Register No.1100JC
OwnerJuliet Cook
Location NSW
MakerAttributed to Lucy Davidson
Origin AUSTRALIA NSW
Pattern Utilitarian Wagga Pieced
Date1960
Dimensions (H x W in cm)210 x 140

History

The quilt was possibly made by Mrs Lucy Davidson and it is known that she recovered it in 1960. It was made at Lane Cove, Sydney NSW in a house now demolished. It is now owned by her granddaughter Juliet Cook and has been used by Juliet's son at his farm near Blayney NSW. It is not used now. "In 1960 we bought a farm at Neville NSW, about 35kms out of Blayney. It snows in the winter. I had four children and hardly any money. My grandmother, Mrs Lucy Davidson, (my mother's mother) sent me two Wagga rugs. She had recovered both, but one I gave [to] my eldest son when he bought his own house at Barry NSW and moved. This has now disappeared. My grandmother was one of 11 children and was probably born on board ship from England. She was a baby when the ship berthed in Sydney NSW in 1892. The family spent the first night in the Domain under the Moreton Bay fig trees. They eventually settled in Newcastle NSW where my great grandfather became a successful baker and had his own business. My grandmother was very clever, winning one of only two Commonwealth scholarships awarded on results of the Leaving Certificate in those days. She became a school teacher, married and had five children." [Juliet Cook NSW, 1 September 2002]

Description

A single bed 'Wagga' type quilt.
2100 x 140mm.

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