Greeting Card Collection

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Accession Number RC00370
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Collection
Item count 1
Measurement 29 folders, 3 albums
Object type Greeting card
Maker Various
Date made 1899-2000
Conflict Gulf War, 1990-1991
Period 2000-2009
Second World War, 1939-1945
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Period 1990-1999
First World War, 1914-1918
East Timor, 1999-2013
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

The Greeting Card collection consists of both hand-drawn and commercially produced cards sent to and from Australian service personnel engaged in conflicts dating from the South African War (1899-1902) to the Gulf War (1991) and peacekeeping operations.

Cards in the collection contain both official and personal greetings and range in type including: Greeting, Christmas, New Years, Mothers day and Birthday cards. The collection includes many cards from VIP's including Blamey, Monash and Birdwood and cards from a variety of famous places such as Gallipoli, Flanders Field and Changi POW camp.

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