Souvenir Dish

Production date
1930s
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Description
Dish, orange and green pearlescent glaze ceramic, shaped like a leaf with pierced base that forms a stand, gilt outer edge, and two holes at lower edge, featuring coloured image of steam train and elevated railway track of the Kuranda Railway line at Stoney Creek Falls, Cairns.
Classification
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Ceramics
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food & Drink Consumption Crockery dish
Production date
1930s
Production place
Signature/Marks
STONEY CREEK FALLS, CAIRNS.
[image of crown] / VICTORIA / Czechoslovakia
History and use
This dish is a souvenir of the Stoney Creek Falls and Kuranda Rail line outside of Cairns. The railway line was constructed in the early 1890s and is a well-known tourism destination in north Queensland.

This dish is part of a collection of ceramic souvenir items held by the museum, dated from the 1920s to the 1960s, showing that most areas of Queensland have been promoted. Most of the souvenir items depict features locally regarded as important or symbolic. The use of souvenirs is widespread and relies on both local and international manufacturers for supply, sometimes from the most unlikely places. This dish for example was made in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s.
Associated person
Registration number
H28585

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