c 1929, ink on paper

RECEIVED TELEGRAM, Commonwealth of Australia - Postmaster-General's Department. Telegram to Mr and Mrs Swindon, Donaldson Street, Ainslie Canberra congratulating them on the birth of their child. "CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH LOVE/ BERT AND RENE"

Post marked Canberra City 30 September 1929.


12.5 x 20 cm

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Social History


Gift of Mrs. Lois Hicks

Lois Hicks collection

Lady Lois Hicks was an active participant in the early years of Canberra. She was a Girl Guide, a member of cricket and hockey teams and attended Ainslie Primary School and Canberra High School before nursing at the Canberra Community Hospital. The collection is contextualised through photographs of the donor’s family life in Canberra which have been reproduced by CMAG.