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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Trade Token- Metal, 1862 Reg. No: LL 072701
- This token was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.
Cultural diversity in Little Lon.
Little Lon was home to a diverse population. Germans, Jews and Irish arrived in the mid 19th century; Chinese, southern Europeans and Syrians (Lebanese) in the 1880s; and Italians in the 1890s. Immigrants sometimes brought objects with them to remind them of home, or purchased new items that re-affirmed national loyalties. Pipes, vases or plates were decorated with flags, military heroes, an Irish lyre or English roses. The amount of foreign currency excavated also attests to diversity of the immigrants who frequented Little Lon.
- Token (no date). Obv: SUGAR WORKS BY W. COOK, BAY ST. SANDRIDGE (r emainder illegible) Rev. Obscured
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||2 mm (Height), 35 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||width = diameter|
|Tagged with:||peace, making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||W.C. Cook, Oddfellows Store, Sandridge (Port Melbourne), Victoria, Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Secondary Classification:||(To Be Classified)|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Trench Unit Number:||16/05/10|
|Inscriptions:||Obv: SUGAR WORKS/ BY/ W. COOK/ BAY ST/ SANDRIDGE (remainder illegible)
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