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Desk Plaque - Centenary of Melbourne National Eucharistic Congress, Signum Speciality Co, 1934 Object Reg. No: HT 15405

Summary:
Souvenir desk plaque of the Centenary of Melbourne National Eucharistic Congress, 1934. Made by Signum Speciality Co., Melbourne. The plaque has portraits of Cardinal MacRory, Papal Delegate to the National Eucharistic Congress, and Archbishop Daniel Mannix.

The National Eucharistic Congress was a very significant event for Australian Roman Catholics. This souvenir desk plaque helps document the role of Archbishop Mannix played in promoting Catholicism as an integral part of Australian nationalism and nation-building.
Description:
Tin folded over a ferrous metal back with cardboard stand. On obverse, features two oval portraits in green frames with shamrocks - Cardinal McRory (left) and Archbishop Mannix (right) - on either side of a domed alter with religious iconography. An incomplete manufacturer's label is attached to the reverse.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.5 cm (Height), 9.8 cm (Width), 16 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, melbourne centenary 1935, national eucharistic congress 1934, religions roman catholic
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: RELIGIONS
Secondary Classification: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: On obverse, in gold lettering : From / To: SOUVENIR / OF THE / National / Eucharistic / Congress / Centenary of / Melbourne / 1934
Around the portraits in black : HIS EMINENCE / CARDINAL MACRORY / PAPAL DELEGATE: HIS GRACE / DR MANNIX / D.D. L.L.D.
Label on reverse: SIGNUM SPECIALITY Co. / 132 RUSSELL STREET/ MELBOURNE / SIGNUM MEDALL [incomplete]
Manufacturer: Signum Speciality Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Person Depicted: Archbishop Daniel Mannix, Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Person Depicted: Cardinal Joseph MacRory, Ireland, 1934
References: http://www.downies.com/aca/catalogue/auction291.pdf Lot 155

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