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Ball of Cotton - Italy, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 990989

Ball of cotton 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 ball of cotton, a net needle and completed fishing net became mementoes of her former life.
Long length of off white cotton thread wound tightly in a misshapen ball.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Giovanna Tenace, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.50 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Width), 6.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, italian communities, italian immigration, cotton, 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 1930s
User: Mrs Giovanna Tenace, Victoria, Australia, 1939

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