Souvenir Spoon - G.Marconi, 1970 Reg. No: SH 000935
- Souvenir Spoon bought on board the ship SS Guglielmo Marconi by Laura Mecca as a souvenir of her journey to Australia when she immigrated from Italy in 1970. The SS Guglielmo Marconi was commissioned by Lloyd Triestino Line in 1960 to sail the Italy to Australia route. the Marconi departed on its maiden voyage on 18 November 1963, arriving in Sydney 11 December 1963. The 1970s oil crisis and declining immigrant numbers saw the Marconi make her last voyage from Australia on 23 November 1974.
- Metal teaspoon, with an ornate handle. The spoon has been enamelled and has a picture of a ship on the ocean with the text 'G. Marconi' above it.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
|Tagged with:||immigration, italian communities, italian immigration, migration settlement, shipping industry, souvenirs, immigrant shipping, immigrant voyages|
|Themes this item is part of:||Mecca Family, Italian Migrants, 1970, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||Enamelled on spoon in black: G. MARCONI|
|Manufactured For:||Lloyd Triestino Lines, Italy, circa 1970|
|Place & Date Purchased:||., 1970|
|User:||Mrs Laura Mecca, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970|