When asked to name her favourite object the deputy director of Newcastle Museum Julie Baird didn't hesitate. Out of the thousands of objects in the museum's collection Julie selected a bugle used in World War 1 by English migrant and long-time Newcastle resident Walter Barton.

Object Stories is a joint project of ABC Open, Radio National and the National Museum of Australia which invites you to choose an object that has a great tale to tell and contribute its story to a virtual museum of Australian objects.

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