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Trunk - Canvas, 1948 Reg. No: SH 990450
- Canvas trunk used by Mr and Mrs W. E. Allan and their son David, who was aged six, when they immigrated to Australia from England on the Orient Line ship RMS Ormonde, departing London on 21 May 1948. They were sponsored by an 'Uncle Fred' and first settled in Tasmania before moving to Melbourne. They were sponsored by an 'Uncle Fred' and first settled in Tasmania before moving to Melbourne.
- Rectangular canvas trunk with hinged metal lid. The trunk is trimmed in a dark green and has metal studs along the edges. There are also handles on two sides and a metal clasp with a lock and two metal latches at the front.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr David Allan, 1999
|Dimensions:||360 mm (Height), 500 mm (Width), 905 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, immigrant voyages, immigrant shipping, luggage, migration settlement, english immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Inscriptions:||On top: W. E. A.
On label on side TAS
|Date Made:||England, Great Britain, circa 1948|
|User:||Mr David Allan, 1948
Used by David Allan and his family when they immigrated to Australia from England in 1948.