New Zealand Rifle Association, c1890s, medal in bronze (Maltese cross approx 33.5mm), with suspension, obverse, patterned arms of cross with central wreath with ribbon bow and in the centre a kneeling soldier firing to left, below the exergue designer's initials, 'A.T.', reverse, central incuse disc and inside this are 5 targets against a background of mountains, above this, 'New Zealand Rifle/Association', the suspension bears a lion's face and on the reverse, 'A.Teutenberg/Maker/New Zealand', the ribbon brooch bar has a Queen's crown in the centre with initials at sides, 'N.Z./R.A.'; another medal in bronze (36mm), by Bock (William Rose Bock), obverse, standing soldier with rifle at his side with native fauna around, in the exergue 5 stars, reverse, fern wreath and inside a star above the title, 'New/Zealand/Rifle/Association', both medals unnamed. In a vintage case but with internal damage to lining, first medal ribbon damaged, second medal with scraping to top edge possibly for fitting a suspender, otherwise both medals toned and extremely fine. (2)
The New Zealand Rifle Association was founded in 1878 and in 1901 was renamed the New Zealand Defence Rifle Association.