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Suede shoes made by the Parker Shoe Company, 1940 - 1945
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Object statement
Shoes (pair), womens, with original packaging, suede / leather / paper, made by Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1945
This pair of suede shoes manufactured by the Parker Shoe Company, Melbourne exemplifies the most successful period of Australian shoemaking history before tariff reduction began to slowly strangle the Australian shoe manufacturing industry and imports took the place of Australian made shoes.

The Parker Shoe Company was established by Malcolm Parker who manufactured high quality fashion shoes in Australia from 1930 until the late 1960s. Parker shoes receives a mention in a 1954 'The Sun' newspaper article detailing the 'simplified method of shopping' for shoes offered by the David Jones' Shoe Centre which took up the entire fourth floor of the Elizabeth Street store. The concept involved 15 distinct 'shops' where the display of 'every fashion of shoe' including Parker shoes was on offer.

Very little information is available on the Parker Shoe Company, making the acquisition of these shoes particularly significant in terms of the preservation of Australia's material culture in the context of technology, manufacture, structure and function, and change over time.
Handmade pair of suede shoes made by the Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd in Clifton Hill, Victoria, 1940-1945.

The Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd is listed in the Australian Manufacturers Directory 1947-48 as being located near Melbourne at Clifton Hill, Victoria. The Parker Shoe Company was established by Malcolm Parker who manufactured high quality fashion shoes in Australia from 1930 until the late 1960s.

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Description
Shoes (pair), womens, with original packaging, suede / leather / paper, made by Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1945

Pair of womens handmade shoes in black suede, featuring slightly padded decorative stitching on low-cut toe with high slim heel. The shoes come with packaging, consisting of the original box and tissue paper. The lid and sides of the box feature text printed in black, gold and white on a lime green background.

Made: The Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd; Melbourne, Victoria; 1940 - 1945
Marks
See part records.
2007/102/1
Production date
1940 - 1945

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Patricia Hawse, 2007
Subjects
+ Footwear manufacturing
+ Australian fashion
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