Register No.842AG
OwnerAnnette Gero,
Location NSW
MakerMary Annie Whitehead
Origin AUSTRALIA Victoria
Pattern Utilitarian
Dateearly 1900s
Dimensions (H x W in cm)127 x 116

History

This quilt was made by Annie Whitehead (1868-1953) at Cudgewa, Victoria early this century. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero. "Mary Annie Whitehead was born in Lincolnshire UK in 1868 and died in 1953, having married Edwin Simon Whitehead at Wabba Station, near Corryong Victoria in 1895. They had 5 children. Her second youngest child, Gladys Mary married Joseph Gibson whose sisters Daphne, Olive, and Ruby made waggas [AG cat. Nos 156, 157]. The family had migrated from Benambra, near Omeo Victoria to Thowgla, near Corryong Victoria. The main reason for the shift was that the valleys flowing into the Murray were more fertile and the climate a lot milder than the bleak high plains of the Alps. The shift was accomplished by bullock waggon and horses. It must have been a rather hazardous journey as there were no roads to follow."
[Annette Gero]

Description

Wholecloth quilt originally covered with cretonne and recovered with orange satin. Machine quilted. Padding of wool.
1270 x 1160mm

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