Any Suggestions ?

Judy Clarke  donated this antique, which we think is most likely to be an outdoor cot. The framework is of wood and the  side panels are of metal mesh, similar to that found in meat safes. There are three sections—the middle section can be removed to lower the interior space. There is a small puzzle in that it rolls freely on its wheels, but there are no handles to help in moving it. Our best guess it that it was designed to allow babies to  enjoy the sun and fresh air while protecting them from flies and other pests.

We would be interest in hearing from anyone who remembers using—or being placed in—a similar type of cot. Or perhaps we’re on the wrong track and it was something else altogether ?

 

New Historical Group Welcomed

Wallan now has its own history group – the Wallan Historical Group, with a very active Facebook page which is well worth a visit.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wallanhistoricalgroup/

There are many interesting articles already posted, including one on the Pretty Sally Roadhouse, which featured in the original ‘Mad Max’ movie. Here is a still from the movie:

Congratulations to all involved in creating such a wonderful and vibrant site.