Item Item 2 - Doll's chest of drawers

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F1092-Item 2


Doll's chest of drawers


  • 1844 (Creation)

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1 wooden chest of drawers ; 20 x 15 x 20 cm.

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Thomas Clarke was transported to New South Wales in 1824 on the ship Mangles. He was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Northampton Assizes, 28 Feb 1824. He was pardoned in 1844. After receiving his pardon he became a shepherd caring for a small flock of sheep near Marulan, New South Wales and remained here until his death.

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Doll's chest of drawers made by Thomas Clarke in 1844. Clarke used a pocket knife to create the chest, and stones for smoothing the surface. The timber is cedar, with the decorations carved from sheep bones. The glue was mostly likely made from boiled sheep hooves.

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Revised, Belinda Spinaze, 19-Apr-2021
Created, Belinda Spinaze, 31-Mar-2021




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