Historical information

This cotton, boy's blouse is an example of the dressmaking skills of the women of the families of the pioneer settlers and market gardeners of the Moorabbin Shire c1900


The Maggs family were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire. The pioneer settlers and market gardeners of Moorabbin Shire had to be self reliant and made their own clothing and utensils. This is one of many items that exhibit the skill and craftsmanship of the women in these families

Physical description

This is a 2 year old boy's long-sleeved blouse. White cotton with blue pinstripes. Breast pockets and banded waist. C 1910. Some fraying to collar and cuffs. Small tear to body.