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Admission ticket for A Night With The Navy

Date: 1943
Dimensions:
Overall: 63 x 88 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Paul Hundley
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Admission ticket
Object No: 00046951

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    Description
    There is a long history of US goodwill visits to Australia starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and increasing in the 1940's in the lead-up to WWII. Dances, receptions and sporting events were organized to promote goodwill. This admission ticket is representative of the promotion of these events.
    SignificanceThere is a long history of US Naval visits to Australian ports starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and increasing in the 1940's in the lead-up to WWII. Dances, receptions and sporting events were organized to promote goodwill. This admission ticket is representative of the promotion of these events.
    HistoryIn 1943 Eleanor Roosevelt the US President's wife undertook a five-week goodwill tour of the Pacific. She visited many of the island groups including Tahiti, Fiji. After a visit in New Zealand, she arrived in Sydney on 3 September 1943. Although no firm confirmation has been able to obtained, this ticket may relate to one of the events related to this visit. Further research will be undertaken.


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