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H9557 Picnic basket set (12 pieces), wicker / metal / ceramic / fabric, G W Scott & Sons, Sheffield, England, date unknown. Click to enlarge.

Picnic basket set

Made by G W Scott & Sons in Sheffield, England
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 Marsdens, Henry Parkes, Mawson, and John Verge. Others like the convict handcuffs and the Ben Hall 'Wanted' poster aresignificant 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.


Object No.


Object Statement

Picnic basket set (12 pieces), wicker / metal / ceramic / fabric, G W Scott & Sons, Sheffield, England, date unknown

Physical Description

Picnic basket, wickerwork, complete with utensils for two, England (OF).


Credit Line

Gift of Royal Australian Historical Society, 1981

Acquisition Date

23 June 1981

Cite this Object


Picnic basket set 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 11 August 2020, <>


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