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- A Place & Date Used Richmond, Australia
Shoes - Bata, Lace-up, Multicoloured Leather, Late 1980s Reg. No: SH 910568
- Alternative Names: sand shoes, sneakers
Child's leather sand shoes, in green, white, red and yellow. Made by Bata, Australia, probably in the late 1980s. Worn by Alice McCabe, daughter of the donor, Honor Godfrey, when the family lived in Highett Street, Richmond, Melbourne.
Alice was born in Melbourne on 14 November 1984. Most shoes were purchased from shop, Betsy Pryam in Burke Road, and were relatively expensive at $50-$60 per pair. The donor was recommended to this supplier by a friend, since she was a stranger to Melbourne and Australia. She was conscious of the shoes being 'Australian' - they were not particularly what she would have chosen had they been living in England. The shoes were chosen both for their convenience and to match the colour of Alice's clothes. The donor described navy shoes as 'winter shoes'. She decided to collect all of Alice's shoes over a period of several years.
- Child's leather sand shoes with uppers made of different coloured patches: blue, yellow, pink, turquoise and white. White cotton laces are threaded through three pairs of eyelet holes. White stitching throughout. White synthetic soles and innersoles.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Honor Godfrey
|Dimensions:||6.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 19.10 cm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on pink upper patch and innersole: Bubblegummers. Stamped on soles: [illust. of two children and cat playing tennis. Embossed on soles: Bubblegummers SYNTHETIC SOLE MADE BY BATA AUSTRALIA.|
|Manufacturer:||Bata Australia, Australia|
|Place & Date Used:||Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1987-1990|