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Socks - Australian Navy, Phillip Law, 1947-1948 Object Reg. No: SH 930740

Summary:
Pair of grey wool socks, Navy issue. They were used by ANARE Director Phil Law on the vessels Wyatt Earp and the Labuan between 1947 - 1951. They were for shipboard use only and not used much as they were clumsy to use and to launder.
A similar pair was used by I. R. McLeod in a 1957 expedition to the Antarctic.
This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Description:
This sock is one of a pair of grey socks. It is very long and has been made using a cable stitch with a very coarse wool.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 84.00 cm (Height), 16.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: exploration
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Dr Phillip Law, Scientist, Explorer & Administrator (1912-2010), Antarctica Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Ship History - HMAS Wyatt Earp
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Place Made: Australia
Place Used: Arctic
Place & Date Used: Antarctica, 1954-1966
User: Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition

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