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Doll - Ratti, Hawaiian, circa 1955 Reg. No: HT 76
- Hawaiian doll made by the Italian doll maker and distributor Ceppi Ratti. It was purchased by Attilio Dereani for his wife Georgia, circa 1955. 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. This was the second doll Georgia had ever owned.
- Doll with dark skin and long black hair, dressed in a grass skirt. a lei and yellow sandals.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Georgina Dereani, 2001
|Dimensions:||36.00 cm (Height), 9.00 cm (Width), 14.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||toys, italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, migrant hostels, migrant camps, migrant reception centres|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Clothing|
|Tertiary Classification:||national dolls|
|Inscriptions:||Cast on back of doll: RATTI/ MADE IN ITALY|
|Manufacturer:||Ratti, Italy, circa 1955|
|User:||Mrs Georgina Dereani, Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955|