diesel the pick in twin test
and 4WD lock function, satellite navi-
gation, Bluetooth connectivity, nine-
speaker stereo with subwoofer, 17-inch
alloy wheels, leather seats with heated
front seats, reversing camera and a
hands-free smart-key vehicle entry
system, with push-button start func-
tion. Changing gears was via a shifting
The pick of the two engines for its
torque alone was the diesel. Coupled
with the easy-to-use 6-speed manual,
the go pedal gave an almost sports car
The 2.0 litre petrol, driven in D
mode of the CVT auto, was sluggish
and, if you had a load on board or you
wanted to get somewhere quickly, you
had to drive it by selecting gears your-
self. This was the way it was mostly
driven and it came close to matching
the diesel if it was worked hard.
DIESEL WINS, JUST: The
Mitsubishi ASX Aspire 4WD
diesel (above) had better torque
than the petrol wagon (inset).
Photos: SGT Andrew Hetherington
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