Timeline for Ellen Nora Payne (nee Field), 1914 to 1933


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Nellie Payne (née Field) – Timeline 1914 to 1933

Please note – the ‘DB’ numbers in this timeline refer to the reference numbers given on the pages in this website and for the 2015 ‘Who Was Nellie Payne?’ Exhibition in Westbury.

 

1914  
3rd May Nellie comes second for her carved American Walnut bookcase in the most popular exhibit competition (misses out by one vote) at Launceston Arts and Crafts Society Exhibition.  This bookcase is for her son, Alan Field Payne, DB75.
18th July Nellie elected to committee of the Tasmanian Arts and Crafts Society Hobart (with a Mr Payne).
  Nellie carves Blackwood dower chest for Miss Grace Dangar, “Baroona” NSW Design peppermint gum and Tasmanian flying squirrels, DB97.
  Headmaster’s chair carved for Friends’ School, Hobart, DB59.
  World War 1 breaks out.
1915  
  Son, Geoffrey enlists, then her other son Alan, and also Dr Payne.
  Nellie designs and creates ‘The Queen Mary Book’, DB124.
  Nellie conducted private classes in woodcarving and volunteered as an instructor in handicrafts for disable returned soldiers.
10th July Nellie elected to committee of the Tasmanian Arts and Crafts Society Hobart.
  Nellie carves the pair of overdoors in the hall at “Westfield”, Westbury, Tasmania, in Blackwood. Names of original owners of the estate William Field 1825 (Nellie’s grandfather) and Thomas William Field 1936 (Nellie’s father). Motto taken from an old door in Portsmouth, England. “Peace to all who enter. Safely to all who go out. Blessings to the dwellers”, DB80,81,82.
  Nellie presents chair to Friend’s High School, Hobart, Tasmania. Old Cedar carved with peppermint gum and Tasmanian Brown owls. Carved as a memento of Alan Field Payne’s school days, DB59.
  Katie Lade (Clark) dower chest, DB111.
1916  
23rd August Nellie holds an exhibition at home for Red Cross fundraiser.
10th May Nellie’s daughter Madge helps Mrs R. C. Lilian Field (Aunty) with produce stall at St Andrew’s Church Annual Autumn Fair at Westbury.
22nd and 23rd Madge helps Dorothy Elizabeth Field (cousin) with the flower and produce stall at St November
  Andrew’s Church Annual Fair at Westbury.
  Nellie carves chest for Geoffrey Charles Payne. Copied from an old 16th Century chest belonging to F J Young Esq which was brought to Hobart from Venice in 1889, DB85.
  Nellie carves Westbury roll of honour. Central panel shows Goddess of Fame holding wreath of honour and trumpet of fame. Below is the seat of war shown on the globe, DB36.
. Prayer desk for Mrs Fletcher Walker in St James church, New Town, Hobart, Tasmania, DB126
1917  
  Nellie carves Blackwood Font cover during Easter for church at Ouse, Tasmania, DB173.
11th June Unveiling of Roll of Honour for Westbury at the Town Hall (Town Warden Mr D. Burke presiding)
21st June COUNTRY NEWS(From Our Own Correspondents.) WESTBURY

On Monday evening, notwithstanding the rough weather that prevailed, an exceptionally large gathering of people assembled at the Public Hall, Westbury, some coming from distant parts of the district. The occasion was that of unveiling the Roll of Honour. …………………………………………………. He pointed out that when the municipal council decided to place a Roll of Honour in the Public Hall on which would be placed the names of all who enlisted within the Westbury district Mrs. Payne kindly offered to prepare one for the purpose mentioned, and suggested that Tasmanian Blackwood should be used, The council accepted Mrs. Payne’s kind offer. It might be stated that Mrs. Payne is a sister of Councillor R. C. Field, “Westfield, “Westbury,” and spent her early days at the old homestead. Mrs. Payne’s only two sons (one of whom was chosen as Rhodes Scholar last year) are at the front. Her husband (Surgeon-Major Payne) is at present on duty at Claremont camp, and has served as medical officer on transport duty to Egypt on two occasions. The Roll of Honour was then unveiled by the removing of the large Union Jack. This Roll of Honour, which is of Tasmanian Blackwood, was carved by Mrs. C. A. Payne, of Hobart, and was a labour of love. Mrs. Payne doing the work gratuitously. It consists of a centre-piece with two side panels. The centre-piece is surmounted by a figure of the Goddess of Fame seated upon a globe of the world over the seat of the great war of Europe, and holding in one hand a trumpet and in the other a wreath of laurels, with a scroll, on which are inscribed the words “Honour Be Yours and Fame.” On the top of the two side panels the words “Westbury Municipality” are carved. At the foot of the left-hand panel is the date, 1914, being the year of the commencement of. the war, and on the right-hand panel the figures 19-, space being left for the remaining figures of the year in which the war shall end, to be filled in afterwards. At the base of the centre panel the following words are carved: “Roll of Honour of those who nobly served the Empire in the great European war,” intertwined with leaves and seed vessels of the gum tree………………………………… The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.: 1860 – 1954), Thursday 21 June 1917, page 7

  Nellie carves Blackwood memorial gothic screen for the side chapel of All Saint’s Church, Hobart, Tasmania, DB12.
  Hymn Board placed in church at Lower Sandy Bay by Nellie’s sister (Sara Jane Whiteside) ‘In memoriam – Marie Lindsay Davies’ (née Whiteside), Nellie’s niece, who died aged 24 years old of meningitis 19th August 1914, DB20.
  Whitesides Dower chest, DB103/4.
19th October Nellie carved Blackwood altar rails in the church at Kimberley Tasmania. Erected to the memory of Sergeant Lindsay McRae Field (Nellie’s nephew – son of George Westfield Field) by relatives. Killed in action in the Battle of Gaza World War, aged 23 years old. Dedicated by Bishop Stephen, DB173.
  Nellie’s son Alan named Rhodes Scholar – small party to celebrate as world is still at war.
1918  
  Nellie designs and carves Naval and Military Clubs Presidents Board requested by son Geoffrey, DB178.
5th June Nellie presents carved chair in walnut wood as memorial to Lindsay Field (nephew) for Launceston Church Grammar School, at the top is the winged globe with cobras, the most sacred emblem of divinity of the Egyptians, on the arms is the scarab or sacred beetle, held to be a charm to keep off evil spirits. The key of life. The lotus flower meaning immortality, the red pyramid badge of the Camel Corps and black and white of the 3rd L. Horse are shown on the chair, DB61.
  Carves plaque for Bethune brothers for Church of St John the Baptist, Ouse, Tasmania. Memorial tablet in Blackwood with Bethune family crest. Wreath of gum leaves and seeds. Colours of blue and yellow of the 8th light horse inlaid, DB128.
  Memorial lectern in Blackwood for St John’s Church, Franklin, Tasmania, for Phillip Douglas Davies, 12th Battalion A.I.F killed in action WW1 (former Westbury Bank Manager), DB129.
  Blackwood memorial altar for Mrs Fawns (wife of Rector) in All Saint’s, Hobart, Tasmania, DB13.
  Nellie carves memorial altar for Major Justin Hutchinson, DB130.
  Nellie carves writing table made from old mahogany for Mrs Flexmore, DB174.
  Lower Barrington Honour Roll, DB43.
  AMP Honour Roll, DB40.
  Visitors book, Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania, DB53.
1919  
  Nellie presents Collegiate School a carved memorial chair for Katie Daniels nee Wood, DB54.
  Nellie carves Kimberley Honour Roll of the Great War, DB38.
June Nellie presents chair to Bishop Stephen by the Collegiate School, Hobart, DB175.
  Nellie carves Bothwell Honour Roll of the Great War, DB33.
1920  
  Nellie’s gifts presented to British Royal tour party – Presentation address in the form of a leek made of white kid leather. DB176.
7th April Nellie carved the Swansea Honour Roll placed in Council Chambers honouring WW1 Glamorgan Soldiers, DB34.
28th April Nellie exhibits WW1 memorial carved pieces (for Harry B. Eddington, Ernest F. Besier and Leslie W. Hyland) at Tasmanian Arts and Craft Society, Hobart Annual Exhibition (event attended by Lady Allardyce and her daughters Keva and Viti whom Nellie carved dower chests for at some stage).
  Atkinson Dower Chest, DB98.
  Hudson Dower Chest, DB112.
  Nellie re-carves portions of the her original 1919 Honour roll for Roberts and Co. Hobart Tasmania as the cedar wood was partly destroyed by office fire, DB41.
  St Stephen’s Honour roll, DB19.
1921  
21st August Nellie unveils memorial plaque for Sholto Blyth at Launceston Church Grammar School, DB64.
13th September Nellie exhibits Roll of Honour for Webster Co. and is judge for raffia and leatherwork section at Tasmanian Arts and Crafts Society Hobart Exhibition – Lady Allardyce opens.
  Nellie’s gift to Prince of Wales acknowledged in English newspapers.
  Nellie carves Honour Board for Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania, DB45.
  Dorothy Field Dower Chest, DB95.
  Prefects book – Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania, DB52.
  Nellie carves Honour Roll for the soldiers who returned from the Great War and another Honour roll to the memory of the fallen soldiers for the Sheffield community in Tasmania, DB35.
1922  
11th October Nellie attends unveiling ceremony of Honour Board at Hutchins School Hobart. DB45.
  Nellie carves a chest for Mrs Louis Agnew’s. Blackwood with iron lockplate and handles, DB109.
  Mollie Field Dower Chest, DB93.
  All Saint’s Church, Hobart, Honour roll, DB14.
  Fire fender, DB187.
1923  
  Nellie carves Honour roll which is placed over fireplace in the Library of University of Tasmania. Blackwood grape design and wreath of peppermint gum, DB30.
  Nellie carves chest for Mrs C T Butler. Blackwood, iron handles and lockplate, DB 100.
  St David’s Cathedral Alms box, DB16.
  St Luke’s church, Campbell Town Honour Roll, DB184.
  Clarence Honour Roll, DB32.
  Perpetual shield in memory of Major John Foster, DB181.
1924  
  Nellie exhibits work at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley London UK – Blackwood screen. Design peppermint gum coat of arms of Tasmania and motto. Also Kiplings lines. Reverse side contains Tasmanian native animals – Ringtail opossum, Opossum mice, Morepork (owl), and Flying squirrel, DB78.
  Nellie receives a commemorative medal for Blackwood screen – commissioned by Tasmanian Government.
June Nellie carves Memorial Board for Clarence Municipality – names of the 56 men killed in the Great War. Placed temporarily in the Post Office at Bellerive, Hobart, Tasmania, DB32.
13th September Nellie carved University of Tasmania Honour Board which was unveiled by General Sir John Gellibrand commissioned by Hon Tetley Grant MLC, DB30.
19th December Nellie carves Sports Cabinet for Launceston Church Grammar School, Launceston, Tasmania, commemorating Field family ‘old boys’, DB63.
  Blackwood cupboard presented to the Church Grammar School Launceston, Tasmania by the Old Boys of the Field Family (seventeen) whose names are carved inside the door panel. Design contains a Ringtail opossum, Flying squirrel, Peppermint gum, and Newbolt’s words along top panel.
  Nellie carves Blackwood memorial plaque for the Memorial Rest Home, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, DB127.
1925  
7th March Honour roll for St. Andrew’s Church, Westbury, Tasmania, DB5. WESTBURY HONOR ROLL

Mrs C. A. Payne, of Hobart, has recently complete and presented to St. Andrew’s Church, Westbury, a handsomely carved honor roll, in Tasmanian Blackwood, containing some fifty names of those belonging to the parish, who served in the Great War, amongst they being the names at those who gave their lives. The ceremony of unveiling and dedicating this memorial will be performed by the Rev. J. W. Bethune, headmaster of the Church Grammar School, and some time chaplain to the forces at Claremont Camp, on Sunday March 15, at 3 p.m. It is hoped that as many relatives and friends as possible will be present at this function.

Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas.: 1883 – 1928), Saturday 7 March 1925, page 12

21st September Nellie receives letter from Premier of Tasmania regarding works in British Empire Exhibition 1924
  1925 was a very sad year for Nellie with her youngest son, Alan Payne dying, followed seven months later by her husband Dr Payne.
1926  
24th April Nellie opened and dedicated Alan Field Payne English oak plaque for the War Memorial Library at Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania, DB50.
14th June Nellie dedicated Honour Roll and Enlisters’ Board for Launceston Church Grammar School, Launceston, Tasmania.
  Launceston Church Grammar School roll of honour. Blackwood. School badge lettering in school colours. Blue and black for returned men and white and black for fallen, DB62.
  Nellie holidays with family at ‘Westfield’ near Westbury in the North of Tasmania.
  Nellie carves ‘Westfield’ lobby woodwork while on holiday.
25th November Nellie exhibits ‘carved screen and two large chest exquisitely carved’ at Tasmanian Arts and Crafts Society Hobart Annual Exhibition (woodwork judge – A C Walker).
  Nellie completes carving of Blackwood honour roll for Sassafras Methodist Church, DB37.
  Table for Girl Guiding Camp, Foxlease, England, DB165.
  Alan Field Payne memorial tablet, DB163.
  Credence table, St Thomas’s Church, Hobart, DB21.
1927  
April Nellie designs and creates a ‘White Rose of York’ in white leather and seed pearls, mounted on green leather case laced with gold. Presented to the Duke and Duchess of York in Hobart, Tasmania, during their Royal visit DB135.
  Nellie writes the inscription on the Glenorchy State Schools Honour Roll but she did not carve it, DB196.
1928  
  Nellie carves dower chest for great-niece Dulcie Field (Nellie’s cousin John Charles Field’s grand-daughter) on her marriage Oct 9th 1928. Her monogram surrounded snake forming unending circle the emblem of Eternity, grapes and love birds, DB105.
  Nellie’s niece Isabella Alice Wisewould dies in Elsternwick Victoria.
  Nellie carves a chest made from 100 years old cedar taken from an old house in Clarkes’ timber yards, Collins St, Hobart (there is a secret drawer inside), DB29.
  Prayer Desk – St John’s Church, Ross, Tasmania, DB26.
1929  
  Nellie carves dower chest for Marie (Marjorie) Westfield Field, George Westfield Field’s daughter. She marries Ivan Ibbott. Stringy bark apple design, DB92.
27th October  Minnie Piesse Memorial lectern carved by Nellie is dedicated at Holy Trinity Church Hobart, DB193.
  Nellie completes carved bookcase memorial for Hutchins School War Memorial Library with English oak panels below, DB47.
  Reredos All Saints church, Hobart, DB182.
1930  
DB47. Nellie presents Hutchins School with bookcase and memorial shield in memory of son Alan,
6th September Nellie exhibits ‘carved memorial panel’ for Longford C of E Church (Rev Tarleton) at Tasmanian Arts and Craft Society Hobart Annual Exhibition (President Mr Alan Walker).
  Coat of Arms – Royal society, DB180.
  Nellie made Life Member of Hutchins School.
  Susan Ayton Memorial rectors stall, DB194.
  Cranbrook ship “Emerald” dedication, DB183.
1931  
24th September Nellie exhibits ‘magnificent chest carved’ at Tasmanian Arts and Craft Society Hobart Annual Exhibition.
  Wanda Piesse Dower Chest, DB108.
  Nellie’s sister Ethel carved altar for St George’s church, Invermay, Tasmania, DB195.
  Reredos and alms box – St Andrew’s Church, Westbury, Tasmania, DB6.
1932  
25th April Nellie presents Hutchins School with Presidents Chair, DB44.
11th November Nellie presents, on Armistice Day, Hutchins School’s Headmaster a Blackwood chair with military A.I.F. badge and the School badge and motto.
  Nellie’s sister Ethel dies.
1933  
18th August Nellie carves a Centenary Shield for Football Competition presented to school by parents Association of Hutchins, DB48.
19th September Nellie judges leatherwork at the Tasmanian Arts and Crafts Society Hobart Annual Exhibition.