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Wedding dress thought to have been worn by the mother or mother-in-law of Margaret White (nee Fletcher)

Made in New South Wales, Australia, 1845-1855.
Cream muslin wedding dress with embroidered skirt in three flounces. The bodice with round neck, natural waist line sliping to lower point at front. Bodice lined with white cotton with muslin gathered over front toward centre waist and anchored by five horizontal rows of stitching. Modified pagoda sleeves trimmed with gathered cream silk ribbon with picot edge. Piping at neck, shoulders, sleeve and waist. Back fastening with 12 flattened brass wire hooks, cotton loop at neck, sewn eyelets down back and metal loop at waist. Bodice lining has centre seam and darts either side with bones covered by tape. Oversewn seams at sides, armholes and shoulders, the others flattened. Dress all hand sewn.

Colour photograph of an Edwardian homestead built between 1888 and 1906. The image is of the front view of the house which has red brick, stonework, verandah and gable fretwork, a corrogated galvinised roof and two chimneys. In front of the house is a sun dial. The house is surrounded by garden.

Colour photograph of an Edwardian homestead built between 1888 and 1906. The image is of the side view of the house which has red brick, stonework, verandah and gable fretwork, a corrogated galvinised roof and two chimneys. The house is surrounded by lawn and garden.
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