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Certificate - Past Secretary's Certificate, Issued to W.E. Long, Victorian Railways Institute, 1945 Reg. No: HT 28059
- Framed, illustrated certificate presented by the Victorian Railways Institute (VRI) to W.E. Long in appreciation of services rendered to the Geelong Centre as Secretary between 1943 and 1945.
The VRI was formed in 1909 as a a Social Organisation, where Railway Staff could come together and discuss common issues, and relax in a friendly environment. For many years it was also the the primary educator of all Victorian Railways Staff.
- Colour certificate mounted behind glass in a wooden frame. Hand-coloured and handwritten text. Illustrations of a steam locomotive coming out of a tunnel; Flinders Street Station within emblem of the Victorian Railways Institute; wattle flowers; a classroom with blackboard, lecturer and students; gymnasium with men posed in acrobatic formation on top of each other, man flipping off rings and man on parallel bars. Wire attached to rear of frame with nails. Three metal picture hooks attached to rear of frame.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs M. Long, 1987
|Dimensions:||470 mm (Height), 370 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||trade unions, railway workers, certificates, railways, victorian railways, social clubs|
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE UNIONS|
|Secondary Classification:||Transport - Rail|
|Inscriptions:||On certificate: ' VICTORIAN RAILWAYS / INSTITUTE / Past Secretary's Certificate / PRESENTED TO / Mr W. E. Long / as a token of appreciation of the services / rendered to the Geelong Centre as Secretary / 1943 - 1945 / [indecipherable signature] President / [signature of H. E. Elliot] General Secretary '
Beneath classroom illustration: ' EDUCATION'
Beneath gymnasium illustration: ' RECREATION '
|Issued By:||Victorian Railways Institute (VRI), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1945|
|Issued To:||Mr W. Long, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1945|
|Other Association (See Comments):||Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1943-1945
Dates Mr W.E. Long served as Secretary of the Geelong Centre of the VRI