Donated to the Australian Children's Folklore Collection in 1990 by the Embassy of Czechoslovakia.
The Australian Children's Folklore Collection in 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.

Examples of pull-along toys have been found dating back to ancient Greece. There has been little change to the basic design since that time. This is a contemporary example of a traditional toy, commonly given to young children for their amusement.

Physical Description

Brightly coloured wooden toy duck on wheels, designed as a pull-along toy for young children. The duck has a bright red beak, blue head, yellow with blue body and yellow, red and green wings. The wings and head are slightly jointed so that they move as the duck is pulled along. There is a 'clicking' mechanism in the wheels, which makes a sound similar to a duck's quack as the toy is pulled-along. The toy is pulled along by a piece of soft green braid and has four wheels, two white and two red. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.

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