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Boots - Fast Shu, Desert, Grey, Late 1980s Object Reg. No: SH 910574

Grey desert boots, Fast Shu brand, with laces featuring crimson heart motifs.

Worn by Alice McCabe, daughter of the donor, Honor Godfrey, when the family lived in Highett Street, Richmond, Melbourne. They were useful for teaching Alice to tie her shoelaces. She also had a frame with practice laces on it, given to her mother when she was having Alice.

Alice was born in London in 1984. Most of her 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 decided to collect all of Alice's shoes over a period of several years.rs.
Pair of grey childrens leather desert boots with non-original laces. Laces are white and decorated with crimson heart motifs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Honor Godfrey
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.50 cm (Height), 8.50 cm (Width), 8.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: education
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Child
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Inner sole left boot: FAST SHU/ All Leather Upper Non Leather Sole.
Place & Date Used: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1988-1990

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