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Watch - TELDA, Women's, Gold, circa 1968 Object Reg. No: HT 557

Summary:
TELDA women's watch belonging to Cuc Lam, a Vietnamese refugee. The watch was given to her as a keepsake by her older sister when she passed her school exams. It was one of the few mementos Cuc brought with her to Australia. Cuc escaped from Vietnam in May 1978, with her husband. They spent time in a refugee camp in Malaysia before being granted refugee status by the Australian Government.
Description:
Small, round, golden ladies watch with stainless-steel back, black plastic wristband and metal clasp.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Cuc Lam, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.80 cm (Height), 1.00 cm (Width), 0.90 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: TELDA/21 Jewels/Incaray. Reverse: Stainless-steel back /Antimagnetic/Incabloc/TELDA 15033A.
Other Association (See Comments): Mrs Hien Tran, Vietnam, circa 1968

Given By
User: Mrs Cuc Lam, Vietnam, circa 1968
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978

This is one of the few personal mementos Cuc brought with her.

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