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Shoes - Clarks, Navy Leather, Late 1980s Object Reg. No: SH 910586

Summary:
Pair of children's navy blue shoes with T-bar strap and pierced pattern, made by Clarks Australia.

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 the navy shoes as 'winter shoes'. She decided to collect all of Alice's shoes over a period of several years.
Description:
Pair of children's navy blue shoes with T-bar strap and pierced pattern. Size 6 1/2. Leather uppers and synthetic rippled soles.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Honor Godfrey
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.70 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 6.80 cm (Length)

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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: Upper heel inside: 'Bubbles ll/P514005-6 1/2E/All Leather Quarter Lining'. Inner sole: 'Made by/Clarks/shoes/The first shoe/All leather upper/synthetic sole/in built support.' On sole: '6 1/2/Clarks/Made in Australia.'
Manufacturer: Clarks Shoes Ltd, Australia
Place & Date Used: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1987-1990

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