Girl Guide Belt and Knife; unknown maker; 1955-1963; MT2012.30.3
Girl Guide Belt and KnifeAbout this object
Girl Guide belt and knife which belonged to Mataura guide leader, Mrs Jean Neilson (nee McKenzie). The Mataura Guides began in 1928 and continued until fairly recently. Jean Neilson was a girl guide leader in Edendale before moving to Mataura in 1963 where she volunteered as a Brownie leader and badge tester.Maker
organic, animal, skin, leather
processed material, metal, alloy, steel, stainless steel
organic, animal, bone
front - 'GIRL GUIDES / ASSOCIATION / BE PREPARED' (and four clover symbols)
back - 'OFFICIAL PATTERN / GIRL GUIDE BELT'
handwritten on underside of sheath: 'J.McK. / EDD'
on knife shaft: 'SOLINGEN / ARME30'
on one side of the knife shaft is a scene depicting cowboys and indians
belt: l 815mm x w 40mm
sheath: l 218mm x w 45mm
knife: h 20mm x l 215mm x w 25mm
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type