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Doily - Centenary of Victoria, Crochet, White Cotton, 1934-1935 Object Reg. No: HT 13337

Summary:
This hand made doily was made to commemorate Victoria's centenary in 1934. Small white doily, crocheted in filet crochet, made from white cotton.

The Centenary of Victoria and Melbourne was celebrated with considerable energy in 1934-1935; for many people the celebrations marked the beginnings of better times after the 1930 Depression. As well as official souvenirs, patterns for a range of home made domestic souvenirs were available. Often they featured the skyline of Melbourne, and suggested the progress that had occurred in the last century. This is a quieter commemorative piece, focusing on the place, Victoria, through a map, and basic information about the date of the celebrations and the word 'Centenary'.
Description:
Small white doily, crocheted in filet crochet, and made from white cotton. The design includes the stars of the Southern Cross, the date 1834/ 1934, the word 'Centenary', and an outline map of Victoria with sea border.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.8 cm (Width), 18.4 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, melbourne centenary 1935, victoria centenary 1934-1935
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Centenary of Victoria
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Crocheted on front: 1834 / 1934 / CENTENARY
Place & Date Made: Victoria, Australia, 1934-1935

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