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404849
  • Title
    AA Co. [convict button]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SAFE/R 6
    Status: On display - The Collectors’ Gallery, Case 1, Shelf 3
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1830+
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    404849
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Objects - 2 cm. (diam) - brass
  • Scope and Content
    Brass button said to be from the uniform worn by convict servants of Australian Agricultural Company, found in Pit Row, Newcastle, 1922.
  • Source
    Presented by the Honorable Dr Martin Doyle, M.L.C., 1930
  • Access Conditions

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  • General note

    Dated from the time of transfer of the Newcastle Mine from the Government to the Australian Agricultural Company. Reference: 'The Australian Agricultural Company 1824-1875' / Jesse Gregson. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1907.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 861485
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled from item
    Mounted on card inscribed: "This brass button was found in the ruins of the Australian Agricultural Company's cottages in Pit Row off Darby Street, Newcastle. The A.A.Co. worked their mines from 1830 by convicts assigned to them by the Governor of N.S.W. These convict miners were housed in Pit Row and fed and clothed by the A.A.Co. The buttons were made in England for the Convict Clothes. 1922." In later hand: "Pit Row is now known as Swan Street at bottom end of Anzac Avenue".
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