Margaret Tarrant’s Christmas Garland.
Hale, Cushman & Flint
Ellen (‘Nellie’) Elizabeth Dutton, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister in Dunedin, was the Principal of the Dunedin Free Kindergarten Association for many years. This bookplate, a memorial one produced after Dutton’s death in 1938, contains elements that reflected her interests. There are the two young children, the years marking her career at the Kindergarten, and a reference to Psalm 92, verse 12: ‘The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon.’ The artist was Miss E. Reid, a former pupil.
“Margaret Tarrant’s Christmas Garland.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11559.