Historical information

The letters of the completed banner were made by different churches within in the presbytery of Gippsland and spell a sentence, presumably, "BUILD YOUR CHURCH LORD!" Orbost was one of the churches that had the finished banner on display.

Physical description

24 small banners with tabs at the top of each for hanging on a rod. 19 have large blue letters appliqued on them. Twenty two of the banners are roughly square and two are smaller and oblong. Three have no letters and are used as spacers in the four word sentence that the letters make. The banners are decorated with rural and coastal images.

BN068.1 "B" with an embroidered boat with the number 1 on the sail.
BN068.2 "U" fabric paint words: "LOCH POOWONG east poowong nyora strezlecki kernang athlone"
BN068.3 "I" "Korumburra"
BN068.4 "L" with a pelican, fishing boat with a net, shells and sand
BN068.5 "D" with the UCA emblem and "BUNYIP Garfield Longwarry"
BN068.6 "Y"
BN068.7 "O" with fabric paint flag, ram, road and trees and a cow
BN068.8 "U"
BN068.9 "R" with green and yellow wattle in fabric paint
BN068.10 "C" with ric-rac round the letter and three churches appliqued in the top left corner
BN068.11 "H" edged with pale blue metallic fabric paint
BN068.12 "U" with sunrise over the sea with gold chain sunbeams and sequins
BN068.13 "R" with fine blue embroidery at each corner and only two tabs
BN068.14 "C" with appliqued boat, sky and sun
BN068.15 "H" with a black swan with a red beak
BN068.16 "L" with appliqued and fabric painted scene of a beach, hills and city smoke on the horizon
BN068.17 "O" with painted corn cobs in each corner
BN068.18 "R" with cows, hills, sheep and a sack
BN068.19 "D" with machine embroidered church "St Matthews Yinnar", hands "Friendship", building "UCA Yinnar", chuch "Holy Innocents YINNAR STH" "(Californian RED WOOD)", tree "BIG TREE grows at Christ Church Boolarra"
BN068.20 "!" with fabric brown cow in grass
BN068.21 spacer with appliqued house, bushes and barn
BN068.22 spacer with appliqued sun with ribbon rays and black white and brown figures
BN068.23 & BN068.24 spacer with a small UCA red dove in the centre

Inscriptions & markings

"B U I L D Y O U R C H U R C H L O R D !"