Pennant - Sezione Fascista Werribee, Satin, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 940595

Hand made pennant for the Sezione Fascista (Fascist Section) Werribee. It was made and used between 1929 - 1945 in Werribee, Victoria. Sezione Fascista were established in overseas Italian communities following the rise of fascism under Mussolini in the 1920s. The Italian government started organising Fascist Party branches abroad with the aim of fascistising throughout the world Italian migrants and their activities. Sezione Fascista were groups which had a membership of less than 25 people, about 25 and Sezione's were able to become recognised Fascio.
Triangular shaped pennant. Ground fabric black satin, with text embroidered across surface in gold metal thread. Gold metal thread braid applied to upper and lower edge, and further decorated with gold metal thread tassels. Reverse lined in the colours of the Italian flag, green, white and red bands of satin fabric. Three pairs of gold metal thread ties sewn at equal intervals along side edge in order to secure pennant. Pennant also padded.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Gina Triaca, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37.50 cm (Height), 49.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, handcrafts, political parties, fascism
Themes this item is part of: Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Organisations
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Embroidered, gold thread: SEZIONE FASCISTA/WERRIBEE (MELB).
Place & Date Made: Werribee, Victoria, Australia, 1929-1945
Place & Date Used: Werribee, Victoria, Australia, 1929-1945
References: O'Connor, D. 1993. 'Viva il Duce: The Influence of Fascism on Italians in South Australia in the 1920s and 1930s.' Journal of the Historical Society
of South Australia, vol. 21, pp. 5-24.

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