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Timber Sample - Rusty Pittosporum (Ferrugineum Pittosporum), Queensland, 1885 Object Reg. No: ST 007990

Prepared for exhibition purposes in the Industrial & Technological Museum in 1885. It features a hand painting of the species by Miss May Vale (later Mrs. Gilfillan). Exhibited at the following exhibitions: 1886 Indian and Colonial Exhibition, London; 1887 Jubilee Exhibition, Adelaide; 1888-89 Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne; 1889 Exposition Universelle, Paris.

Scientific Name: Ferrugineum Pittosporum

Order: Pittosporales

Family Name: Pittosporaceae

Specimen Collection Location: Queensland
This is a timber sample of Rusty Pittosporum (Ferrugineum Pittosporum).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 29.30 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Width), 11.25 cm (Length)
Weight: 1.18 kg (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions measured for Australia Gallery redevelopment.

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Tagged with: pittosporum family pittosporaceae
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), Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Timbers
Tertiary Classification: pittosporaceae
Inscriptions: In gold script on obverse: Pittosporum/ Ferrugineum/ Queensland
Artist: Mrs May Gilfillan (nee Vale), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Commissioned By: James Newbery - Industrial & Technological Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Supervised By: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885

As government botanist Von Mueller over saw the preparation of these timber samples.
Place & Date Exhibited: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1889

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