Historical information

The badge belonged to John Arnold Seitz who attended Scotch from 1914 until ?. The badge and hat band would have been attached to a staw boater worn by students to the Head of the River Boat Races.

Physical description

Oval shaped badge of gold coloured metal and enamel with crossed oars coming up from the a banner at the bottom of the badge. The oval is formed by a buckled belt of dark blue within this on dark red background is a seated scholar. A pin is on the back to

Inscriptions & markings

Inscription on badge "DEO PATRIAE LITTERIS/ HEAD OF RIVER RACES". Verso STOKES & SONS MELB 811/?? (numbers are difficult to decipher)