Souvenirs related to visits to Australia during 1920 and 1932

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Accession Number RCDIG0000523
Collection number 3DRL/3376 16/2
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 33
Object type Souvenir
Physical description 144 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1920-1932
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This file contains 33 souvenirs related to the visits of Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, Lady Birdwood, and their daughter, Judith, to Australia between December 1919 and July 1920 and again in 1932. Also included are souvenirs from their visit to New Zealand in 1920. These souvenirs include menus, programs of visits to Australian states, concerts, dances, and horse races. Related material may also be found in 3DRL/3376 9/1, 3DRL/3376 10/2 and 3DRL/3376 16/3.
This file contains:
Programme of Farewell Concert to General Sir William and Lady Birdwood by The Ormonde Diggers, 15 December 1919 [includes signatures of Australian soldiers aboard RMS Ormonde]
Programme of the visit of General Sir W R Birdwood to Western Australia, 19 December 1919 to 17 January 1920
Member's ticket to the Western Australian Turf Club issued to General Birdwood, 1 May 1919 to 30 April 1920 Complimentary luncheon tendered to Birdwood by Busselton Returned Soldiers' Association and Soldier's Memorial Committee, 6 January 1920
Menu for luncheon to farewell Sir William Ellison-Macartney and to meet Birdwood, 12 January 1920
Complimentary luncheon tendered to the leaders of the AIF by the Federal Executive of the Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia, 21 January 1920
Dinner given by the Ministers of State for the Commonwealth to welcome Sir William R Birdwood and the Senior Officers of the AIF, 21 January 1920
Program for a gala performance in honour of General Sir Wm Birdwood at Tivoli Theatre, 26 January 1920
Silk program for Gala Performance "Oddments" in honour of Birdwood at Tivoli Theatre, 26 January 1920
Luncheon to Birdwood given by the Mayor of the City of Ballarat and the Mayor of the Town of Ballarat East, 7 February 1920
Programme of the visit of Birdwood to Tasmania, 10 February to 3 March 1920
Programme of the visit of Birdwood to Tasmania, 10 February to 3 March 1920
Two hand-painted postcards from Miss Madge Wilson to General and Lady Birdwood, 16 February 1920 [includes sprig of dried flowers]
Menu for luncheon to Birdwood at Parliament House Adelaide, 12 March 1920
Seating plan for luncheon to Birdwood at Parliament House Adelaide, 12 March 1920
Dinner to Birdwood by the Murray Bridge Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League and Murray Bridge Branch Sailors' and Soldiers' Fathers' Association, 18 March 1920
Program of visit to New South Wales of Birdwood, 3 to 30 April and 14 to 20 May 1920
Program of visit to New South Wales of Birdwood, 3 to 30 April and 14 to 20 April 1920 [duplicate – not scanned]
Program of visit to New South Wales of Birdwood, 3 to 30 April and 14 to 20 April 1920 [duplicate – not scanned]
Dinner to Birdwood at the Australian Club, 12 April 1920
Itinerary of Birdwood's visit to Camden Park, n.d.
Silk program for Grand Military Gala Performance in honour of Birdwood at Her Majesty's Theatre, 20 April 1920
Silk program for Grand Military Gala Performance in honour of Birdwood at Her Majesty's Theatre, 20 April 1920
Dinner to Birdwood and members who have returned from active service, 26 April 1920
Programme for visit by Birdwood to the Sydney Soldiers Club, 25 April 1920
Programme of the visit of Birdwood to Queensland and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, 30 April to 24 May 1920
Luncheon in honour of Birdwood by Government of New Zealand, 4 June 1920
Civic Reception and Dinner tendered by His Worship The Mayor and Councillors to General Sir William and Lady Birdwood on the occasion of their visit to Invercargill, New Zealand, 14 June 1920
Concert program for a smoke concert given by the New Zealand Returned Soldiers Association to Birdwood, 19 June 1920
Dance card for a ball at Greymouth Town Hall, 22 June 1920
Complimentary dinner tendered to Birdwood by the Auckland Garrison Officer's Club, 7 July 1920
Complimentary luncheon tendered to Birdwood by the Mayor of Wanganui, 9 July 1920
Program for grand concert and presentation of prizes aboard TSS Themistocles, 4 August 1932
Menu for farewell dinner to Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, Lady Birdwood and Miss Birdwood aboard TSS Themistocles, 5 August 1932 [includes autographs of the Birdwood family]