Early Avondale 1863 - Ross Originals Cross Stitch Chart

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The property known as 'Avondale' at Miners Rest near Ballarat, Victoria was where William Ross Snr, together with his wife Helen and children Mary, John and William Jnr settled shortly after their arrival in Australia on the 8th of February 1863. They built and lived in this modest earthen-floored cottage.

About ten years later when the Colonial Government of Victoria declared open for selection millions of acres in Northern Victoria, William, then in his sixties, with sons John and William travelled to and selected land at Kaarimba, 20 miles North of Shepparton on the 8th November, 1874. They called this place 'Bankside' after their previous home 'Bankfoot' in Scotland.

William Jnr later built the 'Hayshed' (another Ross Original design) and the 17,000 gallon water tank. He also planted the wind break of pines featured in that design.

Design Size: 149 stitches high, 190 stitches wide (14 count: 11" x 14" or approx. 27.5 cm x 34.5 cm)
    (16 count: 9.5" x 12" or approx. 24 cm x 30.5 cm)
    (18 count: 8.5" x 11" or approx. 21.5 cm x 27 cm)
Fabric Size: Working on 14 count: No less than 16" x 20" (41 cm x 51 cm)
  Working on 16 count: No less than 14" x 18" (36 cm x 46 cm)
  Working on 18 count: No less than 13" x 17" (33 cm x 43 cm)

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