Historical information

Plate created to celebrate the centenary of the Melbourne Harbor Trust beginning operations. Presented by Australian Dredging and General works Pty. Ltd.

Physical description

Large blue and white Dutch Delftware ceremonial plate with image of two ships, one sailing ship and the Abel Tasman at sea. The Melbourne Harbor Trust shield features above the ships.

Inscriptions & markings

"The Melbourne Harbor Trust Commissioners/ 1877 Centenary 1977/ 1877 1977/ Abel Tasman" On reverse: "Presented by/ Australian Dredging and/ General works Pty. Ltd./ Delfts blauw/ Hand painted / Made in Holland/ Wp." Sticker attached "43196 B" "PMA 0166/1"