The oldest drapery firm in Victoria

The oldest drapery firm in Victoria

Laura Jocic—urban fashion retailing in nineteenth century Australia

Friday 6 March 2020, from 11.00am to 12.00pm

Members $10
Non-members $12
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These inspiring talks are fundraising events for Geelong Gallery and begin at 10:15am with coffee, tea and scones in the Gallery, before an illustrated lecture at 11.00am at the High Ground, Wurdi Youang, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

Founded in 1850, the department store Bright and Hitchcocks operated for over a hundred years in the city of Geelong.

Join Curator and academic, Laura Jocic, as she explores the retailers business dealings between 1865 and 1880, and reviews the only known surviving Bright and Hitchcocks' garment from the nineteenth century (a dress dated circa 1865–1870).

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