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Miss Murison Herring dressed as Miss Lucy McCrae, attending the Pioneers' Ball for the Victorian Centenary

gelatin silver photograph, coloured dyes
21.2 × 15.1 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr Stephen and the Reverend Nigel Murby Wright in memory of Nigel's great-great-grandparents Andrew Murison and Georgiana Huntly McCrae through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
Gallery location
Not on display
About the work
This society photograph depicts Miss Murison Herring, who was the daughter of Eleanor Hyndman. Miss Herring is wearing a costume that she designed and had made in preparation for the Victorian Centenary 1834–1934 Pioneers’ Ball, which was held at the Melbourne Town Hall on 17 October 1934. The photograph is hand-coloured to accentuate the folds and floral designs of the dress. She is photographed in the family home of Maggie Outhwaite in Toorak.