Tag Archives: cataloguing

Remember the dog tags?

I wrote a post last year about the dog tags that were found on Baker’s Flat. Since then, I’ve found out lots more about dog tags, mainly thanks to a 2005 book by Neil Ransom on the history of dog registration … Continue reading

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Mystery metal man – could he be Charles Gavan Duffy?

A little while ago, I wrote about the small metal bust of an unknown man, found some years ago on Baker’s Flat. I had a theory it might be Gladstone. But now there’s another contender. One of the followers of this … Continue reading

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Something about Mary

In the collection of artefacts from Baker’s Flat, there are fourteen religious medals. Of these, eleven feature Mary, mother of Jesus. These include medals of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, Mary Refuge of Sinners, and Mary … Continue reading

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Fido, what have you done with your tag?

Most recently, I’ve been cataloguing and photographing dog registration tags. OK, that’s a bit of a conversation stopper. But bear with me, and read on … The Dog Act of 1860 divided South Australia into districts, and compelled all dog owners … Continue reading

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Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to catalogue I go …

Being a trained librarian, I have to admit to a certain excitement when faced with the prospect of cataloguing. Don’t judge me! But do think about this – if you collect lots of data but it doesn’t generate any useful … Continue reading

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