Making a new mace for the Australian Catholic University, Christine Erratt
How things are designed and made should interest all those with a passion for the creative arts. One of our members, Christine Erratt, was involved in the process of designing a new mace for the Australian Catholic University because of the important articles she wrote for Australiana, and another member, W.J. Sanders Pty Ltd, was commissioned to make it. Like many pieces of historic Australian art, the design of the mace combines a number of motifs, several representing Australian natural history subjects, to symbolise the University’s origins and campuses.