Historical information

The Royal Australian Navy Uniforms are based on the uniform of the Royal Navy. They reflect traditions that can be traced back to the Royal Navy (England) and demonstrate the relationship between the two. This bib is one of four parts to a Naval Ratings Uniform which was presumably owned by J.M. Parsons.


This bib is one part of a naval ratings uniform which consists of four parts. The uniform is representative of the Royal Australian Navy uniform and can be traced to the Royal Navy (England). The complete uniform shows the connection between Australia and England since European settlement.

Physical description

Cream cotton twill with navy blue trim around neck and over shoulders and narrow tie fastener.

Inscriptions & markings

label of maker "Made in Australia Berlei Berlie Ltd Size 1"