Trunk - Travelling, Zinc Lined, circa 1880s Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 52.50 cm (Height), 50.00 cm (Width), 107.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: 30.5" wide x 19" and 19.5" deep

More information

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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: luggage
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.
Date Used: 1880-1889
User: Dr Thomas (Tom) Darragh - Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s

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