Historical information

This lady’s silk bodice is an example of the dressmaking skills of the women of the pioneer settlers families, in Moorabbin Shire c1900


Early settlers and market gardeners established their families in Moorabbin Shire and this item shows the skill and craftsmanship of the women of these families. The Blackburn family were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire

Physical description

A lady’s silk bodice with pin-tucking and drawer-string waist