Historical information

Ladies fashion shoes made in Fitzroy by Ivan Porter of Goold & Porter Pty Ltd, during the 1940s and 1950s.


Worn by Doris Melbourne, wife of Arthur, who worked for the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. They would have attended the many social events that took place in Bogong and Mt Beauty during the construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme. They lived at Lower Bogong where the steps of their house can still be seen and later, at Bogong Village and Mount Beauty

Physical description

Ladies fashion shoes, black, leather and latex with red insole and resin sole, pointed toes, low stiletto heels. Size 4
Three looped narrow black bands joining front and side of the shoe on the outer edge of each shoe

Inscriptions & markings

By Ivan porter'Made by/ Goold & Porter Pty Ltd./ Leather & Latex/ Insole/ Resin Sole
(Size) 4 is indented on the sole between the toe and heel