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Advance Australia, federation [realia] : [souvenir handkerchief of Australian Federation]
Bib ID 3534213
Format ObjectObject [realia]
Online Access
Description [1900] 
1 handkerchief : linen ; 32 x 38 cm. 
Summary

A federation handkerchief with central coat of arms, of similar design to Costantini, with a shield in four parts depicting a prize sheep, a ship, a hay bundle and a pick and shovel. The shield includes a cross within which appears to be the Southern Cross. Surrounded by portraits of the Governors: Lord Brassey, Governor of Victoria; Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland; Earl Beauchamp, Governor of New South Wales; and Lieut. Col. G. Smith, Governor of New Australia, i.e. Western Australia. Above the shield is a sun with rays and below it two hands in a handshake. The handkerchief is bordered in colours of brown, red, cream and green, the same colours as the images. The coat of arms depicts the kangaroo and emu. The first offficial coat of arms was granted by King Edward VII on May 7, 1908 and the current version was granted by King George V on September 19, 1912.

Notes

Available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-vn3534213

Subjects Brassey, Thomas Brassey, - Earl, - 1836-1918 - Portraits.  |  Lamington, Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane Baillie, - Baron, - 1860-1940 - Portraits.  |  Beauchamp, William Lygon, - 7th earl, - 1872-1938 - Portraits.  |  Smith, Gerard, - Sir, - 1839-1920 - Portraits.  |  Federal government - Australia - Collectibles.  |  Souvenirs (Keepsakes) - Australia.  |  Emblems, National - Australia.  |  Devices (Heraldry) - Australia.  |  Governors - Australia - Portraits.
Form/genre Commemorative objects.

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