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Base - Desk Set, 'Secura', Tortoiseshell Pattern, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 940554 1

Bakelite base for an inkwell set used by Olga Cavedon (nee Andreetta) when she was a primary school student at St George's Catholic School in Carlton in the 1930s. 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 Giovanni Cavedon in 1948. The Cavedon's were tobacco farming pioneers of the Ovens Valley area during the 1930s.
Tortoiseshell patterned bakelite base.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Olga Cavedon, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.50 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 16.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: education, italian communities, italian immigration, plastics
Themes this item is part of: Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Classroom Equipment
Tertiary Classification: writing equipment
Inscriptions: Reverse, .1: SECURA/MADE IN/AUSTRALIA.
Manufacturer (Probable): Moulded Products (Australasia) Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930
User: Mrs Olga Cavedon, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1930s

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