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Coat Hanger - Wood, Metal, circa 1920s-1930s Object Reg. No: HT 27945

Coat hanger brought out to Australia by Robert Salter, a Jewish refugee who migrated to Australia from Austria, in 1938, just before the German annexation of Austria.

When Robert arrived in Brisbane on the 'New Zealand' he found that his application for residency had been rejected. However with the help of William Maloney, an MP who befriended him, Robert was finally able to obtain permits for himself, his parents and fiancee. This coat hanger, along with an overcoat and trunk, is the only surviving item of his migrant belongings.
Plain, shaped, wooden hanger with metal hook and metal rod.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Robert Salter, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 205 mm (Height), 450 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, jewish immigration, luggage, refugees, clothing trade, brought goods, flinders lane rag trade, jewish communities
Themes this item is part of: Robert Salter, Austrian Jewish Migrant & Tailor, 1938, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: clothing accessories
User: Mr. Robert Salter, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1938

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