President’s chair (carved 1952) and Presidents’ board (carved after WW1), Naval, Military, and Airforce Club, Hobart.
President’s chair (carved 1952) and Presidents’ board (carved after WW1), Naval, Military, and Airforce Club, Hobart. Presidents’ chair, Naval, Military and Airforce Club, Hobart. Close up detail Presidents’ chair. Close up shield, Presidents’ chair, Naval, Military and Airforce Club, Hobart. Presidents board, Naval, Military and Airforce Club, Hobart. DB72, DB178 Nellies scrapbook says that the […]
Chair carved 1945 for Victoria League in memory of Alice Shepherd White. Carved 1945 for Victory League. Close up date DB179 Close up back insert detail DB179 Close up carved arm detail DB179 DB179 This piece is one of Nellie’s later pieces.She carved this chair for the Victoria League in memory of Alice Shepherd White.This […]
Endowment board unveiled 1939. Mothercraft Home, Tasmania. DB138 Obviously Nellie was a very charitable person, donating many carvings to various organisations over many years. Her daughter, Madge, also worked at the Mothercraft Home and our assumption is that this Home was run in conjunction with the Home of Mercy and Babies Home, and also Clarendon […]
Coat of Arms, Tasmanian House of Assembly. Carved 1939. DB68 “Ellen Nora Payne – Woodcarver of Tasmania” by Russell Atkinson, page 98“For many years the Tasmanian Parliament House in Hobart had felt the lack of a suitable representation of a Royal coat of arms to signify Parliament’s allegiance to the Throne, and in 1939 Mrs […]
Members list (carved 1934), book cover (carved 1950’s), mirror (date carved unknown), Queen Mary Club, Hobart.
Members list (carved 1934), book cover (carved 1950’s), mirror (date carved unknown), Queen Mary Club, Hobart. Book cover, Queen Mary Club, Hobart. Framed list of members, Queen Mary Club, Hobart. Mirror, Queen Mary Club, Hobart. DB69, DB70, DB71 Queen Mary Club website. The Queen Mary Club of Hobart was formed as a residential Social Club […]
Coat of Arms carved 1930, Royal Society of Tasmania. Credit: Pru Mitchell. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en DB180At the time of the Nellie Payne exhibition in 2015 we were unable to take a photograph of this Coat of Arms. However since then an image has become available. The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 – 1946), Saturday 27 September 1930, […]
Plaque, Memorial Rest Home, Nursing Sisters, Lindisfarne. Carved 1924. DB127 During the period between the wars, Nellie was called upon to design and carve a number of memorial objects for widely differing purposes. One of the earliest of these was a plaque for the Memorial Rest Home for Nursing Sisters at Lindisfarne in memory of […]
Girl Guides chair and table, Foxlease, England. Carved 1924-26. Table, Foxlease, England. Conserved desk (2022) Close up ER initials Close up Girl Guides motif on table, Foxlease, England. Close up carved date, table, Foxlease, England. Girl Guides chair, Foxlease, England. Close up Girl Guides motif. Close up back chair, Foxlease, England. Close up scroll detail […]
Honour board, University of Tasmania. Carved 1924. DB30 “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, […]
Chest for Philip Hudson. Carved 1920. DB112 Philip Burgoyne Hudson was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 6th February 1887 and died in 1952 at the age of 64. He was the son of Charles Hudson, Railway Commissioner of Victoria. As a child he attended Wellington College in New Zealand and moved to The Friends […]
Painting – “A quiet Surrey pool”, presented to Westbury Municipal Council. Painted 1901. No images available. DB121 “Ellen Nora Payne Woodcarver of Tasmania” by Russell Atkinson One of Mrs. Payne’s most successful paintings was a copy she made of a picture called “A Quiet Surry Pool” which Sir James Agnew (Premier of Tasmania 1886-1887) owned. […]
Honour roll, Tasmanian Club, Hobart. Date carved unknown. DB31 It is unknown when Nellie carved this piece. The Tasmanian Club is proud of its tradition established from its foundation in 1861. It is proud of its distinguished and diverse membership both past and present and the standing its members have in the community. Membership benefits […]