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  • is an extraordinary thing to think of these tens of chocolate making their way over to the other side of the world where we have on earth, and 120 years later, the chocolate is in very good condition.

  • It's certainly, I think, one of the best to preserve chocolates that I've seen of this age anywhere.

  • It was made by Cadbury's, and you can still see the engraving off Cadbury's on each finger.

  • There was tinfoil that was originally around the chocolates, and that tinfoil has started to disintegrate.

  • But the chocolate itself is still in remarkably great condition.

  • Booth would be known to many people for his poetry.

  • He was probably one of the most famous poets in Australian history.

  • You know, he wrote things like The Man from Snowy River and Clancy of the Overflow and also Waltzing Matilda, which is sort of virtually a second Australian national anthem.

  • And in fact, he's on the Australian $10 note is that famous?

  • But what isn't known that is that he actually was a war correspondent during the Boer War, and whilst the ball war was going, Queen Victoria decided that to mark the dawning of 1900.

  • She would provide chocolates to the to keep troop morale high.

  • But in the end cadres decided they were doing it their chocolates as as a You know, I guess the way of not offending Queen Victoria and Queen Victoria then arranged and paid for.

  • The teams of the chocolates were in to be to be made, and they're really beautiful tens as well.

  • It's not unthinkable that he would have purchased them or somehow traded something, perhaps for them.

  • But obviously there was something that he did value because of the fact that he's kept them.

  • Onda, uh, ensured that, you know, they weren't teaching and that they sort of outlasted, you know, anything anyone would have imagined todo ensure that it sort of manages to survive for another 100 years and 120 years.

  • But we certainly digitizing a lot of images of it so that people can get a sense of what it's dimensions are what the box looks like this beautiful tin box and get that real sense of the item so that people can enjoy it wherever they might be.

is an extraordinary thing to think of these tens of chocolate making their way over to the other side of the world where we have on earth, and 120 years later, the chocolate is in very good condition.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/24
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