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Where is it from?
- A Place & Date Used Melbourne, Australia
Watch - ACCRO, Men's, Metal, circa 1950s Reg. No: HT 558
- ACCRO men's watch which belonged to Huu Minh, a Vietnamese refugee. It was one of the few personal possessions he brought with him on his journey to Australia. Huu escaped from Vietnam in May 1978 with his wife. They spent time in a refugee camp in Malaysia before being granted refugee status by the Australian Government.
- Men's round, metal wrist-watch with black Arabic numerals and two black hands. The hand showing seconds is red. The black wrist band of strong material is faded and features a metal clasp.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Cuc Lam, 2001
|Dimensions:||22.50 cm (Height), 0.50 cm (Width), 3.40 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, migrant hostels, refugees, vietnamese communities, vietnamese culture, vietnamese immigration, making history - cuc lam|
|Themes this item is part of:||Cuc Lam, Vietnamese Migrant & Councillor, 1978, Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Tertiary Classification:||clothing accessories|
|Inscriptions:||Text: ACCRO/17 jewels/Incabloc/Antimagnetic/Unbreakable Main- spring. Reverse: Shockprotected/Base Metal Bezel/Stainless-steel back/Anti- magnetic/Waterproof.|
|User:||Huu Minh, Vietnam, circa 1960s|
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 1978
This is one of the few personal mementos Huu brought with him.