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Mystery box: 121-year-old chocolate gifted by Queen Victoria

31 May 2021

In this episode of our new series Mystery Box, State Library Victoria’s Collection Curation and Engagement Manager, Toni Burton, unearths treasures from soldiers on the frontline of the Boer and First World Wars.

Exploring the contents of three metal containers, which were used as gift boxes from Queen Victoria and Princess Mary, Toni takes us on a journey of discovery, including a very sweet, 121-year-old treat.

Click play on the video above to join Toni for an unboxing like no other.

About Mystery Box

Mystery Box is a video series uncovering the extraordinary items in State Library Victoria's collection. Join us as we unearth unique treasures that will surprise and delight.

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