Pipe banner


Migration Museum

Migration Museum
Adelaide, Australia

This banner is part of a collection of items illustrating ties with cultural heritage, and demonstrating how people of Scottish birth and descent have continued to meet together in South Australia.
Rectangular and double sided banner with metal fringe sewn along bottom and woven metal tassels on each lower corner. One side is of wool tartan material and the other is purple silk taffeta. The purple side has metal thread embroidery within a long frame across the upper section, this reads, "THE SCOTS CRONIES CLUB". In an arc on the lower section it reads, "OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA", and in a small frame below this, "FOUNDED 1950". Within the written framework is the embroidered crest of the Scots Cronies Club with black bordering the shield and the 4 symbols of: hands of friendship; Castle Cronie; the Red Lion of Scotland; the 7 stars of Australia/Southern Cross. Four double straps of purple material extend above the top, each with sets of press studs sewn in. This item represents the cultural significance for people of Scottish birth and descent meeting together to enjoy their heritage.


  • Title: Pipe banner
  • Date Created: 1960-01-01/1960-12-31
  • Provenance: This was the first Pipe Banner used by the Scots Cronies Club of SA. The tartan is Murray of Athol, the clan tartan of the co-founder and first Laird for the club, Andrew Small. The pipe banner hangs from the upper shoulder pipe on the bagpipes. This banner was used between 1960 and 1980 at all club functions. Des Ross was Piper and Pipe Major in the club for 42 years and proudly wore this banner on his bagpipes.
  • Subject Keywords: Scottish, clubs
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0, photographer: Rachel Harris, Bit Scribbly Design

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