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Sweetheart Brooch - Nick Stella, Blue Heart, circa 1935 Object Reg. No: SH 000938

Sweetheart brooch made for Olga Cavedon (nee Andreetta) by Nick Stella while he was in the Air Force just before World War Two, circa 1935. Sweetheart brooches were made by members of the armed forces to be send home to loved ones. Olga came to Australia from the province of Vicenza in 1926, when she was 18 months old, with her mother and sister. Her father had migrated a few years earlier, he was a tailor of well renown in Carlton. The family lived in Grattan Street Carlton, in a house still occupied by the family. Olga married a Cavedon, who were tobacco farming pioneers of the Ovens Valley area during the 1930's.
Blue plastic heart with crown in red and gold, above a gold bird with its wings outstretched. There is a small loop of chain and a safety pin attached to the top of the brooch.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: jewellery, italian communities, italian immigration, military history, air forces, sweetheart badges
Themes this item is part of: Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Maker: Mr Nick Stella, circa 1935
Past Owner or User: Mrs Olga Cavedon, Australia, circa 1935

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