Leather cover address book created 1911, presented to Canon Shoobridge


“Ellen Nora Payne – Woodcarver of Tasmania” by Russell Atkinson – page 55

“The retirement of Canon Shoobridge from Holy Trinity church after thirty-five years as rector, gave her an opportunity to display once more her skill as a worker in leather.  The parish had decided to present him with an ornamental address, and Mrs Payne fashioned a striking cover for the parchment, which bore several hundred signatures.”

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Friday 25 August 1911, page 6