Dress, Wedding; Enid Herbert; 1968; GO.1999.23


Dress, Wedding

About this object

This is the wedding dress of Mary Ogg, the first woman to be elected Mayor of the Gore District (1995-2001).

Mary Elizabeth McKinlay, wed David John Ogg in August 1968 in her home town of Invercargill at the Church of St Therese. The sheath gown is of white tetron crepe and features two panels of guipure lace down the front of the gown. The elbow length sleeves also featured the same lace. The long cathedral train set into the shoulders was edged with a deep border of lace.

Mary was a District Nurse and a strong advocate for comprehensive health services for Eastern Southland. In recognition of her public service, Mary was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order in 2002.

Enid Herbert, a well-known seamstress of Gore, made this gown. She was known for completing dresses at the very last minute. She was also a valued member of the Operatic Society creating many costumes during her more than 25 years of service.


Enid Herbert

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Gore

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, fibre, processed materials, cotton
organic, processed materials, textiles, lace


Dress: h 1315 mm x w 640 mm x d mm
Train: h 2030 mm x w 1060 mm x d mm

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

ceremonial objects

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