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On loan for the very first time from the National Gallery of Australia,the Rajah quilt was made in 1841 by women convicts aboard the HMS Rajah as they were being transported to Van Diemen's Land (present day Tasmania). The women used sewing provisions donated by Elizabeth Fry's social reform initiative to create what is now the only transportation quilt in a national collection, never before shown outside Australia.
The quilt is in a glass case so difficult to photograph. The centre panel is broderie perse and the rest is made up of hand piecing and applique. From what I have heard this quilt is not even on regular display in Australia so this is an excellent opportunity to see it.