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Christmas Card - From Grace, to Mum & Peg, Best Wishes, 1949 Document Reg. No: SH 922340

Christmas Card made 1949. It features two koalas on a branch. It one of a series of cards collected by Mrs. Peg Harris who lived at Tollerton, Templeton Street, Avoca. The card is from Grace to Mum & Peg.

Margaret 'Peg' Preston Harris (nee Brereton) grew up at 'Tollerton' with her mother Sara Brereton (nee Preston) and father William Brereton, along with her sister Nellie (who died young) and five step brothers and sisters, Grace, William, Gordon, Charles, Lillian and Florence (from William's first marriage). Margaret remained in the house when she married William Harris. The couple had two sons Terence and John. The cards feature many of Margaret's immediate and extended family.
Piece of white paper folded twice to give four sides. On the front is a sepia coloured illustration of a koala bear with cub on its back. The outline of the sketch is partially cut away as part of a window to the scene of gum trees in pale green, blue, brown and yellow, on the inner section of the front. The inside left of the card is decorated with a sepia sketch of a koala in a tree.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lester & Helen Harris, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.30 cm (Height), 10.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, rituals, correspondence, cards, christmas, christmas cards
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Christmas
Tertiary Classification: cards
Inscriptions: Printed, front: Best/Wishes.
Printed, inside: May Christmas leave a special wish/For you to have and hold,/And see fulfilled in happy ways/When New Year days unfold.
Inscribed: To Dear Mum &/Peg From Grace/Xmas 1949.
Addressed To: Mrs Peg Harris, Avoca, Victoria, Australia, 1949

Card addressed to Mum & Peg
Sender: circa 1950s

From Grace
Date Made: 1949

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