The Agnes Hopes Quilt


Resourcefulness and resilience were just two of the qualities needed by the group settlers to be able to create a life for themselves. When the Congregational Church needed new carpet, Mrs Agnes Hope of the Bramley Group Settlement came up with an excellent  idea: to charge local families to have their name embroidered onto a guilt, which was then auctioned. The result was that the Church got its new carpet, and a lasting record of the families in the community was created.



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Margaret River Historical Society

Visiting the cluster of small buildings which make up the local historical museum really is like stepping back in time to the 1920s. Not only is there an old schoolhouse set up ready for a class of...


The Old Settlement
69 Bussell Highway
Margaret River WA 6285

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Tues 10am - 12:30pm; Thurs 1:30 - 4pm; Sat to Sun 10am - 3pm

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"Bushfires raging all round the school. Children too small to help beat out fires in case of necessity so allowed to go home at 1:30". This entry from February 17, 1921 is one of the many fascinating...

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