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Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years marked a milestone birthday for this iconic ABC children's television program. Visitors learned more about Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty, Jemima and the Rocket Clock.

Happy Birthday Play School was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 7 May to 24 July 2016.

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ABC Kids, 50 Years Play School

Happy Birthday Play School was a travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia and the ABC.

Happy Birthday Play School was supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

This exhibition was also on show at:

  • Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Western Australia, 26 May to 10 October 2021
  • Museum of the Goldfields, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6 March to 9 May 2021
  • South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 7 December 2019 to 31 Jan 2021
  • National Wool Museum, Geelong, Victoria, 28 June to 7 October 2019
  • Albury Library Museum, New South Wales, 1 December 2018 to 28 January 2019
  • Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, 11 August to 7 October 2018
  • Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria, 26 May to 22 July 2018
  • Tamworth Regional Gallery, New South Wales, 10 February to 15 April 2018
  • Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland, 4 November 2017 to 28 January 2018
  • Cobb+Co Museum, Toowoomba, Queensland, 25 March to 15 October 2017
  • Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland, 3 December 2016 to 5 February 2017
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