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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.

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About Mystery Box

In the Mystery Box video series, we bring to light some of the most extraordinary items in State Library Victoria's expansive collection. Join us as we unbox unique treasures, and explore the stories they have to tell.

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