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Breastplate presented to members of the Yandruwandha people

Image provided by the Australian Aboriginal & Archaeology Collections, South Australian Museum, Adelaide

 

Yandruwandha breastplate

The South Australian Museum holds one of the two breastplates which have come to light in recent years.  The other is in the National Museum of Australia. They were commissioned as medals of recognition to those who had helped the explorers after they had returned to Cooper's Creek, and who had kept King alive until he was found by Howitt. 

An account of the breastplate and its significance can be viewed online at the History Trust of South Australia.

 

South Australian Museum
Location: North Terrace, Adelaide
Telephone: +61 8 8207 7500
Web: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au