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Boots - Itshide, Lace-up, Phillip Law, 1962-1966 Object Reg. No: SH 930783

Summary:
Black British Army leather boots with cleated soles, worn by Dr Phillip Law in Antarctica between 1962 and 1966 predominantly at Heard Island and Macquarie Island, but also in summer for coastal work in Antarctica.
This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Description:
Black boots with large internal volumes to accommodate thick socks and have cleated rubber soles. They are made using heavy quality Scottish zug leather that has high waterproof qualities. Inside, the boots have plastic mesh linings. Black cotton laces are used. There are many thick screws used in the rubber soles. The lining may be of nylon mesh, not plastic mesh: examination needed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Height), 31.00 cm (Width), 11.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration, arctic exploration, 9329104
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Dr Phillip Law, Scientist, Explorer & Administrator (1912-2010), Antarctica Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Ship History - HMAS Wyatt Earp
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Stamped on sole: MADE IN/ITSHIDE/ENGLAND/[ILLEGIBLE]/COMMANDO.
Date Used: 1962-1966

These items were used by Phillip Law between 1962-1966. His previous pair of boots were worn out (5 years). They were first used from 1950-today, with heavy wool socks.
Manufacturer: Itshide, England, Great Britain
Place & Date Used: Macquarie Island, Australian Antarctic Territory, Antarctica, 1950-1993

These items were used by Phillip Law between 1962-1966. His previous pair of boots were worn out (5 years). They were first used from 1950-today, with heavy wool socks.
User: Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, Antarctica

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