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Flight helmet

August 2021

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Object Title:  Flight helmet Object Number: 2016.16 This flight helmet is an object from the more recent history of the island. It was worn by Peter Garden, the Chief helicopter…

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July 2021

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Object Title: Lamp Object Number: 1992.3.41 By SGHT South Georgia Director Sarah Lurcock The lamp sits on a windowsill in the Larsen Room amongst a collection of other lighting objects…

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Silver trophy

June 2021

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Object Title: Silver Trophy Object Number: 2015.11.1-33 This months Object of the Month was chosen by Jerome Viard. Jerome worked at the South Georgia Museum as a Museum Assistant in…

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Teapot

May 2021

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Object Title: Tea Set Object Number: 2015.11.1-33 A tribute to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh This fancy teapot is part of a 33 piece tea set purchased and…

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April 2021

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Object Title: Toy Panda Object Number: 2015.5 This stuffed toy panda belonged to Gerald McLeod who lived at King Edward Point as a child with his family between 1957 and…

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March 2021

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Object of the Month Object Title: Wooden travel chess set Object Number: 2021.2 This small, unassuming wooden chess set is a recent acquisition to the museum. It was owned by…

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February 2021

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Coronula diadema - Whale barnacle 1998.6.305 - 44mm x 52mm This crown shaped shell is a whale barnacle. Although once thought to be related to snails, shells like this are…

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January 2021

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Museum Director Sarah picks out a whaler’s handcrafted knife as an example of a museum object that speaks to her. Object Number 2011.27: Knife and sheath It’s a knife, a…

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December 2020

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Christmas 1954 Menu for Southern Harvester Object Number: 2014.4.11 The menu is part of a small collection donated by Bill Loftus, who worked as a whaling helicopter pilot on board…

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November 2020

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November The Curator, Jayne, chooses one of her favourite objects from the museum. The South Georgia version of the Ten Commandments Composed by an overwintering whaler at Leith Harbour in…

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