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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A plastic costume doll dressed as a 'jolly swag man' from Australia. He has a plastic head with moulded and painted facial details and an artificial grey hair beard. His features have a feminine appearance. He has light brown hair over which is a blue fabric wide brimmed hat with three corks on strings attached at the front. He wears a white, pink, red and purple shirt made from a corded velvet fabric, over which is a pink knitted jacket decorated with black and white spots. He wears a blue fabric scarf and green fabric trousers which have a patch over one knee. He has black plastic shoes and plastic hands. He holds a real twig in his left hand. On his back, tied with string, he carries a purple fabric bed roll and a black plastic bucket, and over his front he carries a white sack which is tied at the top. He stands on a black plastic square base. The lining of his jacket is deteriorating and pieces are crumbling away.