Who was Nellie Payne?

Honour board, University of Tasmania. Carved 1924.

University Tasmania honour roll


“Ellen Nora Payne-Woodcarver of Tasmania” by Russell Atkinson
Atkinson says “Unquestionably the most ambitious of her honour boards were those she wrought for the University of Tasmania, the Hutchins School, the Hobart Town Hall, St. Andrews Church Westbury and the Launceston Church Grammar School”

“The University board, which was unveiled by General Sir John Gellibrand on September 13 1924, has been described as one of the most beautiful war memorial screens in Tasmania.  It consists of three panels, each bearing the names of University men who saw active service during the Great War.  The central panel bears a carved wreath, which extends down both sides to embrace the carved names of those who fell.  This board, which is made of polished Blackwood, was the gift to the University by the Hon Tetley Gant, M.L.C.”

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Wednesday 6 August 1924, page 9