Used: circa 1940-1945
Found under the floor boards of the Gallery, Great Hall when replaced in 1989.

Physical Description

Yellow cardboard tobacco packet with black graphic and yellow and red text. Graphic shows a log cabin in a rural setting, trees to the sides. Two horses and a man sitting on a log in the foreground. Obverse and reverse identical. Sphinx logo in red in upper RH corner.


Reason for Acquisition: Transfer from the Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building
From 1940 to 1945 the Exhibition Building was occupied by the Royal Australian Air Force as a training school. About 500 to 700 men lived in for varying periods of time. When the floorboards on the balcony level of the Great Hall were replaced as part of the restoration program in 1989, many items dating back to the 1940s were found. These provide an insight into the lifestyle and interests of RAAF personnel stationed in the building.

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