Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mr & Mrs Staley at the Fancy Dress Ball, 1877

The Staley’s have always enjoyed the good life with the elite.

From The Australasian (Melbourne) Supplement, page 2S on Sat. Sept 1, 1877.

Mr & Mrs Staley were guests of the Mayor of the City of Melbourne to his 1877 Fancy-Dress Ball, Allan was Mayor of the Borough of Brunswick at that time. Alan Staley was D’Oreo and Jessie Staley was Leonora D’Oreo who were characters in the “Leonora D’Orco V1: A Historical Romance (1857)” by George Payne Rainsford James

Click on either images to see Jessie and Alan in full costume.