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Bag - 'Italia', White Tyvek, circa 1988 Object Reg. No: SH 940583

White plastic bag, with an Italian flag motif. 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 rectangular bag with rounded bottom, heavy duty plastic. There are metal eyelets strung with white cord at top. In the middle on both sides is a printed Italian flag motif, in black, white, green and red.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Laura Mecca, 1994
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, bags, flags, domestic equipment, nationalism
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
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988
Past Owner (Probable): Mrs Laura Mecca, Victoria, Australia, 1988

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