Image: Breast plate E054311

Breast plate E054311

This breast plate was owned by Joe Timbrey, a Dharawal man known as the Chief of Five Islands in the Botany Bay area of Sydney. It was acquired in 1951. Metal breast plates with engraved names and titles were presented to individual Aborigines by the colonial authorities, as well as by private colonists.  

Rebecca Fisher
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