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- A Place & Date Made Melbourne, Australia
Tray Cloth - Centenary of Victoria, Embroidered, Cotton, 1934 Reg. No: HT 15032
- Hand embroidered, fawn cotton, tray cloth created to commemorate the Centenary of Victoria in 1934. The embroidery features two images of the Exhibition Building (REB) surrounded by wattle, and is dated 1834 - 1934.
A range of souvenirs were produced for the centenary of Victoria, the majority commemorating the theme of progress, and contrasting the site of the city with what the pioneers, or the Aboriginal people, first saw. This domestic souvenir suggests the importance of the city through its use of one of the most prominent buildings on the city's skyline, the Exhibition Building. It further suggests patriotism through the use of wattle.
- Fawn cotton tray cloth with crocheted edge, embroidered with two images of the Exhibition Building in a surround of wattle, and the dates 1834 - 1934 below.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr David Johnston, 2006
|Dimensions:||38.00 cm (Width), 58.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||celebrations, melbourne centenary 1935, royal exhibition building, victoria centenary 1934-1935|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Centenary of Victoria|
|Inscriptions:||Embroidered on cloth: 1834 - 1934|
|Place & Date Made:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934-1935|