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Craig Wilcox presents Badge Boot Button: The Story of Australian Uniforms

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Sutherland Library

30-36 Belmont Street

Sutherland, NSW 2232

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Author and historian Craig Wilcox presents his latest book - Badge, Boot, Button: The Story of Australian Uniforms, a fascinating look at all kinds of uniform worn in Australia since 1788.

Uniforms clothe the bodies of millions of Australians every day in something more than ordinary costume, and have done so since British settlement. Whatever the uniform— colourful, traditional or intimidating—each is a corporate signature, a sartorial sound bite, advertising a school or airline, regiment or hospital, and its wearer’s place within the hierarchy.

Badge, Boot, Button, written for the National Library of Australia, looks at all aspects of uniforms—what they look like, the materials they are made from, how they have changed and what they reveal about Australians and our history.

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