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Epilation machine

Epilation machine

Bette McLean collection
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Shaving equipment
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Beautishape International Ltd
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1967
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

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Bette McLean collection
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England
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1967
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Pair of bone coloured high-heeled shoes

Pair of bone coloured high-heeled shoes

Bette McLean collection
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Shoes
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Light brown/pink hat

Light brown/pink hat

Bette McLean collection
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Hats
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Hand operated sewing machine with box of accessories

Hand operated sewing machine with box of accessories

Bette McLean collection
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Sewing machines
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Germany
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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Pair of cream leather gloves

Pair of cream leather gloves

Bette McLean collection
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Gloves
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Pearl coloured clip on earrings

Pearl coloured clip on earrings

Bette McLean collection
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Earrings
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Mother of pearl brooch

Mother of pearl brooch

Bette McLean collection
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Brooches
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Khaki cloth floral needlework sampler made by eleven year old Bette Gordon in 1941

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Bette McLean collection
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Textile samplers
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1941
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Plastic covered bone coloured hand bag

Plastic covered bone coloured hand bag

Bette McLean collection
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Handbags
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England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Pink plastic rounded triangular case

Pink plastic rounded triangular case

Bette McLean collection
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Cases
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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Cream crocheted bib with koala on it, made by Dorothy Gordon for her daughter Bette, in 1929

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Bette McLean collection
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Baby bibs
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1929
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Geography textbook used by Bette Gordon, 1942-1943

Geography textbook used by Bette Gordon, 1942-1943

Bette McLean collection
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Textbooks
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1942
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Bette McLean collection
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Certificates
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England
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1967
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Bette McLean collection
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England
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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Large wooden clock presented to Mrs Kitchin by the people of Hoddles Creek, Victoria, on 27 April 1929

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Bette McLean collection
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Clocks
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Hoddles Creek, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Bertha E. Kitchin
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1929
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

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Bette McLean collection
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Certificates
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

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Bette McLean collection
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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One piece dress with a slim skirt joining the bodice at the ...

Bette McLean collection
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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1968
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Vogue Pattern 1231, for a dress by Schiaparelli

Bette McLean collection
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Dressmaking patterns
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Child's white short-sleeved dress with cream lace trim, made...

Bette McLean collection
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Childrens clothing
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1933
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Artificial pearl necklace

Bette McLean collection
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Necklaces
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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1968
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Wooden sideboard with riverscapes painted on some of its panels by amateur artist Lel Sands, at Gunning

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Bette McLean collection
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Sideboards
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Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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Invitation and envelope

Bette McLean collection
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1968
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