Dish, ceramic, made in the shape of a map of Queensland, decorated with painted image of an emu in bush landscape. Believed to be produced by Studio Anna Pottery.
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Ceramics
History and use
This ashtray in the shape of Queensland, is a souvenir of Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Proudly advertising Queensland through the recognisable state outline, it 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.