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Pen - Promotional, National Institute for Foreign Trade, 1988 Object Reg. No: SH 940584

Summary:
Promotional Pen manufactured for the Italian National Institute for Foreign Trade. Used during the Bicentennial Naval Salute in 1988, in which Italy took part with the Italian battleship ship Caio Duilio. In 1988, the ship visited: Darwin 8-12 September; Brisbane 18-23 September; Sydney 26 September-4 October; Melbourne 12-17 October; Adelaide 19 - 24 October; Fremantle 29 October-2 November. The Italian community was invited to functions organised on board the ship. In Melbourne, a Cadets Ball was organised at the MCG by the Italian Consul General, Dr Diego Longhi and Mrs Emma Longhi. The Italian President of the Republic, Francesco Cossiga, was also invited to participate in the Bicentennial celebrations. After the official celebrations in Canberra, Cossiga visited the capital cities.
Description:
Yellow plastic pen, long and rectangular in shape, with grey writting. The lid is held in place with a c-shaped piece of metal that atttaches to the main body of the pen.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Laura Mecca, 1994
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, advertising, promotional materials, pens
Themes this item is part of: Mecca Family, Italian Migrants, 1970, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: On pen: Istituto nazionale per il Commercio Estero
Organisation Named: Istituto nazionale per il Commercio Estero, Italy, 1988
Past Owner: Mrs Laura Mecca, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988

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