Altarcloth, St Mary's Anglican Church; Unknown maker; 1970-1980; WY.2007.29.10


Altarcloth, St Mary's Anglican Church

About this object

This white linen altarcloth came from St Mary's Anglican Church, Wyndham.

About St Mary's:

The original St Mary's was built 1893. Prior to this, services had taken place in the Odd Fellows Hall. Until the 1940s, the average length of the appointment of vicars rarely exceeded three years, and were often of a shorter duration. However, a strong core group of parishioners also assisted, and in 1949 this group formed the New Church Building Fund. The foundation stone for the new church was laid in March 1967.

In 2009 the Anglican Church closed, and since then the building has been converted into a home. Several items were donated to the Wyndham Museum with the hope that people would not forget there had once been an Anglican church in Wyndham.


Unknown maker

Maker Role

Needle worker

Date Made




Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, flax, linen
rganic, processed material, vegetal, cotton


h 2400 mm x w 750 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Religion and Belief

Subject and Association Keywords

Textiles (not clothes)

Object Type

ceremonial objects

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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