Quilt No.670FL - Fleur Margaret Lehane

Fleur Margaret Lehane
Owner: 
Fleur Margaret Lehane
Location: 
QLD South West
Maker
Maker: 
Bridget Durack
Made in
AUSTRALIA QLD
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Unfinished cotton frame quilt. The centre square is 4 triangles and this is surrounded by a border of smaller triangles. Most of the other borders are of triangles in a wide variety of materials, printed and plain.
2286 x 1829mm
History: 

This unfinished quilt was made by Bridget Durack at Thylungra Station, Quilpie, Queensland pre 1886 when she died. It is now owned by her great grand-daughter Fleur Lehane. It is not used.

Story: 

The quilt is believed to have been made at 'Thylungra' Quilpie Queensland where Bridget lived with her son Patsy from the early 1870s. She was a true pioneer of the district and the life of the Duracks in opening up the Cooper Creek country and later the epic trek with 7000 head of cattle to the Ord River in WA is graphically told by Mary Durack in 'Kings in Grass Castles'.
['Kings in Grass Castles' Mary Durack. Bantam edition published 1997]

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