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Illuminated Address - Hans W.H. Irvine Esq., 1911 Document Reg. No: SH 901365

Summary:
Illuminated address bound in a black leather album with gold inlaid decoration.

On front cover: to/Hans W.H. Irvine esq., M.H.R., J.P./Stawell 18 May 1911.
Inscription reads: "To Hans W.H. Irvine Esq/... Dear sir/your many friends in this...Grampians electorate, tender to you their warmest thanks for the good work you have accomplished...in this recent referenda. Signed Geo. Barnes & Geo Mitchum".

H.W.H. Irvine was the federal Member for the House of Representatives for the Grampians from 1906 to 1914. The referenda referred to in the address concerned the federal Labor Government's proposal to amend the Constitution to give federal Parliament power over all trade & commerce, monopolies, corporations, employment & wages. The electorate rejected two such referenda in 1911 & 1913.

Illuminated address was made by Arnold & Jackson, 1911.

"The Irvine Wine Collection was acquired by Museum Victoria in 1989. It represents the history of the Great Western Vineyard and the achievements of Hans William Henry Irvine, vigneron and politician, from 1888 until 1922. It comprises 130 items ranging from publications, marketing items, packaging materials, wine labels, award medals, ceramics, illuminated address, commemorative trowel, trophy plaques, wine makers tools, and silverware."
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.50 cm (Height), 45.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: great western, rural industry, trades, viticulture, viticulture winemaking, wine, wineries, working life
Themes this item is part of: Great Western Winery Timeline 1858-1922, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922), Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922)
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Viticulture & Wine Making
Tertiary Classification: speeches
Inscriptions: On front cover: to/Hans W.H. Irvine esq., M.H.R., J.P./Stawell 18 May 1911.
To Hans W.H. Irvine Esq/... Dear sir/your many friends in this...Grampians electorate, tender to you their warmest thanks for the good work you have accomplished...in this recent referenda. Signed Geo. Barnes & Geo Mitchum
Manufacturer: Arnold & Jackson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1911
Presented To: Mr Hans Irvine - Great Western Vineyards & Champagne Cellars, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1911
References: The Vigneron, March 25 1909
"H.W.H. Irvine" entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography

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