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Apple Model - Shepherd's Perfection, Wandiligong, 1886 Reg. No: ST 004958
- This wax model was based on a specimen grown and presented to the museum by James Laugher of Wandiligong in 1886. The model was made in the museum. The model maker was not recorded.
This apple is a dessert variety and is harvested in winter. In a letter dated 28 January 1932 from George E. Shepherd of 'Malarus', Somerville, he states that his late father, W. A. Shepherd, received four seeds of Blenheim Orange from his father (G. E. Shepherd's grandfather) by post from England, with the desire that his eldest grandson (William Henry, late grandson of G. E. Shepherd) should sow the pips and grow trees in his memory. The fruit was thought to be promising by W. A. Shepherd and named 'Shepherd's Perfection'.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation for Modelling from Mr James Laugher, 1886
|Tagged with:||museum history, wax fruit models, apples, horticulture|
|Themes this item is part of:||Sustainable Futures Collection, Wax Fruit Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ECONOMIC BOTANY|
|Secondary Classification:||Wax Models|
|Date Made:||Victoria, Australia, 1886|