Who was Nellie Payne?

Dower chest for Beatrice Agnew. Carved 1922.

It is believed that this Dower chest was carved for Mrs Beatrice Agnew (nee Symonds) of Oatlands.

Nellies scrapbook has a note saying “Louis Agnew”. We think this refers to Luis Lempriere Agnew of Oatlands, Tasmania who married Beatrice (Irene) in October 1922.

The Mercury, Tasmania: Monday 30th October 1922, page 1.

The family no longer own the Oatlands property and it is unknown what happened to this chest.
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