INDEX JOURNAL , Issue No. 4 Secession

Anna King's dress Trade and society in early colonial Sydney by Laura Jocic

Laura Jocic is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her dissertation entitled Australian dress: the materiality of identity in a colonial society-in-the-making examines the role of dress in colonial society from 1800 to 1870, with a particular focus on surviving garments in Australian collections. From 2007 to 2012 Laura was a curator of Australian Fashion and Textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria.