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Purse - Clutch, Pink Beaded, circa 1959 Object Reg. No: HT 79

Pink beaded clutch purse purchased by Georgia Dereani in 1959 for a staff ball in Block 19 at Bonegilla Migrant Camp. 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 loves shopping and clothes, she purchased this purse to accessorise her dress.
Very pale pink clutch purse with pearl like beads. The edges of the purse have a double row of beading, the front has several circular patterns amoungst swirled patterns, while the ornamentation on the back of the purse is plainer with swirled patterns.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Georgina Dereani, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.50 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 13.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, migrant hostels, dancing, migrant camps, migrant reception centres
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: clothing accessories
Place & Date Made: Albury, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1959
User: Mrs Georgina Dereani, Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, 1959

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