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Serviette Ring - Celluloid, Melbourne & Victorian Centenary Celebrations, 1934 Reg. No: HT 7806
- Serviette ring made of a strip of celluloid that can be slotted together to make a circuit. The serviette ring was produced as a souvenir for the Melbourne & Victorian Centenary Celebrations of 1934 -35. It shows John Batman gazing in wonder at the great city that has risen since its founding 100 years ago. Elevated to heroic status, Batman was reinvented as a courageous pioneer whose life exemplified the rewards of self-improvement.
Many of the souvenirs of the centenary of European settlement of Victoria show a similar motif to this souvenir: they highlight the male pioneers reflecting on the results of their efforts in the development of Melbourne as a world-class city. Sometimes an Aboriginal male was shown looking on in wonder at the growth of the city. The main graphic theme for the Centenary was 'Then' versus 'Now'; there was a strong sense of history and of change over time, and a strong feeling of looking back in pride.
- Strip of celluloid, made into a circular serviette ring, stamped with a coloured transfer of a pioneer with gun looking at the city of Melbourne.
|Dimensions:||30.0 mm (Height), 48.0 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||celebrations, civic mementoes, keepsakes, melbourne centenary 1935, souvenirs|
|Themes this item is part of:||John Batman, Pastoralist & Melbourne Pioneer (1801-1839), Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Centenary of Victoria|
|Inscriptions:||Text: 1834-1934/ SOUVENIR/ of the/ MELBOURNE/ &/ VICTORIAN/ CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS|
|Person Depicted:||John Batman, Victoria, Australia, 1934|
|Place & Date of Event:||Victorian Centenary, Victoria, Australia, 1934-1935|
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