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From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Description
Red, white and black cotton halter neck dress with rows of pin tucking on the bodice and applied horizontal strips of red and black cotton and black lace to the skirt.
Object Registration
T0042
Keywords
1970s dress, mexico, international women's conference
Historical information
Purchased in Mexico by Mary Owen OAM (1921-2017) while attending the first International Women's Conference and worn to the reception. Mary Owen was a feminist and activist. A lifelong advocate for the empowerment of women, Mary made a substantial impact on the road to achieving gender equality. Mary was a founding member of EMILY’s List, the founding Coordinator of The Working Women’s Centre Melbourne (which was later absorbed into the Australian Council of Trade Unions) and a member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby for more than 40 years. She was appointed Deputy Chancellor of La Trobe University in 1989. (Information from the Victorian Women's Trust website: https://www.vwt.org.au/mary-owen-oam-memorial/)
When Made
1975
Made By
Georgia Charuhas (Fashion house)
Inscriptions & Markings
Label, woven black on white acetate, centre back: Disenado con carino por / GEORGIA CHARUHAS / HECHO / EN MEXICO
Label, woven black on white acetate, centre back: Gerorgia's / BOUTIQUE LAS MARIPOSAS / Designer: / Georgia Charuhas / MERIDA YUCATAN, MEXICO
Last updated
12 Nov 2018 at 1:58PM