Colour photograph of ‘Main Camp’ in Farmborough, Yeppoon, Australia, built as the family home by Donald Brown (1864-1947), who emigrated to Australia in 1886. His parents were Hugh Brown and Anne Kennedy of Moss.
Small pair of ‘Le Jockey Club, Paris’ binoculars in their original leather case. Thought to be made in Paris around WWI for watching opera and field sports. Probably used on Tiree for monitoring livestock.
Five small lumps of coal found on the beach at Port a’ Mhuilinn, Hynish, in 2018. They were probably washed ashore from either the ‘Regina’ or the ‘Marchioness of Lorne’, which were wrecked nearby in 1872 and 1875, respectively.
Sail-maker’s awl for creating holes in the sail cloth before sewing. Made at a local smiddy. From a collection of sail-maker’s tools belonging to Hector MacKinnon, owner of the schooner ‘Coll Castle’ (Eachann a’ Cholla, born ca 1847).