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‘Members Phone End of Servery’ Sign #1999-0920

Blackwood sign; rectangular face with ‘MEMBERS PHONE END of SERVERY’ in gilt lettering, surrounded by rectangular frame; on a square section pole with grooved edges and stepped square base.


This ‘Members Phone End Of Servery’ sign was used in the Provisional Parliament House. The term ‘Members’ refers to parliamentarians elected to either the House of Representatives or the Senate. Due to the use of the term ‘servery’ it is highly likely that this sign was used in the South Wing of the building, in the dining and recreation block.

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This ‘Members Phone End Of Servery’ sign is significant as a component of the Heritage Collection, which comprises those pieces of furniture which were used in the Provisional Parliament House between 1924 and 1988. The collection has associations with the process of government, the ceremonial, administrative, promotional and recreational functions conducted within the building, and with the individuals who governed Australia between 1927 and 1988. The Old Parliament House building has a richness of internal fabric and collections that convey the way in which parliamentary functions were conducted, the everyday use of the building, and the hierarchical nature of parliamentary staffing practices.

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Width 325mm
Height 1170mm
Depth 310mm
Medium Blackwood; timber; paint
Creator’s name Unknown
Date created Unknown