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- A Place & Date Used Richmond, Australia
Gumboots - Red Plastic, Italian, Late 1980s Reg. No: SH 910596
- Alternative Name(s): Wellingtons, Galoshes
Red plastic boots with red and white patterned vinyl trim, made in Italy. Worn by Alice McCabe, daughter of the donor, Honor Godfrey, when the family lived in Highett Street, Richmond, Melbourne. Alice wore them when it was raining.
Alice McCabe 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 decided to collect all of Alice's shoes over a period of several years.
- Red plastic boots with red and white patterned vinyl trim around the tops and drawstrings through the gusset at top.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Honor Godfrey
|Dimensions:||20.50 cm (Height), 17.10 cm (Width), 7.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||protective clothing safety wear|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on soles, embossed: 25/7 [serial no.][Illegible] c. MADE IN ITALY l.c.|
|Place & Date Used:||Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1988-1990|