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Synopsis

Over the course of the series of Gallery of Everyday Things, you will discover how the most innocuous objects from daily life have fascinating stories – the humble bicycle, your favourite piece of underwear, the nutmeg you sprinkle on your eggnog – such extraordinary things have been instrumental in building empires, sparking social revolutions and sometimes been just plain fun. Who would have thought that a girdle would become an essential part of the American space programme? And what did prehistoric man do about dental hygiene before the toothbrush came along?

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Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Whadjuk peoples

Production Information

Series Creator

Paul Barron

Paul Payne

Producers

Paul Barron

Freddie Yeo

Co-Producer

David DeVos

Nick North

Edward McQueen-Mason

Associate Producer

Anne Masterton

Executive Producers

Mike O’Donnell

Mike Wiluan

Cinematographer

Simon Akermann

Narrator

Peter Rowsthorn

Animation Direction & Post Creative Director

Wendy Liow

Composers

Tim Count

Keith Van Geysel

Sound Design and Mix

Kim Lord

Editor

Matthew Clifton

Narration Script

Paul Payne

David DeVos

Production Managers

Bridget Curran

Dominique Pratt

Dramatisation Direction & Additional Editing

Edward McQueen-Mason

Bryan McQueen-Mason

Colourist

Royston Van Huizen

Post-Production Facility (Australia)

ABC Resources WA

A personal history

We usually think of “history” in terms of the past tense.

In fact our history lives with us every day in some of the most ordinary things: items that have become so much a part of our daily lives that we take them for granted.

Each episode of “Gallery of Everyday Things presents a collection of stories about the everyday item, stories that are intended to fascinate and amuse as well as inform.

– Paul Barron, Producer and Series Creator

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Penny Farthings are fun to ride but not to fall off
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Karl Von Drais finds a solution to transport when horses fail

About the Producer

Paul Barron is an independent film and television producer with over thirty years experience.

Paul is a recipient of the WA Citizen of the Year Award for Arts, Culture and Entertainment, WASA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the West Australian Screen Industry, and the SPAA Independent Producers Award for Children’s Programs.

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