This is the lace and satin wedding boddice that was worn at the wedding of John Serisier and Constance Bayliss in Dubbo in the 1880s. John Serisier was the son of Jean Emilie Serisier, often regarded as the founder of Dubbo.
The quality of the materials and the time it would have taken to make the bodice is an indication that even in the early days in the city's development Dubbo's early settlers had wealth and were in touch with the fashions of the time.
Made by Meg and Miriam ABC Open Object Stories workshops run as part of the Western Plains Cultural Centre school holiday program.
ABC Open Producer Ana Tovey
Music: Kevin Macleod - Wagner: Bridal Chorus
Archive photograph courtesy of Western Plains Cultural Centre
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