Historical information

Wallpaper fragment from an early workman's cottage in Weller St, Geelong West built in 1854.
This property was refurbished following its sale in the early 1990s. Over time many layers of wallpaper had been pasted to the original paper. The wallpaper was damp and hanging off the walls. It was removed to reveal packing case 'slats' on the stud wall. When the skirting board was removed the original wallpaper was revealed.
Although not a Warrnambool artefact, the Weller St property was owned by a local resident. It shows the wallpaper design of the period and the manner in which wallpaper was attached in the mid 19th century.

Physical description

Wallpaper fragment with maroon flowers and olive green leaves on a bone-coloured background mounted on hessian backing