Transcript - Barbara and the collection
Museum: How do you describe your collection?
Barbara: We collect anything and everything, right down to an old shoelace, and we certainly have one of those.
Museum: And what drives you? What's your passion?
Barbara: Well it's just nice to be able to walk around and look at it and, you know, appreciate it.
Museum: Did you collect anything as a girl or were your parents collectors?
Museum: Do you ever regret what you didn't keep?
Barbara: Yes, all the time.
Museum: What sort of things?
Barbara: Well when you look at the toys you think, oh, I wished I had kept that, I wish I had kept that, but we've got nothing.
Museum: Do you get rid of any stuff now?
Museum: How much work is it looking after the collection you and Brian have now?
Barbara: Well it virtually looks after itself; we don't have to do anything. Just give it a dust up occasionally and no we don't have to do anything to it at all.
Museum: How has the collection grown?
Barbara: Well it started in the Julie's bedroom and then the lounge room. Bit by bit the lounge chairs disappeared and now there's only two small chairs in there.
Museum: How far will you go to add something to your collection?
Barbara: We've been as far as Bothwell down in Tassie. If a good sale comes up, we'll do it. Often the sales will read good then you'll get there and everything's all bombed out or broken.
Museum: Do you think you're as eccentric and passionate as Brian?
Brian: Probably even more so in some cases.
Museum: Do you think that's the key to a successful marriage? Could you go along with him if you didn't have this passion?
Barbara: No, I think we'd be divorced. Or he'd be out in the backyard somewhere.
Museum: He'd probably be happy living in that shed.
Barbara: He would. Yes, he would!