Historical information

This lady’s cotton nightgown is an example of the dressmaking and lacework skills of the women of the early settlers families in Moorabbin Shire in the early 20th C


Early settlers and market gardeners established their families in Moorabbin Shire c1900 and this item shows the skill and craftsmanship of the women of these families

Physical description

A lady's long white cotton nightdress with long sleeves , heart shaped neckline,and lace bodice.fastened with mother of pearl button. The cuffs have wide lace edging and ribbon insert lace midriff.