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Timber Sample - Coast Banksia, Banksia integrifolia, Victoria, 1885 Object Reg. No: ST 001154

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 Exhibition, Melbourne; 1889 Exposition Universelle, Paris.

Scientific Name: Banksia integrifolia

Family Name: Proteaceae
Rectangular sample of wood, planed smooth and varnished on top with hand painted image of a branch and flower pod and painted inscription below. Rear of sample is rough hewn.
Acquisition Information:
Museum generated from Industrial & Technological Museum, 1885
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 914 mm (Height), 299 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: protea family proteaceae
Themes this item is part of: Economic Botany Collection, May Vale Timber Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, May Vale (1862-1945), Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Timbers
Tertiary Classification: proteaceae
Inscriptions: Painted on front: 39 / Banksia integrifolia. / COAST BANKSIA.
Stamped into top side: 39 R1154
Artist: Mrs May Gilfillan (nee Vale), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Commissioned By: James Newbery - Industrial & Technological Museum, 1885
Supervised By: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, 1885

As government botanist Von Mueller over saw the preparation of these timber samples.

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