Despite severe overseas
competition, Netta is the last
factory of dolls in Australia....
History of Netta :
On November 30th 1976, the Metti
company closes. The production
manager with his wife, Antonietta
decided to buy the machinery that
produced the dolls and on 1
December 1976 reopened the
business under the name of 'Netta'.
The most popular doll is Bindi,
Aboriginal doll (33 cm), designed by
The sizes of the dolls produced
range from 13" (33 cm) to 26" (66
cm) and the only nonAustralian
components used in the
manufacture are the hair, eyes and
shoes, which are imported from
Netta produces too a range of
P.V.C. nursery squeaker toys,
P.V.C. nursery night lamps and a
range of plush toys.
At the beginning of the production,
the mark Netta is not noted on
dolls (On four Australian dolls
above, only dolls with the lace dress
is not marked, the others are
noted: NETTA, australia on the
sources : "Australian dollmakers, a history", Marjory Fainges
"Australian Doll Digest"