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NURSING CHAIR

c. 1897
Overview

Red padded vinyl nursing chair with very low legs. Vinyl padding has decorative tacks all round and a headrest separated by an ornate carved wooden panel. The two front legs have small castors on them.

Historical information

The nursing chair was first used by Ellen Maria Marsh (nee Buckingham, 1875-1936) to nurse her children in her Kelmscott home between 1897 and 1916. Ellen nursed six children, Claude Robert (1897), Stanley Thomas (1899), Norman Lester (1900), Edna Earle (1902), Owen Henry (1904) and Vernon Wallace (1916). Ellen had married Robert George Marsh in 1896 in Kelmscott.
In 1923 Norman married Beatrice Briggs and moved to a farm in Mundijong. When they had their first child, Keith Thomas (1924) the nursing chair was given to Beatrice to use. Norman and Beatrice had another four children, Arnold Norman (1926, Ronald Robert (1927), Mervyn Roy (1930) and Lindsey John (1932). Beatrice held onto the chair until she donated it to the museum in 1976.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-33-AK1976.240
Item type
Material
Width
42 cm
Height or length
73.5000 cm
Keywords
MARSH Claude R Mr Pte
Kelmscott
MARSH Ellen Marie Mrs
MARSH Stanley T Mr Pte
Marsh Norman Lester
MARSH Edna Earle Ms
MARSH Owen Henry Mr
MARSH Vernon Mr
MARSH Beatrice Mrs
MARSH Keith Thomas
MARSH Arnold Norman
MARSH Mervyn Roy
MARSH Lindsey John
Year
c. 1897
Statement of significance

This object is part of a collection of items associated with a person or family who have played a significant role in the economic, community or social development of the City of Armadale. This can include holding key political or social positions within the community, being a key contributor or member of a community organisation, a strong contributor to improving the well-being of the local community, a prominent figure in a local business or industry, developer of new industries or activities or someone who grew up in the area and moved away and had a noteworthy career or life.

Primary significance criteria
Artistic or aesthetic significance
Historic significance
Social or spiritual significance
Comparative significance criteria
Object’s condition or completeness
Rare or representative
Well provenanced
City of Armadale - History House

City of Armadale - History House

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