The Girls From Lambing Flat

The title of this post is misleading. Yes, these two “girls” are from the Lambing Flat Folk Museum, but they’re hardly the homely country girls the name suggests. In fact, I adore their wide-eyed beauty, shiny pouts and white lace outfits.

As with many rural museums, this one uses vintage mannequins for its fashion display. All the garments — including Victorian wedding dresses, a beaded flapper dress and various christening gowns — have been donated by locals. These finds are absolutely precious considering they come from an area that got its name from a paddock where a pastoralist kept his pregnant ewes!

Lambing Flat is the original name for Young, a town that is still known for its sheep and wool.

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