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Netball Service Award for Margaret Pewtress in a wooden presentation box

2007.0092.0006

Netball Service Award for Margaret Pewtress in a wooden presentation box

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Physical description

A silver brooch in the shape of a eucalyptus leaf and two pods, in a wooden presentation box with a lid. The box has a gold coloured plaque inside the lid inscribed with 'A.A.N.A. Service Award / M. Pewtress / 1994'. The top surface of the lid is decorated with a diamond pattern of light and dark wood.

Statement of significance

The History of Netball collection consists of material relating to the history of national and international level netball in Australia from the 1930s to the present day. The collection of thirty three objects has been formed through donations by seven separate donors representing different eras and roles in netball history.

Sport has always been a large part of Australian life and Australians have always enjoyed success on the international sporting arena. Australian women in particular have consistently been high achievers in international sporting events and netball is one sport where this has been proven repeatedly. The sport evolved and developed in Commonwealth Countries in the early 1900s. In Australia this resulted in a unique local style and a strong Australian contribution to international rules and standards of play. Netball enjoys the third highest participant rate among all sports played in Australia, is the most popular women's sport and is enjoyed both in the country and the city.

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