The historically significant John McDouall Stuart Explorer's pocket watch, circa 1859 by James Brock, London and presented from The Royal Geographical Society on 9th May 1859
the circular white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, outer minute scale and subsidiary seconds dial, to an 18ct gold case hallmarked for London 1857, numbered 9921, and engraved 'J.M.STUART/FROM THE/Royal Geographical Society/OF LONDON/9th May. 1859', together with a series of contemporary hand written letters from 1862-1864, watch case diameter 4.5cm.
- Please note:
Both the watch and the documents reach the thresholds of a Class B Australian Protected Object (APO) under Parts 6, 9 and 5 of the Nation Cultural Heritage List. This means that, if purchased by an overseas collector, an application to export the objects under the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act, 1986 (PMCH Act) must be sought.