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By Catherine Stringer

Hobart, Australia

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DESCRIPTION

This delicate paper dress has been made for one of the 28 Catherines who drowned when the convict ship 'Neva' was wrecked off Cape Wickham, King Island, in 1835. It is made from seaweeds gathered from the shipwreck site.

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shipwreck, dress, gown, Tasmania, king island, history, convicts, tradegy, seaweed, papermaking