Project Title: Grand Gifts – 19th Century Queensland Presentation Gold and Silver

Principal Advisor: Professor Peter Spearritt

Project Abstract: The history of 19th century gold and silverwork in Queensland is a subject which has received only cursory attention up to the present time. A variety of items were produced in Queensland by local craftsmen using local resources, to commemorate achievements and events or for presentation to notable personalities. These works have the capacity to reveal a great deal about the social, economic, sporting, religious and political life of Queensland at the time.

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