A dark brown wooden chair with a presentation plaque fixed to upper back. Engraved text on plaque reads: 'P.W.M.U. PRESIDENT'S CHAIR / THIS CHAIR WAS MADE BY AN ABORIGINAL BOY / - ALBERT MACKENZIE AGED 15 YEARS AT WEIPA / MISSION STATION AND PRESENTED AT THE MISSIONARY / OFFERING SERVICE IN ST ANDREWS CHURCH ON THE 6TH AUG 1913. / (NO NAILS USED IN PUTTING THE CHAIR TOGETHER)'.
A plaque with the following inscription is on the back rest of the chair:
P.W.M.U. President's Chair
This chair was made by an Aboriginal boy - ALBERT MACKENZIE aged 15 years at WEIPA MISSION STATION and presented at the Missionary Offering Service in St Andrews Church on the 6th Aug 1913.
(No nails used in putting the chair together).
Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Queensland
The PWMU raised substantial funds for Aboriginal mission stations and sent Christmas boxes with clothes, books and food every year.
Aboriginal boys were taught skills such as woodwork and trained to work in the cattle industry. The chair was exhibited at the Brisbane Exhibition in 1913 as an example of how the missions were training Aboriginal people to be productive and industrious.
Wood, Metal - non specific