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Photographs of metal artefacts of Irish origin discovered in Baker's Flat, South Australia

posted on 2021-10-22, 01:08 authored by Susan ArthureSusan Arthure
This dataset contains 1 x cvs file (preservation copy), 1 x excel spreadsheet (BFK Metal Catalogue 2014-08-04), 2,096 cropped photos (jpg format). It includes a catalogue of photographs of metal artefacts originating from the Irish settlement of Baker's Flat, South Australia (settled from 1854 to the 1920s).

Many of the artefacts conform to general Victorian trends, and align with a people endeavouring to conform to the ideal of respectability, evident particularly in the jewellery. Some reflect sporting activities and cultural conformity such as decorative cricket belt buckles and dog tags. Others indicate Irish Catholic origin including religious medals and rosaries. There are 548 buttons which range from functional trouser, uniform and military buttons to decorative Art Nouveau styles.

Date coverage: 1854 - 1929
Time period: Nineteenth Century
Location: Baker's Flat, South Australia


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