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Photograph of bonnet which belonged to Sarah Benson Walker: 1812-1893. Society of Friends, Hobart, Tasmania.

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Walker, Sarah Benson Photograph of bonnet which belonged to Sarah Benson Walker: 1812-1893. Society of Friends, Hobart, Tasmania. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Photograph of Sarah Benson Walker's bonnet. This bonnet forms part of a collection of clothing preserved by the Robey sisters (held by Society of Friends' Meeting House Collection, Hobart, Tasmania. Sarah Benson Walker was the daughter of Methodists, Robert and Ann Mather, who joined the Quakers in 1834. That same year Sarah agreed to marry George Washinton Walker, despite once referring to him and James Backhouse as those 'pesky Quakers'. Sarah had ten children and served on Jane's Franklin's visiting committee to the Cascades Female Factory, and regularly participated in Monthly Meetings. Biographical Text Source: Quaker Life in Tasmania: The First Hundred Years. Michael Bennett, University of Tasmania Library, 2007, p. 19.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Sarah Benson Walker, George Washington Walker, Quaker, bonnet, Religious Society of Friends, Van Diemen's Land, DL, Tasmania, Australia
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement. Photographs of items held by Society of Friends' Meeting House Collection, Hobart, Tasmania, taken by Gillian Ward.
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:20
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1623
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