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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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October 2020

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The South Georgia Museums' object of the month for October: The South Georgia postage stamps. These stamps were the first official postage from South Georgia from 1964. Read more about these and the history of the Post Office on the sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia going back to 1909.

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