Historical information

The clear, green tinged bottle with lip, collar and high shoulder, has raised embossed information on the body indicating that this is an Irish whiskey bottle from Mitchell & Co., of Belfast. It formerly had a cork stopper. The Kiewa Valley Historical Society has one of the same bottles in its collection and estimates its date of manufacture to be the 1890s.


Whatever their provenance, they have an association with an event or activity on Gabo Island and for this reason have second level contributory significance for their potential to yield information relating to the cultural history of the lightstation.

Physical description

Clear green glass bottle, narrow neck, rounded shoulders of body of bottle.

Inscriptions & markings

"Irish Whiskey / Mitchell & Co of Belfast Ltd" Trade mark picture of crown on front.