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Organ screen carved 1936. Memorial to Fanny Shoobridge, Holy Trinity Church, Hobart.


The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Monday 7 December 1936, page 3

Holy Trinity Dedication
The blackwood organ screen erected to the memory of Fanny Marla Shoobridge, was dedicated at Holy Trinity Church, Hobart, yesterday morning by the Archbishop of Melbourne (Dr. F. W. Head). The bishop’s faculty for the erection of the screen was read by Archdeacon H. B. Atkinson. The rector (Archdeacon D. B. Blackwood) conducted the service.

The inscription on the screen reads: “To the glory of God and In affectionate, memory of Fanny M. Shoobridge, wife of Canon G. W. Shoobridge, and daughter of Arch- deacon A. Davenport, 1849-1933.”

The late Mrs. Shoobridge lived nearly all her life at Holy Trinity rectory (now Christ College Lodge). She went there from Richmond in 1854, and left when Canon Shoobridge retired in 1911. For eight years prior to her marriage, she was organist of Holy Trinity. The screen was designed by Mr. Bernard Walker, and erected by F. Klltzke and Son, the carving being done by Mrs. C. Payne.