Unveiling the Shape of the Vintage Bride

Browse an incredible exhibition of bridal fashions from 1860-1960, hear from two guest speakers and enjoy morning tea at Dundullimal Homestead.

Visit historic Dundullimal where a century of vintage bridalwear awaits you.

Organised with the assistance of two curators from Dubbo Regional Council museum, this beautiful display lifts the veil on an array of bridal fashions.

Step inside the homestead to view pre-1900 wedding gowns and undergarments, and outside, a collection of post-1900s bridesmaids dresses, three generations of gowns and various wedding accessories (including gloves and shoes) on display in the church, grooms’ quarters and in the Shed Café.

View a beautiful gown created by Paul Stephens, a local dressmaker who specialised in wedding gowns for 45 years, and discover his story.

Listen in as two guest speakers take you on a journey back through the decades:

  • Saturday speaker – Dr Sarah Bendall, a social historian and author of a recently released book, Shaping Femininity will speak of what was worn underneath wedding gowns
  • Sunday speaker – Dorothy Blake, a renowned local historian who will speak on the purpose of Trousseaus and Glory Boxes and their historical relevance

Event dates

Event Details

23L Obley Road, Dubbo, NSW

1.5 KM past Taronga Western Plains Zoo


Sat. 15 Apr: special extended opening times from 10:30am – 4pm
Sun. 16 Apr: special extended opening times from 10:30am – 4pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 30, Concession $ 25, Members $ 25
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Other things
you need to know:
Morning tea which is provided is gluten-free. A light boxed lunch (including a gluten free option) is available for an additional $10 and can be reserved upon booking or purchased on the day.Email:dundullimal@nationaltrust.com.au