History Through the Eye of a NeedlePioneers and Palms

The first story hosted here was Pioneers and Palms: Three Generations of South Australian Embroiderers. This family donated to the Guild Museum a collection of needlework and linens which became the starting point of this research project by Dr Margaret Leahy who was assisted by Mandy Paul and Iris Major.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank all involved in the project.

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Research on this story has extended from the collection of needlework and linens made by Georgiana Palm and held in the Guild’s Museum, to items worked and owned by later generations of her family.

Expand the names below to learn more about these pioneering family and their embroideries. More in-depth information is available on the Bales, Palm & Newman families in the links below.