Strutting on Parade – Textiles and Tailoring
Explore the uniforms and accoutrements of the Army in Western Australia from 1836 to the present through a hands-on experience with the assistance of curators, conservators and textile experts followed by light refreshments.
To the despair of the War Office in London, colonial officers wanted their uniforms to reflect their personal social status and add to the prestige of the local community. Looking the part on parade was often a determining factor regardless of climate, cost or functionality.
This is your opportunity to glory in the peacock splendour of military uniforms both male and female from previous eras.