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Box of Chalk - 'Tailor Chalk', Terrazzo Object Reg. No: SH 940601 2

Summary:
Box of coloured chalk used in the terrazzo trade in Australia, by an Italian migrant. Terrazzo is a technique where marble chips and other fine aggregates are exposed in a concrete (originally clay) surface, the surface is polished and sealed preserving the wet and marble-like look.
Description:
Small rectangular plastic box, with a neon yellow bottom and clear lid. Inside the box are three flat rectangular pieces of chalk, in yellow, blue and pink, each wrapped in plastic.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ken Morgan, 1994
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: trades, working life, italian communities, italian immigration, terrazzo, terrazzo work
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: tools of trade
Inscriptions: On Lid (in gold): Tailor Chalk/ MADE IN JAPAN
Place Made: Japan
Place Used: Australia

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