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Australian Netball Team golden yellow polyester uniform skirt [worn by Liz Ellis on her debut in 1993]

Object type
Skirts

Object number
2007.0056.0001

Description
A golden yellow polyester netball skirt with many signatures accross the front panel. The skirt is pleated, in alternating wide and narrow pleats. The front panel of the skirt is unpleated and is fastened by a metal and plastic sliding fastener on the waistband. "A" is embroidered in dark green at the lower proper left corner of the front panel. The front panel is signed in black ink "Keeley / Devery", "Joyce Brown / COACH", "Carissa / Dalwood", "Vicki Wilson", "Jennifer / Borlase", "Liz Ellis", "Catriona Wagg", "Michelle [...]", "Simone McKinnis", "Sue Kenny", "Kathryn Harby", "Nicole Cusack" and "Shelley O'Donnell". A white fabric tag is stitched to the waistband at the inside back, and is printed in blue with text "PERM-A-PLEAT / 47 McDONALD ST., / OSBORNE PARK, W.A. / (6017) PH. 09-443-1488 ... POLYESTER / 14".

Collection name
History of Netball - Liz Ellis collection

Collection statement of significance
The History of Netball collection consists of material relating to the history of national and international level netball in Australia from the 1930s to the present day. The collection of thirty three objects has been formed through donations by seven separate donors representing different eras and roles in netball history.

Sport has always been a large part of Australian life and Australians have always enjoyed success on the international sporting arena. Australian women in particular have consistently been high achievers in international sporting events and netball is one sport where this has been proven repeatedly. The sport evolved and developed in Commonwealth Countries in the early 1900s. In Australia this resulted in a unique local style and a strong Australian contribution to international rules and standards of play. Netball enjoys the third highest participant rate among all sports played in Australia, is the most popular women's sport and is enjoyed both in the country and the city.

Wearer
Mrs Liz Ellis

Date worn
1993

Materials
Polyester cloth, Metal - non specific

Dimensions
Width: 550mm
Height: 415mm
Depth: 50mm



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