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Purple grey woollen shift dress

Purple grey woollen shift dress

Hanna Lemberg collection
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Brown, grey and black patterned sleeveless dress with black belt, worn by Lindy Chamberlain

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Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
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Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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Linen dress with Australian wildflower embroidery

Linen dress with Australian wildflower embroidery

Jan Taylor collection
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Dark cream silk damask dress

Dark cream silk damask dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Mary Faithfull
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1840
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Golden yellow poplin dress with Australian wildflower applique

Golden yellow poplin dress with Australian wildflower appliq...

Tania Verstak collection
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California, United States of America
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Victor Brown
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White dress worn by Lindy Chamberlain at the first inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain, 1980

White dress worn by Lindy Chamberlain at the first inquest i...

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 1
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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Black georgette chemise-style dress worn at the opening of Parliament House in Canberra on 9 May 1927

Black georgette chemise-style dress worn at the opening of P...

Reverend and Mrs WH Robinson collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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1927
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Two-piece [skirt and bodice] full-length dress in sheer black fabric with white spot print

Two-piece [skirt and bodice] full-length dress in sheer blac...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1900
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1810
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Blue grey zip front shift dress

Blue grey zip front shift dress

Hanna Lemberg collection
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One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1810
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Black dress worn by Lindy Chamberlain at the second inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain

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Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 1
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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Two piece pink full length wool dress (bodice and skirt) with cream lace trimming

Two piece pink full length wool dress (bodice and skirt) wit...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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David Jones Ltd
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1883
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Dress worn by Lindy Chamberlain at Federal Court, 1983

Dress worn by Lindy Chamberlain at Federal Court, 1983

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 1
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1983
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Two-piece full-length dress consisting of a bodice and a skirt in burgundy duchess satin with inserts of cut velvet in a geometric and floral pattern

Two-piece full-length dress consisting of a bodice and a ski...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1875
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Two-piece [skirt and bodice] black and pink striped dress

Two-piece [skirt and bodice] black and pink striped dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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One-piece black satin and chiffon dress with beaded applique

One-piece black satin and chiffon dress with beaded applique

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pale green sleeveless floor length A-line evening gown with boat neckline

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Gay Walker collection
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Hong Kong
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Child's dress made with a floral, broderie anglaise fabric by Cheryle Sawtell as a gift for Kahlia Chamberlain

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Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1984
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Sack dress made with a hessian sugar sack

Sack dress made with a hessian sugar sack

Beverly Silby collection
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Green and black floral print dress

Dr Jeannie Devitt collection no. 2
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Mistake Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rosie Rosewood
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1993
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White dress with floral embroidery

Magdalena Bognar collection
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Mrs Magdalena Bognar
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Dress and poncho

Dress and poncho

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Short-sleeved purple maternity dress, worn in miniseries Through My Eyes: the Lindy Chamberlain Story

Short-sleeved purple maternity dress, worn in miniseries Thr...

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 4
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Miranda Otto
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2004
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Two-piece [skirt and bodice] black taffeta dress with cream lining and trim

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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After-five green dress

After-five green dress

Beverly Silby collection
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Black taffeta skirt and bodice, with purple brocade floral motif

Black taffeta skirt and bodice, with purple brocade floral m...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dress and jacket

Dress and jacket

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Beige organza dress

Beige organza dress

Mary Ellerslie Massey collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Green satin gown with velvet ribbons

Turner Family collection
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Bridge Family collection no. 3
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A-line burnt orange woollen uniform dress

A-line burnt orange woollen uniform dress

Expo '67 - Helen Clugston collection
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Montreal, Canada
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1967
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Two-piece [bodice and skirt] apricot silk dress with lace trim

Two-piece [bodice and skirt] apricot silk dress with lace tr...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Black silk dress with scalloped hem

Black silk dress with scalloped hem

Rosina and Gertie Humphries collection
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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1960
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Monique Mulder-Finlay collection - Miss NSW Charity Queen 1968
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Australia Company
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1968
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Long turquoise and white cotton dress

Dr Jeannie Devitt collection no. 2
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Inverway, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ruby Inverway
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1993
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White cotton and red striped day dress

White cotton and red striped day dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1840
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Striped polished cotton dress

Striped polished cotton dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1780
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Pink and black woollen crochet dress, with velvet binding around the neck

Pink and black woollen crochet dress, with velvet binding ar...

Judith Hall collection no. 1
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One-piece full-length white cotton lawn dress

One-piece full-length white cotton lawn dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1910
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Two-piece [skirt and bodice] black satin dress, with white pinstripe

Two-piece [skirt and bodice] black satin dress, with white p...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dress worn by grandmother of the groom, 1992

Dress worn by grandmother of the groom, 1992

Beverly Silby collection
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Two-piece cream cotton lawn dress

Two-piece cream cotton lawn dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Plant fibre dress with rosette decorations.

Plant fibre dress with rosette decorations.

Louise and Charles Macdermott
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Tonga
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Dress from Lielvarde Latvian costume

Dress from Lielvarde Latvian costume

Lidija Buduls and Family collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Lidija Buduls
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1950
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East-West Airlines flight attendant's dress

East-West Airlines flight attendant's dress

Jan Phillips collection
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Australia
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Willikers
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1972
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Green and white handwoven dress

Green and white handwoven dress

Beverly Silby collection
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Light brown short sleeved dress with buttoned bodice from a wedding going-away outfit

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Stella Taber collection
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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1968
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Three-piece purple shot silk dress

Three-piece purple shot silk dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pink dress with hand embroidered floral design

Petronella Wensing collection no. 3
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Petronella Wensing
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Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Buffalo River, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Florence O. Ottrey
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1915
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Miss Australia Quest 1961 WA national finalists' gown

Miss Australia Quest 1961 WA national finalists' gown

Dawn Laing collection no. 1
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Dawn Laing
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Two piece cream cotton lawn dress with frill trim consisting of long bodice and skirt

Two piece cream cotton lawn dress with frill trim consisting...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pale pink satin dress

Pale pink satin dress

Helen Wood collection - Miss Australia 1957
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One-piece grey fine wool dress, with a black leaf print (maple leaf and daffodil)

One-piece grey fine wool dress, with a black leaf print (map...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1837
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Girl's white cotton dress embroidered with pink and green fl...

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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