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Watch - ACCRO, Men's, Metal, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 558

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.50 cm (Height), 0.50 cm (Width), 3.40 cm (Length)

More information

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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
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.

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