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Jacket - Italian Promotional, Men's 4 XL, White Nylon, 1988 Object Reg. No: SH 940582

White nylon top, with an embroidered patch with an Italian flag motif on the left breast. Used during the Bicentennial Naval Salute in 1988, in which Italy took part with the Italian battleship ship Caio Duilio. In 1988, the ship visited: Darwin 8-12 September; Brisbane 18-23 September; Sydney 26 September-4 October; Melbourne 12-17 October; Adelaide 19 - 24 October; Fremantle 29 October-2 November. The Italian community was invited to functions organised on board the ship. In Melbourne, a Cadets Ball was organised at the MCG by the Italian Consul General, Dr Diego Longhi and Mrs Emma Longhi. The Italian President of the Republic, Francesco Cossiga, was also invited to participate in the Bicentennial celebrations. After the official celebrations in Canberra, Cossiga visited the capital cities.
White zip up nylon jacket, with two pockets. Elasticised red and green cuffs, waist and collar. White embroidered patch on left breast with an Italian flag motif.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Laura Mecca, 1994
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, domestic equipment, men s clothing, nationalism, jumpers
Themes this item is part of: Mecca Family, Italian Migrants, 1970, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: On patch: embroidered in black: Italia
Label: (red) 4 (XL) /(black) 100% NAILON
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988
Past Owner (Probable): Mrs Laura Mecca, Australia, 1988

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