Similar items over time

Suitcase - Brown Leather, Italian Immigrant Gabriel Francoli, circa 1924 Object Reg. No: SH 990857

Leather suitcase brought to Australia by David Francoli's father Gabriel when he migrated from Northern Italy circa 1924. The good quality leather of the luggage suggests that Gabriel was quite comfortable financially when he migrated to Australia.

Gabriel settled in Gembrooke, Victoria, and was a prominent figure in the development of the sawmilling industry in this area. Unlike most Italians, Germans and Japanese residents he was not interned during the war because timber work was considered a valuable contribution to the war effort.
Brown leather suitcase.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from David & Annette Francoli, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 44.00 cm (Height), 21.00 cm (Width), 67.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, immigrant voyages, luggage, migration settlement
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: luggage
User: Gabriel Francoli, Victoria, Australia, circa 1924

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.


This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No