Francezca Mary Bickelmayer’s wedding dress

Wedding dress worn by Francezca Mary Bickelmayer at her marriage to John Rheinberger in 1876. Both were part of the extensive German immigrant community who settled in the Bega Valley area during the 19th century. The Rheinbergers landed on the Caesar in 1855 along with others brought out to work at the Kameruka Estate; while the Bickelmayers arrived on the Charles Ross the same year.

“Mary” Bickelmayer’s wedding dress is on display at the Bega Pioneers’ Museum.