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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96

Square E11

Quilt square E11


Don Cumming


This square represents Donald Ferguson Cumming (1892-1971).

Further information

Aged 3 when the quilt was made, Don was the eldest son of Captain and Mrs Cumming, living at 2 Forster Street, Williamstown.

His father, Captain George Cumming, has a square at [K9].

His mother, born Annie Smith of Templestowe, has a square at [K13].

One of Don’s aunts was the Busy Bee, Christine Smith - see [Central].

His two younger brothers also have squares on the quilt. Andrew is at [J4] and Max is at [D2].

Don served overseas during World War 1.

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