The Bangka Island massacre was committed on 16 Feb 1942, when Imperial Japanese soldiers machine gunned 22 Australian Army nurses (All but Sister Lt Vivian Bullwinkel were killed) and some 60 Australian and British soldiers and crew members from two sunken ships (only two survived). She survived the war and gave evidence of the massacre at a war crimes trial in Tokyo in 1947.
"This "visiting dress," dated 1883, is made of wool. It is constructed of multiple pieces. The waist has eight fitted parts, six in back and two in front. The overskirt is draped from the bustle at the back where it falls in a train. The vest, cuffs, and ruffle around the bottom of the skirt are of red velvet."