Cast iron money box, originally painted, featuring a Punch and Judy show.

Originally owned by the donor's husband's stepmother, Mrs Ada Nugent Cockram. Ada was born around 1890, probably in Wonthaggi, and the money box was a childhood toy. Ada gave the money box to the donor for her children, but it tended to be an ornament in their bedroom, rather than be actually played with. The base was replaced by the donor's husband in 1980.

Physical Description

Cast iron money box, square, shallow, with curtained 'window' inside which the characters of Punch and Judy appear (chest upwards only). Sides have open diamond grid. Painted backdrop; money box exterior also originally painted, in yellow and red.

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