School uniform; [?]; early 20th century; CT 4034


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School uniform

About this object

School uniform; girl's navy wool serge gymslip. According to a label attached to the dress, this gymslip was worn as a hockey uniform. The front overlaps the back at the shoulders and the joins are lightly stitched with evidence that alterations have been made. Pinned to the yoke is a yellow ribbon printed '1901-1915'. Attached to the ribbon is a tin badge with the words 'Owaka District High School/75th Jubilee/1875-1950'. Sewn to the front of the dress is a monogrammed pocket of a different fabric which appears to have been taken from a woollen blazer.

Perhaps the gymslip was decorated to be worn to the school jubilee, or possibly the ribbon, badge and pocket have been attached as momentos of school days.



Maker Role


Date Made

early 20th century

Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, textile, wool;
processed material, metal, tin;
processed material, textile, satin


h 1020mm (shoulder to hem) x w 390mm (shoulder to shoulder)

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, costume. dress. fashion

Subject and Association Keywords

education, secondary education, high schools

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, dressmaking

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, homecrafts

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

Object Type


Object number

CT 4034

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