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1913 - 1920

Silk and trimmed with lace. Satin bow. Long gathered white skirt on bodice. Lace around bottom and neck of dress with four rows of lace running up skirt and bodice. Long sleeve with elastic at wrists. White satin bow at waist. Two buttons at back.

Historical information

The hand made christening gown was used by the Skeet family for christenings in Forrestdale. It is though that this gown was worn by Margery who was born in 1915. The first Skeet child to be christened in Forrestdale was Alfred George Skeet the son on Lillian Skeet (nee dumsday) and Alfred Tunbridge Skeet in 1913. The following year their daughter Laura was christened. The family used a NW Baler shell as the christening font as there was no church in Forrestdale at this time. The christening of alfred occurred on the shore of Lake Jandakot or Forrestdale Lake as it is called today.
The Skeet family had five other children, Laura Gladys (1913), Margery (1915), William Clive (born December 1917, died January 20 1918) and Lillian Ursula (1919).



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30 cm
Height or length
72 cm
Year End
Statement of significance

This object is part of a collection of items associated with a person or family who have played a significant role in the economic, community or social development of the City of Armadale. This can include holding key political or social positions within the community, being a key contributor or member of a community organisation, a strong contributor to improving the well-being of the local community, a prominent figure in a local business or industry, developer of new industries or activities or someone who grew up in the area and moved away and had a noteworthy career or life.

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City of Armadale - History House

City of Armadale - History House

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