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clubs establishment items including starched collars,


ties, knickerbockers, and hats Ior men and skirts,
blouses and golI dresses Ior women were mandatory
as part oI the dress code. Traditionally male mem-
bers were expected to wear a coat and tie or scarI in
most areas, with exception to a Iew such as the
Lastern veranda and suits being required Ior dinner.
A document Iound on the RSCC archive explaining A document Iound on the RSCC archive explaining
dress codes over the duration oI the club existence
states 'dress codes have been Iormally maintained
while adapting to prevailing community dress stan-
dards', this is evidence that clothing traditions are
aIIected by modern Iashions. Cross (jjz, pzj)
argues that, 'old ways oI conducting a liIe based on
Figure j. The Royal Sydney ColI Course (RSCC zo)

that have known you Ior a period oI time,


pay to be put on the waiting list and pay
extraordinary annual Iees. Lue to this
strict process it is diIIicult Ior 'outsiders'
to gain admittance, such as people who
are new to money or settled in Sydney
Irom overseas. These rules are put in
place as the club has space restrictions place as the club has space restrictions
that restrict the amount oI members
though this Iuels the way the upper class
practices their selI interest as the purpose
oI the club changes Irom one oI recre-
ation to a symbol oI exclusivity Irom
others within the elite community.
Hobsbawm (jj, pj) observes invented
traditions and categorises them as 'a)
those establishing or symbolizing social
Figure o. Men's attire over the year (Pasquill zooj)

ReIerences.
Cross, L. jjz, 7KHSDVWLQUXLQVWUDGLWLRQDQGWKHFULWLTXHRIPRGHUQLW\, The \niversity oI
Massachusetts Press, Massachusetts, pp zo-o, viewed z,th March
Hobsbawm, L. jj, 'Introduction: inventing traditions' in L. Hobsbawm and T.Ranger (eds), 7KH
LQYHQWLRQRIWUDGLWLRQ, Cambridge \niversity Press, Cambridge, Lngland, pp -
Ideas in History Blackboard, (week z lecture notes) Lnlightenment and modernity, Sydney, viewed zth Ideas in History Blackboard, (week z lecture notes) Lnlightenment and modernity, Sydney, viewed zth
March, <https://online.uts.edu.au/webapps/portal/Irameset.jsp:tabtabgroupid
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Ideas in History Blackboard, (week lecture notes) Traditional, modern and postmodern perspectives Ideas in History Blackboard, (week lecture notes) Traditional, modern and postmodern perspectives
on Australia Lay, Sydney, viewed z6th March,
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Royal Sydney ColI Club, RSCC Temporary Lxhibition: Lress Codes at RSCC, Sydney, viewed z6th Royal Sydney ColI Club, RSCC Temporary Lxhibition: Lress Codes at RSCC, Sydney, viewed z6th
March, http://rsgc.com.au/upload/wysiwyg/clubArchives/
Lxhibitions%zo-%zoLress%zoCodes%zo.pdI
Royal Sydney ColI Club, RSCC ewsletter Lecember j8j o. , Sydney, viewed zth March,
http://rsgc.com.au/upload/wysiwyg/clubArchives/
ewsletters%zowith%zoCaptionsPart.pdI
Royal Sydney ColI Club, RSCC ewsletter May jj, o. 8, Sydney, viewed zth March, Royal Sydney ColI Club, RSCC ewsletter May jj, o. 8, Sydney, viewed zth March,
http://rsgc.com.au/upload/wysiwyg/clubArchives/
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Pasquill. A zooj, 8QWLWOHG, viewed , ]une zo,
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RSCC zo, 'UHVV&RGHDW5R\DO6\GQH\, viewed , ]une zo,
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