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Head.Wear Exhibition: Hats from History

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.StepIntoHistory.com.au is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
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If the Hat Fits
Do you love hats? Do you long for something smarter than caps and bucket hats? Hats have long been indicators of style as well as function.

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This vintage hat looks great with an orange linen shift.


I once wore a hat to a wedding and lost count of the women who told me that wished they'd worn theirs. I don't think I look very good in hats but I do love them. They can complete an outfit.

We all recognise 20's cloche hats thanks to Miss Fisher and The Great Gatsby. Huge Edwardian hats, widow's caps or straw bonnets will help to date a photo or movie.

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Perhaps wearing this hat will help me solve a mystery or two.


Headgear may also help to place occupations, military regiments or levels of class. You would immediately pigeon hole a man in a top hat very differently to a man in a cloth cap. In some cultures headwear indicates marital status or religious affiliation.

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You can tell ones class by ones head wear.


Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is presenting an exhibition named head.wear through a curated collection of objects drawn from historical collections and private collectors.

The exhibition features such delights as a Victorian era smoking cap, an evening cloche from the 1920s, a psychedelic print turban from the 1960s, a Victorian widow's cap and a Pakistani groom's sehra.

It sounds fascinating. I can't wait to see it ...and ...I think I'll wear a hat.

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Wear a hat when you visit.
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Why? Hats of all kinds exhibition
When: 30th April to 5th July 2014. 9.00 - 4.00
Phone: (07) 5433 3710
Where: Caboolture Regional Art Gallery - 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture
Cost: free
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