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Certificate - Life Governor, Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, Issued to Mrs Bradley, 1942 Document Reg. No: SH 931128

Certificate issued to Mrs Bradley by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind appointing her as a Life Governor dated 1942. Such certificates were sometimes allocated by a large donor, e.g. a local authority. In response to a donation, they had the opportunity to nominate the recipient of this honour, and it was given in recognition of some form of civic activity which had not been recognised in any other way.
Framed certificate in tin decorative frame, slender, with glass, fairly loose. The certificate is decorated in brown, with a border, and illustrations. Across the top is a picture of the Institute's buildings and gardens; down the left side are small cameo drawings indicating Recreation, Industry, Education and Nursery. List of patrons, board members and office bearers, etc. are on the upper right and left of the certificate.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.00 cm (Height), 25.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: civic life, certificates, disability organisations, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: benefaction
Inscriptions: On certificate: 'Royal Victorian Institute/for the Blind/St Kilda Road/Prahran, Melbourne/This is to certify that/Mrs W. Bradley/has been appointed a/Life Governor/of the Institute/J. Lewis Carnegie - President/S.W.Hedger Superintendent and Secretary/1942' 'Recreation/Industry/Education/Nursery.'
Issued By: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 1942
Issued To: Mrs W. Bradley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1942

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