Rag Trade Walk

3 March 2024
Sunday 10.15am for a 10.30am start
Meeting place will be sent along with your ticket.

From migrants to leaders in Australian fashion, uncover the history of Melbourne’s schmatte (rag) business with this curated walk with the Jewish Museum of Australia.

Tour Flinders Street and its surrounds and explore the rise of the textile trade; from the origins of iconic Australian brands such as MYER and Portmans, to Helmut Newton‘s (1920–2004) Flinders Lane studio that launched his career as a world-renowned fashion photographer.

Image: Haskin House at 104 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, c1950s. Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 4529.​​

Learning & Engagement Supporters


$31.50 member
$35 non-member