Jesse Gregson Illuminated Address from New Winning (Newcastle) and Hebburn collieries

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Title

Jesse Gregson Illuminated Address from New Winning (Newcastle) and Hebburn collieries

Subject

Illuminated manuscripts, manuscript, Jesse Gregson, heraldry, pastoralist, agriculture, agricultural, Australian Agricultural Company, Warrah, Liverpool Plains, Newcastle, illuminated addresses, illumination, address, New Winning (Newcastle) and Hebburn collieries, Nobby’s Head, Newcastle Wharf, vellum, medieval illumination, Valda Rigg, coalminer

Description

The trend in medievalist revivals in all aspects of colonial life included medieval illumination found in addresses, books, presentation certificates or albums. These pieces of carefully crafted work, sometimes on precious vellum, marked special occasions such as retirement, welcomes, congratulations and condolences. Valda Rigg (see Bibliography below) notes the use of chivalric language in these manifestoes. Each address portrayed unique iconography pertinent to its recipient. The addresses are visual insignia or historical keepsakes showing relevant landscapes and/or labour tools and Australian flowers. The Powerhouse Museum has an extensive collection of ‘Illuminated Addresses’. Jesse Grigson’s are but two examples of this genre.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Australian National University Archives

Publisher

Australian National University

Date

29 Nov 1903

Rights

Copyright Applies
Australian National University Archive Collection, Jesse Gregson Collection (Aa. Co.)
Reference Code: N17/2
Noel Butlin Archives Centre
http://www.archives.anu.edu.au/nbac/html/index.php#

Format

Online Image; Hyperlink

Files

Citation

“Jesse Gregson Illuminated Address from New Winning (Newcastle) and Hebburn collieries,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/265.