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430961
  • Title
    Federated Society of Boilermakers, Iron & Steel Shipbuilders of Australia - [Union Banner]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    XR 40
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1913-1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    430961
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Objects - approximately 295 square cm. - canvas & silk, col.
    Objects - 3 cords
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Union formed in 1873 and joined the Amalgamated Metal Workers Union in 1972.
  • Scope and Content
    Features a kneeling figure in the centre surrounded by scroll work and floral decoration, largely of flannel flowers and waratahs, and images such as a NSWGR 34 class steam locomotive and tender, the Hawkesbury River rail bridge, and a furnace.
    Reverse shows the warship "Australia" at sea.

    Cords stored in separate box.
  • Source
    Presented 1972
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    Dated from the years the battlecruiser 'Australia' was in operation. Comparison was made with photographs reproduced in Australian & New Zealand Warships 1914-1945 / Ross Gillett. Sydney : Doubleday, 1983.
    Restoration report by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, 1983, held by the Mitchell Library Pictures Section.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 886488
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled from inscription at centre top. Above this is "6 Hours" handpainted over "8 Hours".
    In the middle is the slogan "Unity is Strength. Estbd 1873". At the bottom is "Sydney Branch no.1" and "Althouse & Gieger, Bathurst St, Sydney".
    Title is repeated on reverse.
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