Ceremonial trowel, presented to E. W. O┬?Sullivan, Secretary of Public Works, by the Municiple Council of Narandera, electroplated silver / wood, namufacturer unknown, New South Wales, 1900
This object is part of the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) collection which was donated to the Powerhouse Museum in 1981. The Society was formed in 1901 and is the oldest historical society in Australia. As a result many of the objects they collected are of great significance to Australia and to New South Wales. Some are associated with people and families like the Marsden┬?s, Henry Park, Mawson, and John Verge. Others like the convict handcuffs and the Ben Hall ┬?Wanted Poster┬? are significant relics from Australia┬?s past. The importance of the entire collection and the way in which it was acquired adds to the significance of this object.