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Punch from Punch and Judy set

Date: 1880s
Overall: 395 x 260 x 70 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Wood, paint, fabric
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Puppet
Object No: 00006905
Place Manufactured:England

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    HistoryPunch and Judy shows, along with donkey rides and merry-go-rounds are representative of the British seaside experience in the late 19th and early 20th centuries where the focus was the entertainment on the seashore not the surf itself. The shows were conducted by a single puppeteer on the beach or in nearby beachside venues. The British practice was exported to Australia, Punch and Judy shows have been documented at Bondi, Manly, Coogee, Tamarama and particularly at St Kilda.

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