Wicker Baby

Built in 1875, Moruya Museum's quaint double-storey building was once the home of a Yorshire immigrant named Abraham Emmott. The local historical society seems to have astutely shaped its collection to suit this homely layout. Everyday domestic life, from white settlement to WWII, is recreated through a nursery, dining room, school room, kitchen and lady's bedroom.

This plastic darling was just one of the dolls used in the nursery. I love the touch of the self-closing eyes, although I'm not sure if she looks sound asleep or dead! Either way, the white net curtain over her cot and a snippet of hand-colouring create such a soft, dreamy effect.

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