Friday, April 8, 2016

Look Who's Talking Local History : History Hidden in Hunter Wardrobes

Clothes tell us a lot about the history of the time. From the farm bonnet worn in 1900 to the safari suit of 1970, the history of Maitland and its surrounds is revealed in Nell Pyle’s book History Hidden in Hunter Wardrobes.

Nell Pyle and Lynette McDowell from the Australian Museum of Clothing and Textiles tell the history of the Museum and the personal stories behind some of the clothing in the collection. Based on many years of research and interviews, the book records the provenance of the garments in Australia’s only public museum devoted to clothing.

Thursday 14 April 2016
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
East Maitland Library

More information: Maitland City Library