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Costume - Evening Dress, Grey Velvet, 1960

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Evening dress, made of unlined grey velvet, worn by the Mayoress, Mrs Doris Dickinson, (wife of Cr WHS Dickinson), to the Kew Centenary Dinner Dance in the Kew Civic Hall. The dress has matching gloves. The dress was donated by Mrs Judith Goodes, a daughter of Cr. and Mrs. Dickinson.
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Object Registration
2018.0145
Keywords
cr whs dickinson, mrs doris dickinson, australian fashion - 1960s, women's clothing - 1960s, evening gowns - 1960s
Historical information
Kew was declare a separate municipality in 1860. To commemorate this, a number of events were held in Kew, including a Centenary Dinner Dance in 1960 at which the speakers were Sir Robert Menzies and Cr WHS Dickinson. As the Mayoress, Mrs Doris Dickinson accompanied her husband, wearing this dress.
When Made
1960
Last updated
11 Nov 2018 at 12:41AM