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Mrs E. W. Outhwaite dressed as Mrs David Thomas, attending the Pioneers' Ball for the Victorian Centenary

gelatin silver photograph, coloured dyes
20.2 × 15.2 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 Mrs E. W. (Maggie) Outhwaite, the great granddaughter of Georgiana McCrae. She is dressed in an original colonial dress passed down to her from Georgiana McCrae. Maggie wore the dress to the Victorian Centenary 1834–1934 Pioneers’ Ball, which was held at the Melbourne Town Hall on 17 October 1934. She is photographed in her family home in Toorak.