Historical information

This compact was owned by Rose Alice Normington, nee Lupton. She was born in Roto, NSW in 1880 and moved to Victoria with her parents and siblings when she was five years old. They settled in Barker's Creek via Castlemaine. In 1899 Rose married Maurice Normington Jnr who also lived in Barker's Creek. They had six daughters and one son. Rose Normington died in 1966. Information provided by Pam Strijder 2017 - granddaughter of Rose Normington. I think this compact would originate from early in the twentieth century, based on the fact that it contains a zipper.


This compact is an example of a high-quality compact which it is thought would be widely owned by ladies early in the twentieth century.

Physical description

Round, black leather lady's powder compact with embroidered top. Zipper on side.

Inscriptions & markings