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Portrait Detective - Essex Street Media EPISODE 6, 5th April 2021
Parramatta’s fashionable lady, 1865
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Parramatta’s fashionable lady, 1865

Was Governor Bligh’s colonial regime brought to its knees by a fracas over his daughter’s undergarments? And how does this relate to a photograph of a fashionably dressed young woman taken in Parramatta in 1865? All will be revealed as Margot Riley and Cassie Gilmartin discuss the industrial advances of the 1860s and the huge impact these had on women’s fashion. Series finale.

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