Historical information

This item is from a collection donated by descendants of John Francis Turner of Wodonga. Mr. Turner was born on 6 June 1885. He completed all of his schooling at Scotts Boarding School in Albury, New South Wales. On leaving school, he was employed at Dalgety’s, Albury as an auctioneer. In 1924 John was promoted to Manager of the Wodonga Branch of Dalgety’s.
On 15/03/1900 he married Beatrice Neal (born 7/12/1887 and died 7/2/1953) from Collingwood, Victoria. They had 4 daughters – Francis (Nancy), Heather, Jessie and Mary.
In 1920, the family moved From Albury to Wodonga, purchasing their family home “Locherbie” at 169 High Street, Wodonga. "Locherbie" still stands in Wodonga in 2022. The collection contains items used by the Turner family during their life in Wodonga.


This item comes from a collection used by a prominent citizen of Wodonga. It is also an excellent example handcraft of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Physical description

A square piece of embroidered silk decorated with a floral design.

Inscriptions & markings

Information on accompanying note; "This was used to put over my head when I was asleep when I was only a few weeks old. Mrs N Sumner nee Turner 22-12-1911"