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.


This item is an example of late 19th century English porcelain.

Physical description

Hand-painted Conway plate with illustrations of birds, sunsets, butterflies and sailing ships. Cream background.

Inscriptions & markings

Back - British coat of arms. 3 logos.