Recruiting banner : South Coast Waratahs

Collection ID RELAWM12471
Collection type Heraldry
Title Recruiting banner : South Coast Waratahs
Object type Flag
Maker McIlwraith, (given names unknown)

Tussore silk banner with appliqued waratah and lettering, and a braid edged scroll. Red silk waratah flower has petals hand-painted on to it in a darker red and has then been appliqued to the banner with buttonhole-stitched red embroidery cotton. Olive green silk stem and two leaves has been appliqued to the banner with buttonhole-stitched olive green embroidery cotton. Across the bottom of the waratah stem is a scroll edged with narrow gold braid. The extreme right end of the scroll is edged with silver braid, apparently because the supply of gold had run out. Within the scroll are grey-painted letters, 'SOUTH COAST WARATAHS', over embroidered in black embroidery cotton buttonhole-stitch to give a shaded effect. The top and bottom edges of the banner have a border of cream silk cord with a loop at each end to take the carrying poles.