Haversack, Civil defence ; unknown maker; 1940-1960; MT2012.69.1


Haversack, Civil defence

About this object

Haversack; a khaki canvas haversack, ex army issue, as used by Civil Defence Wardens. It has a webbing shoulder strap, a red cross painted on the front flap and 'CD 28' stencilled on the front and the number '5' on the back. 28 was the area of Mataura east of Mataura River. This bag was used by Ian McKelvie from 1962 in his role as Civil Defence Warden for area 28.


unknown maker

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Medium and Materials

processed materials, textiles, canvas
organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton
processed materials, paper

Inscription and Marks

Haversack has painted red cross on front flap, / CD28 stencilled in black ink, on front / 5 stencilled in black ink on back. Inside flap has TEAM 1 in blue pen /135 / J.& A.H.1941 / V11
Casualty cards have details for recording patient history.
First Field dressings have directions for use and date 1942.


Haversack [closed] l 301mm x w 206mm x d 80mm

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From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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