Norman Swindon

Child's commode

circa 1960, wood, metal, plastic

Child's commode (potty) made from a child's chair. Used by donor's step children, Timothy and Susan Hicks, in the early 1960s.


48 x 28cm

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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.