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framed photograph

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

Description
A black / white photograph of an elderly women accepting an award from a young womanl. Below the photograph is a medal and inscription on a light blue buff card. This is all inside a light blue wooden frame with gold edging.
Size
H-430mm W-300mm
Object Registration
1305
Keywords
gilbert-mary-orbost
Historical information
Mary Isabelle Gilbert was born in 1905, the daughter of John and Annie (nee Cameron) Gilbert. She had seven sisters and one brother. Four siblings died at a young age. She died in 1989 aged 84. .She was a teacher historian loved and respected by her family and the wider community.
Mary Gilbert was not only the founder of the Orbost Historical Society and Museum but was a teacher at bhe Orbost High School for many years. She contributed much to the community as she was involved in so many aspects of it.
When Made
1971
Made By
Department of Education Victoria (Maker)
Significance
Mary Isabelle Gilbert was born in 1905 in Orbost, Australia. She was born to John Gilbert and Annie Cameron Gilbert. She was a teacher historian loved and respected by her family and the wider community.
Inscriptions & Markings
on front - "British Empire Medal, Miss M. Gilbert for Services to Orbost High School and Education in Greneral"
Last updated
26 Aug 2019 at 12:25PM