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Snow Shoe - Brewer Sports Industries, Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1947 Object Reg. No: ST 022987

Summary:
Snow shoe made by Brewer Sports Industries of Australia, Melbourne circa 1947. This is the type of snow shoe used by the Australian Antarctic Expedition in 1947. It is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Description:
The frame of the shoe is made from Canadian white ash, and is laminated together with waterproof glue. The staves are held rigid with a toe cap and a heel plate, both made of cast aluminium. Cross members are held rigidly in place by rawhide and aluminium fittings.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Brewer Sports Industries of Australia, 1948
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 70 mm (Height), 340 mm (Width), 1080 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: object laying flat

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Tagged with: footwear, antarctic exploration, snow shoes
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Antarctica Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Leisure Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Manufacturer: Brewer Sports Industries of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1947

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