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Wooden carved donkey carrying a barrel on its back

1950s

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

This wooden toy donkey belonged to Gina Sinozich's young son Michael. It was made in her home village of Senovik, Croatia, where donkeys were used as water carriers.

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  • Title: Wooden carved donkey carrying a barrel on its back
  • Date: 1950s
  • Location: Croatia
  • Type: Toy
  • Significance: To avoid arousing the suspicion of the Communist authorities, the Sinozich family could only carry a few personal belongings when they escaped Croatia, in the former Yugoslavia, in 1956. Gina Sinozich treasured this wooden toy as a tangible connection to her Croatian homeland.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Wood, metal wire
  • Dimensions: 130 x 140 mm
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Gift from Gina Sinozich

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