Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Autograph Quilt

On 11 June 1918, the Otautau Standard reported that the Otautau Red Cross had organised an autograph quilt to send to the men overseas in WWI.

Last week, we were given a newspaper clipping from 1976 (Southland Times, 21 April 1976) mentioning the quilt again.

So, we're wondering - why did they call it the "famed Otautau quilt" and does anyone know where the quilt is now? Your help is always appreciated as we try to unravel Otautau's past.

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