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Offline Treetotal

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Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 21 February 21 22:12 GMT (UK) »
My pleasure Neale, it's a treat to see such a lovely wedding dress in an early image like this.
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Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 21 February 21 22:39 GMT (UK) »
The dress is indeed quite gorgeous and I would think such a gown would be beyond the means of a servant on a sheep station.

It is wonderful to imagine who may have lent it to her and how many others, before and after her,  had the pleasure of wearing it.
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Re: Tom and Mary 1883 Wedding Australia
« Reply #20 on: Monday 22 February 21 04:11 GMT (UK) »
Yes, indeed I have wondered about the wedding dress too. I don’t have wedding photos of any of the other girls in the family, to know if it was used and worn a number of times.
I do know that the women in that family were all extremely practical and good seamstresses, so it is possible that it was a “home made” gown to which a number of sisters had contributed.
And then maybe she was loaned it from her employer. ?
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