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Cut Throat Razor - Crossing the Equator Souvenir, 1921 Reg. No: HT 928
- Cut Throat Razor which belonged to Jack Rasmussen who immigrated with his wife to Victoria from Scandinavia in 1921. Jack is listed on the razor as having played Mrs. Neptune in a mock court. The donor met the couple while working in Cobram from 1962-1964. He himself had immigrated as a 10 pound tourist from Morocco in 1961. The Rasmussens had no family in Australia and befriended the donors family as their own. Jack entrusted the razor to the donor for safekeeping as a curiosity.
- Large wooden cut-throat razor, with inscriptions on the handle and blade.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, 2002
|Dimensions:||55.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||souvenirs, immigration, immigrant voyages, ceremonies, immigrant shipping, friendships, ship memorabilia|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection, John William Gordon-Kirkby, English Migrant, 1961|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||Text: APRIL 6th 1921/FATHER NEPTUNE'S/COURT/B.M. Aldwell COMMANDER R.M.S. MARAMA.|
|Original Owner:||Jack Rasmussen, Australia, 1921|
|User:||Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, Victoria, Australia, post 1964|