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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96

Square B16

Quilt square B16


A. Wayman Read / Fenstanton / Hawksburn


Alexander 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).

Further information

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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