Historical information

A souvenir scarf from Egypt in 1916. Similar items see 00183, 00179. It was embroidered with military symbols. The connection with Legacy is not known. The founders of Legacy were all returned servicemen who returned from overseas service in World War One so would be familiar with similar sentimental souvenirs that were purchased in Egypt and sent home to loved ones.


A record of the type of souvenir made or bought from Egypt in 1916. Founding Legatees would have been familiar with Egyptian souvenirs from World War 1.

Physical description

Blue fabric scarf (possibly silk) with machine embroidered decorative military motifs, flags and text. Brocade edging.

Inscriptions & markings

Embroidered with 'Souvenir of Egypt, 1916, Australian Commonwealth, Military Forces'