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Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of a Hill's-typre rotary clothes hoist

2002.0023.0001

Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of a Hill's-typre rotary clothes hoist

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Physical description

Dull silver-coloured semi-circular galvanised iron container used to store clothes pegs. The lid, which is attached with two hinges, is embossed with 'Pegs'. A recessed vertically-aligned semicircular channel in the flat back wall of the container and a corresponding semicircular bracket faciltate the container being attached to a round pole. The bracket is attached to the back of the container by two wing-nuts.

Statement of significance

The object is a metal container used to store clothes pegs. It is semi-circular with a lid. It was attached to the central post of a Hills Hoist in Deakin, ACT when the donor moved into the house in 1960.

Although a small and seemingly insignificant object, the clothes peg container is an important detail that will enhance any depiction of suburbia presented by the National Museum of Australia. Australia's character as a suburban society means that the suburbs have been important not only as an expression of national identity, but also as the physical and cultural landscape in which many Australians have grown up and in which they continue to live.

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