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Pembroke table

casuarina, pine, oak, mahogany, ebony, brass, steel
(a-b) 72.8 × 75.9 × 51.2 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
(b) inscribed in ink on paper label on inside drawer c.: This Table is made of the first / specimen of Timber brought to this / Country from Botany Bay- / The Colony was established under / Mr (. under r) Pitt's Administration in / the Year 1788- / Admiral Philipps who had / the chief command of the Squadron / which took out the first Convicts / and was the first Governor of the / Colony arrived at Botany Bay / 1788 after an 8 Months Voyage / disembarked in a Cove / (...illeg) / of Port Jackson (...illeg) / named after Lord Sydney who was Secretary / of State for the Home Department
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Graham and Victoria Geddes in celebration of the birth of Olivia Persephone Geddes, 1988
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
18th & 19th Century Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International