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Baby Bath Tub - Galvanised, circa 1955 Object Reg. No: HT 90

Galvanised baby bath tub, circa 1955. It was used by the Dereani family to bathe their infant son Marino when they migrated from Italy in 1955. The Dereani's immigrated to Australia from Trieste, Italy, and 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.
Galvanised metal bath tub, oval in shape.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Georgina Dereani, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.50 cm (Height), 40.50 cm (Width), 55.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, infant welfare, migrant hostels, migrant camps, migrant reception centres, childcare
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: furniture
Date Made: circa 1955
User: Mrs Georgina Dereani, Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1959

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