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Honour Board Crest - Australian Natives Association, circa 1919-1930 Object Reg. No: SH 880500

Summary:
Carved wood crest or top ornament of an honour board made circa 1919-1930, featuring a coat of arms with kangaroo and emu, strongly reminiscent of the Australian coat of arms. Originally used in the East Kew Branch of the Australian Natives' Association. Originally crowned on honour board, likely to have commemorated people who served in World War I.

The Australian Natives' Association was a Friendly Society which provided benefits to its Australian-born members. It was a staunch supporter of trade protection and immigration restriction. Prime Minister Alfred Deakin was a member.
Description:
Wooden honour board crest featuring stylized kangaroo on left, emu on right and shield with five stars at centre, topped by a rising sun with gilt finish. Banner across bottom. Leaves on either side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Australian Natives' Association (ANA)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45.00 cm (Height), 120.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, societies, coats of arms, wood carvings
Themes this item is part of: Australian Natives Association (ANA), Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Friendly
Tertiary Classification: honour boards
Inscriptions: Across bottom: 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA'.
Commissioned By: Australian Natives' Association (ANA), 1919-1930

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