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Trunk - Wood, Travelling, circa 1903 Object Reg. No: SH 970529

Wooden trunk owned and used by Thomas Darragh in 1903 and again in 1926. The donor surmises that this trunk travelled with Thomas from Melbourne to London and back to Melbourne. Thomas Darragh was born in Ireland in 1876, and immigrated to Australia in 1887 where he joined cousins living in Warrnambool. Training as a tailor's cutter, he also joined the militia and eventually left Melbourne for London in 1903. He returned to Melbourne in 1926 when he married for a second time and worked as a tailor's cutter in Collingwood.
Trunk made of wood with a brass lock and paper lined.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Tom Darragh, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 47.50 cm (Height), 48.75 cm (Width), 76.25 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: shipping, luggage, shipboard travel, travel
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Leaving Home, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2007-2017
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: luggage
Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1903

Believed to have been used to travel from Melbourne to London
Date Used: London, England, Great Britain, 1928

Believed to have been used to travel from London to Melbourne

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