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Wedding dress and veil belonging to Italian migrant, Lina Cesarin.

Date: c 1956
Dimensions:
Overall: 1450 x 360 mm, 0.65 kg
Medium: Fabric
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Lina Cesarin
Object Name: Wedding dress
Object No: 00004697

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    Wedding dress and veil belonging to Italian migrant, Lina Cesarin.




    SignificanceThis dress reflects the experience of migrants travelling to Austraia on ships in the post-war era of the 20th century.
    HistoryThis wedding dress and veil belonged to the Italian migrant, Lina Cesarin. When Lina Cesarin farewelled her fiance Rizzieri in 1951, he promised to send for her in five years time. Lina migrated from Italy on the SS NEPTUNIA in 1956 and married three days after her arrival. This treasured wedding dress provides an insight into the time when 'bride ships' were greeted at Australian wharves by crowds of eager husbands and fiancés desperate to be reunited with loved ones.
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    Assigned title: Wedding dress and veil belonging to Italian migrant, Lina Cesarin.

    Web title: Wedding dress and veil belonging to Italian migrant Lina Cesarin.

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