Jacket from the Royal Australian Navy, 1954 - probably Dr John Joseph Nattrass, RAAF, service number 257665. He was discharged on 3 Aug 1948 at the rank of Squadron Leader, TD & RS (meaning Temporary Duty and Reserve Staff). Born in 1922, he was the son of Dr John Hodgson Nattrass, who served in World War I and is also represented in Museum Victoria's collections.

Physical Description

Black wool, double-breasted jacket with black lining, one breast patch pocket and two hip patch pockets. Features eight brass buttons on the front with anchor, crown and wreath insignias. The shoulder straps feature a gold and red striped band. Two medical wooden tongue compressors are slotted into the breast pocket. In the left hip pocket are eight "Orient Line" wine cards, four held together with a paper clip, each printed and handwritten; a "Royal Festival Hall" envelope printed in black ink; and a tag with handwritten inscription in pencil.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Clothing & Textiles

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Dr John J. Nattrass, 01/10/1982

  • Date Made

    Source of precise date not recorded.

  • User

    Dr John J. Nattrass, circa 1954
    Based on dates of World War II. More precise date for object unknown.

  • Inscriptions

    Wine cards, printed: "ORIENT LINE / WINE CARD / Date / Required / No. of Berth / Signature / Accounts for Wine Cards will be rendered weekly. On payment / of the account, these cards will be returned for cancellation" Handwritten text varies for each, dated September-October 1954. Envelope: "ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL / RESTAURANTS offer the following services:" Further text printed on both sides. Tag, handwritten: "ASST SURGEON".

  • Classification

    Military history, Service, Uniforms

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Type of item


  • Object Measurements

    790 mm (Length), 600 mm (Width), 37 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Jackets, Military Uniforms, Wars & Conflicts