This model of the steam launch, SS Violet, is particularly important to the Museum as it was displayed at the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879 in classes 577-585 along with some other models. It was made and exhibited by Samuel Harvey (1822-1888). Harvey was awarded a bronze medallion for his models and the Exhibition’s judges’ comments were that they were, “ingenious but rather rough in detail”.
The Sydney International Exhibition belonged to a movement devoted to the education of the ...
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