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Allan Free and sons in above-ground backyard pool, Gladstone Park, 1972

This is a colour photograph of Allan Free and his sons Darren and Wayne in their 'Clarke' above-ground pool in the backyard of their suburban family home at Gladstone Park, Melbourne, in 1972. One of the boys is floating with the aid of a plain black rubber tube, while the younger one is surrounded by a green patterned ...

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Michael Lhuede in canvas wading pool, Port Melbourne, 1972

This black-and-white photograph features 3-year-old Michael Lhuede playing in a green canvas wading pool in the backyard of his Port Melbourne family home in 1972.

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Newspaper football, mid-1980s

This is a paper football made from a newspaper that has been folded and then tied. It was made at Carlton North Primary School in the mid-1980s and is an example of a homemade football created by children from readily available materials. This object is part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection held at Museum ...

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Ball made from rubber bands, 1989

This is a rubber-band ball made by Nerrida Colelough at the Children's Museum 'You're IT!' exhibition held in Melbourne in 1989. It is a replica of a rubber-band ball she made and played with about 1980 from rubber bands supplied by her uncle, a post-office worker. This object is part of the Australian Children's Folklore ...

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Doll's house made by Frans and Christina Bosdyk, 1997-2006

This is a doll's house and contents made from wood, metal, ceramics and glass by Frans and Christina Bosdyk of Picton, New South Wales, between 1997 and 2006. The house and contents is made from 1:10 to 1:12 scale, with 20 rooms and a working electrical system for lighting. The style of the building and rooms span a period ...

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JNF Mercedes-Benz toy car, 1951-62

This is a toy model Mercedes-Benz type 300 Adenauer limousine, made by JNF in West Germany between 1951 and 1962. The car is a four-door sedan (the doors do not open) and the body is white-enamelled tin plate with metal radiator, headlamps, front and rear bumper bars and wheels. In its original condition, the car would ...

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Meccano aeroplane kit, 1930s

This is a Meccano toy aeroplane construction kit comprising: an assembled model of a seaplane; various disassembled parts; a packaging box; an information booklet; and two decorated tins - one open containing screws and one closed. The roundels and fin stripes of the assembled model are painted in the colours of the Royal ...

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Tin-plate doll's house by Mettoy Playthings, c1953

This is a doll's house consisting of a five-room main dwelling of two storeys, with a single-storey garage attached to it. It was manufactured from metal by English firm Mettoy Playthings at some stage between 1953 and 1954.

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Model of the Wright Model A aeroplane, 1924-25

This is a 1:16 scale model of the Wright Model A biplane. It was commissioned by Museum Victoria and built by Harold P Wood in 1924-25.

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Model of the Qantas Boeing 707-138 aeroplane

This is a 1:72 scale model of a Qantas Empire Airways Boeing 707-138 passenger transport aeroplane.

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Model of Charles Kingsford Smith's Southern Cross, 1931

This is a 1:16 scale model of Charles Kingsford Smith's aeroplane, Southern Cross - a Fokker F.VII-3m Trimotor passenger plane. The model was made by Harold P Wood in 1931. It measures 90 cm (length) x 135 cm (height) x 23 cm (depth).

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Model of the Sopwith F.1 Camel aeroplane, 1918

This is a highly detailed 1:12 scale model of the Sopwith F.1 Camel military fighter biplane. The wooden framework of the wings and fuselage is shown here without a fabric covering. The model was made in France in 1918 during the First World War by Harold P Wood, who used materials from a crashed aircraft.

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Model of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Boomerang aeroplane

This is a 1:30 scale model of a Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Boomerang military fighter plane. It is painted in a silver scheme and has a black antiglare panel. There are roundels on the wings and body, each with three concentric rings - red within white within blue.

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Dorothy Howard Collection in the Australian Children's Folklore archive, 1954-55

This item is a box of index cards arranged alphabetically, with two shown prominently - one handwritten, one typed on a typewriter. It is an example of items from the Dorothy Howard Collection, part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) archive, ACFC Series 3. Dr Dorothy Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 ...

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Two boys picnicking at Merrigum, 1910

This image comes from a photographic negative with the title 'Frank Stephenson enjoying afternoon tea with his brother, Merrigum, near Shepparton, 1910'. It shows a picnic with two small boys in the foreground and four girls in the background, all sitting on the ground and wearing hats. The boys are smiling, and one is ...

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Papanastasiou children in camping ground at Portarlington, 1979

This is a photograph of the Papanastasiou children at Portarlington in 1979, playing with some friends. This image was collected as part of the museum's 'Melbourne's Biggest Family Album' project in 2006. It is a digital scan of the original colour photograph.

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Christine and Stephen Kendall sitting in camping chairs, Phillip Island, 1973

This is a scan of an original black-and-white photograph taken at Phillip Island in February 1973l. It shows Christine Kendall and Stephen Kendall relaxing in chairs outside their aunt Glenys Gregg's caravan annexe, drinking soft drinks. This photograph was collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.

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Brian Austin catching bus to Adelaide on the Esplanade, St Kilda, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Brian Austin walking towards the camera, going back to his hotel in St Kilda while his tour bus is being loaded for a return trip to Adelaide in December 1954. The bus is behind him and there are several people and many pieces of luggage next to it. The Catani clock tower is ...

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Booth family standing in front of their car, packed for holiday, Doncaster East, 1967

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Booth family standing in front of their Holden station wagon in the driveway of their home. The family group comprises the parents, two boys and two younger girls. The station wagon has a roof-rack on top of which is luggage and equipment, covered with a tarpaulin. The image ...

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Janet Dominiewski and her children with backyard wading pool, Glenroy, 1961

This is a colour photograph of Janet Dominiewski and her children - Michele (aged 4 years), Peter (3) and Joanne (1) - with their canvas wading pool in the backyard of their family home in Glenroy, Melbourne, in 1961. Two of the children sit in the pool, one holding an inflatable ball and one wearing an inflatable tube, ...