Research Document #19
Gerald Gallagher's Effects
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When Gerald Gallagher died on Nikumaroro, it fell to his brother officers to inventory and pack his personal belongings for shipment to his heirs. Two inventories exist: one apparently made in his house, the other apparently a packing list of items shipped in boxes to Fiji in readiness for transit to Great Britain. Both are reproduced in this document. This one is apparently the packing list. Click here for the packing list.
EFFECTS OF LATE G.B. GALLAGHER.
1.
1 Radiola Wireless Set.
2.
1 Small table.
3.
1 Ulimate Wireless Set.
4.
1 Folding Chair. In original wrappings.
5.
1 Folding Table.
6.
1 Wireless vibrator unit (or other wireless accessory).
7.
Canteen containing:-

7 big knives, 9 small knives, 10 spoons, 2 teaspoons, 6 small forks, 11 large forks, 2 salad forks, 5 fish knives, 2 butter knives.

8.
1 Typewriter.
9.
1 Outboard Motor. (Returned to Capt. S.J. Harnes, 4.6.42. E.J.C.) [handwritten]
10.
1 Fishing Rod.
11.
Reel and line.
12.
1 Gaff.
13.
1 Walking stick.
14.
1 Medicine Chest (empty).
15.
1 Tool box containing:-

2 saws, 1 electric switch, 1 pull-through, 2 cleaning rods, 7 gimlets, 1 saw setting tool, 1 drill, 1 hack-saw, 1 square, 1 metal plane, 2 wooden planes, 2 hammers, 1 screw-driver, 3 chisels, 1 spokeshave, 1 bradawl

16.
1 Mail bag containing:-

56 novels, 1 Magazine in postal wrapper.

17.
1 Suitcase marked E.A.G. containing:-

2 pairs hair clippers, 3 1/2 packets .22 cartridges,1 small padlock, napkin ring, 1 camera filter, ash-tray, 1 book photographs, 1 pair black socks, 1 singlet, 2 pillow cases, 2 pictures, 4 short lengths sewn linen, 1 length mosquito netting, top of 2-piece swimming costume.

18.
1 Brown suitcase containing:-

6 khaki shirts, 6 khaki shorts, 2 long white trousers, 5 white shirts, 1 grey suit, 3 brown suits, 3 face towels, 21 pairs stockings and socks, 3 handkerchiefs, 2 underpants, 2 neck-ties, 1 black bow tie, 2 keys, 1 native necklace, 1 bottle aspirin, 1 box sulph. tablets,studs, etc., 4 white belts.

19.
1 Brown suitcase containing:-

10 pairs underpants, 6 pairs short trousers, 10 pairs socks and stockings, 9 shirts, 4 pairs long trousers, 2 white coats, 1 blue coat, 4 handkerchiefs, 1 napkin, 1 pair pyjama trousers, 1 white belt, 2 bandages, 1 hair brush, 1 comb, 1 shaving brush, 2 coat hangers, 1 4 ft. length sewn white canvas.

20.
1 Wooden box containing:-

1 glass sweet dish(?), 11 dinner plates, 9 dessert plates, 5 small plates, 4 assorted plates, 4 small saucers, 5 large saucers, 1 egg rack, 2 earthenware cups, 2 vegetable dishes and lids, 5 teacups, 6 egg cups, 5 coffee cups, 1 tea-pot and lid, 1 glass measuring flask, 1 gravy jug, 4 carving plates, 1 silver hot-water jug, 1 pyrex dish large, 1 glass disih large, 6 porridge plates, 1 large blue cup and saucers, 6 small glass dishes, 2 silver toast racks, 2 tea strainers, 9 large tumblers, 3 medium tumblers, 6 small tumblers or sherry glasses, 7 fruit glasses, 1 brass ash tray, 1 glass ashtray, 1 salt cellar, 2 assorted saucers.

21.
1 Wooden box containing:-

3 saucepans and lids, 1 aluminium bowl and lid, 4 brass ash trays, 1 frying pan , 1 glass water jug, 2 saucers, 1 napkin ring, 2 bottle openers, 1 tin opener, 1 silver butter dish and lid, 1 silver cream jug, 3 enamel dishes, 1 wire soap-holder, 1 bread board, 12 linen table mats, 8 felt table mats,1 scrub-brush, 2 dish cloths, 2 cookery books, 1 silver tankard, 1 jam pot and lid, 1 coffee pot and lid, 2 bread tins, 2 bottles herbs, 1 bottle vitamin pills, 3 bars soap, 6 wooden spoons, etc. 2 tin openers, 1 egg-rack, 9 spoons, 11 forks, 2 fish knives, 12 spoons, 2 sets carvers, 1 sharpener, 1 other knife, 1 saucepan lid, 1 mustard pot, 1 salt cellar, 1 salt spoon, 1 pepper-pot, 5 small earthenware pot lids, 1 glass fruit bowl, 2 tea cups, 1 ash tray.

22.
1 Tin box marked G.B.G. containing:-

2 pieces curtain material, 1 piece blue mosquito netting, 1 piece red material, 1 big towel, 3 small towels, 1 piece white bandage calico, 6 white table cloths, 11 fancy table cloths, 1 set 12 table mats, 24 assorted table mats, 1 beaded fly-cover, 10 napkins, 1 pyjama coat. 1 dressing gown, 2 x 6 ft. pieces white calico, 2 x 9 ft. coloured material, 3 pairs white trousers, 1 shell jacket , 1 blazer, 2 cream coats, 1 soft dress shirt, 8 coloured shirts, 4 lava-lavas, 30 assorted collars (soft), 7 pillow cases plain and embroidered, 2 singlets, 1 running vest, 5 Gilbertese table mats, 1 X-Ray photograph.

23.
1 Tin box marked G.B.G containing:-

1 Brown top-coat, 1 light greyish 3-piece tweed suit, 3 sports coats tweed, 1 dark greyish 3-piece tweed suit, 1 2-piece grey flannel suit, 3 grey flannel trousers, 13 stiff collars, 6 stiff dress shirts, 1 white flannel trousers, 6 soft dress shirts, 10 soft dress collars, 1 black dinner jacket suit, 1 pair white braces, 1 pair thin black evening trousers, 1 white shell jacket, 1 pair swimming trunks, 3 pairs black socks, 2 pairs coloured socks, 4 pairs khaki socks, 3 black evening ties, 1 black cumberbund, 1 claret cummberbund, 4 silk handkerchiefs, 1 black and white evening scarf, 2 pair underpants, 2 woollen sweaters, 4 novels.

24.
1 Tin box marked G.B.G. containing:-

1 white blanket, 1 mosquito net, 4 white coats, 4 white shell jackets, 7 soft evening shirts, 22 white shirts, (11 new and unused), 1 pair pyjamas, 2 white table cloths, 4 pairs underpants, 2 white silk scarves, 1 necktie, 2 stiff dress collars, 1 white silk handkerchief, 1 table-napkin, 1 table-mat, 1 pillow case, 1 pair khaki shorts, 4 cookery books, 1 pair swimming trunks, 1 white belt, 1 leather belt, 1 grey sweater, 1 sponge, 3 pairs khaki stockings, 6 pairs new khaki stockings, 2 bottles hair cream, 1 bottle skin lotion, 1 bottle medicine, 1 bottle pills, 1 radio vibrator, 11 radio valves.

25.
1 Camphor Wood Case containing:-

1 rug, 3 family pictures, 1 mirror, 5 pictures, 7 white shirts, 4 long khaki trousers, 1 blazer, 1 khaki shirt, 1 embroidered table cloth, 22 pairs socks, 9 Ellice Islands curios, 1 Colt .22 automatic, 1 silver eversharp pencil, 33 books, 1 volume marked "Maude", one "Wernham" one "Clarke", assorted note-books, stationery etc.

26.
1 Camphor Wood Case containing:-

1 M.A. degree certificate, 1 length canvas, 1 pair mosquito boots, 1 pair shoe-trees, 1 pair black slippers, 2 pairs brown sandals, 2 oar blades, I fish-line, 1 sieve, 2 Gilbert Islands curios, 1 white helmet, 1 box sparklet bulbs, l box containing 6 forks and 5 knives, 1 toilet set, 2 Gilbert Islands table mats, 4 spoons, 2 cushions, 2 pieces cotton cloth, 1 sparklet syphon, 1 Coleman Iron, 1 mallet, 1 aerial, 6 feathers, 1 ply wood board, 2 radio valves.

27.
Kitbag containing:-

4 pairs brown shoes and trees, 1 pair black shoes and trees, 5 pairs sand shoes, 1 dressing gown, 1 book.

28.
1 Kerosene case containing:-

3 pairs sand shoes,
1 box underwear,
1 box handkerchiefs,
2 boxes white shirts.

new and unused.
29.
1 Beer case containing:-

1 bottle medicine, 1/2 bottle whiskey, 1/2 bottle Cointreau, 1/2 bottle Cherry brandy, 2 1/2 bottles Bourgoyne, 2 1/2 bottles bitters, 1 bottle Drambin*, 1/2 bottle Creme de Menthe, 2 1/2 bottles gin.

30.
1 Attache case containing:

Set of links and studs, 2 gold coat buttons, Pilot licence, Pilots log book, passport, cheque book, 2 fountain pens, torch, travelling clck, photographs and personal papers, 2 Ordnance Survey maps.

 

(Locked &
unopenable)

31.
1 Case marked G.B.G. containing:-

1 rain coat, 1 box of playing cards, 1 envelope of a magazine, 1 bottle lotion, 2 clothes brushes, 1 box ties and cigarette case, 6 fans, 1 cigarette box, 1 pair hair clippers, 1 brass ornament, 1 bottle ?, 1 tube shaving cream, 1 picture, 1 camera, 1 bottle talc power, 1 stud box, 9 Gilbertese hats, 1 pair braces, 2 felt hats, 1 pair evening shoes, 1 pair mosquito boots, 1 tennis racket, 1 handkerchief case, 5 Gilbertese curios, 1 hair brush, 1 flying helmet, 2 pairs goggles, 1 ash tray, 1 Wallet, 1 pair dark glasses, 1 curtain, 1 pair sox, 1 packet negatives, assorted papers, exercise books, luggage labels, etc.

32.

Effects left at Gardner Island In custody of Aram Tamea:

8 dozen Ideal Milk, 5 doz. and 10 Condensed Milk, 7 Gross Box of Matches, 9/3 worth of Fish Hooks, 1 ???? Refined Black Lead, Tilly Vapourisers and Mantles, 3 doz. and 10 assorted Soup, 2 tins Milk, 2 doz. tins assorted Vegetables, 4 doz. Bronte Lamb and Green Beans, 3600 Craven A and Sunripe Cigarettes, 2 1/2 doz. tins Rosella Pears, 6 doz. Aunt Mary Beans and Tomato Sauce, 1 case Milkmaid Condensed Milk, 3 doz. and 10 tins Rosella Pears 10 IXL Assorted fruits, large Brass, small Brasso, 6 Zebra Stove Polish, 12 Kiwi Boot Polish, 12 white cakes shoe Polish, 6 Fishers polishing wax, 2 doz. Steak & Tomatoes (Bronte), 1 doz. & 7 Cross & Blackwell's Herrings & Tomato Sauce, 2 doz. Rinso, 2 doz tins Green Peas (small), 1 doz & 10 assorted Vegetables, 3 doz. small tins soup 1 doz. & 3 Tomatoes Juice, 9 tins mustard, 1 doz. & 3 large tins Sardines, 4 tins Kwic-Beer (health drink) 1 doz. & 2 tins Beef Dripping, 1 doz. tins Mansion Wax polish, 3 Enos fruit salts, 2 Bovril, 8 tins Salmon, 1 doz. fish paste, 6 table salt, 9 Old Dutch Cleaner, 6 Cornflour, 1 doz. Robin Starch 8 Crown Jelly Crystals, 2 doz. Aunt Marys Fruit Jelly Crystals, 7 doz. & 6 tins Ideal Milk, 10 Jellies, 2 Corned Beef, 9 large Sardines, 17 Kippered Herrings, 1 Cocoa 7 Tomato Juice, 5 pkts. Oxo, 2 doz. Butter, 12 Pork Sausages, 3 Sheep Tongues, 6 Bronte Ox Tongues, 2 Plum Puddings, 21 asst. meats, 4 Frank fruit & Vegetables, 2 Steak & Onions, 2 Pepper, 2 Salmon, 2 tins Sardines, 17 bottles Olive Oil, 11 Vinegar, 11 Tomato Sauce, 6 Cayenne-Pepper, 6 Anchovey Sauce, 1 doz. & 5 Fijian Pineapples, 4 tins Rosella Pears, 3 tins N.L. Honey, 3 doz. & 2 Mixed Fruit, 3 Honey, 6 Holbrook's Beef & Vegetables, 2 tins Edmonds Baking Power, 3 Rosella Minced Meat, 6 Aunt Marys Baking Powder, 1 Nestles Cocoa, 2 pkts. Uncle Tobys Oats, 1 tin Honey, 1 tin Dri. Pak. Prunes 1 doz. Vegemite, 55 tins pineapple juice, 6 tins jam, 6 tins crab, 1 doz. Mushrooms, 5 tins mince, 2 Cocoa, 3 pkts. potato chips, 2 pkts.& 8 bottles fruit extract, 3 IXL Evaporated apples, 1 tin Peak Freans Afternoon Tea Biscuits, 4 pkts. Vita-Weat, 3 tins Afternoon Tea Biscuits (Peak Freans, 2 doz. Jellies, 3 bottles chutney, 6 jars Chutney, 1 jar Chow Chow, 2 jars pickles (Girkins), 1 doz. Jars Sandwich Spread, 2 large jars table salt, 6 glasses & 3 salad bowls, 1 case Asparagus etc., 6 salad oil, 6 bottled Sweet Sliced Chutney, 2 bottles Raspberry Cordial, 2 doz. Craft Cheese, 2 pkts. Cornflakes (4 doz. Rosella Gherkins, 1 box Safety Matches & butter etc., Crockery, Butter unopened), Methylated Spirit, 5 cases kerosene, 8 tins flour, 6 tins brown Sugar, 2 jars (large) Piccalilli, 1 case assorted Fruit Juice (bad condition), 6 doz. Milk Powder (Sunshine), 2 cases Cordial Waters, 2 cases Condensed Milk (Sweetened), 100 lbs. sugar in tins), 150 lbs. Flour (in tins), 1 case Kitchen Soap (part used), 2 Zinc Tubs, 1 large E.I.Basin, 2 Zinc Buckets, 1 Wash Board, 6 tumblers, 6 Table Knives, 6 small Table Knives, 6 dessert forks, 5 large forks, 1 Fish Fork, 1 Fish Knife, 7 dessert spoons, 2 teaspoons, 2 table spoons, 2 cups and saucers, 11 fruit plates, 11 Vases, 4 small pyrex square glass butter or Ice box dishes, 2 large pyrex square glass butter or Ice box dishes, 1 large Vacuum Flask, 3 aluminium pots, 1 coffee pot, 2 patrol lamps with mantles, 1 hurricane lamp, 1 stove, 1 box sundries kitchen utensils.

33.
2 Canoes (at Gardner).
34.
1 Religious Book.
35.
1 Spirit Mariners Compass.

)
) On "Viti"
)

36.
1 Sextant.
37.
2 Accumulators.
38.
1 Wristlet Watch. )
) With Dr. Macpherson.
)
39.
2 Signet Ring.
40.
1 Pocket Watch.
41.
Keys (in safe).  

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