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Ribbon - Victorian Railways Daily Paid Employees Union, Royal Visit, Australia, 1901 Object Reg. No: SH 870406

Summary:
This red silk ribbon was produced by the Victorian Railways Daily Paid Employees Union to commemorate the visit to Victoria of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in 1901. The image includes a crown, a shield with five stars, the heads of the Duke and Duchess, and text. It was manufactured in 1901.

The donor indicated that the ribbon once belonged to Andrew King, who was a Ganger on the railways (Way and Works Branch). King retired in 1943, and died in 1958 at the age of 80.
Description:
Worn red silk ribbon, with gold writing. Image includes a crown, a shield with five stars, the heads of the Duke and Duchess.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Thelma Johnston, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.00 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal visits, royalty, working life
Themes this item is part of: HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Embroidered in gold: VICTORIAN RAILWAYS / DAILY PAID EMPLOYEES/ UNION / WELCOME / TO / AUSTRALIA / VOX POPULI
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1901

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