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Pennant - Sezione Fascista Werribee, Satin, circa 1930s 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
|Dimensions:||37.50 cm (Height), 49.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||italian communities, italian immigration, handcrafts, political parties, fascism|
|Themes this item is part of:||Cultural Diversity Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration 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|
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.