Yesterday afternoon I visited my old friend Canberra Museum and Gallery to attend their panel discussion: 2013-2113 – the next great 100 Canberra Houses. I made sure to arrive early as I'd heard rumour that they had a dolls' house on display.
And what a beauty it was!The signage says that it was made by Pennock Miller in the 1930s.
Based on the small amount of googling I've done, it seems that he lived in Ainslie and possibly made a miniature reproduction of the family home.
I was so very tempted to lift the side flap for a peek inside, but instead just took a couple of photos through the doors and windows using my flash and then contacted the gallery to if they would show me the inside...
the front window,
and the back door.
In a nearby display case is a display of some of the furniture from the house, also made by Pennock Miller:
A typical 1930s lounge suite and table
and a wardrobe and single bed with bedding.
I'll let you know if I can manage to get access to the inside, and share any more information I find out about the house...