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Flower Show Cards

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
These are lightweight cardboard cards, rectangular in shape. They all have printing in various colours and handwriting in ink or pencil. Some cards have been annotated on the back and one card has a newspaper cutting and a photograph of the winning pot plant.
Size
.1 and .5 W 15.4 cm. H 11.5 cm. .2 to .4 W 15.6 cm. H 12.5 cm. .6 to .12 W 12.5 cm. H 9.4 cm. .13 to .22 W 12 cm. H 8.5 cm.
Object Registration
002470
Keywords
ardlie family, history of warrnambool
Historical information
These are cards awarded as prizes in Flower Shows in Warrnambool in the 1940s to the Misses Ardlie. Dorothy Ardlie (1910-1993) and her sister Agnes Ardlie (1915-1993) were the daughters of the Warrnambool law clerk Arthur Ardlie and his wife Ethel, the granddaughters of the prominent Warrnambool lawyer, William Ardlie and his wife, Mary and the great granddaughters of John and Mary Ardlie, early Warrnambool settlers. The cards were mostly awarded to Agnes Ardlie for prize flowers and pot plants and come from the Warrnambool Agricultural Society Annual Show, St. John’s Warrnambool Presbyterian Church Flower Show and St. Joseph’s Warrnambool Catholic Church Fete and Flower Show.
When Made
1940s
Significance
These cards are of minor interest as mementoes of Agnes and Dorothy Ardlie, members of a prominent Warrnambool family in the 20th century.
Last updated
1 Aug 2019 at 2:36PM