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Brownies Uniform - 3rd North Sunshine

From the Collection of Sunshine and District Historical Society Incorporated HUNT CLUB, 775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park 3023. SUNSHINE LIBRARY, Hampshire Road, Sunshine 3020. Victoria

Description
Two clothing items:
(a) Beret - Brown woollen beret with a sewn on Brownies cloth badge.
(b) Dress - Brown sleeveless cotton dress with 2 metal badges attached and 6 sewn on cloth badges.
Size
Beret - Size 10½. Dress - Size 6.
Object Registration
1973
Keywords
brownies uniform, 3rd north sunshine, 1983 april action, furlong road, venture, footpath, brownies beret, brownies dress
Historical information
Prior to 1996 young girls (7 - 11years) in the Girl Guide Association were known as Brownies. About circa 1983 this beret and dress were worn by a girl named Rebecca who was a member of the 3rd North Sunshine Pack - West Metro region. The 3rd North Sunshine Brownies were located in Furlong Road, North Sunshine 3020 (Melway 26 G6).
When Made
Early 1980's
Made By
Kent (Brand name of the beret), Ecole - Wagner Johnson Pty Ltd (Maker of the 'Free 'n' Easy' Brand dress)
Significance
This brown uniform is a historic reminder that at one stage Brownies existed as part of the Girl Guide Association.
Inscriptions & Markings
3rd Nth Sunshine Pack - West Metro, 19 April Action 83, Venture, Footpath
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM