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Toy - Solider, Lead, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 079101

Summary:
This toy solider was excavated during one of the digs conducted at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

'When I was a child, we played in the street with hoops; we played hopscotch, and chasey, and cowboys and Indians, running right round the blocks and that. We even played marbles too.' (Marie Hayes, born and raised in Little Lon 1920-1940)

To the children who lived there, Little Lon was home. The streets and lanes were their playground - for tossing knucklebones, flicking marbles or chasing over the cobblestones. Their chants and laughter were part of the sounds of Little Lon.
Description:
Moulded lead model soldier on oblong base with small back pack. Missing ri ght arm and head. 46 x 17 mm
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 42 mm (Height), 18 mm (Width), 22 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: children s play, play, toy, toys, making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: domestic
Trench Unit Number: 07/01/11

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