05/12/2018

Kangaroo Skin Rug

09/07/2018

Skin Rug

14/06/2018

Possum Skin Rug

14/06/2018

Possum Skin Rug

27/04/2018

The Kangaroo Rug

Kangaroo skin rug made from 22 pieces of kangaroo pelt, 4 pieces across each end of the rug and 2 larger pieces making up panels in the central portion of the rug. Pelts are hand stitched together. Backing of burgundy felt has been attached by hand stitching. The navy edging around the skins appears to

31/01/2018

Rabbit Skin Rug

10/11/2017

Fox Skin Rug

The foxes were shot at Cobungra by Jack Gould (Doris’s husband), or Bill Toland or Tom Leyshon. They whistled up the foxes using a whistle home made from a piece of kerosene tin. The skins were tanned by Bill Toland using wattle bark; he also pegged them out. Doris pieced the skins, trimmed them and

10/11/2017

Poppy’s Rug

Kangaroos were shot in winter between shearing commitments. Stan made only two kangaroo rugs; he enjoyed making leather belts etc.

10/11/2017

Fox Skin Rug

10/11/2017

Rabbit Skin Rug

Bill Broadhurst was a mountain stockman and used the rug in the mountain leases.

10/11/2017

Wallaby Skin Rug

10/11/2017

The Kangaroo Rug

Known as The Kangaroo Rug or grampy’s Rug. Probably made at Bundalong on the Murray River, Yarrawonga, by George Dennis, using kangaroo pelts from kangaroos shot during hunting trips. George Dennis (1882-1944) Mrs Anne Bryant (born Dennis) (1911-1993) “This rug/quilt was used on beds in my husband’s home at Yarrawonga probably following his grandfather’s death

10/11/2017

Feral Cat Skin Rug

It is thought Fingal Valley wattles would have been used in the tanning process.

10/11/2017

Kangaroo Skin Rug

“I believe my father Henry Edward Jeffries used this rug before his marriage in 1924 and by the crude stitching I would say he made it. He used it when he camped while building roads in the district up until 1934. He would often camp from Monday till Saturday morning before returning home. It was

10/11/2017

Rabbit Skin Rug

Dick Wenke had it made from specially selected skins.

10/11/2017

Possum Skin Cloak

“Only five possum skin cloaks made in south-eastern Australia before 1900 have survived. Two are in Museum Victoria’s collection. The others are in museums in Britain, the U.S.A. and Germany. The meaning of the designs on this cloak were not recorded. However, designs could represent clan design, natural features, animals and plants.”

10/11/2017

Lamb Skin Rug

Bud Ford recounted “We had some killers from Olive Campion of ‘Oxford Downs’ Columboola. They were such lovely skins that I had them tanned by an old one eyed bushman who had a recipe for tanning. I sewed them together and put them on a bush blanket”. The lamb skin rug used to be put

10/11/2017

Kangaroo Skin Rug

Keith Hodder was a well known Adelaide furrier who, along with many others, closed the business sometime in the seventies.

10/11/2017

Kangaroo Skin Rug

The skins came from ‘Hogback’ Station via Burra (SA), owned by the 3 Thomas brothers, including Alan, the maker. ‘Hogback’ is 60 km from Burra and takes its name from the shaped hill on the property. Alan and Rhena were friends; Rhena put the backing on the skins herself. She was approximately 20 years old

10/11/2017

Wallaby Skin Rug