Quilt No.537JG - Jan Gaudron

Jan Gaudron
Owner: 
Jan Gaudron
Location: 
NSW South West Slopes
Maker
Maker: 
Mr Holt
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Possum skin rug with 6 rows of 7 skins. The backing is red felt with a border showing and peaked edge. 1680 x 1460mm
History: 

Francis Henry Burns of Mayfield Newcastle NSW shot the possums and the skins were tanned by Mr. Holt of Tighes Hill Newcastle. The rug was owned by Frances Burns and his wife Kathleen and is now owned by their grand-daughter Jan Gaudron. It is used on a bed.

Story: 

The rug was used in the 1920s but is thought to be much older. There was another one with black rabbit fur edging. Francis and Kathleen Burns lived in Mayfield Newcastle from the time of their mariage in 1914 and they also had a holiday house at Duchy's Bay, Nelson Bay where the rug was used.

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