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by stapletonm
posted 01/05/2014


Cath Kelly wearing one of her hats

Cath Kelly wearing one of her hats

From turbans to toques, helmets to protective hairnets, headdress has been important for protection and practicality, cultural identity, style and fashion. The traditional Easter Bonnet, the country cockies’ hats at the Easter Show and fashions for the racing carnival, focus attention on hats in this season.

Dr Prudence Black

Dr Prudence Black

On Arts Thursday, 9 April 2014, Maisy Stapleton spoke to Milliner Cath Kelly from Embellish Atelier and Historian and Research Fellow Dr Prudence Black from the University of Sydney about the design, making and some recent history of the hat in Australia.




Listen here to the interviews:

Cath 1

Cath 2


Or visit http://embellish-hats.com/ for more information about Cath Kelly’s hats and http://sydney.edu.au/arts/gender_cultural_studies/staff/profiles/prudence.black.php to find out more about Prudence Black.

Listen to Maisy Stapleton on Arts Thursday every fortnight, for insightful interviews and inspirational music.


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