Billabong playing cards

Billabong dual deck by Hudson Industries, 1950s. This dual deck features two paintings by Peg Maltby, both of young and glamorous aboriginal girls. Peg Maltby was a renowned artist, but these two images: Talinga and Wongana, appear to have been specially commissioned rather than prints of existing paintings.

Billabong Dual Deck by Hudson Industries, 1950s
Billabong Dual Deck by Hudson Industries, 1950s

Above: Billabong Dual Deck by Hudson Industries, 1950s. Both packs have two jokers. The box is a two part plastic box with a clear lid and map of Australia in low relief on the inside. The reverse of the box also shows the tax code (3/3). Images courtesy Matt Probert.

Last Updated March 10, 2019 at 12:44pm

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