Glory Boxes

IMAGE: Silvia Saccaro brought this glory box with her when she migrated from Italy to Australia in 1961 (courtesy of the NSW Migration Heritage Centre)
IMAGE: Silvia Saccaro brought this glory box with her when she migrated from Italy to Australia in 1961 (courtesy of the NSW Migration Heritage Centre)

The fifth radio program using interviews recorded as part of the Australian Generations Oral History Project aired on Hindsight on ABC Radio National on Sunday 13 July 2014.

This program charts the excitement and eventual decline of the practice of collecting household items in anticipation of one’s own home after marriage. Five women remember vividly the shifting social expectations around them as the world changed from the 1950s to the 1970s.

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