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Coo-ee

1986.0117.3797

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W 140mm x H 90mm

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Physical Description

A postcard featuring an illustration in blue and a message on the front and the back. The picture is of two overlapping boomerangs, one of which is upside down. The top boomerang has the word "CHURINGA" on it. Underneath the boomerang is the word ""Coo-ee"". The text at the top reads ""Coo-ee" is the Bush Call from / one Australian to another. / It signifies- "Come to me". The text at the bottom reads ""CHURINGA" is an Aboriginal / expres- / sion meaning "Good Luck". The address on the front reads "Mrs Calder / [Balwarra?] / Burdon Lane / Cheam / Surrey / England."

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