An Aussie writes about her textile passions including embroidery, lacemaking and costume, and family past and present.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Here is the Grand Old Lady herself, built in 1891 at Guildford, NSW near Parramatta. Prominent architect George McCredie, his wife and 9 children (and probably several household staff I shouldn't wonder) lived here for 12 years before he died, then Susan and her surviving 8 children stayed on till 1912 or so. More reading at www.linnwood.holroyd.nsw.gov.au Still sitting on nearly 12 acres of park-like land, owned by the citizens of NSW through the Heritage Office.