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Trunk - Canvas, 1948 Object Reg. No: SH 990450

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 360 mm (Height), 500 mm (Width), 905 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, immigrant shipping, luggage, migration settlement, english immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: luggage
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.

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