Breastplates (2), 'Murray Tommy King of Charlton, Lord of the Pink Hills', and 'Charley Prince of Oakwood 1864', brass, makers unknown, probably Victoria, Australia, c. 1864
Brass breast plate or gorget, with holes at top for chain. Engraved inscription reads: 'Murray Tommy/ King of/ Charlton/ And Lord of the Pink Hills' around bottom edge. Two gum leaves on either side of a lozenge shape are engraved below 'Charlton'. Crescent shaped, heavy, clear, fine quality engraving in capital letters with cross hatching inside the letters.
Brass breast plate or gorget, crescent shaped, with holes at top for chain. Engraved inscription reads: 'Charley/ Prince of/ Oakwood/ 1864'. An emu and kangaroo in heraldic pose face outwards from each top corner, facing a grass tree (Xanthorrhoea). Lighter scrolls are engraved under the name. The breastplate is made of very heavy quality brass, with very clear, deep engraving, all capital letters. It is heavier and deeper than /1. Reverse has five deeply etched patterns or part of patterns, with some green and pink colouring inside the engraved shapes.
1 . On reverse: a pitted spot, and some heavy dents in lines.
2 . Some red paint marks and cut marks on reverse. Several deeply engraved patterns running off the edge of the breastplate.