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    In the footsteps of Carnegie

    On a recent expedition retracing some of David Carnegie's 1896 exploration from Coolgardie to Halls creek,
    at 28deg12'18.24"S 121dg46'53.52"E I found these 2 bottles.

    1) is labeled - Jamestown & Humphris & Sons around the edge with ADELAIDE across the middle.
    it is 210mm tall and has faded purple by the sun
    2) is the size of a champagne bottle is dark green and labeled M.B.C.V

    Given that the Lands Department published a map of Carnegie's trek in Sept 1897 and
    that map recorded a large quartz outcrop at this site I would hypothesis that the bottles were left by
    prospectors that sunk a well and exploration shaft nearby ...perhaps as early as 1898.

    Any insights about the origin and age of the bottles would be appreciated.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Humphris Bottle.jpg   Beer Bottle.jpg   Lignum Shaft.jpg  

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    Senior Member Bottle Finder Old Wiltshire's Avatar
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    Wiltshire UK
    Have you tried the Australian Forum?
    There may be a greater knowledge base for these particular bottles there.


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