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An Aboriginal From Melbourne - The spear and boomerang are now, More emblems of my race; ...

1986.0117.0849

An Aboriginal From Melbourne - The spear and boomerang are now, More emblems of my race; ...

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Novelty foldout postcard featuring a drawing of an Aboriginal man holding a spear. The image is labelled "An Aboriginal From Melbourne". Further text reads "The spear and boomerang are now, More emblems of my race; Quite peaceful scenes I bring to you; Behind my cheerful face". The bottom half of the figure in the image lifts to reveal 12 black and white views of Melbourne. There is a handwritten message on the reverse of the card that reads "Dear Marjorie, This is one of your Australian cousins! Love from [---]".

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