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Helmet - Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, Green Gabtwist, Ian Macleod, 1965 Object Reg. No: SH 000133

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Ski Cap

Green cloth helmet or hat, lined with synthetic fur. Manufactured by the Commonwealth Government Clothing Factories for ANARE and issued to Australian geologist Ian Macleod for use in Antarctica on the 1965 expedition.

This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the modern era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Description:
Ski cap, with crown of six pieces; peak stitched; neck piece and ear flaps in gabardine, lined with brown synthetic fur. Flaps fasten in front with metail fasteners - two on right side (for adjustment) and one on left side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr I. McLeod, 2000
Discipline: History
Dimension Comment: Top of crown to base of neck: 27; front to back including peak (following contour of fabric) 50.

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Tagged with: antarctic expeditions, antarctic research, protective clothing safety wear
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Antarctica Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Inscriptions: On label inside cap: "COMMONWEALTH / GOVERNMENT / CLOTHING FACTORY / MELBOURNE"
Manufacturer: Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965
Commissioned By: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE)
User: Ian Macleod, Antarctica, 1965

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