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Timber Sample - Straight Sheoak (Casuarina Suberosa), Victoria, 1885 Object Reg. No: ST 000976

This is a timber sample of Straight Sheoak (Casuarina Suberosa) from Victoria.

It was hand-painted by Miss May Vale in 1885 for display at the Industrial and Technological Museum. It was then exhibited at several international exhibitions, including the 1888 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition and the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
This is a timber sample of Straight Sheoak (Casuarina Suberosa).
Acquisition Information:
Unknown from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 29.00 cm (Height), 6.20 cm (Width), 12.90 cm (Length)
Weight: 1.55 kg (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Measurements taken for Australia Gallery redevelopment.

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Tagged with: sheoak family casuarinaceae, albert
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, May Vale Timber Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, May Vale (1862-1945)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Timbers
Tertiary Classification: casuarinaceae
Inscriptions: In gold script: 58/ Casuarina Suberosa/ VICTORIA./ STRAIGHT SHEOAK
Artist: Mrs May Gilfillan (nee Vale), Victoria, Australia, 1885
Commissioned By: Industrial & Technological Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Place & Date Exhibited: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1889

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