Folding pram (perambulator) with an iron frame, a woven wicker body including a square hood, and four iron spoked wheels of the same size. Residual paint indicates that the frame was originally painted black with decorative orange lines. The wheels fold up so the pram can be turned into a cradle with a rocker base. The solid rubber tyres are severely worn and cracked. Yellow canvas side curtains are fitted to the hood. The floor of the basket is wood with two layers of thick cardboard on top, and the basket and hood are lined with dark red coated-cotton cloth that imitates leather.
Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
Pioneering Australian architect, bushwalker and conservationist, Myles Dunphy OBE (1891-1985), was a passionate advocate and campaigner for the establishment of National Parks. The Mountain Trails Club, which Myles Dunphy established in 1914, with Roy Rudder and Bert Gallop, lead to the development of a bushwalking movement from which a voluntary conservation movement emerged. His son, Milo Dunphy AM (1928-1996), also an architect, inherited his fathers passion and vision and followed in his footsteps as a bushwalker, explorer and conservationist. Milo Dunphy led successful campaigns to establish national parks within the Blue Mountains, stood as a candidate in two federal elections, was active in several conservation organizations and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1986. The Dunphys work continues through the Dunphy Wilderness Fund, which spends one million dollars a year (since September 1996) to purchase leasehold and privately held areas of natural significance.User
Iron, Wood, Cotton cloth, Cardboard, Canvas, Rubber