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Certificate - Presented to Leslie Anderson, Essendon, Victoria, 1901 Object Reg. No: HT 27519

Summary:
Certificate printed by Mason, Firth & McCutcheon commemorating the Inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1 January 1901. It was presented to Leslie Anderson by the Town of Essendon.

The certificate has female figures of Australia and Britannia; the Advance Australia arms; a black and white photograph of Queen Victoria and a photograph of Queen's Park in Essendon. It also lists the names of the Mayor, Town Clerk and Councillors.
Description:
Buff coloured card printed in full colour on obverse. Female figures of Australia and Britannia frame the side of the certificate. At the top of the certificate, the Advance Australia arms support a black and white photograph of Queen Victoria. Text is printed on the centre of the certificate, above a black and white photograph of Queen's Park in Essendon.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 158 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, local government, mayors, councillors
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Printed on obverse: AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH/ ADVANCE AUSTRALIA; TOWN OF ESSENDON./ PRESENTED TO/ Leslie Anderson/ On the Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth./ 1st JANUARY, 1901./ Councillors./ JOHN NOTMAN/ ALBERT EDWARD YOUNG/ WM. JOHN MOUNTAIN, JUN./ JOHN JOSEPH ROGERS/ GEORGE BROWN LEITH/ JOHN GEORGE AIKMAN, J.P./ ARTHUR FIELD SHOWERS/ JOHN DAVID DOWNING/ G.J. MAUGER./ Mayor/ WM. CATTANACH./ Town Clerk; ONE PEOPLE. ONE DESTINY.; MASON, FIRTH & McCUTCHEON, LITHO.
Printer: Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Awarded To: Leslie Anderson, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1 Jan 1901

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