Monday 27 August 2012

Campbelltown City Library Celebrates History Week 2012

Campbelltown City Library will be celebrating the History Council of New South Wales' History Week from September 8-16. The theme this year is Threads: they wore what?  which is designed to explore the history of clothing and the impact that fashion makes on society.

Throughout the week a display of historical photographs of uniforms worn by people from Campbelltown will be presented along with an exhibition of historical garments from the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society collection from the 19th and 20th centuries.

The photograph above is of a group of nurses from a Campbelltown Hospital immediately following the First World War. The hospital is probably that which was located in Lithgow Street that preceeded Milby Hospital where the old Fisher's Ghost Restaurant is located.

In addition to these displays, Dr Vicki Karaminas, an Associate Professor at the University of Technology in the School of Design, will be presenting a talk about "Men's Fashion in Australia from Colonial Times" at HJ Daley Library. The talk is free and will commence at 1:00pm on Tuesday 11 September. Bookings are essential on 4645 4436.

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