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Dominion of Canada

Title: Dominion of Canada
Object name: Commemorative tablet
Artist/Maker: Doulton and Company (Great Britain)
Date: 1911
Material: Stoneware, enamelled and glazed
Dimensions: 110 x 100 cm
Catalogue no.: O-1061

Inscription: DOMINION OF CANADA. IN THIS ROOM IN 1866-7 DELEGATES REPRESENTING THE PROVINCES OF CANADA, NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK, UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE LATE RIGHT HON. SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD, P.C., G.C.B., FRAMED THE ACT OF UNION UNDER WHICH ALL BRITISH NORTH AMERICA EXCEPT NEWFOUNDLAND IS NOW UNITED UNDER ONE GOVERNMENT AS THE DOMINION OF CANADA.

Additional inscription: THIS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE WAS INSTALLED ON JUNE 17, 1911, IN ABBEY HOUSE, THE WESTMINSTER PALACE HOTEL, LONDON, ENGLAND, IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR WILFRID LAURIER, AND THE LAST SURVIVING DELEGATE TO THE CONFERENCE, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR CHARLES TUPPER. DURING THE DEMOLITION OF THE BUILDING IN 1974, THE PLAQUE WAS PRESERVED AND PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA BY THE CAPITAL AND COUNTIES PROPERTY COMPANY LIMITED THROUGH ITS PRESIDENT, SIR RICHARD THOMPSON, MP.

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