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Jug - Melbourne Centenary, William Adams & Sons, 1934 Object Reg. No: SH 000210

This jug, made by William Adams & Sons Ltd, was one of a range of souvenirs produced in 1934-35 to commemorate the centenary of white settlement of Victoria. It shows the change in the landscape of Melbourne over 100 years, picking up the theme of progress from wilderness to urbanization which was the predominant theme of the centenary. As the certificate guarantees, only 200 of these jugs were produced, as one of the more expensive souvenirs of the centenary of the European settlement of Melbourne.

This jug (and certificate of authentication) were owned by Morongo Presbyterian Girls' College which closed in 1994. It joined a collection of porcelain donated to the school in 1927 by Mr Norman Clark. Mr Clark believed that an important facet in the education of girls was to be surrounded by beautiful objects of art.
Large china jug. Cream background with darker brown graphics. One side of jug depicts John Batman on the Yarra River. The other side of the shows a landscape of the Melbourne skyline.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.50 cm (Height), 16.00 cm (Width), 20.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, domestic equipment, food drink consumption, melbourne centenary 1935
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Centenary of Victoria
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Sides of Jug: 1835/John Batman on the Yarra./This will be a nice place for a Village./1934/Melbourne.
Base of Jug: Melbourne Centenary 1934/Made expressly for the/MUTUAL STORE LTD./ THIS JUG IS LIMITED TO 200/OF WHICH THIS IS No. 5.
Manufacturer: William Adams & Sons Ltd., Tunstall, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain, 1934
Place & Date Used: Morongo Presbyterian Girls' College, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1934-1994


Lyn Chapman Posted on 09 Sep 2013 6:44 PM
I was pleased to see a jug with made for mutual store Melbourne I have 3 different sized bowls all with same wording. Now I know where they come from Thanks Lyn

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