Trowel, used to lay foundation stone for Melbourne Cricket Club stand - 1906

Object Type
Domestic items/Gardening/Trowel
Date Used
12 Feb 1906
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Silver trowel with ivory handle. The trowel is engraved with a foliage design and text reading, "PRESENTED / By / THE MELBOURNE C.C. / to the / HONble THOMAS BENT / PREMIER OF VICTORIA / ON THE OCCASION OF HIS / LAYING THIS FOUNDATION STONE / OF THE NEW STAND / 12th FEBy 1906". A highly decorative neck joins the ivory handle, which has stylised carved leaves.
0 - Whole: H: 43 W: 94 D: 346mm (H: 1 11/16 W: 3 11/16 D: 13 5/8")
Date Used
12 Feb 1906
On display
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Mrs Joy Sutton, Mr David Miller, and Mr Ian Miller.


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