1830-49 convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

1830-49 convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

1883 Maria Harper's Wedding dress showing the fashionable bustle of the era.  Port Macquarie Historical Society

1883 Maria Harper's Wedding dress showing the fashionable bustle of the era. Port Macquarie Historical Society

1880s Two piece pink full length wool dress (bodice and skirt) with cream lace trimming. The pleated bodice has a high stand-up collar and is long-sleeved. Both cuffs and collar are trimmed with cream lace. Round copper buttons run down the centre-front and feature an anchor design. The skirt is pleated and layered with extra fabric and trimmed with cream lace.

1880s Two piece pink full length wool dress (bodice and skirt) with cream lace trimming. The pleated bodice has a high stand-up collar and is long-sleeved. Both cuffs and collar are trimmed with cream lace. Round copper buttons run down the centre-front and feature an anchor design. The skirt is pleated and layered with extra fabric and trimmed with cream lace.

c.1857 A8754-1 Mourning dress, satin, probably worn by Amelia Hackney, maker unknown, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1857.Collection: Powerhouse...

c.1857 A8754-1 Mourning dress, satin, probably worn by Amelia Hackney, maker unknown, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1857.Collection: Powerhouse...

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