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Maroon coloured silk necktie


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Maroon coloured silk necktie

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Physical description

A maroon coloured silk necktie. The plain coloured tie is relatively narrow in width. The tie features fine machine stitching with maroon coloured cotton thread hemming each triangular pointed end. At the narrower end of the tie, partly obscured under the fold of fabric, is the manufacturer's label. The small rectangular shaped, white synthetic label has been machine sewn to the tie. The label features black embroidered text "DJ MADE / BY / DAVID / JONES / Sydney". The tie features some small holes at either end and one of the tacking stitches down the length of the tie has come loose.

Statement of significance

The collection consists of documents, photographs, scrapbooks, clothing and other memorabilia from the careers and personal lives of Emma (Emilie) Roach, a well-known and successful equestrian, and her husband John (Jack) Burton, who made several record-breaking drives in motor vehicles across Australia during the 1910s and 1920s.

Born in Narrandera, New South Wales, in 1898, Roach began equestrian competition at the age of 10, and continued through most levels and types of competition, remaining an unpaid amatuer, until her retirement in 1955. Her main competitions and successes were in the show-ring. After Burton and Roach married in 1925, they lived in Sydney for many years and travelled from there to agricultural shows in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland where Roach would compete and Burton worked in motor vehicle sales and writing articles for motoring magazines.

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