Matchbox cover (matchbox inside) - image of Gundagai dog on the tuckerbox, with verse

Object Type
Personal effects/Smoking accessory/Matchbox/Matchbox cover
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Brief Description
A metal matchbox cover with Bowyang Yorke's verse, "BILL THE BULLOCKY" printed on it. It was about a dog on the tuckerbox written on 20th June 1859. There is also a picture of the monument unveiled to the legendary dog in Gundagai. The cover has a blue and white chequered border and houses a set of unused matches.
H: 60 W: 39 D: 20mm (H: 2 3/8 W: 1 9/16 D: 13/16")
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In storage
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by James and Vassilia Corones


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I have one of these as well. The one I have is black and white check with the verse Nine miles from Gundagai.

- shannon

Posted on 13-03-2023 09:18:47