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1894 Tea Towel
1894 map of Melbourne linen tea towel by Melbournalia
1894 Tea Towel
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1894 Tea Towel

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Melbourne, 1894: the city had become one of the largest in the world, rivalling New York and London in size and wealth. The Gold Rush of the 1850s poured fuel into Melbourne's vigorous growth. By the 1880s - just ten years later - Victoria's capital had doubled its population. The city was booming!

Alas, this affluence was to come to an end. By 1894 Melbourne was in the midst of an economic depression - but the gold rush era had left a useful legacy: a shiny new network of roads, railways and services that shapes our city to this day. 

This map tells the story of Melbourne on the rise and fall: a city that always bounces back no matter what challenges it faces along the way. The Melbourne we love.

You’ll find your linen tea towel quite stiff at first. This is what makes it great for printing. It will soften after a few washes, and it may shrink a little. Linen’s absorbency improves over time. Best of all, it doesn’t leave pills on your glassware or cutlery! 

For best results, wash your tea towel in a cold cycle on your machine with other similar coloured items. It’ll wrinkle in the wash, so gently pull it back in to shape before hanging it to dry on the clothesline. Iron on the reverse side of the print with a warm iron. Don’t tumble dry or dry clean. 

Designed by Brady Michaels for Melbournalia.

Material: 100% European Linen, Flax.

Screen printed in Melbourne, Australia.

Dimensions (cm): 50 x 70.

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