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Timber Sample - Silver Wattle, Acacia dealbata, Victoria, 1885 Object Reg. No: ST 001138

Summary:
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: Acacia dealbata

Family Name: Leguminosae

Specimen Collection Location: Victoria
Description:
Timber sample 36 in x 12 in
Acquisition Information:
Museum generated from Industrial & Technological Museum, 1885
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 305 mm (Width), 910 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses
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: leguminosae
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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