Wedding invitation card printed for the marriage of Mabel Keegan and Bertie H Boase.

Mabel and Bertie were married at the Methodist Church, Sydney Road in Brunswick, at 3 pm on Wednesday 16 August 1911. Their reception was to be held at 8 pm at the Oddfellows' Hall, Sydney Road, Brunswick. The invitation was sent out by the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Charlie Keegan, of 1 Frederick Street, West Brunswick. A breakfast was to be held at the bride's parents house at 5 o'clock.

In January 1911, Mabel was part of a camping party to Riddells Creek with Mabel's family and the Philips family, captured in the photograph albums HT 33717 and HT 33720.

Physical Description

Cream card with silver print and decoration. The front of the card, which is in the shape of a leaf, with half of the leaf on each side of the card, features the initials of the bride on the left and those of the groom on the right, and opens up to reveal the invitation details inside.

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  • Collecting Areas

    Home & Community

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Judy Wheeler, 14/06/2012

  • Place & Date of Event

    Methodist Church, Sydney Road, Brunswick, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Aug 1911

  • Inscriptions

    Outside, front left, handwritten, silver ink:' 'M.K.' Outside, front right, handwritten, silver ink:'B.H.B. Inside, left wing, printed, silver ink: 'Reception at 8 p.m. / at Oddfellows' Hall, / Sydney Road, Brunswick' Inside, middle, printed, silver ink: 'Mr. & Mrs. C Keegan, / request the pleasure of / / company to celebrate the Marriage of their / daughter / Mabel / to / Mr. Bertie H. Boase / on Wednesday, August 16th, 1911. / Ceremony at the Methodist Church Sydney Road, / Brunswick, at 3 p.m. / Breakfast at 5 o'clock at 1 Frederick St., Brunswick' Inside, right wing, printed, silver ink: 'R.S.V.P. before August 1st, / to Frederick St., / W. Brunswick.'

  • Classification

    Celebrations & traditions, Weddings, Invitations

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Keywords

    Weddings, Invitations, Celebrations, Marriage Customs & Rites, Churches, Receptions