Mortar Trowel and mudstone sample - Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony, 23 October 1985 - Australian Gallery of Sport

Object Type
Domestic items/Gardening/Trowel
Building and grounds/Grounds and gardens/Stone sample
Date Used
23 Oct 1985
May 1985
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Brief Description
A trowel used by John Cain on the 23rd October 1985 for the laying of the foundation stone of the Australian Gallery of Sport. A sample of the mudstone from beneath the building during the foundation excavation in May 1985 is housed with the trowel that has a small plaque attached to the handle. The engraved text on the plaque reads in part "AUSTRALIAN GALLERY OF SPORT / Hon John Cain M.P..."
H: 90 W: 152 D: 460mm (H: 3 9/16 W: 6 D: 18 1/8")
H: 30 W: 115 D: 90mm (H: 1 3/16 W: 4 1/2 D: 3 9/16")
Date Used
23 Oct 1985
May 1985
In storage
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