Historical information

The pioneer settlers and market gardeners of Moorabbin Shire were very committed to their religious observances. The meetings and celebrations of religious rites gave them companionship and support during the difficult times of establishing their market gardens. The craftsmanship and skills of the families is shown in the clothing they made.


The skill and craftsmanship shown in this christening - baptism - gown is and example of the clothing made by the pioneer settlers and market gardeners in Moorabbin Shire. The Maggs family were early settlers of this area

Physical description

Baby's long, white cotton christening gown, with hand-embroidered feather stitch and very fancy extensive cut-work to the bodice and skirt. Short sleeves with scalloped edges. c1900. Good condition.