Cabinet room table

circa 1972

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

This table was used as the Cabinet Room table in the Cabinet Room at the Provisional Parliament House between 1972 and 1988. Cabinet meetings are confidential and secret; even new governments are not allowed to see the records of a previous government’s meetings, as records of decisions are not released for 20 years and the Cabinet notebooks for 30 years. This large square oak table has a cut-out section in centre; the top is comprised of sixteen panels with black leather surfaces, the four outer and four inner corners are rounded; top rests on an oak apron with white buttons on the outer edge; resting on twenty slab feet.

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  • Title: Cabinet room table
  • Date: circa 1972
  • View on MoAD website: See Collection record
  • Medium: Oak; timber; leather; metal; electrical components
  • Dimensions: 5400 (w) x 745 (h) x 5400 (h) mm