Knickers, girl's; Canterbury; [?]; CT89.1873a2


Knickers, girl's

About this object

Girl's knickers; a pair of brown, girl's knickers with elasticated waist and leg bands. Part of a Brownies uniform.
Brownies is a section of the Girl Guides Association for girls aged 7-9. Girl Guiding was developed in 1908, when the daughter of New Zealander Lieutenant Colonel Cossgrove asked if she and her friends could join in Scouting with the boys. In September of that year the first girls were sworn in as Girl Peace Scouts.
In 1923 the organisation was officially registered as part of The Girl Guide Association which had been set up in England in 1909 and became known as The Girl Guides Association of New Zealand.



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Date Made


Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

processed material, textile.

Inscription and Marks

Printed on label: 'Canterbury / MADE IN N.Z. / 7'


l 280mm x w 330mm

Subject and Association Keywords

societies, club. clubs and societies for special classes

Credit Line

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

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