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Ball of Cotton - Italy, circa 1930s 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
|Dimensions:||6.50 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Width), 6.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||working life, italian communities, italian immigration, cotton, brought goods|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Tertiary Classification:||fishing equipment|
|User:||Mrs Giovanna Tenace, Italy, circa 1930s|
|User:||Mrs Giovanna Tenace, Victoria, Australia, 1939|