Ede Tuckett was born in 1927 and moved to Chowerup, in the Shire of Boyup Brook at a young age. She lived there for most of her life. Ede and her husband John, ran the telephone exchange for about 20 years.
On school holidays she would take her grandchildren to many parts of the south west visiting doll shows – always coming home with something new. The Kradals Collection is so named for the initials of each of Edes granddaughters …
When Ede moved to Perth in 2005 she was unable to take all her treasured dolls with her, and while there are still rooms full of dolls of at her son’s farm house, she decided to donate a part of her collection to the Boyup Brook Visitor Centre so that people could continue to enjoy them for the years to come.