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Handkerchief - Australian Federation, Linen, 1901 Object Reg. No: SH 001011

Alternative Name(s): Souvenir Handkerchief
Souvenir handkerchief of Australian Federation, 1901. Features Queen Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall & York and Lord and Lady Hopetoun.
Lord Hopetoun was the first Governor General of Australia.
White linen handkerchief with decorative border woven into the fabric, printed images and text in blue. At the centre top, a portrait of Queen Victoria wearing a crown. She is flanked by portraits of the Duke and Duchess of York, c 1901. In the centre, maps of Australia and New Zealand with State borders defined and labelled. In the bottom left, a portrait of Lord Hopetoun, Australia's first Governor General, with Lady Hopetoun in the bottom right. Text across the centre.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45.10 cm (Height), 46.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building, queen victoria
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: "Souvenir of Australian Federation / Unity is Strength"
Date Made: Victoria, Australia, 1901

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