Doily - Light Brown Cotton, Crochet, circa 1958-1959 Object Reg. No: HT 96

Summary:
One of three crocheted doilies made by Georgia in Bonegilla between 1958-59. Georgia Dereani, her husband and infant son immigrated to Australia from Trieste, Italy, in 1955. They spent the first five years of their lives in Victoria at Bonegilla Migrant Camp. Georgina and her husband became staff members at Bonegilla and were allocated private accommodation, which Georgina went to great lengths to make comfortable, purchasing many household items around Albury, NSW. Georgia also loves to sew and crochet, and often made items for her house and her friends at Bonegilla.
Description:
Square doily which has been crocheted from light brown cotton.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Georgina Dereani, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 38.50 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 38.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: food drink consumption, italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, handcrafts, migrant hostels, crocheting, migrant camps, migrant reception centres
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: needlework
Maker: Mrs Georgina Dereani, Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, 1958-1959
Place & Date Used: Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, 1958-1959

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