Historical information

This is a reference written by Mabel Klech, Instructress in Dressmaking at Bendigo School of Mines and Industries. It is written for Miss Ivy Jack, certifying that she attended the dressmaking, cutting and designing classes and freely recommending her services to anyone requiring them.


Significant in relation to the history and past students of Bendigo School of Mines & Industries and to the type of courses being offered by the school in 1942. Significance has been assessed in-house.

Physical description

White paper photocopy of reference from Mabel Klech, Instructress in dressmaking at the School of Mines and Industries, Bendigo to Miss Ivy Jack, dated 14th October, 1942.

Inscriptions & markings

On white A4 paper: "School of Mines / Bendigo / Oct. 14th 42. / To whom it may concern, / I have pleasure in / certifying that Miss Ivy Jack has / attended the dressmaking, cutting / and designing classes at this / school during the past two years. / She is pains-taking and / attentive, and to anyone requiring / her services I can freely recommend her. / Yours faithfully / Mabel Klech / (Instructress in dressmaking)"