Historical information

Regional fishermen supplied fish to the Melbourne market in these cane baskets. The basket had a flat lid (we are searching for a lid) and bracken fern was packed between the fish as ice was not available at the time. Photos show that fish boxes were introduced in 1900 and no post 1900 photos of baskets in use have been found.


The baskets were mainly destroyed once boxes were introduced and only two baskets have been found. .

Physical description

Oval shaped large wicker work basket