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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96

Square H14

Quilt square H14


Mary Crichton


Mary Crichton is most likely Mary Ann Crichton (1856-1946) of Kangaroo Ground or her daughter Mary Ann Margaret Crichton (1875-1962).

Further information

Alexander Crichton (1849-1899) was an early Kangaroo Ground settler. He selected 125 acres on Bouchiers Road with frontage to the Yarra River in the late 1860s – early 1870s. 1 In 1874 Alexander married Mary Ann (1856-1946), daughter of his next-door neighbour Edward Bunker. 2, 3 The couple had nine children: the eldest was Mary Ann Margaret Crichton (1875-1962). 4 She married Gilbert Hamilton Smith in 1896 5, one of the sons of David and Ann Smith of Holyrood Park, Templestowe, long standing members of Heidelberg Scots Presbyterian Church.


  1. Ancestry.com ‘Alexander Crichton’ Campbell Family Tree, viewed 22 Feb 2019↩︎

  2. Woiwod, M (1994) Kangaroo Ground: The Highland Taken, Tarcoola Press pp. 135-137.↩︎

  3. Alexander Crichton BDMV #718/1874↩︎

  4. Mary Ann Margaret Crichton BDMV #11572/1875↩︎

  5. Gilbert Hamilton Smith BDMV # 2882/1896↩︎

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