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Trunk - Ammunition Chest, Travelling, circa 1939-1945 Object Reg. No: HT 103

Summary:
Wooden trunk, which was previously an ammunition chest, made circa 1939 - 1945. It was salvaged by Ukrainian refugee Orian Wenhrynowycz, from many littering the countryside whilst he was in a German transit camp waiting to come to Australia. Orian used this discarded munitions crate to transport his few possessions from a displaced person's camp in Germany to Australia, when he migrated in 1948.
Description:
Wooden slatted trunk.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Orian Wenhrynowycz, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 46.00 cm (Height), 50.00 cm (Width), 83.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, luggage, migrant hostels, migrant camps, migrant reception centres, ukrainian immigration, myftar hasan
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: luggage
Date Made: Australia, 1939-1945
User: Mr Orian Wenhrynowycz, Germany, circa 1939-1948
User: Mr Orian Wenhrynowycz, Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, 1948

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