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Dark brown silk necktie

1996.0026.0181

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Dark brown silk necktie

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Physical description

A dark brown silk necktie that is relatively narrow in width. The area of the tie which would pass around the back of the wearers neck has been reinforced with additional material and stitching. Both pointed ends of the tie, one narrow and one wide, have been hemmed with brown coloured thread. The narrower end features a small black synthetic label with yellow text "PURE / SILK". A double layer of loosely woven cream coloured fabric pads out the interior of the tie, this fabric has been sewn down the centre of the tie where the two sides of the tie join on the underside.

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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