A soft toy koala, probably made of real fur. it is part of a collection of toy / modal animals collected by the donor while living in Canada as a child in the 1950's / early 1960's. The koala was collected from Sydney, Australia by the donor. The fur is light brown, thought to be kangeroo fur by the donor, with white fur in the ears. The koala has black plastic nose and paws and orange and black coloured glass eyes. The koala also has a pale green ribbon tied around it's neck with a green card label attached.
Collected by the donor during the late 1950’s / early 1960’s, and donated to the Museum of Childhood by Ms Deborah Neal in May 2012.
Marks and inscriptions
Tied around the neck in a pale green ribbon. A green card label with red printed writing baring the manufacturer's logo and the words : 'Blue Gum Baby / made in Australia / Morella Product, Sydney' on the front, and '5 / Koala Bear - This Blue Gum Baby / is the most popular of Australia's / native animals, living only on the / leaves of the Australian gum tree'