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Trousers - Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, Ventile, Green, circa 1953 Object Reg. No: SH 901099

Alternative Name/s: Pair of Pants

Ventile trousers designed by ANARE for use in the Antarctic and manufactured by the Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory. They are part of a field suit worn in Antarctica around 1953. They are part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Olive-green, wide-legged, loose-fitting trousers. The waist- band features a thick cotton weave, cream coloured drawstring. This drawstring is flat and has a line of blue stitching down its centre. It extends through two stitched openings in the centre of the waist band. There is a metal zip fly covered by a flap of material. Two side pockets each have metal zip openings. The trouser legs end with drawstrings. Each drawstring is cream-coloured, flat cotton weave emerging through stitched openings at the front. The machine stitching throughout is in brown cotton.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 104.00 cm (Height), 84.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, antarctic expeditions, exploration, antarctic exploration, trousers
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Antarctica Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Inscriptions: Label, cream-coloured, inside back, stamped black ink: C.G.C.F./ SIZE SM.
Manufacturer: Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1953
Commissioned By: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), Australia, circa 1953
Place & Date Used: Antarctica, circa 1953

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