Alternative Name(s): Honour Roll Crest, Capital

Carved wood crest or top ornament of an honour board made circa 1919-1930, featuring a coat of arms with kangaroo and emu, strongly reminiscent of the Australian coat of arms. Originally used in the East Kew Branch of the Australian Natives' Association. Originally crowned on honour board, likely to have commemorated people who served in World War I.

The Australian Natives' Association was a Friendly Society which provided benefits to its Australian-born members. It was a staunch supporter of trade protection and immigration restriction. Prime Minister Alfred Deakin was a member.

Physical Description

Wooden honour board crest featuring stylized kangaroo on left, emu on right and shield with five stars at centre, topped by a rising sun with gilt finish. Banner across bottom. Leaves on either side.

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