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Aboriginal Dress in Australia: Evidence and Resources

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...As Bernard Smith, eminent historian of the art of colonial encounter, has demonstrated so clearly, Australian Aboriginal people have often been portrayed in terms of “hard primitivism.” Their minimalist suite of material possessions...

All Out in the Wash: Convict Stain Removal in the Narryna Heritage Museum’s Dress Collection

Dress History : New Directions in Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In the nineteenth century, the laundry was often the destination of disadvantaged women helped by charities. The wash house was metaphorically the site for cleansing their criminal or sinful pasts (Preston 2004). Convict women in Australia...