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The art of making tea: Mulgrave Settlers Museum’s New Tea Cosy Competition

Mulgrave Shire Historical Society and the Mulgrave Settlers Museum are holding a Tea Cosy Competition this year to celebrate and promote the art of making tea cosies. The Museum is calling for locals, artists and other interested participants to submit an entry into one of three categories: Knitted; Crocheted; or Any Medium.

One of the tea cosies from Mulgrave Settler's Museum, Gordonvale

One of the tea cosies from Mulgrave Settler’s Museum, Gordonvale

The competition is inspired by the wife of the former Mulgrave Mill Manager, Mrs Whittaker, who was well known in the local community for her decorative homemade tea cosies, and afternoon teas she hosted for the local community.The museum has one of Mrs Whittaker’s items in its collection.

Mulgrave Mill, which was one of the early central mills developed in the 1890s, has played a pivotal role in the community for more than 100 years. The region’s strong sugar history is reflected through the Mulgrave Settler Museum’s collection, which is located in a small building in the heart of Gordonvale.


For more information about the competition and to get an entry form see details below. Entries must be submitted at the museum by 4 August 2014.Tea Cosy Competition Flyer