Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940 - 1945
Found under the floorboards of the Gallery, Great Hall when replaced in 1989.
Green 2d. Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board ticket No. 264214. Reverse picture of woman drinking coffee.
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, 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.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Sep 1991
Place & Date Used
Front, printed, black ink: MELB & METROP TRAMWAYS BOARD / This ticket must be shown on de-mand or another fare paid. / Not transferable / 2d . D / Wm / IN / OUT / 264214 Reverse, printed, black ink: Dispels 4 O'Clock Fatigue/Bushells/Delicious Coffee.
Type of item
3.3 cm (Length), 6.6 cm (Height)
Exhibition Collection Management
32 mm (Width), 66 mm (Height)