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Garden Hose - Hose Attachment Nozzle, circa 1980 Object Reg. No: HT 21623

This garden hose attachment was acquired as part of the Museum Victoria 'Curator for a Day project', undertaken in October 2007. The attachment has no clear marking or branding. However, it is a fairly standard hose attachment designed for watering a domestic garden with a hose, by hand. The usage of this style of garden hose was made illegal by the water restrictions put in force in October 2007,

The 'Curator for a Day project' was a collaboration between the Williamstown Environmental Neighbourhood Cluster and Museum Victoria's Water Smart Home project. Students were required to nominate objects relating to water conservation and changing water behaviour for inclusion in the Museum's Water Smart Home collection.

The Williamstown Neighbourhood Cluster is made up of Williamstown High School, Williamstown North Primary School, Williamstown Primary School and Spotswood Primary School. The cluster aims to develop a model for environmental education through active learning opportunities through local community partnerships. Students research, develop understanding and actively engage in environmental projects within their neighbourhood.
This orange and grey plastic Garden Hose Attachment is conical and has moving parts.
The attachment connects to a garden hose at its base, which is grey and has vertical textured ridges around the outside.
And orange section with large circular indents around the outside connects to a second grey section, also with vertical textured ridges. This section rotates. The end of the hose attachment is orange and also rotates. There is a grey piece of plastic inside the end of the hose attachment that the water is sprayed out.
The hose attachment has no markings or brand information.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Christina Pelosi-Thorpe, 2007
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 30 mm (Width), 165 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: conservation, preservation, sustainability, water conservation, water consumption, water smart home, nozzle, -1
Themes this item is part of: Water Smart Home - Project Description, The Curator for a Day Project, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Conservation - Water
Tertiary Classification: gardening
Partner Organisation: Williamstown Environmental Neighbourhood Cluster, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 2007
Collector: Water Smart Home Project, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2007
References: http://www.4schools1planet.vic.edu.au/ Viewed by LDH 3.12.08
http://www.melbournewater.com.au/content/water/water_storages/stage_3a_water_restrictions_-_questions_and_answers/vehicle_washing.asp Viewed by LDH 3.12.08

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