Who was Nellie Payne?

Mantelpiece and built in cupboard, Byron St, Hobart. Carved 1921.

DB76, DB77

Nellie carved these pieces to decorate the lounge room when her son Geoffrey was married and moved into 20 Byron Street in Hobart. Today the mantelpiece is still in place but the cupboard has been dismantled with the panels kept for another project by the current owners.