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England 1846 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1917

  • to Australia 1850s

Foundation trowel c.1882 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, trowels, silver: fabricated, stamped, engraved; wood: turned, mounted

Primary Insc: stamped on back of trowel blade: "EVAN JONES/SYDNEY"
Secondary Insc: engraved on front of trowel blade: "Presented by/J. A. TURNBULL,/to/SAMUEL HENRY ALEXANDER HARRIS./on the occasion/of his assisting in laying the Foundation/Stone of the Buildings now in/course of erection for/Messrs Harris & Ackman./Pitt Street Sydney./March 20th/1882."
Dimensions: 21.0 h x 6.9 w x 3.2 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1286