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Honour Certificate Artwork - 'In The Great War for National Liberty - The Shire of Shepparton Honours Her Brave', 1920 Document Reg. No: SH 891684

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Certificate Artwork - World War I

Original artwork designed by Cecil G. Smith for a certificate to be awarded to individuals who enlisted in the Great War 1914-1918. Features allegorical figure of woman, with flags of Australia and Great Britain. Made by D.W. Paterson Co. Pty Ltd, 1920.
Description:
The centrepiece of the certificate is a picture of a woman dressed in white robes, a trident in one hand, a laurel wreath in the other. She stands before the flags of Britain and Australia and a representation of the rising sun. The illumination around the border of the certificate includes three views of Shepparton and two columns bedecked with garlands of fruit, guarded by two diggers at attention.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 51.50 cm (Height), 36.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: artworks, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, allegorical art
Themes this item is part of: Honour Certificate, World War I, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: honour certificates
Inscriptions: The certificate reads "In the Great War for National Liberty/The Shire of Shepparton Honours Her Brave".

In the bottom right corner is printed "Cecil G. Smith, Desn."
Manufacturer: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1920
Place & Date Used: Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 1920
Artist: Mr Cecil Smith
References: 'Changing images of valour, 1915-1923:honour certificates from the First World War'. Elizabeth Willis, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, No 31 - October 1997, http://www.awm.gov.au/journal/J31/willis.asp.

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