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Negative - Trans Australia Airlines, Hostess Uniforms, 1970 Image Reg. No: MM 055372

Colour negative depicting a display at a trade fair promoting the use of Bruck Mills fabrics in new Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) flight hostess uniforms.
Colour negative
Description Of Content:
Display at a trade fair promoting the use of Bruck Mills fabrics in new Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) flight hostess uniforms. The display features mannequins, posters and cut-out models of Boeing 727 and DC-9 airliners. TAA introduced these new uniforms on 2 June 1970 with the advertising campaign featured on the two posters behind the mannequins. There was a choice of three different dress and jacket combinations. Colours were wattle yellow, aqua with white knee boots and gloves. A pink and blue striped serving apron was also available.
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: fashion, exhibitions, aeroplanes, scale models, uniforms, airlines, luggage, trade fairs, textiles, mannequins, textile industry, trade exhibitions, flight attendants, returning boomerangs
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Airlines
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
Model Name/Number: 727; DC-9
Format: Negative: Colour
Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, 1970
Creator: Laurie Richards Studio, Alphington, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Organisation Depicted: Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Maker of Item Depicted: Bruck Mills (Aust) Ltd, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, 1970
  1. [Book], Ms Margaret McRobbie, Walking the Skies: The First Fifty Years of Air Hostessing in Australia 1936-1986, Melbourne, 1986


Leighton Passant Posted on 15 Feb 2015 6:26 PM
Hot Pink was a later addition to the TAA uniform colour range.

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