• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000308

Papers of Dame Mary Gilmore 1948 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 9595
  • Date Range 1948 - 1948
  • Description

    Typescripts (corrected and later version) of The First (Phantom) Coat of Arms. The Coat-of-Arms was thought out by Mary Gilmore’s father, and his kinsman Mr Ogilvie of Yugilbar in about the year 1870-71. It was made as the breast-plate of “Bobby, Chief of the Yugilbar Tribe”. Breastplates were given as protection by squatters to the Aboriginal people working for them. Her father cut the model from which the copper breast plate was to be copied. Dame Mary Gilmore presented the breast plate to the National Library. Also includes a letter by Mary Gilmore to William Farmer Whyte regarding the breastplate.

  • Quantity 1 folder 0.01 m
  • Access Available for reference. Not for loan.

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  • Primary Creator
    • Gilmore, Mary Jean (1865 - 1962)