From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan Street Tatura VIC
- Wood & metal abacus with wooden base, sides & beads (100), & metal rails. Wood painted red & black.
- 38h x 32.5w x 10.5d
- camp 3, tatura, internment camps, civilian internees
- 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.
- Between 1939-1945
- Herr Auer (Maker)
- 30 Jul 2018 at 2:57PM