Thursday, February 10, 2011

This should be mine!!

 photo nicked from here

Although I'm really quite glad it's at the Man From Snowy River Museum. Apparently the Australian War Memorial have tried to get their hands on it but the Men From Snowy River have dug their heels in. I love a regional museum.

It was knitted by Jim Simpson when he was a prisoner of war in Germany during the second world war (is that supposed to be in capitals?). On arrival at the camp he was warned that the German guards would take his new naval pullover from him and send it to the Russian front, so he went to the loo and unravelled it! And that was the beginning of the quilt. Jim is the quintessential digger, he retains his humour through adversity and he has some great stories to tell. You can hear some of them in this wonderful 5 min doco produced by Culture Victoria
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7 comments:

Katherine Bowman said...

that should be yours!!

Real Life In A Minute said...

What a masterpiece and the story makes it even more so. Stories like that just amaze me. Thanks for sharing it. Sandra

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