Local collections form a popular new exhibition at the Peppin Heritage Centre.January 1, 2013 4:12am
The exhibition at the Peppin Heritage Centre — ‘Trikes, Trinkets and Treasures’ — has had the building in George St ‘‘packed’’.
Tourism officer Jane Frazer said the exhibition displays a ‘‘fantastic collection’’, which boasts a wide range of rare and vintage dolls, toy trucks, trikes, children’s books, and much more.
And all of the items displayed belong to local people.
‘‘It has been non-stop with people coming in to see the exhibition, locals and tourists,’’ Ms Fazer said.
‘‘There’s also been many compliments on the gallery and museum.’’
Ms Frazer said among the items displayed at the Peppin Heritage Centre are impressive personal collections and items dating back to the late 1800s.
‘‘There is an elephant collection, the first of which was purchased in 1976 and now they number over 200,’’ she said.
‘‘A porcelain doll, teddy bear and celebrity doll collection, some of the dolls having been handmade, with individually made outfits.
‘‘We have a 1890 German Armand Marsellie doll with original clothing and hair, and Kador dolls which characteristically have hard plastic heads with moulded vinyl bodies and lashes, often used in window displays. ‘‘An old cast iron child’s bed is covered in a teddy bear collection, all types shapes and colours, with one very special teddy lovingly cared for by local lady Ruth Sinclair and is aged 82 years.
‘‘Not forgetting the toy collection which consists of books games trinkets and children’s toys in top condition dating around the 1950s.
‘‘There are scooters trikes rocking horses, pedal cars tractors and wagons, the oldest dating back to 1914.’’
Ms Frazer said many of the items are prized by their owners, who she thanked for helping to create the exhibition.
‘‘Thank you to everybody who has loaned their precious collections, our job is made so much easier by everybody’s generosity.’’
The exhibition opened on December 14 and will be on display until February 16. It can be viewed from 9am to 4pm daily, for a gold coin donation.
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