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Necklace - Marcos Davidson, Wooden Tusks, Australian National Costume, Miss Universe Competition, 1984 Object Reg. No: SH 942323

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.50 cm (Height), 21.00 cm (Width), 44.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, jewellery, women s clothing accessories, beauty contests, national costumes, making history - prue acton
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES
Secondary Classification: Jewellery
Tertiary Classification: necklaces
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.

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