Embroidered Signatures ProjectCowell Farming Communities: Cloth

Franklin Harbour History Museum
Eyre Peninsula
82cm x 85cm
Historical Period/Date
20th Century (1900-1929 Early)
ID Number
Bullion Knot,Chain Stitch,Cloths,Stem Stitch,

Physical Description

A yellow linen cloth with a 3.5cm hem it is framed behind glass. The hem is decorated with red bullion stitch at regular intervals. The signatures are stitched in red and are scattered all over the cloth. Heavy staining in the lower right corner.

Theme and Purpose

Commemorative. Cowell. It is believed that the cloth was signed by farming communities served by the Home Missionary based in Cowell between the period 1910 to 1914.


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.

Adams, Hettie

Aird, Alex D L

Badman, A S

Barber, Geo E

Campion, Ida

Chapple, Hilda

Chapple, Lilian M

Chase, Ethel

Chase, Herbert

Chilman, Lucy B

Collins, Ray


Cornelious, Vera

Cornelius, Fay

Cornelius, Gwen

Cornelius, Mary

Cornelius, Ric

Cunningham, Andrew H

Cunningham, D C

Deer, Gwennie

Deer, Olive

Degnan, Ellen

Dunn, Stella

Fairbank, Henry Ralph

Foale, Elizabeth

Foale, L G (Father)

Foale, W L

Forbes, E

Franklin, C B

Franklin, C G

Freeman, S I

Gunter, Florrie M

Gunter, H A

Hall, Toodles Liberty ?

Hanson, Connie H Y

Harris, N

Hill, Lizzie

Hornhardt, Eva E

Hornhardt, H

Hornhardt, J

Jacobs, A B

Jacobs, Ethel F (Mother)

Jacobs, Jim

Johns, Lou

Knox, Charley

Knox, Maria

Knox, Sydney


Larwood, George

Larwood, Lindsay L

Law, Ellen

Magor, Wilfred J

McClelland, Norbert C

McKay, Tina

McKay, Tom

McMillan, C M

Mekelle, Ted ?

Mellor, M

Morris, Royle

Morrisey, W L

Moxon, Arthur Louis

Moxon, L M

Odgers, W M

Park, Effie

Park, H

Park, Lizzie

Park, Tho T

Pearce, Lara

Pearce, Sarah

Price, Tom

Pryor, C S

Pryor, Myrtle

Pryor, Sandy H A

Rahlone, C M

Ramsey, Arthur

Reeves, George H W

Rehn, E M

Roberts, Ivy

Roberts, Olive

Rosser, Olive ?

Runcle, Lill

Salmon, Annie

Salmon, Jan

Salmon, Polly

Salmon, Rita

Salmon, Will

Saltmarsh, Gladys

Schuttloffel, Alma

Scott, Clem V

Scott, D A

Scott, L L

Scott, Mabel

Scott, Mary

Scott, Rachel

Scott, Ruth

Searle, C W

Searle, D B

Searle, Eva

Searle, H W

Searle, Hilda C

Searle, J P

Searle, Olive

Searle, Richard

Searle, Sylvia

Smallacomb, E A

Smith, Norman G

Starr, E

Starr, Queenie A

Steadman, Douglas

Steadman, M

Steadman, Thelma

Stephenson, Albert Charles ?

Story, E

Story, E J

Story, Eva

Story, Grace

Story, H G

Story, W

Strange, A J

Strange, A J (2)

Tilly, Flo

Tonkin, Edwin Bowden

Tonkin, V

Turner, F N

Venning, S H

Vinnis, Amos Ready ?

Web, Dot

Williams, E P

Williams, Harold

Williams, S H

Wilson, A M

Wilson, P G

Yandell, A W