Historical information

Small souvenirs such as plates, cups, mugs, ash trays and jars, showing scenes and buildings in Warrnambool, were first produced in the late 19th century for all towns and cities in Australia and were popular in the early to mid 20th century. They are still produced for tourists today. The Historical Society has several of these souvenir dishes but this is the first souvenir egg cup we have seen. The image of Liebig Street is appropriate as this is the main street in Warrnambool.


This souvenir egg cup has no great significance historically but it is representative of the type of souvenir sold to tourists and it is interesting because of its age (1940s). It will be useful for exhibitions.

Physical description

This is a white china egg cup with a coloured image of Liebig Street, Warrnambool

Inscriptions & markings

Under the image – ‘Liebig Street, Warrnambool, Vic.’
On the base – ‘Royal Grafton Bone China, Made in England’