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Necklace - Marcos Davidson, Wooden Tusks, Australian National Costume, Miss Universe Competition, 1984 Reg. No: SH 942323
- Necklace commissioned by Prue Acton from the Melbourne jeweller Marcos Davidson in the period 1982 - 1984. The bone was provided by Universal Meats of Melbourne, and prepared by a restaurant in the Block Arcade. It was part of the `End of the Earth' range.
It was worn by the 1984 Miss Universe entrant Donna Rudrum with the aboriginal ensemble in the Museum's collection (SH 942432.) It was possibly later worn by the donor.
- Necklace of black leather thonging with two carved oxtail bones, flower caps, buttons and three wooden tusks.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
|Dimensions:||3.50 cm (Height), 21.00 cm (Width), 44.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, jewellery, women s clothing accessories, beauty contests, national costumes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES|
|Manufacturer:||Marcos Davidson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982-1984|
|Commissioned By:||Prue Acton Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982-1984|
|User:||Ms Donna Rudrum, Miami, Florida, United States of America, 1984|
|User (Possible):||Prue Acton, 1982-1991|
|Other Association (See Comments):||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Bone for necklace prepared by a restaurant in the Block Arcade.