Historical information

Presented to the Bishop of Ballarat, Dr. James Moore, when he laid the foundation stone for the new schoolroom/residential wing at Loreto Mary's Mount.


A decorative artefact manufactured by an early Ballarat jeweller. Records the early building and expansion of Mary's Mount.

Physical description

Silver engraved commemorative trowel with ivory handle.

Inscriptions & markings

Presented by the Architect to The Very Rev'd J. Moore D.D.V.G. on the occasion of his laying the foundation stone fo the Loretto Convent Ballarat 8th Dec'r 1881