Carinia (Australia) / c. 1949

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Design: A warrior mermaid, wielding a scimitar and carrying a round-bossed shield, is superimposed over a map of the Australian continent; the significance of the image is obscure.

History: Thanks for updated info to collector Bob Edmunds of Australia, who writes: "Carinia was, at one stage, the largest privately owned record company in Australia. It specialized in releasing records for new settlers from Europe by using imported masters mainly from Eastern Europe [the above one being Jugoslavian]. Carinia is derived from an aboriginal word meaning 'home.'" Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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