Cotton dress with blue and white stripe pattern, made circa 1940. It is part of a uniform worn by female patients at Ararat Lunatic Asylum, in the mid 1940s. It was worn by a female patient located in ward F7, at the mental health hospital Ararat Lunatic Asylum, in Ararat, Victoria, Australia.

Physical Description

Deep blue (faded to grey) cotton dress with fine white vertical stripes. Shirt collar, opening from neck to below waist. Has three buttons and two buttons in centre of waistband. Straight shirt. Long sleeves with cuffs.


Example of uniform worn by female patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia

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