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Scout Beret; Hills Hats Limited; 1950-1960; MT2012.29.2

Scout Beret; Hills Hats Limited; 1950-1960; MT2012.29.2
Name/Title
Scout Beret
About this object
Beret; this beret belonged to Ian McKelvie who had a 48 year involvement with the Mataura scout group. He joined in 1937 and retired in 1985 during which time he served in a range of roles up to Commissioner for the Lower Mataura District.

The badge denotes Ian's position as District Commissioner. We have a photograph album recording Ian's scouting activities between 1947 and 1951; the reference is MT2012.2, if you would like to have a look.

Maker Role
Hat maker
Date Made
1950-1960
Place Made
New Zealand
Medium and Materials
organic, animal hair, wool
processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks
'ALL WOOL BERET / MADE IN NEW ZEALAND/ by HILLS HATS LIMITED / ESPECIALLY FOR / SCOUT SHOP / EQUIPMENT BRANCH WELLINGTON / PURE VIRGIN WOOL/.'
Measurements
h 15mm x dia 250mm
medium

Subject and Association Keywords
clubs/societies
clothing/fashion/costume/dress
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated
Object Type
clothing
Object number
MT2012.29.2

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