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Gumleigh Boys’ Home Quilt

  • Owner:
    The Pioneer Women's Hut
  • Location:
    Tumbarumba NSW Australia
  • Maker:
    Women in the Wagga Wagga NSW district
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 175
    Width: 135


This quilt was made by women in the Wagga Wagga New South Wales district for The Gumleigh Boys' Home c. 1940. The home was for boys needing care in the Riverina NSW . It closed in 1985. This quilt and others made for the home, was for general use on the boys' beds. It was one of three donated to the Pioneer Women's Hut by Hazel Rhodes of The Gumleigh Boys' Home. It is occasionally displayed at the museum.


Patchwork quilt made up of machine pieced squares and rectangles of cotton dress materials. The backing is a large piece of furnishing material. The padding is an old cream blanket.

1750 x 1350 mm

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