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Commemorative mug for the Federation of Australia in 1901

2001.0031.0002

Commemorative mug for the Federation of Australia in 1901

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Souvenir of Australian federation china mug printed with 'Rose and Waratah' pattern green decorations, designed by John Slater and John Shorter. "AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION 1901" is in a scroll below a vignette of Queen Victoria, flanked by an Australian infantryman, or a Light Horseman on foot, who is wearing a slouch hat, and a British infantryman who is wearing a pith helmet. A quote by Joseph Chamberlain, "MAY THE UNION BETWEEN THE COLONIES / AND THE MOTHER-LAND, NOW / CEMENTED BY THEIR BLOOD, BE FOR / EVER MAINTAINED" is in a banner behind the handle, and there are also vignettes of Lord Hopetoun, Sir Henry Parkes, and the then Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. The mark of Doulton Burslem Ware is in green on the base.

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