Quilts tell story of life on Cape Barren Island

By David Woiwod
Updated November 1 2012 - 4:15am, first published June 24 2008 - 8:41pm

AFTER a year of painstaking work, three Tasmanian Aboriginal elder women yesterday unveiled a series of seven quilts depicting the history of Cape Barren Island. Titled Through Our Eyes, the quilts show scenes from the women's childhood and what life was like on Cape Barren Island in the 1940s and 1950s. Elders chairwoman and quilter Dorothy Murray said the process of quilting was a good way to remember Cape Barren Island in the early days.

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