Greetings from Augusta

How long since Augusta in Western Australia’s Southwest would have been associated with aboriginal culture from a tourist point of view? How long since an aboriginal figure would have been used as an advertisment for the town? I can’t see it happening these days. I holidayed there as a child for many years and don’t remember a single mention of the original people. This makes this mug quite old and quite sad.

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11 Responses to Greetings from Augusta

  1. Cookster says:

    The age of the souvenir has passed methinks… in some ways good, some ways sad.

    I treasured my ‘coffin ashtray’ that bore the motto, ‘Poor old Fred, he smoked in bed – Greetings from Rottnest’. And the coconut monkey with wire glasses was a corker…


  2. David Cohen says:

    Put that ashtray on eBay and I will pay any price, Cookster.


  3. According to this
    it was the Koombarnup people of Bunbury who used the area for hunting ‘tho the actual situation in that area was probably more complicated,( Need an expert).


  4. forces says:

    I like to think that it was made by someone’s aboriginiphiliac Aunt Augusta. Not likely of course but I like the idea of a little auntie who makes dozens of these things each year to send to reluctant relatives. In fact, the truncated writing probably reads “BIRTHDAY Greetings from Augusta”


  5. Anonymous Perthon says:

    forces, I can’t believe you know that! Thats actually my Aunt Augusta, and if you like her cups then you should see her jugs.


  6. CK says:

    Boom! Tish!


  7. Rolly says:

    Her cups floweth over A P ??


  8. Anonymous Perthon says:

    Yes, thank-you I’ll be here all week and don’t forget to tip the waitress


  9. Cookster says:

    DC – alas, it got turfed some years back, along with a collection of Mad Magazines from the US dating back to 1964, my Great Grandad’s war medals, some nice Wembley Ware, a rare ‘woggle’ and an assortment of autographs from the West Perth team of 1973. Bitter? Fucking outraged!!!


  10. Rolly says:

    Cookster @ 9


    Or just a cranky ladyfriend?


  11. Cookster says:

    Rolly, neither of the above, well… cranky I guess. Twas my mum conducting a clean out of goods in storage at the old family home while I was living in Melbourne.

    The MAD mags, however, I think were sold off by a sibling… along with a rather nifty telescope.


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