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Radio - Phillips, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 98

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Mantle Radio

Radio made by Phillips, it was purchased by the Dereani family in Trieste, Italy circa 1950s. 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. Attilio and Georgia Dereani share a great passion for music, particularly classical music. Attilio would write songs in Italian and Georgia would sing. They would often share meals with other staff members at Bonegilla in order to listen to and discuss music.

Italian made Philips in rather sad condition. It appears to be complete except for its loudspeaker. The veneered cabinet looks like it has suffered water damage. Circa 1947.
Description:
Radio with wooden frame. The speaker is on the right hand side, and the tuner information and dials are on the right hand side, two of the dials are missing.
It appears to be complete except for its loudspeaker. The veneered cabinet looks like it has suffered water damage.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Georgina Dereani, 2001
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, music, migrant hostels, radios, migrant camps, migrant reception centres
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: home wares
Manufacturer: Philips, Milan, Italy, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Georgina Dereani, Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, circa 1957

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