Quilt No.46DT - Doug Tremble

Doug Tremble
Owner: 
Doug Tremble
Location: 
NSW North West Slopes
Maker
Maker: 
Doug Tremble
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Rug made of fox and rabbit skins, hand stitched to a blue cotton denim twill backing. Fur colours are rich brown, grey, and black. Rug is in very good condition. 1700 x 1280mm
History: 

The rug was made by Doug Tremble's late wife in the 1950s at 'Wellington Vale', Deepwater NSW. Owned by Doug Tremble. To be inherited by Lucy Robertson-Cuninghame.

Story: 

"I trapped the rabbits - foxes and my late wife had them tanned and sewed them up herself. She had the skins tanned in Sydney. I think the tannery was in Newtown Sydney. It is still used on my bed in the winter and in the summer is stored in a linen press."
[Doug Tremble]
Doug Tremble is 87 or so and has lived on 'Wellington Vale' all his life. He was born there and his father worked for the Robertson-Cuninghame's, local land holders.

Doug Tremble
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