The Prancing Cat Tapestry

This tapestry was owned by Brian Hardy, who inherited it from his Aunt Cecil Growns (nee Hardy) in 1978. The tapestry has its origins in the 1800s when six sisters of the Day family from Melton Mowbray in Leicester in England, worked on the tapestry. All six sisters died young and never married. It is unknown how the tapestry made it into the family collection in Australia.

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Wongan Hills and Districts Museum

A local history archive in an old hospital

Walk through this old converted hospital,which houses an extensive array of local history items. The maze of rooms include themes and include a 'telephone room' with items from the old telegraph...


Cnr Camm and Mitchell Street
Wongan Hills WA 6603

Open Hours
Sun 1 - 4pm

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