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Gladstone Bag - Army & Navy Co-operative, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 891531

Summary:
Gladstone Bag made circa 1900 and used by John King Davis on his nautical journeys, including as the Chief Officer of SY Nimrod during the British Imperial Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909, led by Ernest Shackleton. This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the 'Heroic Era' exploration of Antarctica.

John King Davis is a very significant Antarctic navigator as Chief Officer on the Nimrod on Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master of the Aurora for Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 and Captain of the Discovery for the first BANZARE voyage 1929-1930, also under Douglas Mawson. The Australian Antarctic base Davis is named in his honour.
Description:
Large, brown leather gladstone bag. Two cardboard labels tied to handles. Paste marks where other labels have been stuck on and worn off. Inside lined with brown canvas, with side pockets of lining material. Small leather label with gold lettering. Bag has two leather handles, and two straps to secure.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from State Library of Victoria (SLV) La Trobe Library, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 36.00 cm (Height), 36.00 cm (Width), 64.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bags, antarctic expeditions, exploration, antarctic exploration, sailing, shipping, making history - antarctic
Themes this item is part of: Captain John King Davis, Antarctic Navigator & Commonwealth Director of Navigation (1884-1967), Antarctica Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: luggage
Inscriptions: Label: J.K. Davis.
Label: Capt. J.K. Davis.
Leather label: Made at The/Societies' Works/Army and Navy Co-Operative Limited/A & NCSL/105 Victoria St. Westminster, SW.
User: Captain John Davis, 1900-1920
Place & Date Used: England, Great Britain, 1900-1920

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