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Cap - Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), Brown Leather, circa 1958 Object Reg. No: SH 930737

Experimental issue brown leather cap issued by ANARE circa 1958 to all Antarctic expeditioners.

This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
A brown leather hat or cap, the top of which is made from a flat, circular piece of leather from which the sides or walls of the cap extend down. The front face or wall of the cap is shorter than the others, and has a stitched seam in the centre. Below this is a jutting, semi-circular peak also made from brown leather. The wall along the sides and back of the cap extend down further so as to form a type of protective flap over the ears and back of the head. The inside of the cap is lined with rabbit fur which is brown, grey and cream in colour. On the reverse side of the peak of the cap there is some writing in blue pen.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.00 cm (Height), 28.00 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: As the cap has been folded irregularly and stored, the back flap is sticking out slightly making the width approximately 28cm.

More information

Tagged with: antarctic exploration, protective clothing safety wear
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Antarctica Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Inscriptions: Hand written, reverse of peak, blue pen: Law.
Commissioned By: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), circa 1958
Place & Date Used: Antarctica, circa 1958

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