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Butter Churn - Wooden, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 19209

Wooden butter churn.

Used by Bill Boyd when assisting his grandmother to churn butter in the 1950s.

The William Boyd Childhood Collection includes most of the childhood possessions of William (Bill) Boyd, who was born in 1947 and raised in the Victorian town of Maryborough. Kept by Lillian Boyd (Bill's mother) for decades, upon her death the Collection was donated by Bill to the former Museum of Childhood at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. When the Museum of Childhood closed it was transferred to Museum Victoria.
Butter churn, wooden, hand operated. Owned by donor's paternal grandmother of Talbot, Victoria. Used by donor when visiting.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 300 mm (Height), 320 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: agriculture, dairy industry, domestic work, food preparation, housework, making history - william boyd childhood
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Food & Drink Production
Tertiary Classification: butter making
Past Owner: Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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