Historical information

Coin purse possibly the property of Marion Boyd Wanliss (1896 - 1984), daughter of old collegian Newton Wanliss or Newton's second wife, Margaret Hannah Bannister. . Marion Wanliss attended the University of Melbourne (MB BS 1920; MD 1929); after research into cancer as a postgraduate in Vienna, she practised as a physician at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. She was also a prominent conservationist.

Physical description

Leather coin purse envelope style with metal fixtures; shield shaped clasp at front; three sections of concertina design.

Inscriptions & markings

Engraved on metal border of purse flap: M Wanliss, Ballarat