Trade Union double-sided commemorative memorial banner. Executed in many coloured oil paints on canvas, the front depicts an allegorical woman in loose flowing robes, whose left breast is exposed. She is holding a billowing Australian red ensign on a staff in her right hand, and supporting a fasces in her left, which is an allegory symbolising strength through unity. She is flanked by clusters of different types of flowers that are commonly found across New South Wales. "WATERSIDE WORKERS' FEDERATION / OF AUSTRALIA / SYDNEY BRANCH" is in an aqua band above her, and the dedication "In Memory / OF / OUR FALLEN / MEMBERS / at the FRONT" is in gold in a black circle below her on her left side. Another circle on her lower right side contains a vignette of workers standing atop massed sacks next to a small railway freight wagon containing sacks, which they are loading or unloading. The motto "UNITY IS / STRENGTH" is in an aqua scroll below the woman. The back of the banner depicts waterside workers undertaking a variety of activities on the dock beside a green and white ship that is moored there. The bannner has 22 looped tabs along the top edge so it can be suspended from a wooden rod.
Canvas, Oil paint, Wood