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Boots - Riding, Brown Leather, Lace-up, circa 1939 Object Reg. No: SH 900535

Summary:
Pair of men's brown leather calf-length lace-up riding boots. Made by H(?) Posker(?), circa 1939.

The boots belonged to the donor's husband, Hector Frazor Donald, born in 1907 in Warrnambool. From January 1939 to July 1942 he was employed by the Maffra Waterworks Trust and Sewerage Authority.

This is thought by the donor to be the period during which the boots were used - on trips into the mountain country north and east of Maffra. A photograph in the supplementary file shows a friend dressed in riding breeches and boots very similar to those from this donor.
Description:
Pair of men's brown leather calf-length boots. Boot have leather laces threaded through eyes to the ankle and then onto a series of seven pairs of steel hooks. At the top of the boots are two straps and buckles. The soles of thick leather are secured with numerous small nails.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Hector Donald, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37.50 cm (Height), 10 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse riding, recreation
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Inside top flap of left boot, stamped in silver: '560 2359'. Gold lettering inside top of both boots: 'H. Posker/.... St/Melbourne'.
Manufacturer: H. Posker, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, by 1939
Date Used: Maffra, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1939-1942
References: Re: Posker family: Graeme Posker, email to Discovery Centre, 24 Feb 2012, enquiry no. 61328.

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