Who was Nellie Payne?

Credence Table and Altar, St Raphael’s Church, Fern Tree. Carved 1924.


The credence table has the following words carved. “In loving memory of Agnes Mault who entered into rest Jan 2nd 1923. A true neighbour to all”

Our investigations show that Agnes Mault died in a house fire in January 1923.

The Mercury, Monday 8 January 1923, page 6

There is also a reference to a new parish hall being built with the help of a legacy left by Agnes Mault.

The Mercury, Monday 15 December 1924, page 3