Historical information

This style of bonnet was commonly worn outdoors by women in South West Victoria in the late 1800s - early 1900s


The bonnet is significant as a typical of women's outdoor headwear in Australia in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Physical description

Ladies outdoor bonnet, white cotton with narrow mauve stripes and small flowers. Bonnet is trimmed with frills and straps to tie under the chin. Dated late 19th to early 20th century.