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Smoothing Plane - John Spence, Wood & Metal, Edinburgh, circa 1890s Reg. No: HT 7829
- Smoothing Plane 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.
- Wooden plane with metal blade and bolts.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms. Gillian Borrack, 2004
|Tagged with:||immigration, making do, settlement, domestic life, english immigration, brought goods, woodworking tools|
|Themes this item is part of:||Susannah Nicholls, English Migrant, 1923, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Tertiary Classification:||hand tools|
|Inscriptions:||Maker's inscription on wooden surface: J. Spence of Edinburgh|
|Place Made:||Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1890s|
|User:||Mr John Spence, Victoria, Australia, circa 1923-1930|