Historical information

Handmade by Betty Taylor during the 1940s, while living at Wodonga. Subsequently worn by her daughters. It was made from a blanket during the 2nd World War as other materials were only obtainable with coupons which were scarce. Once made the coat was used by all the female family members at various times (including grand-daughters). She married Neil Clarence Ripper and moved to Airly in 1950.

Physical description

Airforce-blue ladies handmade overcoat, light weight tweed material, three-button front, flared style, collarless, shaped sholders.