Calthorpes' House

Fuel Stove

Date: 1927 (installed)
Maker: The Herald, Meters, Sydney No. 12
Place made: Australia
Dimensions: 47.5 (h) funnel x 122 (w) x 71 (d) cm

Description: A large metal wood stove with a central funnel at the centre back, a large hinged door at the front with smaller compartments to the right. When the Calthorpe’s first moved into the house, this wood stove was the only cooking source available. The wood for the stove was stored in the wood shed, and in the wood box situated outside the back door. ‘The Herald’ remained the preferred cooking stove, even after the electric ‘Early Kooka’ was purchased.

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Click the Play button above to hear about the fuel stove. The oral history interview was carried out on Wednesday 5 December 2012, in the Breakfast Room at Calthorpes’ House. The interviewer is Kate Gardiner, ACT Museums and Galleries Education and Community Programs Manager, and the interviewee is Mrs Dawn Waterhouse, daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry and Del Calthorpe. The interview was recorded for Foundation to Year 2 Primary School students so they can listen to a person talking about an artefact.

Please click here to view teaching resources relating the Australian Curriculum: History, for Foundation to Year 2.

Which delicious fruit did the Calthorpe family eat on
the veranda?

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