From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria
- A grey silk parasol with mauve stripe decoration, wooden handle and brass fittings from the late 19th century.
The handle appears to be missing a decorative finish from the end.
- clara miller, mr james bell, woolbrook, septimus miller, henry 'money' miller, gwendoline miller, findon, cantala, ronald miller, late 1900's
- Clara Miller nee Bell (1867 - 1910) was the only daughter of Mr James Bell a local shire Councillor and prominent family of Woolbrook, Teesdale, near Geelong. Clara was also the first wife of prominent businessman, racehorse owner, racing identity and pastorialist Septimus Miller (1854 - 1925). Septimus Miller was the sixth child of seven children to Henry 'Money' Miller and Eliza Miller nee Mattinson. 'Money' Miller was a well known financier and politician and reputedly one of Australia's wealthiest people, the family home was Findon . Clara and Septimus married in 1888, and one daughter Gwendoline (1889 - 1902) who died at a young age of Diabetes. In 1889 the family moved to their new house 'Cantala' in Dandenong Rd Caulfield. Clara died in 1910 and Septimus remarried, Helen nee Henderson, and had a son Ronald (1915 - 1990). Upon Clara's death some of her clothes and those of Gwendoline were passed to members of Clara's family.
- late 19th century
- This parasol was owned and used by Clara Miller in Melbourne in the late 19th century.
- Mrs. S. Miller, Cantala, Caulfield.
- 9 Oct 2018 at 12:15PM