Historical information

Safety helmets were used by miners in the process of extracting coal from the Wonthaggi Coal Mine. Mining was carried out in tunnels

Physical description

Early fibre glass safety helmet worn by miners at the Wonthaggi Coal Mine in the extraction of black coal.

Inscriptions & markings

Sticky label reads "Col Davidson" hand written. On front of helmet - "DUPERITE". "MADE IN AUSTRLIA"