This jug, made by William Adams & Sons Ltd, was one of a range of souvenirs produced in 1934-35 to commemorate the centenary of white settlement of Victoria. It shows the change in the landscape of Melbourne over 100 years, picking up the theme of progress from wilderness to urbanization which was the predominant theme of the centenary. As the certificate guarantees, only 200 of these jugs were produced, as one of the more expensive souvenirs of the centenary of the European settlement of Melbourne.

This jug (and certificate of authentication) were owned by Morongo Presbyterian Girls' College which closed in 1994. It joined a collection of porcelain donated to the school in 1927 by Mr Norman Clark. Mr Clark believed that an important facet in the education of girls was to be surrounded by beautiful objects of art.

Physical Description

Large china jug. Cream background with darker brown graphics. One side of jug depicts John Batman on the Yarra River. The other side of the shows a landscape of the Melbourne skyline.

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