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Belt Buckle, Wooden

From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan S Tatura VIC

Description
Hand carved wooden (belt) buckle. Polished front with initial. Painted red sides. 2 x metal loops on back for threading belt, etc. through. Inscription on back also.
Size
5.5 x 4.5 x 1
Object Registration
C8009
Keywords
tatura, ww2, camp 3, internment, internee camps, costume, accessory, clothes, handcrafts, woodcarving
Historical information
Else Oertel was a German internee in Camp 3A from 1940-1945. Woodworking was popular amongst the internees and it is probable that another internee in camp 3 made the buckle for Else. Her daughter, Else-Lore Hukins donated the item.
When Made
1940
Inscriptions & Markings
1. "E" 2. "Januar 1940 VB"
Last updated
11 Jul 2018 at 10:33AM