Child's sheet metal beach bucket featuring brightly painted scene of an English fishing village and fisherman, handle with rolled edges painted in red and yellow stripes. The inside of the bucket depicts swimming fish and he base of the bucket details the maker Acme Toys, England.
South Australia has always had a strong beach culture. Often the only way Adelaidians endured the sweltering summers was by retreating to the seaside. Beach buckets like this one were popular children's toys and were used for beach combing and building sandcastles from the 19th century up until the present.