Wellington & Manawatu Railway Company Ltd :Wednesday 3rd November, 1886. Lunch upon the occasion of driving the last spike at 34 miles 47 chains, on the railway, near Waikanae, by His Excellency Sir W F D Jervois, K.G.C.M.G., C.B. 1886.
- Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company Ltd; Simcox, Francis Selwyn, 1880-1967
A menu and toast list produced for the occasion of a celebratory lunch. The toast list includes toasts by: The Premier, Mr W T L Travers, Sir Julius Vogel, Mr H D Bell, Mr J Plimmer, Mr G V Shannon, Mr T K McDonald, Mr E T Gillon, Mr D J Nathan.
The front cover shows a steam train engine and coal carriage.
The menu includes turkey, chicken, ducks, roast lamb, roast beef, aspic of potted head, chicken pies, veal and ham pies, beefsteak & oyster pies, giblet pies, boiled ham, boiled tongue, salads, mayonnaise of lobster; apple, gooseberry and rhubarb tarts, jellies, creams, charlotte russe, open tarts, meringues, fruit in season; champagne, sauterne, port, sherry, claret, etc.
In pieces. Has been joined with adhesive tape.
Exhibited in ‘Humble: the life of 100 small objects’, exhibition curated by Barbara Lyon, in the Turnbull Gallery, National Library of New Zealand, 27 August - 17 November 2017.
Quantity: 1 colour art print(s) on card.
Physical Description: Letterpress on light card, 115 x 76 mm.(folded)
Provenance: Donated by Mr F S Simcox, 9 March 1955.
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- 1 colour art print(s) on card, Ephemera, Letterpress works, Memorabilia, Menus, Letterpress on light card, 115 x 76 mm.(folded)
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