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Chief of Morbringer

The brass gorget is one of only two in the Museum’s collection which is not crescent shaped and is the only one which is shaped like a shield.

It was probably sand-cast and has an unusual zig-zag border made with a chasing tool. The style of lettering suggests it was made in the early to mid-19th century.

Engraved breastplate.
Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Nothing has been uncovered about Dennis. However, Morbringer is likely to have been Morebringa Station, in the district of Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, 15 miles from Albury on the Murray River. [1]


[1] WH Wells, A Geographical Dictionary; or Gazetteer of the Australian Colonies, 1848, The Council of the Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 1848, p. 267.

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