Commemorative ceramic coffee mug

Production date
1982
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Description
A cream coloured coffee mug commissiioned for the XII Commonwealth Games Australia 1982, decorated with stylised kangaroo games mascot 'Matilda'
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food & Drink Consumption Crockery mug
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption mug
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Commonwealth Games
Maker
Measurements
L102 x W74 x H86 mm, Weight 227 gm
Media/Materials description
Ceramic
Signature/Marks
XII Commonwealth Games Australia 1982
MADE IN \ AUSTRALIA
History and use
This souvenir coffee mug was purchased as a memento of the 1982 XII Commonwealth Games by Hungarian immigrants, Mr and Mrs Szalai. The mug portrays the Games mascot 'Matilda', a simple but uniquely Australian element which won hearts and acclaim worldwide.
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Registration number
H49615

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