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Nightdress - Branch Central Clothing, Mauve, Floral, circa 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 961558

Alternative Name(s): Nightie
Floral mauve nightdress manufactured by Branch Central Clothing, circa 1980. It was worn by a female patient in a mental health hospital in Bundoora, Victoria. This nightdress is an xxample of clothing worn by patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia.
Nightdress made from light weight cotton in mauve with a floral pattern in darker mauve and blue with green leaves and brown outline. The nightdress is long and features a ruffled border of the same fabric at the bottom hem, a slightly ruched join between the main body of the garment at the front and the high bodice and a 'v' shaped neckline edged with white synthetic lace. Two labels are sewn on the inside of the dress at the rear of the neckline both have black printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from North Eastern Metropolitan Psychiatric Services, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1192.00 mm (Height), 700.00 mm (Width), 40.00 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation.

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, nightwear, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Inscriptions: Printed on top label: 'SIZE 14 / TO FIT / BUST 90CM / WAIST 70CM / HIPS 95CM'
Printed on bottom label: 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'.
Manufacturer: Branch Central Clothing, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980

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