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Ration Tickets - Petrol, 2 Gallons, circa 1941 Document Reg. No: HT 17685

Summary:
Sheet of four Victorian Motor Spirit Ration Tickets, divided by perforations. Each ticket is for 2 gallons.These particular tickets may date to 1941, when the 2 gallons tickets were printed in blue. They were issued to Mavis Narracott.

Petrol rations tickets were first issued in October 1940 during World War II. Rations were lowest between 1941 and 1944, and thus public transport became more popular. Petrol rationing ceased in 1949. These ration tickets were produced by the Note Printing Branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Victoria Street, Fitzroy.
Description:
Sheet of light beige paper with dark flecks in it, printed with four tickets in blue ink. Paper has perforations between tickets.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Fiona Wilson, 2007
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 120 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war ii 1939-1945, ration coupons, rationing, ration tickets
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Road Travel & Motoring
Tertiary Classification: petrol rationing tickets
Inscriptions: "VICTORIA/MOTOR SPIRIT RATION/TICKET/SERIES/B/VALID IN ALL STATES/TWO/GALLONS/2/TWO/GALLONS". "THIS TICKET MUST BE ENDORSED IN INK / BY CONSUMER WITH NAME, LICENCE NUMBER / AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER".
Printer: Commonwealth Bank of Australia - Note Printing Branch, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1941
Issued To: Mavis Narracot, Australia, 1941
References: Unique Ceramics, http://www.uniqueceramics.net.au/indextext.htm, accessed 15/08/2007; O-Cedar, http://www.ocedar.com/main.taf?p=5, accessed 15/08/2007; Rose Stereograph Company, http://www.rosepostcards.com/, accessed 15/08/2007; Macquarie University Australian History Museum, http://www.austhistmuseum.mq.edu.au/hsp_gal/empire.htm, accessed 19/08/2007; Powerhouse Museum, http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/index.php?irn=11528&;search=month&images=&c=1&s=, accessed 19/09/2007; VicRoads, http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/AboutVicRoads/HistoryOfVicRoads1.htm, accessed 19/09/2007;

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