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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Timber Sample - Woody Pear (Xylomelum Salicinum), Queensland, 1885 Reg. No: ST 008007
- 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: Xylomelum Salicinum
Specimen Collection Location: Queensland
- This is a timber sample of the Woody Pear (Xylomelum Salicinum).
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Unknown
|Dimensions:||29.35 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Width), 9.30 cm (Length)|
|Weight:||1.06 kg (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||Measurements taken for Australia Gallery redevelopment.|
|Tagged with:||protea family proteaceae|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||In gold script on the obverse: Xylomelum / Salicinum / Queensland; Woody Pear|
|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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