Loveable: the stories behind thriftshop objects

Alice Gorman (Editor), Lynley Wallis (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


This book presents the results of research into a range of objects found in thriftshops, from cassettes and cameras, to tennis racquets and binoculars. The common theme that unites them all is that they have been used and discarded, before finding a new owner through a thriftshop-in effect, they're all loveable.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherWallis Heritage Consulting
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)0994505612
ISBN (Print)978-0-9945056-1-3, 9780994505613
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

NOTE FROM PAGE 5: This book is based on the subject ‘ARCH3209 Modern Material Culture’ taught by Dr Alice Gorman in 2015 at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. The entries in the book, including the photographs, were part of the students’ assessment and were edited for clarity and consistency by Dr Alice Gorman and Dr Lynley Wallis.


  • Contemporary archaeology
  • consumerism
  • second-hand
  • personal memory and heritage
  • John Schofield


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