Ceramic bowl : Commonwealth Department of Repatriation

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL49492
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Ceramic
Maker Heath Armorlite
Place made United Kingdom
Date made March 1976
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

White ceramic rimmed bowl for cereal or dessert. The rim is edged with two narrow green bands. A further, lower band carries the logo of the Department of Repatriation, also in green. The base is marked in green 'ARMORLITE HEATH ENGLAND 3-76'.

History / Summary

Originally set up to service First World War veterans in 1917, the Commonwealth Department of Repatriation existed with slight variations of name until October 1976, when it was superceded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Amongst the the services it provided, the Department maintained hospitals in most states, as well as residential hostels. This bowl is an example of the last pattern of crockery to be used in these repatriation institutions.

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