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Bodice with lace collar worn by Florence Knapton, a migrant who arrived on the SS RUNIC in 1909

Date: c 1909
Overall: 512 x 1170 x 55 mm, 0.008 kg
Medium: Silk, cotton, brass, mother of pearl
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Gary McPherson
Object Name: Blouse
Object No: 00028097

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    HistoryFlorence Knapton was the older sister of Lily Knapton. They migrated to Australia with the parents on on the SS RUNIC in 1909 and settled in Melbourne. Florence died of small pox two years after their arrival, around 1911.

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