History of Costume in Colonial Western Australia: book for sale

The Swan Guildford Historical Society has some copies for sale of the book  – The History of Costume in Colonial Western Australia by Damayanthie Eluwawalage PhD, MPHA , at a cost of $25 per copy, excluding packaging and postage.

This well illustrated book discusses the economical, sociological and cultural aspects of fashion and clothing in colonial society, and how clothing helped to establish class, status and power in the Swan River Colony.  It also analyses the major social and geographical impacts on early fashion choices, the extent to which Western Australian colonial clothing reflected the social structure, standing and inheritance of Victorian Britain, the clothing industry, and its impact on the local economy.

Dr Damayanthie (Demi) Eluwawalage is Assistant Professor/Professional Historian at the University of Wisconsin- Stout in the USA.  She was born in Sri Lanka, and considers herself a Perth girl, who returns home when she can.

To purchase a copy, ring the Society on (08) 9379 1829, or email: sghistsoc@bigpond.com


Costume Book