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Governor-General

Governor-General's dispatch box with the initials of King George VI (GRVI) on its side, 1937-1952

Object type
Dispatch boxes

Object number
1992.0059.0001

Description
Black cloth-covered wooden-framed dispatch box with the initials of King George VI (GRVI) on its side. The brass carrying handle is on the same side as two hinges, and the keyhole is on the opposite side. Two keys are tied to the handle. The box has an oil painting inside the lid. The wooden frame has been exposed in several places.

Collection name
Susan Colquhoun collection no. 2

User
Office of the Governor-General

User
Air Commodore David W. Colquhoun
As a paint box

Place used
Government House, Yarralumla, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
By the Office of the Governor-General

Place used
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
By Air Commodore Colquhoun

Period of use
1937 - 1952
By the Office of the Governor-General

Period of use
1975 - 1990
By Air Commodore Colquhoun

Materials
Wood, Textile - non specific, Brass, Paint - non specific

Dimensions
Width: 470mm
Height: 310mm
Depth: 175mm



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