Quilt No.747JC - John Coman

John Coman
Owner: 
John Coman
Location: 
NSW South East
Maker
Maker: 
Sid & Mrs Bayliss
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Dingo skin rug. 3 skins long x 5 skins wide with only the backs of the skins used. The backing is blue felt. The skins were tanned with wattle bark. 2100 x 1800mm
History: 

John Coman trapped the dingoes. Sid Bayliss (Tumut) tanned them in the mid to late 60s and Sid's wife sewed on the backing. It is still owned by John Coman.

Story: 

John Coman still traps dingoes in the Delegate district of southern NSW where they continue to destroy farmers' sheep. He currently sets about 50 traps and has caught 30 dingoes in the last 6 months, all pure bred. The skins in this rug were wattle bark tanned by Sid Bayliss in Tumut NSW who was regarded as the best.
[Refer to "One of the Last" by Richard Taubman for details of Sid Bayliss and his wife]

John Coman with the dingo rug, 2000
John Coman with the dingo rug, 2000
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