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Trousers - Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, Ventile, Green, circa 1953 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
|Dimensions:||104.00 cm (Height), 84.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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|