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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Toy - Solider, Lead, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 079101
- 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.
- 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)|
|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|
|Trench Unit Number:||07/01/11|