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Hanging out the washing during the floods
Title : Hanging out the washing during the floods Hanging out the washing during the floods
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Creator : Advertiser Newspapers Ltd., photographer
Date of creation : 1956
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 191 x 250 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

River Murray floods, Mannum - a housewife keeps up with normal chores hanging out her washing on a Hills Hoist clothes line.

The Hills Hoist clothes line was developed in a suburban backyard in Adelaide in 1945 and has since become an Australian cultural icon.
Related names :

Hills Industries

Coverage year : 1956
Place : Mannum
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Harris, David. What a line!: the story of the people who made the hoist an Australian icon: fifty years of Hills, Melrose Park, SA: Hills Printing Services, 1996

Port, Leo with Brian Murray. Australian inventors, Stanmore, NSW: Cassell Australia, 1978

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