HistoryJohn Coman trapped the dingoes. Sid Bayliss [of] Tumut NSW tanned them in the mid to late 1960s and Sid's wife sewed on the backing. It is still owned by John Coman [who] still traps dingoes in the Delegate district of southern NSW where they continue to destroy farmers' sheep. He currently sets about 50 traps and has caught 30 dingoes in the last 6 months, all pure bred. The skins in this rug were wattle bark tanned by Sid Bayliss in Tumut who was regarded as the best.
[Refer to 'One of the Last' by Richard Taubman for details of Sid Bayliss and his wife]
DescriptionDingo skin rug. Three skins long x five skins wide with only the backs of the skins used. The backing is blue felt. The skins were tanned with wattle bark.
2100 x 1800mm