Calthorpes' House


Image: Front verandah at Calthorpes' House

Front door bell

Date: circa 1930
Maker: Unknown
Place made: Unknown
Dimensions: 12 (h) x 8 (w) cm (panel)

Description: An electric front door bell made of bakelite, which links to the bell box in the kitchen



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Click the Play button above to hear about the veranda. The oral history interview was carried out on Wednesday 5 December 2012, in the Breakfast Room at Calthorpes’ House. The interviewer is Kate Gardiner, ACT Museums and Galleries Education and Community Programs Manager, and the interviewee is Mrs Dawn Waterhouse, daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry and Dell Calthorpe. The interview was recorded for Foundation to Year 2 Primary School students so they can listen to a person talking about an artefact.

Please click here to view teaching resources relating the Australian Curriculum: History, for Foundation to Year 2.

What delicious meals were cooked on the wood fired oven
in the kitchen?

Who cooked in the kitchen?

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