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Lot 416    Session 2 (11.30am Tuesday)    Aboriginal Breastplates

Estimate $2,000
SOLD $4,000

SAMBO, King of Mount Morris, W.M. Hill, (Sambo inscription has been scored through) in brass engraved with kangaroo & emu, 180x90mm. Beaten, very fine.

Mount Morris Station was taken up in the early 1870's and is located on the Langlo River about 120kms NW of Charleville. It had a large community of aborigines from the beginning of its formation, and its King then was Sambo.This plate was made by Mr Hill who was a well known blacksmith in Charleville in the 1870's. After Sambo's death the plate was passed onto Charley, hence name of Sambo was scratched off. H.E, Parry-Okeden was the proprietor, photos c.1901 included.

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