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Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum Hamilton, Victoria

The Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum is based on the Ansett company’s first aircraft hangar.

Centrepieces of the display are a Fokker Universal aircraft, similar to the one used on the first Ansett flight in 1936, and the 1928 Studebaker.

Other memorabilia includes documents from the early days of the Ansett empire. Of particular interest is the company’s first prospectus which sets out the capital required and proposed development of the company.

Other items, like a Boeing 727 wheel, graphically illustrate the rapid advances in flight and road transport operations.

The museum now has a complete set of flight attendant uniforms and an array of smaller items to keep the nostalgia buffs busy for quite some time.

The museum committee has ensured the memorabilia on display conveys the company’s rapid growth from a single vehicle road service to an international airline.

Contact Information

location
PO Box 651 Hamilton Victoria 3300 (map)
phone
+61 03 5571 2767

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Opening Hours

Open Daily, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Entry Fee

Adults: $10, Children/Pensioners: $8 Families: $20

Location

Corner Ballarat Road & Riley Street Hamilton Victoria

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Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Beige coloured Pillbox Hat , with flat crown and straight, upright sides. Turned up brim featuring peaked detail on one side. Piped edging. Heavy-duty poly-cotton (?) fabric with reinforcing stitching. Fawn grosgrain ribbon interfacing inside. Cream bemsilk lining. Gold coloured badge features 1968-1981 Ansett Logo A Delta

Historical information

Donated to Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum by Shirley Boles Ansett Airlines of Australia 1969-1972 Uniform designed for Hostess/Stewardess uniform. Complements the collection of air flight crew attire 1969-1972.

Significance

Shirley Boles was an air hostess with ANA in the early days of Ansett. Shirley has made a considerable contribution of items to the Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum. She was a popular staff member who worked for many years with the company.

Inscriptions & Markings

"by Nivek Headwear Reg. Melb" on label inside. Pencil numeral 20 & 1/2 hand written on label. Commercial Name Tag hand sown Shirley Boles

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Blue woollen hostess hat with white inside lining and blue sweat band and mesh front and rear inner. White label Nivek Headwear.Thin chin strap

Historical information

1964-1968 uniform of that era.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Navy Blue wide brim felt hostess hat with a blue and pink hat band. White tag with WEISS Australia and M for size.

Historical information

1984-1986 uniform of that era.

Lookbook - Teamstyle

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Landscape format catalogue with light blue background and colour pictures of uniforms for male and female flight attendants. It contains

Historical information

This booklet is a lookbook of male and female flight attendants uniforms designed by David Weiss for the period 1984-1986. It shows the different options and combinations of accessories, tops and bottoms presented on mannequin and also photographed on models. It also explains the presentation standards expected from the in flight staff in regards to grooming, jewellery, make-up, hairdo.

Significance

This lookbook contains the vision of designer Peter Weiss for this collection.

Clothing - uniform

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Hat, uniform

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Red felt hostess hat with small brim. Thin red band with 3 lines of white stitches around crown of hat with 2 tabs, black band inside with black hat elastic sewn in.

Inscriptions & Markings

by Nivek Headwear Reg. Melb.

Hair scrunchie

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Ansett Airlines Hostess hair scrunchie with elastic insert. White cotton with navy blue 4mm stripes & irregular-shaped navy 6mm spots. Finished with red piping. Overall width (unstretched) 15cm

Historical information

Ansett Australia Hostess / Stewardess hair accessory

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions or markings.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Red felt Hostess hat with small brim with small Dent in right top side. Thin red band with 3 lines of white stitches around crown of hat with 2 tabs, Black band inside with black hat elastic sewn in

Inscriptions & Markings

by Nivek Headwear Reg. Melb.

Article - Flying Fashions

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

One magazine page article featuring a female model wearing the variation for the uniform

Clothing - uniform

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Navy blue cotton pull-on bucket hat with button in middle of crown. Hanging loop on brim. Navy blue cotton inside lining.

Historical information

Donated to Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum. Worn by former Ansett employee.

Significance

Complements the collection of air flight crew attire.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions. No markings.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Beige pillbox hat, with a flat crown and straight, upright sides.Turned up brim, featuring peaked detail on one side. Piped edging. Heavy duty cotton fabric with reinforcing stitches. Fawn grosgrain ribbon interfacing inside. Cream Bem silk lining. Gold coloured badge features 1968-1981 Ansett logo: A Delta

Historical information

This hat complements the stewardess uniform designed for Ansett Airlines of Australia between 1969 to 1972. It was donated by Shirley Boles, to Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum.

Significance

Shirley Boles was an air hostess with ANA in the early days of Ansett. Shirley has made a considerable contribution of items to the Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum. She was a popular staff member who worked for many years with the company.

Inscriptions & Markings

" by Nivek Headwear Reg. Melb" on label inside. Red ink numeral 21 & 1/2 handwritten on label. Possibly size 21 inch hat.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Pilot's peaked cap. White vinyl crown. Black cotton exterior band supported by rigid internal rafia band. Acrylic interior lining. Has perforated leather sweat band. Rigid visor made of green vinyl, covered by navy blue cotton fabric. Insignia features a golden bird in flight, with a depiction of Australia, in red, as background, beneath a golden royal crown, and surrounded by a golden wreath of feathers. Navy blue mounting.

Historical information

Donated to Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum. Formerly worn by Ansett Airlines pilot. Frank McClelland.

Significance

Complements the collection of air flight crew attire.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions. No markings.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Navy blue cotton pull-on bucket hat with button in middle of crown. Hanging loop on brim. Navy blue cotton inside lining.

Historical information

Donated to Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum. Worn by former Ansett employee.

Significance

Complements the collection of air flight crew attire.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions. No markings.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Red felt Hostess hat with small brim, 5 dents at back, 3 small dents at front. Thin red band with 3 lines of white stitches around crown of hat with 2 tabs, Black band inside with black hat elastic sewn in

Inscriptions & Markings

by Nivek Headwear Reg. Melb.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Navy Blue wide brim felt hostess hat with a blue and pink hat band. White tag with WEISS Australia and 55 cm for size.

Historical information

1984-1986 uniform of that era.

Clothing - uniform

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Orange skirt with belt

Historical information

This skirt was art of the uniform made by Sportscraft

Photograph, colour

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Dress, uniform

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Sleeveless orange dress with black belt, neck and shoulders detail.

Historical information

This dress was part of the 1972 - 1977 uniform period. It was designed by Irish-born Noeleen King, based in 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. The dress could be worn with the cropped jacket, long winter black coat or long raincoat.

Significance

Typical colour and design from the 1970s, this uniform demonstrates the collaboration with fashionable Melbourne-based designer Noeleen King.

Inscriptions & Markings

Noeleen King

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Pilot's peaked cap. Brown cotton flat-topped crown. Brown cotton exterior band supported by rigid internal leather band. Interior lining of green acrylic fabric. Leather sweat band. Rigid leather visor covered by brown plastic on top and green plastic on bottom. Brown plastic strap above visor is secured by brown button on left side. Button missing from right side. Missing insignia.

Historical information

Donated to Ansett Museum. Formerly worn by Ansett Airlines pilot.

Significance

Complements the collection of air flight crew attire.

Inscriptions & Markings

No label for manufacturer, designer, or supplier.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Red felt Hostess hat with small brim with 5 Dents in top. Thin red band with 3 lines of white stitches around crown of hat with 2 tabs, Black band inside with black hat elastic sewn in

Inscriptions & Markings

by Nivek Headwear Reg. Melb.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Navy Blue wide brim felt hostess hat with a blue and yellow hat band. White tag with WEISS Australia and 54 cm for size.

Historical information

1984-1986 uniform of that era.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Beige pillbox hat, with a flat crown and straight, upright sides.Turned brim, featuring peaked detail on one side. Piped edging. Heavy duty cotton fabric with reinforcing stitches. Fawn grosgrain ribbon interfacing inside. Cream Bem silk lining. Gold coloured badge features 1968-1981 Ansett logo: A Delta

Historical information

Donated to Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum. Part of hostess/stewardess uniform designed for Ansett Airlines of Australia 1969 to 1972.

Significance

Complements the collection of air flight crew attire 1969 to 1972.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Nivek Headware Reg. Melb" on label inside. Blue ink numeral 21 handwritten on label. Possibly size 21 inch hat.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Ansett Hostess hat, bowler-style with turned brim. Tangerine-orange poly-cotton with 2cm wide black grosgrain ribbon trim on hat body and on edge of brim. 8cm wide bow on both trims at rear of hat. Crown is 12cm high measured from lower edge, 4cm turned brim. Hat size 19&1/2 inch circumference. Hat-elastic secured to sweat-band.

Historical information

Donated Ansett Hostess / Stewardess orange bowler hat with turned brim, made & worn 1972 - 1977

Inscriptions & Markings

White label with black print indicating manufacture by Nivek Headwear Reg.Melb.

Clothing - uniform

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Creamy scarf with orange stripes

Clothing - uniform

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Short sleeved cream shirt with orange stripes pattern.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Black felt wide brimmed hat with grey satin ribbon.

Jacket, uniform

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Orange cropped long sleeves jacket with black neck, black buttons.

Historical information

This jacket was part of the 1972 - 1977 uniform period. It was designed by Irish-born Noeleen King, based in 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. The jacket could be worn with the orange dress.

Significance

Typical colour and design from the 1970s, this uniform demonstrates the collaboration with fashionable Melbourne-based designer Noeleen King.

Inscriptions & Markings

Noeleen King

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Pilot's peaked cap. black cotton treated crown. black cotton exterior band supported by rigid internal rafia band. Acrylic interior lining. Has perforated leather sweat band. Rigid visor made of green vinyl, covered by navy blue cotton fabric. Insignia features a golden bird in flight, with a depiction of Australia, in red, as background, beneath a golden royal crown, and surrounded by a golden wreath of feathers. Black mounting. Gold strap above peak on front

Historical information

Donated to Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum. Formerly worn by Ansett Airlines pilot.

Significance

Complements the collection of air flight crew attire.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions. No markings.

Hat

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, Hamilton

Navy Blue, Wide Brim hostess sun hat, 3.5 cm navy cotton ribbed band with double bow at back