North West Queensland

Young racegoers dressed up for the Sedan Dip races Julia Creek 1968

TFA’s People & Places is your road-map to the key sites, figures, and scenes that have shaped fashion in Queensland from the late 19th century onwards. In Issue Twelve we take you to North West Queensland.


Lindie Ward

Lindie Ward

We caught up with Lindie Ward from Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum to talk about their national online dress history project, the Australian Dress Register.


Harvey Graham

Harvey Graham boutique, ca. 1982

Harvey Graham was Brisbane’s own couturier, translating French high fashion for Queensland’s climate and tastes.


Paula Stafford

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Paula Stafford is one of the most famous Queensland fashion designers of the 20th century. Best known for introducing the bikini to Gold Coast beaches in the 1950s, Stafford designs became synonymous with the Queensland lifestyle of surf, sand, and sun.


Sallyanne Atkinson

Sallyanne Atkinson

The Lord Mayor who presided over Brisbane’s Expo, Sallyanne Atkinson, discusses fashion and politics.


Di Cant

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Di Cant is a stylish encyclopaedia of Queensland fashion. Starting as a model in the 1950s and 60s, Di continues to work as a leading stylist. In this recorded interview she covers the many highlights of her career, reflecting on changes to fashion and the impact of styling on women’s lives.


South West Queensland

Massive flowering cactus bush growing beside a fence line near Cunnamulla, 1987

TFA’s People & Places is your road-map to the key sites, figures, and scenes that have shaped fashion in Queensland from the late 19th century onwards. In Issue Ten we take you to South West Queensland.


Mathers Shoes

Interior of Mathers Shoes, Brisbane Street, Ipswich, ca. 1960

Mathers Shoes is one of Queensland’s longest running retailers, beginning as a family business in Ipswich in the 1920s before expanding in to a national retail empire.


Gold Coast

Holidaymakers wearing swimming costumes walking down Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise,1958

TFA’s People & Places is your road-map to the key sites, figures, and scenes that have shaped fashion in Queensland from the late 19th century onwards. In Issue Eleven we take you to the Gold Coast.


Marie-Louise Theile

Marie-Louise Theile

Brisbane born Marie-Louise Theile is a well known media personality, journalist, cultural advocate and manager of the James Street Initiative. She has had a love of fashion since a young age, influenced by her stylish mother Maureen Kistle, crowned Miss Australia 1956.