[Interview with Mrs. Comrie who embroidered a petit-point tapestry of Mount Cook for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth].

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Interview with Mrs. Comrie about the petit-point tapestry depicting Mount Cook, which she has made as a gift for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The tapestry is to be presented to Her Majesty during the royal visit to Timaru on January 25, 1954.

It was made at the suggestion of Mr. P.B. Foot because of earlier work Mrs. Comrie had done with tapestry for chairs in Government House, Wellington.

The design for the tapestry came from an original oil painting by Duncan Darroch who gave permission for Mrs. Comrie to depict his work in tapestry. The painting was lent by its owner Mrs. Len Smith.

A Miss Elliott is also present and comments on the view of Mt Cook depicted in the tapestry, which is taken from outside the hostel at The Hermitage, with Mt Wakefield in the foreground.

(The audio quality is poor because the interview was recorded on paper-backed Sound Mirror audio tape.)

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Year 1953

Reference number 11362

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits Comrie, R. J., Interviewee

Duration 00:21:29

Date 1953