Cigarette Packet - Kossuth, Hungary Object Reg. No: HT 929 2

Cigarette Packet used by Julius Toth. The cigarette holder he kept this packet in was one of the few possessions he brought with him when he migrated to Australia. In 1957 Julius came to Australia after he escaped the Russian invasion of Hungary, leaving his family in Hungary, he survived a dangerous journey alone to escape across the border to Austria. He was only able to bring a few possessions with him including his moulding tools, and cigarette holder and photo album, which were 18th birthday presents from a sister and friend.
Paper cigarette packet. The packet is green with text in black and the image of a man on the front of the packet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.00 cm (Width), 6.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, smoking accessories, refugees, brought goods, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Text: KOSSUTH/EZUST/20 cigaretta.
User: Mr Julius Toth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957-2000
Place Made: Hungary

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