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Hood - Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, Green with Flange, 1954-1966 Object Reg. No: SH 930797

Summary:
Khaki green hood with round opening for the face, dated 1954-1966. Designed by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) for use in Antarctica, circa 1954-1966 as an accessory for earlier ventile suits that did not provide a wind protector for the face.

This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the modern era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Description:
Khaki green hood with round opening for the face. Consists of five panels extending from a round crown piece. The panels extend approximately to the shoulders, flaring outwards. The face opening features a wire-stiffened panel enforced by machine stitching. This panel extends outwards around the entire opening and is buttoned under the chin with a single plastic tan-coloured button.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 40.00 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Measured flat with face opening to the front and face-panels extending upwards.

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
Designer: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), Antarctica, 1954-1966

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Sally Douglas Posted on 20 Jul 2012 3:53 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54522149@N02/7607514514/in/photostream

See this image and details - about my father's Antarctic hood.
Sally Douglas Posted on 20 Jul 2012 4:01 PM
Try under this
http://www.fluidr.com/photos/54522149@N02

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