OwnerFleur Margaret Lehane
Location QLD
MakerBridget Durack
Origin queensland
Pattern Patchwork Medallion Geometric
Date1850-1899
Dimensions (H x W in cm)228 x 192

History

This unfinished quilt was made by Bridget Durack at Thylungra Station, Quilpie, Queensland pre 1886 when she died. It is now owned by her great granddaughter Fleur Lehane. It is not used. The quilt is believed to have been made at 'Thylungra' Quilpie Queensland where Bridget lived with her son Patsy from the early 1870s. She was a true pioneer of the district and the life of the Duracks in opening up the Cooper Creek country and later the epic trek with 7000 head of cattle to the Ord River in WA is graphically told by Mary Durack in 'Kings in Grass Castles'.
['Kings in Grass Castles' Mary Durack. Bantam edition published 1997]

Description

Unfinished cotton frame quilt. The centre square is 4 triangles and this is surrounded by a border of smaller triangles. Most of the other borders are of triangles in a wide variety of materials, printed and plain.
2286 x 1829mm

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