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Apr

Pair of woman’s black rubber galoshes made by Dunlop Australia. Shiny rubber on vamp back and heel, scolloped edge on flat which is secured by single press stud with black jewel on top. Hand-writing on inside of sole.The appearance of these shoes is reminiscent of early 20th century styles, but these shoes may be much later, in a retrospective style. Lassetters’ Commercial Review, 1911 (reproduced as Australian in the Good Old Days) illustrates shoes of a similar style. Note that Dunlop first manufactured rubber boots in 1915 and used the name Dunlop Rubber Company of Australia Ltd from 1906 to 1929.
Pair of black rubber galoshes. Shiny rubber on vamp back and heel, scolloped edge on flat which is secured by single press stud with black jewel on top. Louis heel.

Pair of woman’s black rubber galoshes made by Dunlop Australia. Shiny rubber on vamp back and heel, scolloped edge on flat which is secured by single press stud with black jewel on top. Hand-writing on inside of sole.

The appearance of these shoes is reminiscent of early 20th century styles, but these shoes may be much later, in a retrospective style. Lassetters’ Commercial Review, 1911 (reproduced as Australian in the Good Old Days) illustrates shoes of a similar style. Note that Dunlop first manufactured rubber boots in 1915 and used the name Dunlop Rubber Company of Australia Ltd from 1906 to 1929.

Pair of black rubber galoshes. Shiny rubber on vamp back and heel, scolloped edge on flat which is secured by single press stud with black jewel on top. Louis heel.

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Apr

A hazard for high heels - Women stepping off the footpath in Gertrude St. have a rough path ahead, 1964

A hazard for high heels - Women stepping off the footpath in Gertrude St. have a rough path ahead, 1964

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Apr

Assortment of ladies’ shoes on display in a shop window, 1930-1940
A large variety of women’s shoes, including court shoes, high heels, two-tones, tartan shoes, patent leather shoes, and shoes with bows, on display in a shop window in the 1930s. The window is strung with streamers and decorated with ruffles of fabric

Assortment of ladies’ shoes on display in a shop window, 1930-1940

A large variety of women’s shoes, including court shoes, high heels, two-tones, tartan shoes, patent leather shoes, and shoes with bows, on display in a shop window in the 1930s. The window is strung with streamers and decorated with ruffles of fabric

Cream-coloured canvas shoes lined with blue-striped cream canvas with thick leather soles and low leather heels. Made by staff or residents at Mayday Hills, Beechworth, Victoria. Canvas shoes were often made within the institution and issued to patients who might damage themselves or others if they wore heavy leather shoes.Much of the Museum’s Psychiatric Services Collection was assembled during the 1950s by Dr Charles Brothers while he was working within the Victorian system to bring about reforms. Dr Brothers’ investigations uncovered the institutionalised poverty and lack of hope resulting from decades of government and community neglect. The texture of daily life in an impoverished and overcrowded institution is evoked by well-worn domestic objects, battered metal chamber pots and standardised clothing.

Cream-coloured canvas shoes lined with blue-striped cream canvas with thick leather soles and low leather heels. Made by staff or residents at Mayday Hills, Beechworth, Victoria. Canvas shoes were often made within the institution and issued to patients who might damage themselves or others if they wore heavy leather shoes.

Much of the Museum’s Psychiatric Services Collection was assembled during the 1950s by Dr Charles Brothers while he was working within the Victorian system to bring about reforms. Dr Brothers’ investigations uncovered the institutionalised poverty and lack of hope resulting from decades of government and community neglect. The texture of daily life in an impoverished and overcrowded institution is evoked by well-worn domestic objects, battered metal chamber pots and standardised clothing.