Over the years mulga wood has been used extensively for Australian souvenir and gift ware. Its height of popularity probably began between the wars (WW1 and WW2) and continued through to the 1960s and 1970s. Mulga or true mulga is a shrub or small tree, native to arid outback areas of Australia.
On offer is this lovely complete vintage mulga wood perpetual calendar, a souvenir of Bendigo featuring a kookaburra. Originally there was a simple wire stand on the back as well as a hook however the stand is no longer there. The calendar holder is possibly made of a tortoiseshell bakelite. This is a lovely piece of Australiana.
The item measures approximately 19 cm tall, 8.5 cm wide and 1.5 cm thick. Please refer to all photos provided.