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Handkerchief - Australian Federation, Linen, 1901 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.
|Dimensions:||45.10 cm (Height), 46.50 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||"Souvenir of Australian Federation / Unity is Strength"|
|Date Made:||Victoria, Australia, 1901|