Dark brown leather hiking boots associated with Myles Dunphy
Pioneering Australian architect, bushwalker and conservationist, Myles Dunphy, was a passionate advocate and campaigner for the establishment of National Parks. His son, Milo Dunphy, followed in his father’s footsteps as a bushwalker, explorer and conservationist. Milo led successful campaigns to establish national parks within the Blue Mountains, stood as a candidate in two federal elections, was active in several conservation organisations and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1986. The Dunphys’ work continues through the Dunphy Wilderness Fund, which spends one million dollars a year to purchase leasehold and privately held areas of natural significance.
The Milo Dunphy collection contains 120 objects, including several items of clothing and equipment suitable for bushwalking, hiking and camping. Some of the objects include gear passed down to Milo by his father Myles Dunphy, while others were purchased by Milo himself. Elements of this kit were used for bushwalking and camping expeditions throughout Australia, from Tasmania to North Queensland and the Northern Territory.