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Pipe - South Tyrolean, Clay, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: HT 16976

Typical South Tyrolean clay pipe, owned and smoked occasionally by Heinrich Wieser. He brought it with him when he migrated to Australia from Germany with his family in 1951. Although he was of German ethnicity, growing up and living in South Tyrol meant Heinrich's citizenship was unclear, considered an Italian citizen prior to World War II after the war he was alternately considered to have Italian and German citizenship. Heinrich found it difficult to settle in Australia and moved to Papua New Guinea before returning to South Tyrol in 1958.
Typical South Tyrolean clay pipe. It is cream coloured with a high, narrow rounded bowl and a medium length stem.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Claire French, 2003
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: smoking, german immigration, german communities, cultural identity, pipes
Themes this item is part of: Wieser Family Collection, Wieser Family, German Migrants, 1951, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: domestic equipment
Place Made: South Tyrol, Italy, circa 1920s
User: Mr Heinrich Wieser, Germany, circa 1940s
User: Mr Heinrich Wieser, Nuriootpa, South Australia, Australia, circa 1952

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