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From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Hand-painted Conway plate with illustrations of birds, sunsets, butterflies and sailing ships. Cream background.
H-237mm W-237mm
Object Registration
plate domestic crockery porcelain conway gilbert-mary
Historical information
Belonged to Mary Gilbert who was a passionate local historian. She was awarded a British Empire medal in recognition of her work for education and the community. Mary Isabelle Gilbert was born in 1905 in Orbost, Australia. She was born to John Gilbert and Annie Cameron Gilbert, and had seven sisters and one brother. Four siblings died at a young age. .She was a teacher historian loved and respected by her family and the wider community.
When Made
December 6 1880
Made By
Powell, Bishop & Stonier (Maker)
This item is an example of late 19th century English porcelain.
Inscriptions & Markings
Back - British coat of arms. 3 logos.
Last updated
5 Jul 2018 at 10:59AM