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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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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