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Small orange bath towel to commemorate the Royal tour

2006.0031.0085

Small orange bath towel to commemorate the Royal tour

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Physical description

A small orange bath towel made to commemorate the Royal Tour, includes no date in it's decoration but shows images of a Kangaroo, a Springbok, a New Zealand fern and a Canadian maple leaf.

Statement of significance

The Professor Peter Spearritt collection No. 2 is divided into four categories; British Royal Family memorabilia, Australian Republic Movement material, T-shirts with Indigenous motifs and anti-logging material. The British Royal Family memorabilia category predominantly relates to Queen Elizabeth II's 1954 tour of Australia. The items were specifically collected by the vendor for the 1993 exhibition entitled Australians and the Monarchy. The Australian Republic Movement material was also featured in this exhibition. The Indigenous motifs T-shirts and the anti-logging material were collected for the 1992 exhibition Lie of the Land. Both exhibitions were jointly created by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. Professor Spearritt was the head curator of both exhibitions.

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