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A photograph taken by photographer Ted Hood of the crowd gathered at the Corpus Christi Mass in Manly, New South Wales, in 1934. The group of veiled women in white dress most likely represent the Legion of Mary, an association of Catholic laity who…

A photograph taken by photographer Ted Hood during the Corpus Christi Mass at Manly, New South Wales, in 1934. The picture shows a group of veiled women kneeling in the crowd. They are (less noticeably) also interspersed with men, and this group most…

A photograph taken by photographer Ted Hood of the procession following the Corpus Christi Mass at Manly, New South Wales, in 1934.

Corpus Christi is an annual feast day observed by the Catholic Church on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday. It…

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…