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Portable Radio - Sanyo, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 89

Alternative Name(s): Wireless, Transistor Radio

Portable radio made by Sanyo, and used by the Dereani family, circa 1957. 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.
Portable radio, with metal switch to select short or medium wave on the front of the radio, and red plastic dials for volume and the tuner on the left hand side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Georgina Dereani, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.50 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 19.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, music, migrant hostels, radios, migrant camps, migrant reception centres, modle m2438 image
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: home wares
Inscriptions: Stamped in leather case: 8 TRANSISTOR/ ALLWAVE/ SANYO
Manufacturer: Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Japan, circa 1950s
User: Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia, circa 1957

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