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Pair of packing case chairs Theme: Boom & Bust

Artist: UNKNOWN
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Title: Pair of packing case chairs

Credit Line: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Resourcefulness in solving the problems of shortages of material developed as a characteristic of Australian life through the 19th and 20th centuries. Those in rural areas, while distant from ready supplies of commercially-available building and furnishing materials, found innovative ways to recycle the packaging materials that contained essential fuel, food and other commodities that were regularly delivered to them.

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