|Dimensions||16.7cm (l) x 18.3cm (w) x 4.8cm (d)|
|Collection||Australian History Museum|
|Source||AHM, Macquarie University|
AHM003459 is a small door from an oven compartment of a 19th Century cast iron auger stove. These stoves were quite common in kitchens by the mid 19th Century, generally located against a wall within a chimney-well or fireplace to direct the smoke outside. As well as being used for cooking, they provided warmth and heated water, and came in several shapes and sizes but generally consisted of small oven compartments with doors at the front and stove hobs ontop for cooking with pots and pans. These stoves didn't have the availability of gas in the main chamber, so other materials such as wood and coal were used as a heat source. The outside materials would have to be strong and resistent to high temperatures as well strong enough to handle supporting the pots, pans and food. This particular example has the "Advance Australia" coat of arms on the front of the door which was used in the colonies on-and-off since the 1820s as a way of developing a sense of national identity well before federation.
- Stage 3 Syllabus Links
- describe and explain the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia (HT3-1)
- identify change and continuity and describe the causes and effects of change on Australian society (HT3-3)
- apply a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication (HT3-5)
Stage 3 History - The Australian Colonies
- The impact of a significant development or event on a colony (ACHHK095)
- Continuity and change - some things change over time and others remain the same.
- Significance - the importance of an event, development or individual/group, eg determining the importance (significance) of various peoples' contributions to the development of a colony.
Historical skills - Comprehension
- use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS099, ACHHS118)
Historical skills - Analysis and use of sources
- locate information relevant to inquiry questions in a range of sources (ACHHS102, ACHHS121)
- compare information from a range of sources (ACHHS103, ACHHS122)
Historical Skills - Research
- identify and pose questions to inform an historical inquiry (ACHHS100, ACHHS119)
- identify and locate a range of relevant sources to support an historical inquiry (ACHHS101, ACHHS120)
Historical Skills - Explanation and communication
- use a range of communication forms (oral, written, graphic) and digital technologies. (ACHHS106, ACHHS125)
- Stage 3 Syllabus Links
- Educational Resources
- Online Resources
- O'Brien, C.(2016) "The Colonial Kitchen. Australia 1788-1901", Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland.
- Pegram, A, article for National Museum of Australia "Advance Australia" online
- Reagan, A (2015) A Brief History of the Kitchen, online article at www.porch.com