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Trunk - Travelling, Zinc Lined, circa 1880s Reg. No: SH 970530
- Zinc lined travelling trunk first owned by someone by the name of Cummings, inscribed on top of the lip, and was probably used in the 1880s by somebody migrating to Australia. It was subsequently acquired by Thomas Darragh in Melbourne for a trip.
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 metal edges and zinc-lined.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Dr Tom Darragh, 1997
|Dimensions:||52.50 cm (Height), 50.00 cm (Width), 107.50 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||30.5" wide x 19" and 19.5" deep|
|Tagged with:||immigration, immigrant voyages, shipping, luggage, travel, british immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Thomas (Tom) Alwynne Darragh, Palaeontologist & Museum Curator (1940-), Migration Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Inscriptions:||The inside of the lid has an original lithographed label of the maker with vignettes of examples of the firm's travel wares. There are some other labels on the outside in poor condition but one indicating a Melbourne arrival.|
|User:||Dr Thomas (Tom) Darragh - Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s|
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