Who was Nellie Payne?

Headmasters' Roll of honour, Hutchins School, Hobart. Carved 1946.

Headmasters' Roll of Honour, Hutchins School, Hobart


“A handsome Headmasters’ Roll of Honour carved by Ellen Nora Payne was presented at a special ceremony in December 1946”
  It has been noted that there is an omission on this honour roll – that of G. A. Gurney.[1]
[1] Apollo – Hutchins Magazine – page 69