Spoon #2001-0054Members’ Dining Room, Main Floor
Electroplated Nickel Silver spoon with oval bowl and ‘CPRR’ (Commonwealth Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms) engraved on the handle.
This spoon was used in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms in the Provisional Parliament House. It was manufactured by S. S. P & C. Co. Ld and is made of Electroplated Nickel Silver.
Crisp white tablecloths and sparkling silver cutlery welcomed members and senators to their party’s particular tables in the Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms. Unlike in most Australian homes, waiters, and later waitresses, provided silver service. They served the politicians’ food from elegant silver platters directly onto their plates at the table.