Historical information

In 1910, a Union Jack flag was sent to Rutherglen State School No. 522 from a group of schools in Rutherglen Scotland, in exchange for an Australian flag previously sent to schools in Rutherglen Scotland. This exchange was part of the Empire Day Movement to celebrate Empire Day in 1911. It was one of nearly 300 flags that were exchanged between Australian and United Kingdom schools. The pupils of the woodworking classes of Rutherglen State School made this box to house the flag.

Physical description

Wooden box with brass plaque on lid.

Inscriptions & markings

On brass plaque: "Presented to the School Children of Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia by their School Mates in Rutherglen Scotland. June 1910"