Pair of grey wool socks, Navy issue. They were used by ANARE Director Phil Law on the vessels Wyatt Earp and the Labuan between 1947 - 1951. They were for shipboard use only and not used much as they were clumsy to use and to launder.
A similar pair was used by I. R. McLeod in a 1957 expedition to the Antarctic.

This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.

Physical Description

This sock is one of a pair of grey socks. It is very long and has been made using a cable stitch with a very coarse wool.

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