Needlepoint Pictures, Port Macquarie Historic Buildings; Gwen Bullivant; 1996; 2...

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Port Macquarie Museum

Name/Title

Needlepoint Pictures, Port Macquarie Historic Buildings

About this object

Four framed needlepoint pictures of historic Port Macquarie buildings; St Thomas' Church, Port Macquarie Museum, Historic Courthouse and Roto House. St Thomas' Church picture shows church building, pine trees, lamp, garden and cross monument. Port Macquarie Museum picture features museum building (22 Clarence Street) with woman holding a parasol and child with a ball on the footpath at front and trees. Historic courthouse picture shows courthouse building, pine trees, lamps, pathway and picket fence. Roto House picture features the house building, lawn and gum trees with a koala sitting in it.

The pictures were hand worked by Port Macquarie resident Gwendoline Audrey Bullivant, known as Gwen, in 1996. Gwen was a keen needleworker until her eye sight failed due to macular degeneration. According to her family, Gwen mastered all forms of needlework and crafts including sewing, knitting, tapestry and crochet.

Maker

Gwen Bullivant

Maker Role

Needleworker

Date Made

1996

Place Made

Port Macquarie

Medium and Materials

Textile, wood, glass

Inscription and Marks

a) 'ST THOMAS' CHURCH 1827 PORT MACQUARIE'
b) 1835 PORT MACQUARIE MUSEUM'
c) COURTHOUSE 1869 PORT MACQUARIE'
d) ROTO HOUSE c1890 PORT MACQUARIE'

Each frame signed on back 'Gwen Bullivant/1997'

Sticker on back of each frame 'Everglades Framing/ "For all your Framing Needs"/ Guaranteed quality workmanship/ 43 Parklands Close Phone 84-1173/ Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Fax 83-3155'

Measurements

Frames measure 268mm L, 212mm W 17mm Deep

Subject and Association Keywords

Crafts

Subject and Association Keywords

Houses

Subject and Association Keywords

Churches

Credit Line

Donors: J and M Bullivant

Object Type

Pictures

Object number

2017.85

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

 

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