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Miss Eleanor Hyndman dressed as Mrs Richard Cobham, attending the Pioneers' B all for the Victorian Centenary

gelatin silver photograph
20.3 × 15.5 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 Eleanor Hyndman, the great granddaughter of Georgiana McCrae. She is dressed in an original colonial dress passed down to her from Georgiana McCrae. Eleanor 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 the family home of Maggie Outhwaite in Toorak.