Summary

Framed, illustrated souvenir toast list from the Second Annual Smoke Social of the Warrnambool Branch of the Bank Officers' Association, dated 25th October, 1923. Drawn by Arthur Jordan of Warrnambool. The list contains the names of those who gave the toasts as well as people who were in attendance. The illustrations are related to the title of the sketch "The Bank Clerk's Hobby".

Arthur Jordan was a photographer in Warrnambool and operated a studio between 1918 and 1938. He became one of the first press photographers in Melbourne, after his sketches of local Indigenous man, Wilmot Abraham, were noticed by newspaper owner, David Syme. [from "Untold Stories: memories and lives of Victorian Kooris", by Jan Critchett, 1998, pp.37]

Physical Description

Sketch on paper, mounted and framed (wooden) behind glass. Top right of frame and glass has white paint dots or splatter. Hole drilled into top and bottom of frame. Hand-drawn illustrations and handwritten text in black ink. Illustrations of a sign, with the names of the people giving the toasts, over a background of a golf course. Two golfers in the background as well as the lower legs of a man and a woman behind the sign, discarded golf clubs and a dog. Other illustrations are of baseball bat and ball, billiard cue, tennis racquet, cricket bat and ball, bottles of wine or beer, corkscrew, bottle opener, cards (indicating a Poker hand) and cigar. The top right corner has the logo of the Bank Officers' Association; a five-pointed star with name and letters inside. Name of framer stamped on reverse.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Working Life & Trades, Leisure

  • Acquisition Information

    Loan & Subsequent Assumed Donation from Australian Bank Employees' Union (ABEU), 20/7/1990

  • Place & Date of Event

    Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 25 Oct 1923

  • Inscriptions

    Above list: ' THE SECOND ANNUAL SMOKE SOCIAL / OF THE WARRNAMBOOL BRANCH OF / THE B.O.A. 25TH OCTOBER 1923 ' Inside sign: ' TOAST LIST / THE KING MR MACAN / THE B.O.A. MR MCCULLOUGH / THE GENERAL SECRETARY THE PRESIDENT / THE LOCAL BRANCH MR TIBBITS / THE PRESIDENT MR KING / THE LOCAL SECRETARY MR MARNANE / THE VISITORS MR HEPBURN ' Below sign: ' ARTHUR / JORDAN / W'BOOL ', ' THE BANK CLERK'S HOBBY ', 'J.A. MURRAY, / HON. SEC. / W'BOOL BRANCH ', ' I WAS THERE / H.J.KING, R.C.STANLEY, D. MACKAY, G. TIBBITS, A. HENDERSON, / J.E. MARNANE, A.H. MURDEN, P.C.F. MACAN, J.A. MURRAY, P.A. ALLEN, G.B. WORLAND, / G.W. SKEWES, L.T. CAMERON, J. GREENING, J. McCULLOUGH, C. CAMERON, W.R. WALL, / H. BANT, W.A. HEPBURN, A.O. BURGESS, L.J.H. STEWART, W. McLAREN, P.F. CATRON, / D.J. McDONALD, I. GRIMSHAW, N.K. PARKES, A.A. WELCH, G. BRISTOL, V.B. TAYLOR, / A. HALSALL, A. CLANCY. ' Reverse: ' [indecipherable] / MILDURA '

  • Classification

    Trade unions, Banking & finance

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    History

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Overall Dimensions

    345 mm (Width), 27 mm (Depth), 445 mm (Height)

  • References

    Information about Arthur Jordan (and possibly use of image of Wilmot Abraham in the drawing) from "Untold Stories: memories and lives of Victorian Kooris", Jan Critchett, 1998, pp.36-37. Online page extracts from GoogleBooks: [Link 1] - Retrieved 4 Feb 2011 (M. Vaughan)

  • Keywords

    Banking Industry, Social Functions, Trade Unions, Humour