Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

What is it????


This item has us foxed for quite a while. It was in the old catalogue as military dog tags, but it didn't look like any dog tags that anyone else could recognise.

Then we twigged. It allows "Cow #126" to browse on an Avon Shire Common in 1949.

How did we realise?

We looked at this one:


Which appears to be for "Cow #1074", whose permit expires (probably in common with all its sisters) on 1 April 1931.

This one doesn't show ear at the hole like the top one - possibly it was never issued.

So it's not a Dog Tag - it's a Cow Tag