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A10100 Woodchoppers boots (pair), mens, canvas / leather / cotton / metal, maker unknown, possibly Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, owned and worn by Tom Kirk, c. 1940-1949. Click to enlarge.

Pair of woodchoppers boots worn by Tom Kirk

Made
  • c.1940-1949
Tom Kirk grew up at Mt Wilson, surrounded by trees and immersed in a family culture that valued and selectively exploited the forest. He worked in his father's sawmill alongside his brothers and became a world champion axeman. With one brother, he also won wood-sawing competitions. The objects he donated to the Museum represent his participation and achievements in these entertaining contests of strength and skill. They also represent the era in which Tom grew up, before chain saws greatly …

Summary

Object No.

A10100

Object Statement

Woodchoppers boots (pair), mens, canvas / leather / cotton / metal, maker unknown, possibly Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, owned and worn by Tom Kirk, c. 1940-1949

Physical Description

Pair of ankle length boots with white canvas uppers, cord laces and leather soles with metal grip studs on the soles.

Marks

Marks present

Dimensions

Height

170 mm

Width

105 mm

Production

Made

  • c.1940-1949

History

Notes

Owned and worn by Tom Kirk at woodchopping competitions at the Sydney Royal Agricultural Show and other events.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Tom Kirk, 1984

Acquisition Date

9 April 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

Pair of woodchoppers boots worn by Tom Kirk 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 February 2023, <https://ma.as/168848>

Wikipedia

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