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This is a jacket manufactured by the Burberry company of England and worn by Ernest W Ellis on the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09, led by Ernest Shackleton. It is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the 'heroic' era of exploration of Antarctica.
What special substance can be extracted from sheep fleeces? Listen to interviews with Australians involved in making industrial lubricants and beauty products. Explore these uses of a vital substance made by a sheep's skin.