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An image of a portrait of Gloria Rose Armstrong who designed and executed the hand embroidered 'Kyral Tapestry', which is displayed at Kryal Castle, a tourist attraction located 8km from Ballarat in Victoria. The tapestry depicts Kryal Castle and…

In this column on wedding fashions in 1929, readers are advised that the favoured style for wedding dresses has changed from the short straight frocks of the previous year to long medieval style dresses. A long frock, the author suggests, is more…

Image depicting two women of the Ancient Order of Foresters wearing elaborate headdresses at a parade in 1929. About the Ancient Order of Foresters: The Ancient Order of Foresters originated in England in the mid-eighteenth century, with the first…

This article from the wedding column of the Western Mail gives an account of the wedding of Marjorie Christie and Norman J. Henry at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Perth, Western Australia, on 15 July 1933. The bride’s dress is…

In these pages, the latest fashion advice from London regarding bridal headgear is relayed. The article begins by informing readers that wealthy English brides were wearing diamond tiaras on their wedding days. However, it surmises, it was unlikely…

This article from the wedding column of the Western Mail gives an account of the wedding of Josephine Higgins and Kevin Finucane at St Mary’s Cathedral on 6 January 1930. The bride’s dress is described as a picture frock of soft white satin, with…

A girl in a sixteenth century inspired dress and cap demonstrating the art of finger braiding at the Society for Creative Anachronism's College Challenge tournament. The event was held at the University of Western Australia and featured participants…

Included on this page from the Western Mail in 1935 is a photograph of three women, identified as the Petter sisters, dressed as ‘medieval angels’ at a Halloween Ball in London.