Sandwich paper purchased by curator Moya McFadzean as a prop for lunchbox display in the former Playground exhibit at Melbourne Museum, which opened in 2000 and closed in 2007.

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Roll of waxed sandwich paper with pink and purple stripes.


Coloured sandwich paper was omnipresent in the lunchboxes of Australian school children during the 1970s. This roll of waxed sandwich paper is typical of the type used during this period and thus immediately evocative of everday school experience for people who grew up in the seventies. The roll proposed for acquisition is what was left after wrapping sandwiches for lunchboxes on display in the popular former Playground exhibit . The Playground exhibit functioned as part of the permanent social history display at Melbourne Museum during the years 2000 to 2007, thus the sandwich paper is also a part of the exhibition history of the Museum.

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