Quilt No.318JT - Julie Treacy

Julie Treacy
Owner: 
Julie Treacy
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Stan Treacy
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Animal skin rug made from rough rectangles of kangaroo skins, hand sewn together with leather thonging. Backing is woollen blankets. 2135 x 2057mm
History: 

Made before 1960 by Stan Treacy (1916-1988), a shearer in the Roma and Charleville area. Owned by Stan, now owned by Julie and Pat Treacy. Known as 'Poppy's rug'.

Story: 

Kangaroos were shot in winter between shearing commitments. Stan made only two kangaroo rugs; he enjoyed making leather belts etc.

Julie Treacy and rug
Julie Treacy and rug
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