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Hand carved wooden cross made in 1986 by Polish immigrant to Australia Basil Gasperowicz

1986.0122.0001

Hand carved wooden cross made in 1986 by Polish immigrant to Australia Basil Gasperowicz

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Hand carved western red cedar crucifix or cross with pine fittings.

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  • Bavaria, Germany
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  • Mr Gasperowicz who is Polish was taken Prisoner of War by the Germans during the Second World War, and he learned to make this type of cross from a fellow prisoner while they were held in Stalag VII-A

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