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The Wagga Rug’

  • Owner:
    Jean Gilbert
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  • Maker:
    Augusta Craigie
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 196
    Width: 119


Made by Augusta Ruby Craigie (born West) at Kanwall, near Wyong NSW, in the 1930s. Known as 'the wagga rug'. Owned by Augusta Craigie, then her daughter Jean "Bonnie" Gilbert (born Craigie), then passed on to the current owner, Augusta's granddaughter and Bonnie's daughter, Rhonda Graham (born Gilbert), in Toowoomba Queensland. Made for a weekender, which had six double canvas bunks and a quilt was made for each bunk. Augusta's brother-in-law was a tailor and her sister a tailoress, so many 'wagga' rugs were made from tailors' samples for the weekender.


Patchwork quilt made from cotton, wool and synthetic upholstery fabrics cut in rectangles, stitched in strips then sewn in rows. Down each side is a wide border of beige wool. Colours are soft mainly pinks, blues and light browns, in florals and self-patterns. No padding. Backing is blue cotton. Fabrics may have been used for bedspreads as well as for upholstery.
1956 x 1194mm

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