The first two items are recent acquisitions from Collectorama at Nambour last weekend. Both are desk accessories with perpetual calendars. The first one also has two inkwells as well as pen rests.
|Mulga wood desk set|
|Nice AUSTRALIA with koala transfer underneath|
The smaller piece is actually a souvenir from Coffs Harbour. "Greetings from Coffs Harbour" is engraved between the Kangaroo transfer and the perpetual calendar.
|Mulga wood calendar|
|"GENUINE AUSTRALIAN MULGA" on map of Australia transfer on back|
My last example of mulga wood is a pair of bookends. These have great sentimental value to me as they were one of my Father's 21st birthday presents. This would mean that they date from around 1948.
|Dad's mulga wood bookends|
|No two bookends (or any pieces of mulga wood) are ever the same - always different grain|
|"THE DESERT MANNA TREE" on map of Australia with manna tree transfer underneath each bookend|
Though not to everybody's taste, a collection of mulga wood can make an interesting display of Australiana.