Chisel - Metal Object Reg. No: HT 7818

Chisel used by John Spence to make furniture for the Nicholls' home in Australia. John Spence migrated to Australia in 1923 with his nephew's family, William and Susannah Nicholls and their two children Margaret and John. In Australia the family first moved to Walwa in North Eastern Victoria, where Will was appointed as a teacher. They then moved to Pearcedale on the Mornington Peninsula, as Will was keen to try farming. The farming was unsuccessful, and both Will and Susannah returned to teaching.
Metal chisel with turned wooden handle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms. Gillian Borrack, 2004
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: immigration, making do, rural life, settlement, english immigration, brought goods, woodworking tools
Themes this item is part of: Susannah Nicholls, English Migrant, 1923, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Inscriptions: Inscribed on handle:J. SPENCE
User: Mr John Spence, England, Great Britain, circa 1890-1923
User: Mr John Spence, Victoria, Australia, 1923-1929

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