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2008/36/29 Cap, 'Our Bridge', cotton / cardboard / metal / LED light, designed by Tony Assness and Deuce Design for the 75th Anniversary of Sydney Harbour Bridge, maker unknown, China, used by New South Wales Premiers Department, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2007. Click to enlarge.

'Our Bridge' cap for 75th Anniversary of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Designed
This cap has significance as a record of a major community event: the celebrations on Sunday 18 March 2007 marking the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Bridge. The people of Sydney made the 75th anniversary an unqualified success. In a demonstration of community spirit, 200,000 people registered by e-mail to walk across the Bridge, which was closed to traffic from 4 am to 10.30 pm.

Perhaps the nation's greatest building project of the twentieth century, the Bridge is a well-known symbol …

Summary

Object No.

2008/36/29

Object Statement

Cap, 'Our Bridge', cotton / cardboard / metal / LED light, designed by Tony Assness and Deuce Design for the 75th Anniversary of Sydney Harbour Bridge, maker unknown, China, used by New South Wales Premiers Department, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2007

Physical Description

Cap, 'Our Bridge', cotton / cardboard / metal / LED light, designed by Tony Assness and Deuce Design for 75th Anniversary of Sydney Harbour Bridge, maker unknown, China, used by New South Wales Premier's Department, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2007

Orange heavy cotton baseball-style cap, with grey material under peak, metal buckle on adjustable strap at back, stud on top, and 'Our Bridge 75' logo embroidered in grey at front, 'Our Bridge' across the back, and Energy Australia logos in black and blue embroidery at the sides. An LED light is inserted in the shield of the front logo.

Marks

Manufacturer's label states 'One size fits all; Made in China, 100% cotton. SHB 75 TM NSW'.

Dimensions

Height

130 mm

Width

200 mm

Depth

290 mm

Production

Notes

Made in China by an unknown maker. The cap bears the 'Our Bridge' logo designed by Tony Assness with Deuce Design.

History

Notes

On Sunday 18 March 2007, during the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of Sydney Harbour Bridge, caps were handed out to the public free of charge to add colour and to distinguish those who had walked across the bridge. This is a sample of the 40,000 caps handed out after sunset. Sponsored by Energy Australia, they contained LED lighting, producing a striking effect after dark, especially during the Aboriginal ceremony, and creating a snake effect across the bridge as people walked. The cap was donated to the Museum by the NSW Office of Protocol and Special Events as part of a collection of objects and designs created in 2007 for the anniversary celebrations.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Office of Protocol and Special Events, New South Wales Premier's Department, 2008

Acquisition Date

21 February 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Our Bridge' cap for 75th Anniversary of Sydney Harbour Bridge 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 June 2021, <https://ma.as/375296>

Wikipedia

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