Item 11: 'Coo-ee': Australia's farewell entertainment

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Gloucestershire, Stroud
Accession Number PUBS002/004/001/008/011
Collection number Souvenirs 2 4/1/8/11
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 24.7 x 18.5cm
Object type Souvenir
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Gloucestershire, Stroud
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Souvenir program for a theatrical production held during the period after the First World War when troops were waiting to return to Australia. This program is for a musical play with three scenes featuring a series of vocal performances and instrumental solos. The play begins in August 1914 with the outbreak of war and finishes with embarkation for Australia 'sometime (Perhaps!) during 1919'. The cover features a blue AFC badge and embossed garlands of forget me nots. The program is bound with a red, white and blue ribbon.