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Children on tricycles
Title : Children on tricycles Children on tricycles
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Source : B 52627
Date of creation : ca. 1910
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Campbell and Geoffrey Deland, sons of EC Deland, ride their tricycles in the garden of their home at Blyth. EC Deland was the Chairman of the Blyth District Hospital.

Tricycles were safe beginnings for young children; later they would graduate to bicycles. In a further development tricycles would be equipped with a step at the back on which a small child could stand or with a tray in which the rider could carry toys, or perhaps small parcels if he rode his trike to the shop with an adult.

Notice that safety helmets were not a requirement at this time.

Related names :

Deland, Edward C.

Coverage year : 1910
Region : Mid North
Further reading :

Fainges, Marjory. Cyclops toys through the years: Australia's childhood icon, Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press, 1997

Fitzpatrick, Jim. The kids' book of bicycles in Australia, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1982

Hoffmann, Professor (ed.) Every boy's book of sport and pastime, London: G. Routledge and Sons, 1897

Paterson, A. B. Mulga Bill's bicycle, Sydney: Collins, 1973

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