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Circa 1830s
A black fabric shawl with fine tassels on the edges and a woven mesh border.
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Circa 1830s
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This shawl was worn by Louisa Lethbridge at a banquet given by the Duke of Devonshire before she left England with her family on the voyage to New Zealand aboard the the Oriental. She arrived in New Plymouth with her family on 7 November 1841. The shawl was taken to Nelson by Mrs Lethbridge's daughter, Mrs Goodman in 1862 and was passed down through further generations.
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Louisa Lethbridge (nèe Yates) is my 3rd great-aunt.

- Peter Yates posted 8 months ago.

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