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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96
TranscriptionA. Wayman Read / Fenstanton / Hawksburn
SummaryAlexander Wayman Read (b. 1878) was the son of Jacob Wayman Read. Their family home was 'Fenstanton' in Cromwell Road in the Melbourne suburb of Hawksburn. The Reads were related to the Donaldsons through Alexander's mother, Jessie Cameron, a grand-daughter of Kangaroo Ground pioneers James Bruce Donaldson (1787-1856) and his wife Isabella (1792-1872).
Alexander’s father owned a major drapery business in Chapel Street in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran. Squares representing the family business (Read & Co, Read & Dougall) are at [A16], [B8] and [G16].
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