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Poster - 'Mar Del Plata', Argentina, circa 1965 Document Reg. No: SH 970448

Summary:
Tourist poster for Martha Pregal's home town in Argentina. It was sent to her by her mother in Argentina, shortly after she migrated to Australia with her husband and two children in 1965. Her mother has drawn an arrow onto the poster, showing where the family home is located. The poster was hung in Pregal's family home for many years, as a reminder of Argentina.

The Pregal family decided to leave Argentina because they saw Australia as holding more opportunity, and Mrs Pregal's Calabrian husband had family members already living here. Although she had graduated as a teacher in 1957 in Argentina, upon her arrival in Melbourne Martha worked at the Gloweave factory.
Description:
Poster with image of a seaside town, there is a hand drawn arrow on the left hand side of the poster.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Martha Pregal, 1997
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: argentinian communities, argentinian immigration, immigration, migration settlement, posters
Themes this item is part of: Martha Pregal, Argentinian Migrant, 1965, Migration Collection, Customs House, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Printed: mar del plata / Lo ESPERA / 1967 AÑO INTERNACIONAL DEL TURISMO / DIRECCION MUNICIPAL DE TURISMO DE MAR DEL PLATA

translation: mar del plata / awaits / 1967 international year of tourism / tourism council of mar del plata
Place Made: Argentina, 1967
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967-1997

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