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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

1998.0028.0018

Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Nickel-plated cast steel ceremonial shovel. The blade is polished, and engraved silver-plated plaques have been attached to both sides of the D-shaped handle. Two smaller plaques are attached to the shaft near the handle.

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