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A7827 Ribbon with box, silk / leather / metal / textile, maker unknown, place of production unknown, possibly used at the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales, Australia, 1932. Click to enlarge.

Ribbon fragment from the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening

Made
  • 1932
This is thought to be a portion of the ribbon used in the opening ceremony for the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.

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 …

Summary

Object No.

A7827

Object Statement

Ribbon with box, silk / leather / metal / textile, maker unknown, place of production unknown, possibly used at the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales, Australia, 1932

Physical Description

Small fragment of pale blue silk ribbon which may have been used as the official ribbon cut during the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 19th March 1932.

Marks

No Marks

Dimensions

Width

45 mm

Production

Made

  • 1932

History

Notes

It is claimed that this piece of ribbon was part of the official ribbon cut during the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the 19 March 1932. It was acquired by the Museum as part of the Royal Australian Historical Society Collection in 1981 (RAHS #316).

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1981

Acquisition Date

23 June 1981

Cite this Object

Harvard

Ribbon fragment from the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <https://ma.as/194519>

Wikipedia

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