Quilt No.842AG - Annette Gero,

Annette Gero,
Owner: 
Annette Gero,
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Annie Whitehead
Made in
AUSTRALIA Vic
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Wholecloth quilt originally covered with cretonne and recovered with orange satin. Machine quilted. Padding of wool.
1270 x 1160mm
History: 

This quilt was made by Annie Whitehead (1868-1953) at Cudgewa, Victoria early this century. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero.

Story: 

"Mary Annie Whitehead was born in Lincolnshire UK in 1868 and died in 1953, having married Edwin Simon Whitehead at Wabba Station, near Corryong in 1895. They had 5 children. Her second youngest child, Gladys Mary married Joseph Gibson, whose sisters Daphne, Olive, and Ruby made the waggas [AG cat. Nos 156, 157]. The family had migrated from Benambra, near Omeo in to Thowgla, near Corryong. The main reason for the shift was that the valleys flowing into the Murray were more fertile and the climate a lot milder than the bleak high plains of the Alps. The shift was accomplished by bullock waggon and horses. It must have been a rather hazardous journey, as there were no roads to follow."
[Annette Gero]

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