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Timber Sample - Common Cassinia (Cassinia Aculeata), NSW, 1885 Object Reg. No: ST 008142

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: Cassinia Aculeata)

Specimen Collection Location: New South Wales

It is also known as the Cauliflower Bush or Dogwood.
This is a Timber Sample of the Common Cassinia (Cassinia Aculeata).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 29.30 cm (Height), 7.20 cm (Width), 9.30 cm (Length)
Weight: 1.10 kg (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions measured for Australia Gallery redevelopment.

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Tagged with: aster family asteraceae
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: compositae
Inscriptions: In gold script on the obverse: Cassinia / Aculeata / New South Wales; 28
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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