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used by tribal head to signify rank and allegience to various para and or military units
ww 2, 204 cm long 9.3cm wide. 4 buckles, woven material red in colour with yellow, green, narrow stripes. 41 assorted metal badges depicting various para and military unit emblems
refer to accompaning photographs
used across darwin harbour during world war 2 as a safeguard to prevent japanese submarines entering the harbour
believed to have stretched from east point to mandorah
steel wire cable utilized to hold boom net across darwin harbour to guard against japanese submarines during world war 2
boom net cable darwin harbour
Victorian Collections acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.