Royal Hanky


As a souvenir of the royal visit, and the Arch, Silk and Textiles Pty Ltd (now Sheridan) offered to print a run of silk handkerchiefs with an image of the arch, ot be distributed to schoolchildren.

We understand that a number of these still exist in the bottom drawers of wardrobes around Hobart, but it’s not yet clear how they were distributed or who received them. One handkerchief was kindly donated to the Riverfront Motel several years ago by an anonymous donor.

This one was presented to Glenorchy City Council by Lynn at the community history day on 3 February 2019.