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Oval brooch with a lock of hair encased in the centre.
Heavy gold raised pattern around the outer edge.
Black enamel background has fancy lettering [Memory of J D] around the perimeter of the lock of hair.
There is a raised gold edge surrounding the glass. Inside is a lock of blond hair with small pieces forming a cross in the centre. The back of the brooch is plain gold.
The clasp has been forced closed.

Historical information

Additional information taken from old label: "Belonged to Mrs CE Dempster, nee Maggie Taylor, married to Mr CE Dempster, son of Captain JM Dempster, at one time Supt. of the Aboriginal Penal Settlement of Rottnest"



Registration number
Item type
5 cm
Primary significance criteria
Social or spiritual significance
Comparative significance criteria
Rare or representative
Shire of Toodyay

Shire of Toodyay

Organisation Details
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Mourning brooch