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Mail Bag

From the Collection of Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd Mt Beauty Victoria

Description
Brown leather mail bag with stitched gusset. Metal and leather handle fastened at the top by two metal rings attached to a leather covered rod. A flap at the front fastened by two metal press studs. Front pocket of leather and transparent material stitched on. Internal leather strap fastened by metal press stud in the centre.
Size
Bag: 320mmx385mm, Pocket: 100mmx135mm, Rod: 380mm long, Flap: 375mmx150mm, Gussett: 80mm Wide.
Object Registration
KVHS 1180
Keywords
secv, khes, mail bag, timekeeper, pretty valley, payroll
Historical information
This bag was used by the Timekeeper at Pretty Valley camp to carry timesheets to the administration building at Bogong and later at Mt Beauty. In the early days this bag was collected by the Timekeeper who rode a horse to the camps fortnightly.
Significance
SECV - Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme
Inscriptions & Markings
"SEC MAIL" stamped on the front flap and back of bag. Written inside in ink "BAG NO.11 TIMEKEEPER - PRETTY VALLEY".
Last updated
12 Mar 2020 at 5:15PM