21 Feb 2013

Doll Hospital turns 100

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 21 February 2013

One hundred years ago a shipment of celluloid dolls from Japan arrived in Sydney in bad shape. Rubber bands holding the dolls together had perished on the journey. Harold Chapman found a way to fix them, so the Sydney Doll Hospital was born. Since then, the hospital has repaired more than 2 million dolls from Australia and New Zealand. The hospital is now run by Harold's grandson Geoff Chapman.