Australian High Commission

The Australian High Commission, Australia House, London.

Australia House is the oldest Australian diplomatic mission and is the longest continuously occupied foreign mission in London. King George V laid the building’s first foundation stone in 1913, with completion delayed until 1918 due to the stringencies of World War I. Much of the construction material used for the building was imported from Australia.

However, the High Commissioner and former Australian Prime Minister, Mr Andrew Fisher and some of his staff were able to move into temporary offices on the site in 1916, while work went on around them. The imposing building on the Strand is now Grade II listed and continues to be an active diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom.

Military Trumpet Banners and Regimental Colours

Humphries Weaving was appointed to weave ceremonial fabric for the Australian High Commission at Australia House, London. We reproduced crimson pure silk damask for military trumpet banners. Humphries Weaving also supply the damask for the United Kingdoms State Trumpeters from the Household Cavalry.

Also produced was banner silk for regimental colours in crimson. Humphries Weaving also weave Regimental Colours for the Ministry of Defense in Crimson, Blue, Green, Yellow and White.

Project reference: 865

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