Historical information

Trowel was presented to Captain Spark by honourable secretary Mr Charles Dyte on 1/1/1864 to lay the foundation stone of the watchtower and belfrey of the Ballarat fire station. Trowel was made by Mr. Bennett of Bridge street and fashioned on the trowel used by Mr. Fraser M.L.C. when laying the foundation stone of the St. Kilda town hall

Physical description

hand engraved sterling silver ceremonial trowel. engraving is floral design on blade. handle is hollow, octaganol with leaf pattern and greek meander pattern

Inscriptions & markings

Hallmarked on underside - emu, "WE" (letters), kangaroo