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Jumper - Italian Promotional, Cream & Green, circa 1988 Object Reg. No: SH 940581

Cream top made in Italy. 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.
Cream jumper with green collar. On the front of the jumper there is red text and a black outline of Australia with a picture of a ship printed in grey. The cuffs and waist are elasticised. On the left sleeve there is a printed patch with the Italian flag (green, white red).
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 front: AUSTRALIA (printed in green)/DARWIN/BRISBANE/ SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/ADELAIDE/FREEMANTLE (printed in green) /A Dinlio Sailing Adventure '88 (printed in red)
Label (inside): CARIOCA / MADE IN ITALY (printed in black).
Label (attached): cardboard: VELA/M (in blue ink).
Place Named: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988
Place Named: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 1988
Place Named: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1988
Place Named: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1988
Place Named: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 1988
Past Owner (Probable): Mrs Laura Mecca, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988

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