Alternative Name(s): Travakonta
Made "with patience and love" by Nic Nilsson's father. Donated by Nic Nilsson, delegate to the World Play Summit, Melbourne, 1993. Delegates were asked to bring a traditional toy from their own country.
The Australian Children's Folklore Collection 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.

Physical Description

Handmade wooden toy. 6 plywood blocks, attached to each other by strips of red tape. On the top block is a cut-out picture of guardsmen in red tunics and tall fur headgear, holding rifles. The strips of tape are glued to each block in such a way that the blocks can be folded like a zig-zag, and stacked on top of each other for storage. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.

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