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Lulu Tanker

Fire Services Museum of Victoria, East Melbourne,

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Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

3 x large Noske flour mills

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Chair

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Chair wooden with four back supports. Normally two spokes join each leg though one is missing at the front. Evidence of being painted black. Insect damage.

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Page from Magazine

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Page 437 of The Graphic (13 May 1871) features a lithographic print entitled: BATTLEDOOR AND SHUTTLECOCK. On page 438 is a poem by the same name, by Alfred Perceval Graves. Materials: Paper, Ink

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Medal

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Bramley-Moore medal from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, awarded to Peter Carmody. The round,silver medal is attached to a looped blue ribbon by a decorative, swivelling silver connector. The top of the ribbon has a silver pin bar threaded through it. The obverse of the medal has a design of a man kneeling on a floating part of a wreck. He is rescuing a child from the sea. There is a manned boat in the distance rescuing someone from the sea. In the far background there is a sailing ship. The top third of the medal has an inscription around it. The reverse shows a long-legged hen cormorant with extended wings holding an olive branch in its beak. The bird is surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves made from two branches. There is an inscription between the design and the rim that goes all the way around the circumference. There is a name engraved around the edge of the medal. The medal in embedded in a purple velvet panel that rests inside a brown, leather-covered case. The lid of the case has a gold embossed emblem in the cemtre. Both the lid and base have a rectangular gold border. The lid is attached to the base with two brass hinges. The base has a brass push-button catch. The box is lined with padded cream silk. The lining inside the lid has a gold emblem in the centre.

Historical information

This medal is the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society’s “Bramley-Moore medal for saving life at sea 1872”. The Society was formed in 1839. In 1872 Mr John Bramley-Moore donated £500 on condition that the medal have the specific inscription above on its reverse. The Bramley Morre medal was first awarded in 1874 and records show that since that time only one gold medal has been awarded, twenty-two silver medals and seventeen bronze medals, the last being in 1945. This Bromley-Moore medal was awarded to Peter Carmody for his bravery in saving lives on the Newfield shipwreck. The Newfield was a three-masted iron and steel barque, built in Dundee, Scotland, in 1889 by Alexander Stephen and Sons. It was owned by the Newfield Ship Company in 1890 and later that year It was registered in Liverpool to owners Brownells and Co. The Newfield left Sharpness, Scotland, on 28th May 1892 with a crew of 25 under the command of Captain George Scott and on 1st June left Liverpool. She was bound for Brisbane, Australia, with a cargo of 1850 tons of fine rock salt, the main export product of Sharpness. At about 9pm on 28th August 1892, in heavy weather, Captain Scott sighted, between heavy squalls, the Cape Otway light on the mainland of Victoria but, due to a navigational error (the ship’s chronometers were wrong), he assumed it to be the Cape Wickham light on King Island, some 40 miles south. He altered his course to the north, expecting to enter Bass Strait. The ship was now heading straight for the south west Victorian coast. At about 1:30am the Newfield ran aground on a reef about 100 yards from shore and one mile east of Curdie’s Inlet, Peterborough. The ship struck heavily three times before grounding on an inner shoal with 6 feet of water in the holds. Rough sea made the job of launching lifeboats very difficult. The first two lifeboats launched by the crew were smashed against the side of the ship and some men were crushed or swept away. The third lifeboat brought eight men to shore. It capsized when the crew tried to return it to the ship for further rescue The rescue was a difficult operation. The Port Campbell Rocket Crew arrived and fired four rocket lines, none of which connected with the ship. Peter Carmody, a local man, volunteered to swim about one mile off shore to the ship with a line to guide the fourth and final lifeboat safely to shore. He was assisted by James McKenzie and Gerard Irvine. Seventeen men survived the shipwreck but the captain and eight of his crew perished. The Newfield remained upright on the reef with sails set for a considerable time as the wind slowly ripped the canvas to shreds and the sea battered the hull to pieces. The Marine Board inquiry found the wreck was caused by a "one man style of navigation" and that the Captain had not heeded the advice of his crew. According to Jack Loney ‘… when the drama was over . . the Newfield was deserted except for the Captain’s dog and two pigs.’ Peter Carmody was awarded the Bramley-Moore medal by the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society for Saving Life at Ssea, which he received by mail on January 21st 1893. The medal and a letter of congratulations were donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum by Peter Carmody’s grand-daughter Norma Bracken and her son Stuart Bracken on 25th May 2006. The Medal and Letter of Congratulations join other items in the Newfield collection.

Significance

The Carmody Medal recognises the bravery of Peter Carmody in risking his life to rescue crew members of the Barque Newfield when it was wrecked near Curdies Inlet in August 1892. The ‘Bramley-Moore medal for saving life at sea, 1872’ was presented by the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society. The medal and accompanying letter have local and international historic significance as they demonstrate both the difficulties associated with navigation and the dangers of shipping along the South West Coast of Victoria in the 19th century and the medal’s association with the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society and John Bramley-Moore, who provided £500 to found the Bramley-Moore medal. The medal is socially significant. It emphasises the importance of Peter Carmody in rescuing victims of shipwrecks with little thought for his own safety. The medal reminds us of the importance of local people to Victoria’s maritime history. The Carmody Medal and Humane Society letter were in the Carmody family until they were presented to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, by the grand-daughter and great-grandson of Peter Carmody, on the 25th May 2006. The medal is significant for its complete provenance recorded in the donation documentation. The medal is in very good condition and relatively rare with only 22 silver medals awarded between 1874 and 1945. The Carmody Medal and letter add a human element to the story of the shipwrecks. They give life and significance to the Newfield, its victims and its artefacts.

Inscriptions & Markings

The obverse has the words "LORD, SAVE US, WE PERISH". The reverse has the words "BRAMLEY-MOORE MEDAL FOR SAVING LIFE AT SEA" and "1872". Around the edge of the medal are the words "PETER CARMODY, FOR HAVING BEEN MAINLY INSTRUMENTAL IN RESCUING THE CREW OF THE BARQUE NEWFIELD, AUG 29 1892" The pin bar has the words “LIVERPOOL SHIPWRECK & HUMANE SOCIETY” written across it. The gold embossed emblem on the lid of the box has the words in the centre "SHIPWRECK AND …. …. ….FOUNDED 1839" The gold emblem on the cream silk lining has the words “BY APPOINTMENT ELKINGTON & CO” printed on it.

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Document - War Memorial Appeal Brochure

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School ,

Folded 4 page cream brochure with brown CEGS crest on fron with blue printing. Inside a double page spread with an illustration of a proposed sports pavilion with a plan. Back is cream with blue printing

Historical information

The Ballarat Old Gramamrians' Association War Memorial committee asked for support of Old Grammarians for the proposed Sports Pavilion which , with the approval of the School Council was adopted as a Memorial to the Old Boys who served during World War II

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed brochure

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Ribbon

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Awarded at Agricultural show.

Inscriptions & Markings

KYNETON AGRICULTURAL SCTY. ANNUAL SHOW 1969 Best FEMALE UTILITY HEAVY BREED

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Ball container, Ball

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A sealed can of three Set tennis balls. Intact ring pull and plastic reclosure lid. Materials: Metal, Ink, Rubber, Synthetic material, Plastic

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Report: VICAD (Victorian Association of Directors of TAFE Institutes) Conference 1996. Report by Marg Malloch

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Spiral bound report of A4 size with clear cover with various paginations

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Book - Teacher Reference - An English Grammar for Higher Standards and Junior Teachers by Tucker Part 1

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Small brown soft covered book with black title on the cover and MacMillan logo.

Historical information

The Grammar in this book is studied in depth which was more common for all students and teachers in the 1920s than it is now. All parts of a sentence are described and illustrated from the simple sentence to the complex sentence.

Significance

Jean Williams may have come from the Kiewa Valley after studying at a local Primary School.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside the first page: Jean Williams, Methodist Ladies College, Remove A.

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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph of Captain Pinehin. Cartes de visite, 1890s, by George Lovewell of Hamilton. 109 mm x 163 mm Ships - Allied Material.

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Boots, Flying

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston, Victoria

Pair of black flying boots,lambswool lining, size 8 fitting 6, made by Bedggood, Melbourne, Australia, leather sole with rubber Dunlop heel. Style known as "1936 Pattern" used by Royal Australian Air Force.

Inscriptions & Markings

Internal pull tags, with size 8, fitting 6 on one & "Made by Bedggood, Melbourne, Australia" on the other.

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Booklet

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Instruction booklet for the Wertheim Preciosa Knitting Machine. Instruction booklet for the Wertheim Preciosa Knitting Machine.

Historical information

Instruction booklet for the Wertheim Preciosa Knitting Machine.

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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph of horses, buggy and 3 gentlemen in foreground in the background is lighthouse and accompanying buildings

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Spectacles and case

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Spectacles metal frame broken near one hinge with tortoise-shell nose pads. Metal rims surround one third of the lens. Case blue

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Post Card

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black and White Post Card of S.V. Elizabeth Bandi. 138 mm x 85 mm SH 078 Ships C - E.

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Kenly (1889) Gladstone Parade, 34, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy of Caulfield Conservation Study Of Fenly (1899) Completed By Andrew Ward In October 1994. Includes A Brief History Of Owners And Tenants From 1888 To 1941 And A Description Of Its Architectural Features, As Well As A Black And White Exterior Photograph, Two Colour Exterior Photographs Dated 13/10/2011

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Caulfield City Rifle Club, No 119, 294 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A one page typed letter from Judith W Hurly to the President of the Caulfield Historical Society dated 09/06/1999, providing details of her father, T W White’s life., The letter accompanied the programme for the Welcome Home Reception held for the Bisley King’s Prizewinner, P A Pavey on 02/10/1948, which Judith W Hurly donated to the Society., The file also includes the donated programme. The programme includes a list of people to speak at the reception, an original black and white photograph (115mm x 175mm) of P A Pavey and a menu. The back of the program is heavily autographed.

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Parwan State School (916) World War One Honour Board, 2014

Victorian Interpretive Projects, Ballarat North PO

Historical information

This honor roll is held by the Bacchus Marsh RSL

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Photograph - Ruth Thomson

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

Mrs Stan/ nee (Ruth Thompson)

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Potato digger

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, NEWHAVEN

Single row potato digger, with upward prongson digger and depth adjuster at rear. Green/blue with red wheels

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Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black and white photograph of a tractor pushing earth into a dam. Cation reads "Filling in the Blue Dam."

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Photograph - colour - Horse Whim Core

Victorian Interpretive Projects, Ballarat North PO

Colour photograph of the timber core of a horse whim, located in the grounds of the Bon Accord Museum, Burra.

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Booklet (2 copies) - Infantry Training Vol 1 Infantry Platoon Weapons Pam 3B The 7.62 Self Loading Rifle and Bayonet

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A soft covered booklet containing the material necessary to equip an instructor on the weapon. The booklet is set out in lesson plan format.

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-013-1640

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Model, Aircraft

Mansfield RSL Sub Branch,

Handmade wooden Spitfire Fighter Plane World War Two. Dark Blue paint, handmade metal propeller, 20mm cannon, exhaust manifold and undercarriage and perspex canopy. Mounted on buff coloured acrylic baseboard.

Historical information

A handmade scaled replica of a World War Two Supermarine Spitfire aircraft for Tropical Operations, for defence of Australia and operations in the South Pacific flown by Australian Airmen.

Significance

Signed by highly decorated World War Two Pilots

Inscriptions & Markings

Autographed by known & unknown World War Two Fighter Pilots and ACE Fighter Pilots.

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dish

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Small glass butter dish with cut glas lid.

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Spoon

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Unrestored tea spoon from the wreck of the LOCH ARD. The spoon design has a flattened fiddle-back handle, with a thin stem or shank, flared collar, and elongated bowl. The spoons metallic composition is a thin layer of brass alloy which has partially corroded back to a nickel-silver base metal. Approximately 40% of original electroplating remains, with some verdigris, and a small amount of encrusted sediment on bowl. No makers marks are visible.

Historical information

This tea spoon is from the wreck of the LOCH ARD, a Loch Line ship of 1,693 tons which sailed from Gravesend, London, on 2 March 1878 with 17 passengers and a crew of 36 under Captain George Gibbs. “The intention was to discharge cargo in Melbourne, before returning to London via the Horn with wool and wheat”. Instead, on 1 June 1878, after 90 days at sea, she struck the sandstone cliffs of Mutton Bird Island on the south west coast of Victoria, and sank with the loss of 52 lives and all her cargo. The manifest of the LOCH ARD listed an array of manufactured goods and bulk metals being exported to the Colony of Victoria, with a declared value of £53,700. (202 bills of lading show an actual invoice value of £68, 456, with insurance underwriting to £30,000 of all cargo). Included in the manifest is the item of “Tin hardware & cutlery £7,530”. This teaspoon is one of 482 similar items of electro-plated cutlery from the LOCH ARD site, comprising spoons and forks of various sizes but all sharing the same general shape or design and metallic composition. 49 of these pieces display a legible makers’ mark — the initials “W” and “P” placed within a raised diamond outline, which is in turn contained within a sunken crown shape — identifying the manufacturer as William Page & Co of Birmingham. An electroplater’s makers’ marks, unlike sterling silver hallmarks, are not consistent identifiers of quality or date and place of manufacture. A similar line of five impressions was usually made to impress the consumer with an implication of industry standards, but what each one actually signified was not regulated and so they varied according to the whim of the individual foundry. In this case, the maker’s marks are often obscured by sedimentary accretion or removed by corrosion after a century of submersion in the ocean. However sufficient detail has survived to indicate that these samples of electro-plated cutlery probably originated from the same consignment in the LOCH ARD’s cargo. The following descriptions of maker’s marks are drawn from 255 tea spoons, 125 dessert spoons, and 99 table forks. These marks are clearly visible in 66 instances, while the same sequence of general outlines, or depression shapes, is discernible in another 166 examples. 1. A recessed Crown containing a raised Diamond outline and the initials “W” and “P” (the recognised trademark of William Page & Co) 2. An impressed Ellipse containing a raised, pivoted, Triangle in its lower part and bearing a Resurrection Cross on its upper section (a possible dissenting church symbol reflecting religious affiliation); OR a rounded Square impression containing a raised, ‘lazy’, letter “B” (possibly mimicking sterling silver hallmark signifying city of manufacture i.e. Birmingham) 3. An impressed rounded Square filled with a raised Maltese Cross (the base metal composite of nickel silver was also known as ‘German silver’ after its Berlin inventors in 1823) 4. A recessed Circle containing a Crab or Scarab Beetle image; OR a recessed Circle containing a rotated ‘fleur de lys’ or ‘fasces’ design 5. A depressed Diamond shape enclosing a large raised letter “R” and a small raised letter “D” (mimicking the U.K. Patent Office stamp which abbreviated the term ‘registered’ to “RD”, but also included date and class of patent) Suggested trade names for William Page & Co’s particular blend of brass plating are ‘roman silver’ or ‘silverite’. This copper alloy polishes to a lustrous gold when new, discolouring to a murky grey with greenish hue when neglected.

Significance

The LOCH ARD shipwreck is of State significance – Victorian Heritage Register S 417.

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Tools

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Workshop tools to A. $ P Society

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Postcards - black and white - Souvenir of Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Eire

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (formerly University of Ballarat), Mt Helen

Black and white photographic postcard showing three images of Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Eire

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2 photographs of Cnr. Creswick Road & Lyons Street, Ballarat.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

2 photographs of Cnr. Creswick Road & Lyons Street, Ballarat. Brick house. Owner - Geddes.

Inscriptions & Markings

.1: No. Cr - Creswick & Lyons Street. 6 Rooms. Conveniences: Vestibule, pantry, washhouse, copper troughs, woodshed, cartshed, stable, elec light, bath heater enamel basin & bath cellar 9x9 brick. Land: Large allotment. Title: Freehold. Price 800. Book No. 2167. Owner - Geddes., .2: No. Cr - Creswick & Lyons Street. 6 Rooms. Conveniences: Vestibule, pantry, washhouse, copper troughs, woodshed, cartshed, stable, elec light, bath heater enamel basin & bath cellar 9x9 brick. Land: Large allotment. Title: Freehold. Price 800. Book No. 2167. Owner - Geddes.

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