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Net Needle - Italy, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: SH 990987

Net needle brought to Australia by Giovanna Tenace when she immigrated from Italy in 1939. In Italy Giovanna had worked making fishing nets since the age of ten and expected to continue this work in Australia. However she found work on a farm and this net needle, a ball of cotton and completed fishing net became mementoes of her former life.
Grey tubular metal needle with an elongated claw on each end. Wrapped around the needle, between each claw, is a length of off-white thick cotton thread.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Giovanna Tenace, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Height), 0.30 cm (Width), 0.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, italian communities, italian immigration, brought goods
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: fishing equipment
User: Mrs Giovanna Tenace, Italy, circa 1920s-1930s
User: Mrs Giovanna Tenace, Victoria, Australia, 1939

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