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2008/48/3 Coupon books (3), for three denominations of 'Lunas', paper, maker unknown, made for Luna Park, Australia, 1982 - 1988. Click to enlarge.

Luna Park coupon books

Made
These coupons have significance because they help to document the rich history of Sydney's Luna Park, an amusement park that has been a site of recreation and leisure since 1935. With its spectacular harbourside location, Luna Park is key element of Sydney's identity that has provided fun and excitement for generations of children. For adults who visited the park as youngsters, it is a powerful symbol of happy memories. For showies, artists and casual workers, it provided employment for seven …

Summary

Object No.

2008/48/3

Object Statement

Coupon books (3), for three denominations of 'Lunas', paper, maker unknown, made for Luna Park, Australia, 1982 - 1988

Physical Description

Three booklets containing coupons for Sydney's Luna Park and representing the three denominations of park money - 50, 100 and 400 'Lunas'. The 50 Luna coupons are green, the 100 Luna coupons are pink and the 400 Luna coupons are yellow, with the iconic Luna Park 'face' or gateway repeated on the front of each coupon. Each coupon has a transfer number and bears the text 'This Coupon is not transferable. It entitles the holder to request the Luna Park Redemption Centre to exchange the coupon for goods selected by the holder' printed in black.

Marks

No marks.

Production

Made

Notes

The coupon books were made for the proprietors of Luna Park between 1982 and 1988.

History

Notes

These are samples of the coupons that were used as tickets for rides at Luna Park from 1982 to 1988, when the park was run by Harbourside Amusements. They were obtained and preserved by Sam Marshall, author of the book 'Luna Park Just for Fun' (Sydney, 1995 and 2007), during his long association with Luna Park in which he has documented its history and worked for its preservation.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Sam Marshall, 2008

Acquisition Date

10 March 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Luna Park coupon books 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/377819>

Wikipedia

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