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Black and white photograph of two young boys dressed in costumes and pointing toy guns at each other. - click to view larger image

Friday 30 July 2021 | 10.30–11.30am

Some of the children’s toys and costumes on display in the Gandel Atrium were produced by Lindsay’s, a famous Sydney toy manufacturer. Inspired by games played by his children, Albert Lindsay established the company in the 1930s.

Albert’s grandson Andrew was born into this celebrated manufacturing dynasty. Although the Lindsay children enjoyed lots of imaginative fun, hard work was never far away. They worked at the factory during holidays and dressed up to promote the company at toy fairs and in television appearances.

Writer and performer Andrew Lindsay joins us by video link in a conversation at the Museum with curator Laura Cook. Join us as they share the history of one of the Museum’s largest and most significant toy collections. As a special treat for Museum Friends, Andrew will show some of his favourite objects from the factory’s collection.

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