Historical information

The green holder for the weights was hand made by cutting recesses out of a single piece of wood. The wood was painted green.
Between 1960 and 1988 Australia gradually adopted the SI units (Standard International) or metric units. In 1970 the Australian parliament passed the metric conversion act, and the Australian building trades made it the standard in 1974. This information helps to date the set of weights to C. 1970s.


These weights have local and social significance to indicate the weights used in many homes or small businesses in the 1970s.

Physical description

Set of 5 small metric weights in wooden holder. Measurements are difficult to decipher but "Gram" can be identified around the edge of some weights. Holder has been created by cutting round recesses into a block of wood.