Mayoral Robe

Raymond W. Bredin & Son
Production date
Late 20th Century
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Production date
Late 20th Century
Mayoral robe in black with black velvet collar, manufactured by Raymond W. Bredin & Sons. The robe's sleeves hold seven strips of grosgrain with eleven brown round buttons and black tassels flanking the strips.

One button has been replaced as it is a shiny black texture but of the same size as the brown. There is a large black loop attached to the inside of the robe for hanging. The sleeves are lined with black satin. The back broad section is gathered and ruched.

This robe may have been used by those in senior municipal positions, including by City Administrators, Town Clerks and City Mayors, and may be that worn by Patrick Northeast and Neil Lucas of the City of Berwick Council, but is a traditional mayoral-style robe. Raymond W. Bredin & Son were bespoke Melbourne robe makers, now operating under the Blashki brand. The robe shows signs of good use, and may have been used by more than one individual.
Artist/Maker and role
Raymond W. Bredin & Son: Manufacturer
Media/Materials description
polyester, viscose
125.0 x 70.0 cm
Signature & date
Tag sewn inside reads "Raymond W. Bredin/ & Son /17 Glenola Rd/ Chelsea Vic/ Robe Makers/ Wash & Wear/ 65% Polyester 35% Viscose"
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
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