Organisers of an antique clothing exhibition said they were pleasantly surprised at the response to their Fashions of Yesteryear event held on Sunday at Dundullimal Homestead.
"I didn't think it would be as popular," Janet Couchman said.
Mrs Couchman's cousin Rosemary Nielsen, who hails from Sorrento in Victoria, provided the clothing items which were exhibited.Those items came from Mrs Nielsen's grandmother, great aunt, mother,old friends and even Mrs Nielsen herself.
Mrs Couchman transported the items to Dubbo in the back of her car. Her passion for learning from the past motivated her to come up with the idea of hosting the Fashions of Yesteryear event.
"I think heritage is very important to preserve, otherwise younger people and younger generations coming on are not going to have any idea how people lived.
"What we make today will go towards the maintenance and improvements of Dundullimal."
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Mrs Nielsen attended the event and praised volunteers who helped organise the event in the space of about three months.
"So many people have put so much time into putting it together... all volunteers," she said.
"They brought alone props and things."
Mrs Nielsen said in the future, she planned to donate most of the items to an organisation who would conserve them and share them with future generations.
Proceeds raised from the Fashions of Yesteryear event will support to the Dundullimal Dubbo Support Crew, who help the National Trust care for and protect Australia's unique natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage.