The Brightwater Flag

Maker and role
Maker: Valerie Cassells
Production date
1940
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Production place
New Zealand
Description
This hand embroidered cotton flag was completed in 1940 to coincide with the New Zealand Centenary. It is also associated with the Brightwater Queens Carnival. Funds were raised by the sale of spaces for names to be embroidered on the flag. The Nelson Provincial Museum has a list of approximately 1000 of the names that appeared on the flag.
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Media/materials description
Textile, embroidered cotton.
Measurements
0 - Whole = Length (mm) = 1040mm
0 - Whole = Width (mm) = 1900mm
0 - Whole = Depth (mm) = 40mm
0 - Whole = Height (mm) = 1040mm
Names/keywords
flags; events; carnivals; embroidery; stitch work; needlework; fundraising; signatures; Tasman District; New Zealand Centenary; Queens Carnival; Brightwater; celebrations
Accession number
NPM995.2.1
Credit line
Brightwater Centennial Celebrations and Queen Carnival Flag, 1939 - 1940. Hand embroidered cotton flag. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: NPM995.2.1

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