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[ an501 ] Historical Australian convict leg irons Berrima NSW
Historical Australian convict leg irons with a great history, these are from the Monarch Historical museum collection belonging to the then director Mr Monty Wedd OAM,
These convict leg irons were found still attached to an escaped convict's skeleton in bush land around Berrima. New South Wales
The consensus was that he had escaped & possibly starved to death, description below is what came with them plus a guarantee certificate of authenticity.
LEG IRON FOUND ON THE SKELETON OF A CONVICT IN THE BUSH NEAR BERRIMA IN THE 1890'S. THE CONVICT HAD LIKELY ESCAPED FROM A ROAD GANG AND DIED OF HUNGER.
Condition: Good - Refer Images, Commensurate With Age
Provenance: DECEASED ESTATE OF MONTAGUE (MONTY) THOMAS ARCHIBALD WEDD (OAM) (1921 – 2012).
This lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Provenance signed by Warwick Wedd, son of Montague (Monty) Thomas Archibald Wedd (OAM).
Acclaimed artist, animator and author, Monty Wedd’s great passion for historic preservation culminated in the Monarch Historical Museum, established in 1960.
A returned serviceman, Monty Wedd served for both the Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force in World War II. He was widely regarded by his peers as being Australia’s foremost authority on pre-Federation military history. He was both a Fellow of the Australian Institute of History and Arts (FAIHA) and a Fellow of the Manly Historical Society (FMHS).
Monty Wedd was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) In 1993 for his “Services as an Author, Illustrator, and Historian”.
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