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446631
  • Title
    [Spade] Presented to Annie Thomasine Parkes, daughter of the Hon. Sir Henry Parkes...on the occasion of her turning the first sod of the St. Leonards to Pearce's Corner [Hornsby] Railway, 1887
  • Call number
    LR 12
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1887
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446631
  • Physical Description
    Objects - 75.3 x 16.5 cm. (blade 24.5 x 16.5 cm.) - Silver spade with rectangular blade engraved with Australian flora and inscribed, with timber handle decorated by gilt leaf and floral bands. At top of handle is mounted a gilt railway locomotive, at base is a gilt ribbon with engraved legend 'Advance Australia'.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    The North Shore line from St. Leonards was opened for traffic on 1 January 1890.
  • Access Conditions

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

    This item has been preserved and digitised as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2005.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823533
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled from incscription
    Full inscription reads: "Presented to Annie Thomasine Parkes, daughter of the Hon. Sir Henry Parkes KCMG Senior Member for St. Leonards and Prime Minister of New South Wales, by the people of the electorate on the occasion of her turning the first sod of the St. Leonards to Pearce's Corner Railway, Wednesday August 10th 1887"
    'F. J. Mackaness, 300 George Street Sydney' -- engraved on reverse of blade
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