Historical information

Mrs Eaton was daughter of George and Granny Thomas. Respected Aboriginal couple at Newmerella.


This item is an example of a handcrafted item and reflects the needlework skills of women in the first half of the 20th century when women's focus was the home and its decoration was important. Embroidery and crochet work was an affordable way to personalise and add aesthetic value, and examples of embroidered and crocheted pieces could be found in most Australian homes.

Physical description

A canvas runner, unbleached, with two symmetrical designs in thick white thread on front. Fancy borders sewn on edge.