Inscribed on a sheet of vellum, 355x215mm, with the recipient's name and the initial letter of the text highly decorative, and all other capitals ornamental. Running the full length of the left-hand side is a standard with a twirled ribbon, captioned 'The Deeds Themselves, Though Mute, Speak Loud The Doer', topped by a banner, 65x45mm, illustrated with a cloaked Aborigine, an upright spear in one hand, the other holding aloft a partially unrolled deed. Signed 'Joyner' (William George Percy Joyner?); cased in an elaborately gilt-decorated full morocco folder, very slightly rubbed. A treasure! (Walter Boyd Tate Andrews succeeded Sir Robert Richard Torrens as Registrar-General).