Billy, King of Myrtle Creek [Brass breastplate]

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Record title

Billy, King of Myrtle Creek [Brass breastplate]

Call numbers

SAFE/R 5

Record identifier

1l4dBNN1

Billy, King of Myrtle Creek [Brass breastplate]

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Billy, King of Myrtle Creek [Brass breastplate]

Full title

Billy, King of Myrtle Creek [Brass breastplate]

Date

Between 1816 & 1930

Call Numbers

SAFE/R 5

Record Identifier

1l4dBNN1

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Physical Description

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Objects - 9 x 24 cm. - The plate is not flat, having undulations across its surface. A flourish is engraved between the lines of the inscription. A 23 cm. length of seven-ply brass wire is tied through the hole at each apex. - 1 crescent-shaped brass breastplate, engraved, with hole at each apex

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Fonds

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Copying Conditions

Out of copyright

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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Digitised

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Full title

Billy, King of Myrtle Creek [Brass breastplate]

NOTES

General note

Digital order no:a928644

Signature / Inscriptions

Billy. / King of Myrtle Creek. -- engraved on front

Date note

Undated, however breastplates were conferred from 1816 until as late as 1930

Conservation note

Condition note: Tarnished, and corroded through in two places and along lower edge. Front and reverse surfaces oxidised, pitted; areas of discolouration and verdigris.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by J. C. James, Sec. of the Aust. Journalists' Assoc., May 1951

Exhibited in

Poignant Regalia: 19th century aboriginal breastplates & images

Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SAFE/R 5

Record Identifier

1l4dBNN1

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Reference code

446993

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