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 established in Melbourne in 1871 as a non-partisan and non-sectarian friendly society for Australian-born, white men seeking to shape Australia's nationhood and identity. The ANA was a strong advocate for Federation and became an advocate for White Australia. It was a staunch supporter of trade protection and immigration restriction, and 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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