Granny Poke Costume Collection

‘Granny Poke’ lived in the house belonging to what is now known as the old Billett’s Store, until she passed away a. The majority of the collection was donated by her grand-daughter, Ellice Billett – some objects were donated by Mrs Florrie Cunningham.

Jane Poke, née Ollington, was born in Stanley in 1844.  In 1869 at Duck River, Jane Ollington married William Poke.  William and Jane had a farm at Smithton and also ran a store and the Post Office.  William died in November 1930 and Jane in July 1942, aged 98.  Both are buried at Scotchtown.

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