Sampler made by Mary Smith (later Spencer) and brought out to Australia in 1842, it travelled with her by bullock cart to Iron Bark and Mt Abundance.

Mary Spencer gave the sampler and a wooden doll to her daughter Manyanna, who cherished them all her long life. When she died in 1926 various family members possessed them until they were acquired by the Museum in 1988.

Physical Description

This sampler belongs with wooden doll No. 88.534.2. Unbleached linen square decorated with simple floral and line border. Alphabet in capitals and lower case, numbers 1-8 embroidered in top panel. Central panel flanked by tree, dog and insect motifs.

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