Rushton, Florence Gertrude (1884-1957)

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Artist; Sculptor
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We can only infer that without the demands of husband and children she, like many other women of her generation, was drawn to the potentially satisfying and challenging possibilities of creative endeavour, perhaps as a temporary diversion from an otherwise routine middle-class existence.

woodcarver, was born in Kingston in south-east South Australia, one of the seven children, including six daughters (three of whom died in infancy), of Benjamin Franklin Rushton and Susannah, nee Atton. Her father’s work with the railways necessitated several moves between Port Pirie and Peterborough until he was appointed Chief Mechanical Engineer for Railways in 1906, when the family settled in Adelaide. Nothing is known of Gertrude’s training, but because her known work can be dated between 1910 and 1915 it is tempting to speculate that she studied wood-carving under L.H. Howie (1876-1963) and Robert Craig (1871-1933) at the School of Design, Adelaide. Their espousal of Arts and Crafts philosophies, encouragement of the adoption of Australian floral and faunal motifs for decorative purposes, and active promotion and practice of woodcraft, influenced a generation of Adelaide students in the first two decades of this century. Surviving photographs of the school’s annual exhibitions show much woodwork in a style similar to Rushton’s; if she did not actually participate, she would at least have been exposed to the work through attending these regular shows. Like many of her contemporaries, Rushton’s activity as a wood-carver was largely restricted to the execution of carved decoration on manufactured pieces. Of her life and personality we know little. She did not marry, but was apparently engaged to a Church of England minister killed in World War I; and she cared for her parents rather than establishing a career outside the home. A family friend recalled her as ...

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  • fl. 1910 - 1915

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  • (see also) Craig, Robert
  • (see also) Rushton, Benjamin Franklin
  • (see also) Rushton, Susannah
  • (see also) Howie, L. H.
  • (see also) Hamlyn Bros
  • (see also) 89/381 Hall settle, blackwood, carved in Arts and Crafts style by Gertrude Rushton, made Hamlyn Bros, Adelaide, South Australia, 1913

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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 29 June 1928 [Issue No.85 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3045

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    ... , Florence Isabel, Park-avenue, Gordon. Abbott, Margaret Jane, Queen Victoria Hospital, Mint-place, Melbourne ... . Allen, Elizabeth, Grosvenor-road, Wahroonga. Allen, Florence, Grosvenor-road, Wahroonga. Allen, Georgina ... 50110 words
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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 24 October 1941 p 14 Family Notices
    ... Rushton, beloved hus-band of Florence May and fond father of Allan, Ray and Gloria, aged 30 years. At rest ... FLORENCE MAY RUSHTON and family of 13 Shellcote Road Chullora are Invited to attend the Funeral of her ... 5747 words
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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 2 January 1935 p 8 Family Notices
    ... Ellen beloved daughter of Mrs R C Harper aged 34 years. COSTELLO.—January 1, 1935, at Ashfield, Florence ... ) Bt his resl dence Hamilton street Dipto WllllBm chorlos be loved husband of Gertrude and loving ... 2993 words
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    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 17 June 1947 p 1 Family Notices
    ... 16, 1947, at CLaremont, Hypatla, dearly beloved wife of Hector C. Rushton. of 40 Florence-rosa. i ... , passed away June 14. Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. Taylor i and family, Rokeby-road. Bubtaco. RUSHTON.-On June ... 9709 words
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