Table - Carved, Broadmeadows Internment Camp, circa 1939-1945 Object Reg. No: SH 990858

Summary:
Table carved out of a packing case by a German Prisoner of War whilst at the Broadmeadows Internment Camp, circa 1939-1945, using a pen knife and a hot nail.
Description:
Table carved with pen knife and hot nail by German prisoner of war interned in Australia during World War II. The table face contains a carving of the Australian Coat of Arms surrounded by miscellaneous bordering motifs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Jennings, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 770.00 cm (Height), 445.00 cm (Width), 664.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, german communities, german immigration, internment camps, world war ii 1939-1945, immigration, displaced persons, national symbols, migration settlement
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Furniture
Tertiary Classification: tables
Inscriptions: Carved text: NIL DESPERANDUM
Place & Date Made: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia, circa 1939-1945
Place & Date Used: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia, circa 1939-1945

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