Baby's Record Book

10860, ink on paper

Baby's Record Book given to Mr and Mrs Swinden by The State Savings Bank of Victoria on the arrival of newborn daughter Lois Una Swindon.

Book contents: congratulations to Mother and Baby, Birth Record, Gift Givers, Christening, Family Tree, Baby's First Pictures, The First Tooth, The First Step, The First Birthday, Items of Interest, Baby's Autograph, Baby's Weight, Weights and Measures, Baby's Hair, Baby's Bank Account and Baby's Wardrobe

Illustration of a bird, holding by the beak a sleeping baby in a sling with foliage in the background.

Black and gold metallic ink on paper


12 x 16 cm

Object number



Social History


Gift of Mrs. Lois Hicks

Lois Hicks collection

Lady Lois Hicks was an active participant in the early years of Canberra. She was a Girl Guide, a member of cricket and hockey teams and attended Ainslie Primary School and Canberra High School before nursing at the Canberra Community Hospital. The collection is contextualised through photographs of the donor’s family life in Canberra which have been reproduced by CMAG.