Object StatementFramed scarf and certificate, made by Australian Wool Corporation, used by Margaret 'Rhea' Seddon, Australia, 1985
Physical DescriptionFramed scarf and certificate of authenticity, Australian Women Pilots' Association, wool / plastic / glass, made by the Australian Wool Corporation, used by Margaret 'Rhea' Seddon, Australia, 1985
Light weight pure merino wool scarf and certificate of authenticity mounted in silver aluminium frame. The certificate at the top has a red border with black text and an image of a space shuttle. The scarf below, which also has a red border, is folded and sealed inside a red plastic bag with an AWPA (Australian Women Pilots Association) logo on the front. Both are mounted on a background of grey cardboard. The back of the frame is lined in brown canvas and has a thin wire hook hanging horizontally with six cream padded tags for stability.
MarksThe certificate reads, 'Juy 30, 1985 / CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY / STS 51-D / Sixteenth Flight of the Space Shuttle / This Merino wool scarf with insignia was flown aboard the United States Space / Shuttle, Discovery, April 12-19, 1985, for the Australian Women Pilots Association. / Launching from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Discovery completed 109 / orbits, traveling 2.5 million miles before landing at Kennedy Space Center. / M.Rhea Seddon / Mission Specialist'. On the scarf appears 'A.W.P.A.'. On the back of the frame is a sticker with black text on a white background, 'PRINT BIN / QUALITY PRINTS & / FRAMES / RE-GLAZING / LAY-BYS / LONG & SHORT TERM / LEASING / ARTIST DISCOUNTS / 118 KING WILLIAM RD., / HYDE PARK / (08) 272 0881'.