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Rosette - Silk, Federation Celebrations, 1901 Object Reg. No: SH 901006

This rosette is a souvenir of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's visit to Ballarat in 1901.

The opening of the Australian Parliament was an occasion for great celebrations in Victoria. Ten days of festivities (from 6-16 May) were planned to mark the Federation of the new nation and honour the Royal visitors, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The city of Melbourne was transformed with decorations - flags, bunting, colourful lights and festive arches - and a series of public events were held, including a military tattoo, several street parades and a visit to Ballarat where similar decorations were put up to mark the occasion.
The rosette comprises a round red and blue rosette with a wide cream ribbon attached. The rosette is made from flattened loops of silk ribbon of varying lengths sewn onto a stiff, round piece of netting. The ribbon's thin end is sewn onto a metal safety pin which is sewn simultaneously onto the netting. The ribbon's front side is inscribed.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal visits, royalty, royalty british
Themes this item is part of: HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Royal Visits
Tertiary Classification: awards
Inscriptions: Printed in blue ink: IN COMMENORATION / ***/ OF THE / VISIT / OF THE / DUKE AND DUCHESS / Of Cornwall and York / TO / BALLAARAT./ 1901.
Person Named: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Australia, 1901
Person Named: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, Australia, 1901
Place & Date Used: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1901

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