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Boy with toy wheelbarrow
Title : Boy with toy wheelbarrow Boy with toy wheelbarrow
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Source : B 69054/86
Date of creation : ca. 1900
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

A young boy playing in the garden with a small wheelbarrow made from a 'Fry's Homeopathic Cocoa' box. With his homemade barrow, probably constructed by his father or some other relative, he could help his parents in the garden or play as he wished.

The box has been moulded and planed along its top edges and attached to a square frame, with a wheel at the front and two legs to enable the barrow to be stable when stationary. The handles are sized to the child's hand and his height.

Coverage year : 1900
Place : South Australia
Further reading :

Dow, Gwyn and June Factor (eds.) Australian childhood: an anthology, South Yarra, Vic.: McPhee Gribble, 1991

The endless playground: celebrating Australian childhood, compiled and edited by Paul Cliff; with introductory essays by Robert Holden and features by Jack Bedson ... [et al.], Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2000

McPhee Gribble Publishers. Constructions: big things to make, Ringwood, Vic.: Penguin Books Australia, 1978

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