Calthorpes' House



Image of long red gown depicted on a mannequin

Dressing Table

Date: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Place made: Unknown

Dimensions: 1750 (h) x 1065 (w) x (d) 50 mm

Description: A dressing table with an Arts and Crafts style detail of scrolls around an oval mirror. A matching dressing table once resided in Dawn’s room. On display on the dressing table is a fashionable melanite dressing table set and personal memorabilia, including photographs of Manuka Swimming Pool dating from the 1930’s and one of Dell’s last day at Girls Grammar.

Ball Gown

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Click the Play button above to hear about the ball gown and photograph. The oral history interview was carried out on Wednesday 5 December 2012, in the Breakfast Room at Calthorpes’ House. The interviewer is Kate Gardiner, ACT Museums and Galleries Education and Community Programs Manager, and the interviewee is Mrs Dawn Waterhouse, daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry and Dell Calthorpe. The interview was recorded for Foundation to Year 2 Primary School students so they can listen to a person talking about an artefact.

Please click here to view teaching resources relating the Australian Curriculum: History, for Foundation to Year 2.

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