- Radium Hill Heritage Association
- Mid North
- Mrs Pat Hillier
- 85cm x 85cm
- Historical Period/Date
- 20th Century (1930-1969 Mid)/1958
- ID Number
- Cloths,Stem Stitch,
Cream linen supper cloth. Central motif is ‘Radium Hill’ in large dark red lettering. Multicoloured embroidered signatures are predominantly in stem stitch and scattered all over the cloth.
Theme and Purpose
Commemorative. Fundraiser. Church of England Text from the museum notice: 'In 1958 the Church of England sought to raise funds. Mrs Pat Hillier had 107 ladies sign the supper cloth at two shillings for each signature. Some of the ladies, Dora Wilkin, Enid Pengilly and other CWA members used various types of stitches to embroider these signatures. The completed supper cloth was auctioned at a Church Fete and Dora Wilkin outbid George Hillier, buying it for sixteen pounds, equivalent to $600 in 2004. Twelve nationalities are represented in the 107 signatures. Thirty-nine of the signatories had recently migrated to Australia. Five of the signatories had served in the armed forces of their country'.
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Brown, Berndette M