Embroidered Signatures ProjectPhilps Family: Cloth

Private Collections
Adelaide Hills
72cm x 73cm
Historical Period/Date
19th Century (1870-1999 Late)
ID Number
Back Stitch,Chain Stitch,Cloths,Needleweaving,

Physical Description

A pink linen cloth with a 6cm hem with a drawn thread work border. In the centre is a 13cm X 14cm square with a 7.5cm unfinished drawn thread work border. The drawn thread work is in cream as are the signatures.

Theme and Purpose

Commemorative. Philps family and friends. The cloth is the Philps family cloth. Rev Abel Richard Philps was a very early Congregational Minister in South Australia and the cloth has many of the signatures of his descendants. Other family members include TA Philps, Mayor of Burnside for many years.


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, Jean

Badger, H

Barnett, Effie

Barr, Ethel C

Barr, Sarah


Bodie, Vi F

Brown, C

Brown, G

Brown, H W

Brown, V L

Budge, Shirley

Caterer, Jessie E

Clark, Effie

Clark, Ethel

Counsell, Frank A

Counsell, Nell

Coward, A E

Coward, A W

Coward, Edith

Dallwitz, Bert M

Dunstan, Amy J


Geyer, Lydia C

Gosden, Lizzie

Greenwood, Pattie

Haynes, Jes

Inglis, A F

Inglis, Lillian

Inglis, May

Jury, L

Kelsey, A M M

Kelsey, E M

Ley, L G

Manuel, Ruth

McDonald, E

McDonald, Elma

Mellor, Mary L

Moody, M H

Painter, Edith L M

Parker, Irene

Parker, Leo

Parker, M H

Philps, Abel R

Philps, Gertie

Philps, J S

Philps, M

Philps, R C E

Philps, Ruth

Philps, T A

Philps, W C

Potter, L E

Potter, Lily

Rice, A M

Rice, F

Rice, H E

Rice, M M

Rice, W

Scott, B P

Scott, Ethel B

Scott, Flo C

Scott, J Barr

Scott, Mabel R

Scott, Thomas

Scott, W

Starick, Agnes

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