Harry Lee's Toy Wheelbarrow; 1877; 200078


Illawarra Historical Society and Museum


Harry Lee's Toy Wheelbarrow

About this object

hilds wheelbarrow, made in England about 1877. Made out of wood and painted green with gold highlights on the body and red on the wheel and interior. The paintwork is original. On each side are the initials in gold and red - H.H.L. The wheel is iron rimmed. There is a crack in the middle of the scalloped frontpiece of the barropw tray and some indentations along the tray sides. Affixed to the back of the tray is a small plastic plaque with the lettering:
Presented by Alderman T.B.G. Ward Deputy Lord Mayor August 1977 from Little Milton.

The wheelbarrow was brought to Australia in 1883 by Harry Herbert Lee (1876-1959) when he emigrated aged 7 with his family. The family lived at 'Little Milton', 41 Smith St., Wollongong where Harry's father, Timothy (1847-1919), also had a medical consu;ting rooms. Harry Lee graduated as a doctor in 1901 and he practiced in Wollongong until 1953.

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Late Nineteenth Century

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Timber, iron


730mm long; 270mm wide; 370mm high

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