Jigsaw Puzzle - Kiwi, Wooden Object Reg. No: SH 990209

Alternative Name(s): Kiwi Puzzle

Donated by Jane Webster, delegate to the World Play Summit, Melbourne, 1993. Delegates were asked to bring a traditional toy from their own country.

This object is part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection. The ACFC is unique in Australia, documenting contemporary children's folklore across Australia and in other countries, reaching back to the 1870s. The Collection has a strong component of research material relating to Victoria.
Small, hand-made wooden kiwi puzzle from New Zealand, sealed in original clear plastic packaging. Jigsaw puzzle has 4 pieces, each a different colour - blue, brown , yellow, green. Green piece is a baby kiwi, the other pieces are joined together to make a larger kiwi. Baby kiwi fits into space underneath larger kiwi. Packaging has a white label, identifying recommended age-group for the toy, and the maker. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr June Factor, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.50 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 12.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: children s play, crafts, fauna, kiwis birds, puzzles, toys, world play summit 1993, balancing kiwis 1993, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Amusements
Tertiary Classification: puzzles
Inscriptions: On label: From 2 years/Handmade in New Zealand/ by/TARATA TOYS LTD.
Manufacturer: Tarata Toys
Place & Date Made: New Zealand, by 1993

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