Football socks worn by Beatrice Bush

Made in China, Asia, 1990-1995.

These football socks document the working life and conditions of a newspaper seller in Sydney between 1971 and 1996. Their significance comes from their association with paper seller and local White Bay celebrity Beatrice Bush.

For 25 years until 1996 Beatrice Bush sold newspapers seven days a week from the traffic island at the intersection of Victoria Road and The Crescent, White Bay, Sydney. Her weather-beaten face, small stature and eccentric attire were known to the estimated 70,000 vehic...


Football socks (pair), acrylic, worn by Beatrice Bush, White Bay, New South Wales, Australia, maker unknown, [China / Taiwan], [1990-1995]

Pair of long acrylic Balmain Tigers rugby league football club socks. The socks feature gold and black horizontal stripes with a white heel and foot area.


140 mm
4 mm


The socks were made as merchandise for the Balmain Tigers rugby league football club. It is not known where the socks were made. It is likely that they were produced in China or Taiwan between 1990 and 1995.


Gift of Mr Glen & Phillip Bush, 2005
23 March, 2005

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Football socks worn by Beatrice Bush 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 November 2017, <>
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