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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96

Square F2

Quilt square F2


E. Bell


E Bell is most likely Elizabeth Bell (1859-1952) of Kangaroo Ground, wife of John Bell. She was the daughter of Robert and Margaret Charlton who had arrived in Kangaroo Ground in 1868, having previously worked on a Donaldson farm at Bulleen.

Further information

In 1886 Elizabeth Charlton married John Bell [F13] , grandson of original Kangaroo Ground pioneers, William and Agnes Bell, who with their five children had arrived in Victoria aboard the David Clarke in 1839. They settled at Kangaroo Ground, naming their farm Violet Bank. Elizabeth and John were devout members of the Kangaroo Ground Presbyterian Church, John serving as Sabbath School Superintendent for 28 years.


Woiwod, M (1994) Kangaroo Ground: The Highland Taken, Tarcoola Press pp. 39, 43, 165, 232-233.

Marriage Bell-Charlton Evelyn Observer and South East Bourke Record Friday 30 April 1886. p. 2.

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