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P&O work clothes

Date: c 2008
Clothing size: 10
Overall: 1790 x 1580 mm (width at sleeve cuffs)
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dennis Duyker
Object Name: Overalls
Object No: 00047897
Place Manufactured:Fiji

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    Yellow P&O 'Hard Yakka' safety overalls.
    SignificanceThe P&O work clothes highlight the evolution of waterfront workers clothing and are examples of efforts to integrate safety vests into work uniforms.
    HistoryDennis Duyker worked on the Melbourne waterfront for P&O for many years until 2009. These work clothes were issued to him just before he finished working due to illness.

    Previous to this style of safety uniform with bright flourescent colours, workers were issued with safety vests, which were not worn consistently. Thus these clothes integrated the safety material into work clothes, rather than as a separate item.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: P&O yellow safety overalls

    Web title: P&O work clothes

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