The Mintaro Flag

The Mintaro Flag.—The piece of flagging exhibited within our grand Exhibition enclosure is a faultless specimen from the celebrated quarry at Mintaro. The dimensions being 12 feet by 10½, it is enough to make a floor for a good-sized breakfast parlour, hearth and all, in one piece. Its natural surface appears to equal that of the most accurate billiard-table, and a journey of 80 miles performed in the transit from its native bed has sufficiently tested the soundness of a material, the applicability of which has been repeatedly proved by more than one maker of billiard-tables in Adelaide.

[exhibited at the time of the Royal visit by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Alfred, 1867]