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  1. Cynthia's "Gunner Leake" AWAS jacket 1942
    1942

    Rottnest Island Authority

    The Australian Women’s Army Service   winter uniform jacket is significant for its social history in a time when young women were encouraged to play a part in the defence of Australia, taking on jobs that freed men for frontline duties. For many young women World War II gave them the opportunity to leave home and spread their wings, at the same time helping their country’s war effort. When the Australian Women’s Army Service was established in 1941 the total number ... more

  2. Toddler's smocked dress "Triple Ripple"
    1992

    The Embroiderers' Guild of WA Inc

    This smocked dress, known as a baby dress bishop top, was based on a pattern by Margaret Herzfeld in the 1990s for the "Australian Smocking and Embroidery" magazine and for smocking lessons. The name 'bishop top' comes from the clerical surplice, a roomy gown with a gathered neckline. It is an easy garment for a child to wear, because it is loose fitting and allowing for growth. Through her teaching and publications, Margaret helped to keep the old skills alive, adapted ... more

  3. Gold & Cream Silk Cuirass Wedding Dress & Shoes Worn By Priscilla Batham Buchan, 1881
    1881

    National Institute of Dramatic Art

    This gold and cream silk curiass wedding dress with train and shoes was worn by Priscilla Batham Buchan when she married Thomas Ronald McLellan at Saint Bartholomew’s Church, Pyrmont, Sydney, on the 21st December, 1881. Pricilla Batham Buchan was born to English parents in Sydney. Her husband Thomas Ronald McLellan was born in Scotland. Pricilla and Thomas both came from wealthy families, which is reflected in the style and quality of the dress.  Thomas McLellan made a good life ... more