Historical information

This hooped petticoat or underskirt was worn in the 1950's under full skirted evening wear. Mt Beauty had a vibrant social life during this period with many balls and dances throughout the year.


This garment was worn by Margaret McKendrick (nee Vyner) who was born and lived in Tawonga, then Mt Beauty.

Physical description

White cotton tiered under skirt with double hoops at the bottom. The skirt is gathered at the waist and falls to the floor. The waist has a drawstring (ribbon) which is tied at the back.

Inscriptions & markings

The name "M.McKendrick Mt Beauty" is written in blue ink or texta around the inside of the waistband.