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Wallet - Leather, Egypt, Sister elina Lily (Lil) Mackenzie, 1915-1917 Object Reg. No: HT 25306

Summary:
Leather wallet for holding paper money with a painted image of a Pharaoh on the front, bought by Sister Selina Lily (Lil) Mackenzie as a souvenir of her time in Egypt during World War I. Lil nursed at the 1st Australian General Hospital from October 1915 to January 1917. The 1st AGH was located in the Heliopolis Palace Hotel on the north-eastern edge of Cairo.
Description:
Brown leather strip folded down centre. A red and black cloth ribbon tied around fold to hold money in place. Outer edge of leather incised with regular geometric pattern. Image of a seated pharoh painted on the front flap.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Rosemary McArthur, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 121 mm (Height), 94 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, nursing, souvenirs
Themes this item is part of: Sister Selina Lily (Lil) McKenzie (1882-1972), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: money containers
Date Purchased: Sister Selina Mackenzie, Cairo, Egypt, 1915-1917

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