Room 8 – Doreen’s bedroom (Melbourne, Victoria)
Both the bed and dressing table are made from bird’s eye maple veneer. The suite was purchased by Doreen and her husband in 1948.
The crystal lamp was given to Doreen by her husband on their first wedding anniversary in 1939.
The crystal clock was given to Doreen and her husband by her mother and father in law for a wedding gift
The hand painted wooden cross was brought back from a church in north Athens, by Doreen’s daughter. In the background, sits the wedding photograph of Doreen’s daughter, taken in 1974.
The shrine is there to both honour the lives of Doreen’s late husband and son, and to acknowledge the grief that she experiences. A constant candle light burns to keep their memory alive; a profoundly moving example of a wife and mother’s love.
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