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P&O work clothes

Date: c 2008
Clothing size: XXL
Overall: 725 x 840 mm
Medium: Polyester, cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dennis Duyker
Object Name: Shirt
Object No: 00047899
Place Manufactured:Zhonghua

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    Long sleeve 'Frontier' safety polo shirt, blue and green-yellow, with P&O corporate logo.
    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.

    This shirt was a recent issue (circa 2008) as short-sleeves were no longer issued because of skin cancer risks.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Fluorescent yellow/green and blue long sleeve safety shirt

    Web title: P&O work clothes

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