Refreshment Room Bell
c.1860Brass and timber
Likely used to call members to the dining room during long sitting days.
NSW Parliament Artefact Collection
'Refreshment Room Committee' Minutesc.1858 – 1956
Containing dates of meetings, names of those present, details of motions and details of actions resolved after deliberation. Accounts, balance sheets and lists of charges are also included.
The Committee ceased to exist between 1921 to 1926, with the responsibility for running the Refreshment Room transferred to the newly establishes House Secretary, an officer of the Legislative Council.
In 1927 the House Committee was established as a successor to the Refreshment Room Committee
NSW Parliamentary Archives Collection
Rules of the House Committee: Dining Room and Barc.1949Ephemera, Printed card
New South Wales Government Printer
Epergnec.1870Electro-plated silver with crystal bowlElkington & Co.Birmingham, England
Epergne refers to an ornamental centrepiece for a dining table, typically used for holding fruit or flowers.
NSW Parliament Antique Collection
Dessert Servicec.1879Porcelain comports and plates featuring hand-painted Australian Coat-of-Arms, NSWP monogram and botanicals
George Jones & SonsStoke-on-Trent, England
Etched Cranberry Glass
NSW Parliament Catering Collection
Fish Knife and Forkc.1853Electro-plated silver
Elkington & CoBirmingham, England.
State Dinner Servicec.1947Bone China with gilt NSW Coat-of-Arms, including this teacup and saucer
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