Historical information

Dept of Defence issued equipment: trip wire for a wide range of usages including preventative, precautionary measures against enemy.


Trip wire was an effective and valuable resource used by Australian soldiers for their protection and an advanced warning of enemy presence whilst in the field.

Physical description

Small cardboard roll of trip wire, attached to beige paper label with red text.

Inscriptions & markings

IMPORTANT/ run wire through finger and thumb to remove kinks before use.