This celluloid doll is one of the toys that eight-year-old British child migrant Lily Knapton brought with her to Australia on SS RUNIC in 1909. It would have provided her with entertainment during the long eight week voyage.
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Title: Celluloid boy doll with moveable head
Date: c 1909
Significance: The doll is part of a collection of personal possessions brought to Australia by British child migrant Lily Knapton in 1909. It provides a rare insight into the nature of childhood and children's journeys from Britain in the early 1900s.