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Paper Bag - 'Australia Welcomes the Queen', 1954 Object Reg. No: HT 23603

Brown paper bag with stylized Australian coat of arms, inscribed 'Australia Welcomes the Queen'. The bag was probably made as a souvenir to celebrate the visit of Queen Elizabeth to Australia in 1954.
Brown paper bag, rectangular, printed on one side in red and blue. Features image of kangaroo on left, emu on right and crown at top, ringed by leaves that vaguely resemble wattle (suggesting Australian coat of arms). Opening of bag is pinked. Bag is glued at seams.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Rosalind Wallis, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 310 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: royal visit to australia 1954
Themes this item is part of: HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Royal Visits
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Inscriptions: 'Australia / Welcomes / Queen / Elizabeth ' EIIR'. At bottom in small font: 'Andrew Jest, Dyson & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melb.'
Manufacturer (Probable): Andrew Jest, Dyson & Co. Pty Ltd, Australia, 1954
Person Commemorated: HM Queen Elizabeth II

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