Description of Content

Studio portrait of young woman in elaborately flowered hat. This photograph shows Hilda Jeffreys in a 'Flora Dora' hat, Melbourne, circa 1900. According to the family 'In the late 1880s a musical came to Melbourne called 'Flora Dora'. It was very popular and a lot of young people formed a 'Flora Dora' Society and would sing and dance the numbers from the show. Hilda Jeffreys was a keen member and met her husband at one of these meetings. The society went on picnics and boat rides and always wore these fancy hats and parasols.'

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Melbourne's Biggest Family Album

  • Collecting Areas

    Images & Image Making

  • Acquisition Information

    Copied from Mr Ian Douglas Johnson, 28 Nov 2006

  • Place & Date Depicted

    Bourke Street, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
    Place Depicted Notes: Photography studio, opposite the Eastern Market. Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate based on family knowledge of when the 'Flora Dora' theatre production was staged in Melbourne, and the date when the subject of the photograph met her husband. This meeting was at a Flora

  • Photographer

    Professional photographer.

  • Individuals Identified

    Jeffreys, Hilda

  • Format

    Digital Still Image, Tiff, Black & White

  • Inscriptions

    Front: Yeoman Opp. Eastern Market, Bourke St, MELB Reverse: Hilda / Jeffreys / c 1900

  • Classification

    Portraits, Female - individuals, Adults

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Type of item