Historical information

The Kew Historical Society’s collection includes a wide range of leisure objects. Many of the items are European-made, generally of British origin, however there are a number that were made for the Australian market by Australian manufacturers. There were clearly a huge range of toys produced for the Australian and International children’s market in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries. The examples of toys in the collection include examples of alphabet toys, arcade toys, baby toys, construction toys, dolls, doll accessories, educational toys, soft toys, tin toys, toy animals, toy blocks, toy machines, toy typewriters, etc.

Physical description

Zinga Zoo - small plastic musical toy in a cardboard box.

Inscriptions & markings

Exterior of box - "Zinga Zoo Regd. The Packet Band. An R.M. Precision moulded product by Rose Morris & Co.Ltd. London England"
Plastic toy - "Zinga Zoo Regd. The "Pocket Band" RM&Co L79 London"