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Abacus

From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan S Tatura VIC

Description
Wood & metal abacus with wooden base, sides & beads (100), & metal rails. Wood painted red & black.
Size
38h x 32.5w x 10.5d
Object Registration
C7999
Keywords
camp 3, tatura, internment camps, civilian internees
Historical information
Camp 3 was one of the Tatura Group of civilian & prisoner of war internment camps during World War 2. Camp 3 was a civilian 'family' camp. The abacus was made by a German internee, for his son in the camp. It was made from scrap materials found in and around the camp & the beads & other wooden parts of the abacus were turned on a lathe also constructed by the internees.
When Made
Between 1939-1945
Made By
Herr Auer (Civilian Internee)
Last updated
30 Jul 2018 at 2:57PM