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Title: Section of the Darwin Commemorative Wall Quilt
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Photographer: Barritt, Michael
Date taken: 5-Feb-2018
Collection: Darwin Commemorative Wall Quilt
Description: The quilt patches were signed by people who visited the Northern Territory during the Year of Commemoration of the Bombing of Darwin, 1992, or who wrote from interstate or overseas during that year. The quilt measures almost five metres by three, and is designed to resemble a typical porcellanite stone wall as can still be seen on some old Darwin buildings. In addition to the names on the Quilt there are nurse's colourpatch, the emblem of the Civil Construction Corps and twenty pictures of sites which would have been familiar to people of Darwin at the time. Some of the buildings can still be seen today, whereas others have disappeared as a result of enemy action, Cyclone Tracy or the indomitable march of progress. The illustrations on the Quilt were based on photographs taken during the war years and now held in the collections of the Northern Territory Library. The Quilt was made by Jenny Armour, and took about 18 months of weekends and other free time to complete, using techniques of patchwork, applique, and machine embroidery and was quilted using 100% Australian wool batting.
Notes: Section of the Commemorative quilt. Photo is angled across the quilt revealing oranges toned patches with black writing on patches. Larger patches of iconic Darwin images scattered throughout names.
Subject: Quilt
Copyright owner: Library & Archives NT
Digital format: 3024 x 4032 pixels : 48bpp ; 4.46Mb.
File type: image/jpeg.
Hardcopy format: Quilt is almost 5 m x 3 m.
Appears in Collections:Second World War, 1939-1945

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