Historical information

Formal mourning dress possibly worn by Mrs Vyner senior. This dress would have been made circa 1930s - 1940s.
The McKendrick family came to Mt Beauty very early in the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme (KHES) days. Their son, Ian, worked in the Mt Beauty Post Office for 40+ years.
The Vyner family also were long time employees of the SECV working on the KHES and were residents of Mt Beauty.
Margaret was a nurse at the Tawonga District Hospital at the Tawonga site and the Mt Beauty site.

Physical description

Three quarter length black crepe dress with an 8 gored skirt and with a sash made of black crepe attached to the dress. Fitted long sleeved V neck bodice with satin applique and a pink nylon ruffle pleated around the neckline. Fitted sleeves with 2 covered buttons at the end.