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Giveaway: Australian Girl Doll

australian girl doll review

I’m feeling a little like a girl again after spending hours adoring the Australian Girl® Dolls. There is something especially gorgeous about these dolls. They capture you with their sweet faces, glorious hair and spunky personalities. It’s the kind of doll I want to buy my daughters so I can play with look at them myself!

australian girl dolls belle and matildaimage from here

australian girl dolls emily and jasmineimage from here

australian girl doll in the snowimage from here

What I love about the Australian Girl® Doll

  • Fully Australian owned
  • Australian Girl® Doll endorses the work of Kids Free 2B Kids and Women’s Forum Australia.
  • Beautifully made in one of the the best doll factories in the world.
  • The dolls don’t look like mini adults; they look like beautiful dolls.
  • Firm head and soft body.
  • The dolls are poseable.
  • Wonderful for cuddles, play and display.
  • Easy to accessorise.
  • The dolls appeal to a wide age range, from young children to older children (and even adults!)
  • The hair is stunning (made from high quality kanekalon hair; the hair used for human wigs) and is perfect for  accessorising and practicing different hairstyles (fun for older girls)
  • The dolls showcase and encourage our unique Australian culture.
  • The Rainbow Necklace book is also available so children can read a story about the dolls.

australian girl doll the rainbow necklace book

A Bit About Helen (the creator)

The idea of a uniquely Australian play doll was sparked when Helen Schofield couldn’t find quality dolls for her own granddaughters, that weren’t either babies or teenagers.  Helen designs most of the clothes for the dolls herself, with help from a focus group, while also encouraging input from a Textile Fashion Design student from the local university.  Helen is keen to showcase Australian talent at every opportunity. Read about how the dolls were made here: The Making of Australian Girl.

The Illustrations

Jason Chatfield, renowned Australian cartoonist, comedian and creator of Ginger Meggs, does the illustrations for Australian Girl®.  Below are a few examples:

australian girl doll cartoon
australian girl doll cartoon -- belle

I’m a very proud Australian and so I’m excited about these dolls. Not only are they beautiful yet practical, they also represent our Aussie culture. Many of the toys available to our children have a strong American influence, so to have a unique toy, designed by an Australian, for Australian children, is all kinds of awesome to me.

Giveaway

**The giveaway has now ended. Congratulations Wendy!**

I’m thrilled to be able to giveaway one of these gorgeous dolls. To enter, just click over here to the Australian Girl® website, and then come back to the blog and leave a comment below about which of the 5 dolls you like best and why.

Terms

1. Winner will be chosen randomly  2. Open to Australian residents only  3. Giveaway open 9 December until 13 December 2011.  4. The winner will be notified by email  5. If the winner does not reply to the email within 72 hours, the giveaway will be redrawn.

Relevant Links

The Australian Girl Facebook Page

Me and My Doll

Tillies Australia: Clothes & Accessories for the Australian Girl Doll

australian doll clothes

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152 Comments

  • Reply
    Nelle
    December 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I like Emily. She is the iconic Aussie girl.. feminine and outdoorsy at the same time. (I would like a doll called Helen though!)

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    Courtenay Heuston
    December 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    It has to be Matilda – its like looking at my little Aussie.

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    Pam
    December 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I would love Emily for my little girl because both her parents were backpackers before becoming mum & dad and I love that Emily is ready for outback adventure 🙂

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    Sally Joyce
    December 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I love Emily. I think she sums up all that is Australian. She is beautiful and with the gorgeous blonde hair, she looks very much like my daughter who is addicted to her Bindi stle outfit and her cowboy hat.

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    Noeleen
    December 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Emily would be my grand-daughter’s bestie, as they both share their love of animals, especially their horses

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    veronica denman
    December 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    i really love matilda.what a true aussie name. i just love her beautiful curly red hair.wish mine was like it

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    Vanessa murphy
    December 11, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I think Amy is my favourite, beautiful dress, beautiful colours. They are all just gorgeous!

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    Tracy Fleming
    December 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

    i just love little matilda, she reminds me alot of my beautiful daughter, her name is so australian and she is as cute as a button too.

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    nicole
    December 11, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I love Matilda, even though she is out of stock, she reminds me of my daughter.

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    Kym - Mumma's Mini Mes
    December 11, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Matilda, Matilda,Matilda, without a doubt, I have long looked at her and thought my daughter would love her. I love the message of Australian Girl.

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    Jenny L
    December 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I love Jasmine …such a pretty name and she’s gorgeous…she reminds me of my daughter with her lovely long hair and beautiful smile.

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    Darby
    December 11, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Matilda is my pick – her wild red hair is amazing. It’s so great to see a doll with such character.

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    Jennifer F
    December 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I think Emily is adorable and her little Aussie outfit is the perfect outfit for the Australian Girl 🙂

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    Natalie
    December 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I LOVE these dolls..! Australian owned, and beautifully innocent for little girls.

    I would love an ‘Emily’ for my little one. With her blonde hair, and love of the bush and animals, she captures my daughters likeness and spirit.

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    Kristina
    December 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    MATILDA. She is gorgeous, I can see why she sold out. As a mum I more than welcome these beautiful dolls. Its a nice change to the overly made up and scantily dressed dolls of today.

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    Sharyn
    December 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Amy is like looking at my Miss Aimee, truely amazing dolls. Love them

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    Angelica
    December 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I love JASMINE- not by her spectacular looks, not by her wonderful personality, but her extrodinary demonstration. Sure she is not Fully Australian, but she represents all the different people in Australia and how Australians welcome people far and wide from many countries around the world.Her background and her skill is amazing and well detailed. If I do win I would love to have Emily or Matilda, so my Jasmine can welcome them when they come here to stay with me 🙂

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    Claudia Frasca-Jones
    December 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Ooooo Kelly! This is the first time I have seen these wonderful dolls. Thank you for sharing them with us. What an amazing product! My Daughter has fallen in love with Emily, she is very much like her. Her boots are so cute and she looks ready to go trecking in the outback!! A true Aussie adventurer. She is my pick if I win. Fingers crossed!! 🙂

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    Carly T
    December 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I’d love the Jasmine doll for my little girl (even though she is currently sold out) She’d love to dress her up and play with her. Love her long black hair and pretty face. Beautiful!!

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    Shae Hill
    December 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Love, love, love these dolls!
    It’s so hard to pick just one, but I would have to say my favourite is
    Emily because my daughter loves animals too. I can just imagine how much joy she would get from playing with one of these gorgeous dolls.

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    melanie - ThisMummyMaze
    December 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I like Matilta shes so pretty with her curly hair and her name is very aussie. Im sure my little girl would love to play with her for hours.

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    Lisa
    December 11, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Matilda is my favourite because she’s a proud Australian and a great role model for Aussie kids. (And also Belle because my daughter and I both love art and the beach.)

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    RACHAEL MCILVANEY
    December 12, 2011 at 6:01 am

    They are all gorgeous but I like Amy the best as that’s my sisters name so Miss 4 would love that one 🙂

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    Sue
    December 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Love Matilda, her hair is gorgeous, just a little bit different

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    Alyra Shaw
    December 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I love Matilda – particularly her curly hair – and I usually don’t like dolls!

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    julie bennett
    December 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    OHHH so adorable move over baby born and cabbage patch finally a doll with style charactor and you wouldnt be embaresed your little one carying any of these around.. i love Emily so so so pretty.

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    Alicia
    December 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    They are all so gorgeous!

    I think my favourite is Emily though because she reminds me of my daughter Abby.

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    Kate Y
    December 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    We have lots of trucks and cars as our son is our firstborn. It is time to even the score by starting our daughter Sophie’s doll collection with Jasmine who looks like such a doll! LOL! I can’t wait to see her dress a dolly, brush her hair and rock her to “sleep!” Awww!

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    Alex G
    December 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Matilda is gorgeous as they all are and would be lovely for my daughter WaveyMae whose had a rough time losing toys in cyclone yasi!

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    Renee Annison
    December 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    OMg they are sooo goregous,,i love Matilda,she reminds me of my 2 year old daughter with that curly hair 🙂

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    Michele
    December 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I love the Matilda doll with her red hair and of course the Ugg boots!

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    Adela
    December 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    They are all gorgeous and it’s refreshing to see such diversity in dolls. Jasmine is my favourite as she has similar features to my daughters and they would just adore her beautiful dress, hair and shoes.

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    Monica
    December 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Matilda…ugg boots…couldnt be more aussie than that!

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    Lisa Sutherland
    December 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Matilda country girl at heart. She looks down to earth and Aussie Aussie.

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    Jayne
    December 12, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    My daughter would love one and would find it hard to choose as they are all great. What a great
    Present for Xmas.

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    LOUISE-ANNE PILSBURY
    December 13, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Matilda’s hair is to die for!

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    Kylie Newton
    December 13, 2011 at 2:48 am

    My favorite doll is Matilda. She reminds me of my daughter Olivia, age 8. Spunky little redhead with a cheeky attitude, wanting to wear boots with every outfit. I can imagine Olivia and Matilda being great friends.

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    Amanda
    December 13, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Matilda definitely! I always wanted my long red hair to have gorgeous curls like that

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    Kaylene
    December 13, 2011 at 7:39 am

    They are all just gorgeous but I am disappointed that they are all Caucasian. Australia is multi-race and culture and these should be reflected in Australian Dolls.

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    Helen Maughan
    December 13, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Emily, most definitely Emily. I know her!! It’s my granddaughter personified. My granddaughters name? Emily, of course!

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    Marlene T
    December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Love Matilda. Love the good old Aussie look – great for my girl.

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    J Sellers
    December 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I love Matilda with that gorgeous curly hair – I have 2 rough and ready boys but Matilda would look like my daughter if I had one – she looks a little like me…… She’s adorable.

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    kirsty
    December 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Matilda is our favourite- my daughters eyes lit up at the sight of her, shes just beautiful and would be warmly welcomed into our home 🙂

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    deb heynatz
    December 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Matilda is so much what my grand daughter will look like
    It’s uncanny

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    Terri Jackson
    December 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Matilda is my Favorite, I love her long hair, denim and florals and those uggies, what can I say – its no wonder she is sold out! Although she looks pretty, I bet she would be a real go getter as well.

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    Deb Dunstan
    December 13, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Hi \what gorgeous dolls! I love them all, but Emily reminds me of my little Emily she is so beautiful. So lovely to see something made in Australian and that look like real little Aussie girls. I’m sure you will go really well selling these. All the best to you great to see some Aussies giving our little girls positive image dolls to play with and love. Thank you

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    Den Joiner
    December 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I love them all and find it very difficult to choose just one, but here goes……..Emily is my fave because my two granddaughters look a lot like her.

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    Yvette
    December 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    How gorgeous is Tillie, and she is all sold out!!! That is just mean! These dolls are so adorable! I recently bought some Bratz dolls for my niece (last week in fact) because I thought they were more realistic than Barbie. I wish I had seen this site before today! Tillie is just so cute, you can’t go past that red curly hair. When is she back in stock?

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    Michelle Williams
    December 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Matilda as my disabled daughter is hard to buy for. But I am sure this gorgeous doll will have her wanting more.

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    kirsty
    December 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Hello.has the winner been announced yet for this wonderful competition? thanks 🙂

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      December 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      Hi Kirsty. Sorry I haven’t updated this post yet. I have drawn the winner. Sorry it wasn’t you this time. Because this giveaway was so popular, I’ll try and do it again soon!

      Kelly

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