Ceremonial trowel 1887
Dimensions (H x W x D)
5.5 x 10.4 x 35 cm
Herewith / THE FOUNDATION STONE / of the / PORCH TO THE TOWN HALL / of the / CITY OF MELBOURNE / was laid by / THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR / Councillor William Cain / on 8TH November 1887 / MESS R.S. REID HENDERSON & SMART / ARCHITECTS / E.G. FITZGIBBON / Town Clerk.
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
This silver trowel with an ivory handle is housed in a velvet and satin lined case. The ceremonial piece was used Mayor William Cain for the laying of the foundation stone for the portico of Melbourne Town Hall on 8 November 1887, when the he porch was added to the original building.