Historical information

The wedding dress was worn by Amy Wilton for her marriage at St John's Presbyterian Chuch


This wedding dress is socially significant because of its historic connection with Warrnambool through local families that still reside in the city and contirbutes to the understanding of the era. It has artistic and aesthetic merit and a good example of fashion, style and design of the era. (refer catalogue Gorgeous Garb, Buda, Castlelmaine P2 and The Australian Aesthetic Wedding Dress 1822 to 2011, Bendigo Art Gallery, P 5,10,12,17)

Physical description

A magnolia silk velvet wedding dress worn by Amy Wilton for her marriage to Ronald Wade (born 30 September 1912) on 19 April 1937 at St John's Presbyterian Church, Spence Street Warrnambool.