Plate that belonged to Arthur Calwell #2010-0268
Small black timber circular plate with coloured geometric carved designs in the centre and around the rim.
This plate is part of a collection of objects that belonged to Arthur Calwell, Australia’s first Minister for Immigration (1945-49) that were donated to the museum by his daughter, Dr Mary Elizabeth Calwell.
This plate is one of a set of hand-made artefacts presented to Calwell by the post-war Ukrainian community. The post-war migration sponsored by Calwell and both Labor and Liberal governments established a large Ukrainian Australian community which persists today.