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Boots - Shearer's, Hessian Object Reg. No: SH 930001

Summary:
Pair of hessian shearer's boots, constructed by folding a rectangular piece of hessian. White cord is used to hold the boots together and as a lace.

Part of a diverse collection of material from the Endacott family, who owned a supermarket in Healesville.
Description:
Hessian shearer's boots. Constructed by folding a rectangular piece of hessian in half and sewing one edge straight and gathering the opposite edge to form a toe. White cord has been used to hold the boots together and as a lace.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Height), 29.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: farm animals, livestock, making do, rural industry, rural victoria, sheep
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Place Used: Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

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