Well-travelled tins really take the cake
A set of retro aluminium picnic tins have returned to Bunbury after years storing the snacks on travels around Australia.
Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre volunteer Maureen Wright donated the tins when she noticed the museum collected other labelled canisters and biscuit tins.
“At home they would have just gone into the pantry, since being in the museum I am learning what sort of gems are keepable,” she said.
Mrs Wright said she picked up the tins up at the Bunbury markets and noticed they were the perfect fit for all her travel snacks.
“We had done some four-wheel drive trips and I always found it difficult to access things like morning and afternoon teas, when I saw them at the market I thought “that’s it!’,” she said.
Although Mrs Wright admitted she never baked scones to go in the tins, they did hold plenty of biscuits and spiced fruit cakes.
Mrs Wright said the tins have been well used during their travels and accompanied them to every Australian desert.
“One of the things on my bucket list is I wanted to go to the extremes of north, south, east and west of Australia,” she said.
The tins have been up to Cape York, Steep Point, Bryon Bay, down to Augusta and Port Lincoln, and everywhere in between.
Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre curator Jenny Scott said the museum will store the tins and use them for a future exhibit to display the history of domestic life in Bunbury.
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