Historical information

The SECV had chalets, cafes, mess halls and tea rooms all over Victoria including their construction sites. The SECV had a stores system which purchased thousands of sets of crockery & cutlery for use by personnel. there was a system of chefs, cooks, tea persons etc. to supply food and beverages to the workers. 1921 signified the year the SECV was formed.


This dinner plate was used at one of the sites on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme which began construction in 1938 and concluded in 1961.

Physical description

Heavy white ceramic oval plate with State Electricity Commission of Victoria 1921 logo/insignia on the inside of one edge - middle of the long side of the plate. On the base, also inscribed in red are details of the makers.

Inscriptions & markings

State Electricity Commission of Victoria / 1921. On the base: Vitrified / Sold by/ Cafe and Hotel Supplies / Pty. Ltd./ DunnBennett & Co. ITC / Burslem / Made in England