Spotty, wearing leather shoes

Herbert Basedow1926

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
Canberra, Australia

film plate negative
National Museum of Australia

Herbert Basedow packed tiny leather shoes to protect his dog Spotty's paws. They were first used at Ernabella, where burrs and three-corner jacks (a spiny-fruited plant) were plentiful. Donald Mackay noted in his diary that the shoes proved a 'good proposition'.


  • Title: Spotty, wearing leather shoes
  • Creator: Herbert Basedow
  • Date: 1926
  • Location: possibly at Ernabella, South Australia
  • External link: A Different Time

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