Embroidered Signatures ProjectGirl Guides SA. 1st Bordertown: Cloth

Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia Museum
South East
Girl Guides South Australia. 1st Bordertown Girl Guides
112cm x 114cm
Historical Period/Date
20th Century (1970-1999 Late)/1984
ID Number
Back Stitch,Cloths,Machine Appliqué,

Physical Description

Pale yellow polyester and cotton mix cloth hemmed by machine. The trefoil symbol of the Girl Guides is appliquéd in the centre using golden yellow and royal blue cotton twill-weave fabric.The appliqué is stitched by machine. All of the names are back stitched with royal blue single stranded thread. "1st Bordertown" is stitched at the bottom of the cloth. Brownies and names of the leaders are stitched in the same manner. They include "Kanga" ( Assistant Guider), Jill Buick, "Skippy" (Brownie Leader), Marijke Krop, "Kiwi" (Brownie Assistant Leader) and "Captain Phyllis", the Guide Captain. The names of the 1st Bordertown Girl Guides are placed randomly over the cloth.

Theme and Purpose

Girl Guides SA. Commemorative Made as a farewell gift for Jenny Macintosh, the "Wongi", or District Commissioner for Bordertown , by the 1st Bordertown Girl Guides and their leaders in 1984. Jenny moved to Western Australia that year.


Below are the names that have been transcribed from this object. Multiple instances of a name on one object is indicated by a bracketed number after the name. A name in bold appears on other objects. Click these names to see the other objects.

Allen, Beryl

Ballinger, Kate

Barrett, Denise

Bartlett, Kelly

Brenda, (Woody)

Buick, Denise

Buick, Jill (Kanga)

Burchell, Lee

Daniel, Melanie

Daniels, Josie

Dawkins, Rosslyn

England, Heather

Field, Donna

Frey, Tracey

Groocock, Fleur

House, Sheila

Klingberg, Imogen

Krop, Denise

Krop, Morijke (Skippy)

Lemin, Rebecca Hunter

Mercer, Kym

Pfennig, Julie

Pfennig, Karen

Phyllis, (Captain)

Physick, Natalie

Rosie, Sonje

Stacey, Joy (Kiwi)

Stacey, Leanne

Webb, Kylie

Williams, Margaret

Winter, Sonia