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Souvenir Spoon - G. Marconi, 1970 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.00 mm (Height), 26.00 mm (Width), 122.00 mm (Length), 52.00 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation.

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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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
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

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