Austral obtained the relevant permits and completed the associated excavations for the New Children's Court project. The findings included this boot that was discovered in the void behind a fireplace in the court complex. It is likely that this object was ritually hidden in the fireplace, copying a relatively common ritual first documented in the United Kingdom during the 16th Century. By hiding the shoe, it is suggested that this concealed object was part of a ritual designed to lure away evil and bring luck to those within that building.


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