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Whale bone

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Whale bone rib in brittle state long curved

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Book, Knitting - Lincoln Trio Knits Leaflet no. 45

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

This book was owned by the late Dr Elizabeth Kerr and was donated to the Museum by the executor of her estate, Margaret Cameron. It was produced by the Lincoln Mill, Coburg and contains a pattern for a womans cardigan.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lincoln Trio Knits / LEAFLET No. 45 / 1'6 / THIS PATTERN KNITS 5, 8 & 12 PLY / IN 4 SIZES / LINCOLN KNITTING WOOLS - THE BEST BUY IN ANY PLY

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Programme

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Green double sheet with black print contains advertisements of Ballarat and Synopsis of Play, under the direction of Geo. Herbert & R.L. Nicoll. The Comic Opera "The Grand Duchess Of Gerolstein".

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Weight

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Weight metal various sizes (4)

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Trophy - Trophy presented to the first Miss Slovenia in Australia 1964

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Silver trophy presented to the winner of Miss Slovenia quest on April 11, 1964 at Prahran Town Hall. The winner was Miss Danila Bole (now Štolfa)

Inscriptions & Markings

Danila Bole, Miss Slovenia, selected at the dance of Slovenian Association Melbourne on 11th April 1964 at Prahran Town Hall

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Photograph (Black & White) - Spring Hill Near Creswick

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

.1) A black and white image of Spring Hill near Creswick, glued into a thick card with a gold gilt edge. .2) Martin family house at Subiaco Hill, Western Australia. Brick house built by Corby Statford Cambell, Elly Campbell's father.

Historical information

Both images are associated with Ellie Campbell. James and Bridget Martin were early settlers at Spring Hill. All their children attended the Ballarat School of Mines.

Inscriptions & Markings

.1) Written in blue pen on front of photograph 'Spring Hill near Creswick - Victoria' Taped onto back 'Farmland allotted to James George Martin in c1849. He took his bride, Bridget Hyde (19 years old) by bullock dray from St James Church, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne to this new allotment - 10 children born there - William, Robert, Samuel, Elizabeth, Ellen, Emily, Mary (died 2 months old mother also died). J.G.M. moved to Ballarat - attended Dawson Street Baptist Church. Here he married a widow with 2 sons, Mrs ____. Her 2 sons were born, George and Charles (was in USA) . Children all attended School of Mines, Ballarat .2) On yellow sticky label with photo - "Family home Subiace Rd Subiac WA. Builtby Statford Campbell, Elly's fayher. Now Coppin St.

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Book - Australian Sheep Dogs: training and handling

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Australian Sheep Dogs: training and handling; including a complete guide to commands" - Rod Cavanagh,1990. Signed by author on front endpaper.

Inscriptions & Markings

Wool Museum / Geelong VIC / with Compliments / - Rod. Cavanagh / (1997)

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Photocopy - [Squatter]

National Wool Museum, Geelong

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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 35% of original electroplating remains, with some verdigris, and 10% sediment encrustation on handle of spoon.

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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Book - Greensborough Secondary College: Creating an educational program, 1989.

Greensborough Historical Society,

25 pages, typed. Blue card cover, blach strip binding.

Historical information

This document was used by staff at a workshop in 1989. This was an information session for staff prior to the amalgamation of Watsonia high school and Watsonia tech School into Greensborough Secondary College.

Significance

Includes some of the organisational dilemmas facing the new college and the efforts made to include staff in the decision making process.

Inscriptions & Markings

Some notations throughout.

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Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Mr George Bolwell, Lorquon store keeper

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Galvanometer W.G. Pye & Co.

The School of Physics Museum, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Galvanometer consisting of a wooden stand with a fold down wooden front cover. One coil attached to front panel and fixed coil on the rear stand. Quartz fibre and reflecting mirror missing. Three brass leveling screws on the base. Handcrafted, machined/industrial technique, assembled, cast. Manual or machine application- sanded, buffed, polished, stained/coated/ laquered. Surface finish: polished, laquered, stained, coated corrosion/patina.

Inscriptions & Markings

[Stamped] top centre of upright front face: W.G. PYE & CO./ ENG./ CAMBRIDGE. Inscribed on base plate in front: No. 11972.

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The Australian Sketchbook Names of reproduced artworks: Attacking the Mail The Duff Children Attack on Store Dray Overlanders Bush Mailman Bush Funeral Surveyors Wool-drays The New Rush Bushman's Hut Stockman Native Police Cattle Branding Corroboree Prospecting Night Camp Native Sepulchre Emu Sneaking Night Fishing Kangaroo Stalking Homeward Bound Splitters Squatter's Tiger Native Miami (Should read Mia Mia?)

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

24 coloured illustrations with text description in a hard covered book. Illustrations are by S.T. Gill. Titles of artwork are: Attacking the Mail The Duff Children Attack on Store Dray Overlanders Bush Mailman Bush Funeral Surveyors Wool-drays The New Rush Bushman's Hut Stockman Native Police Cattle Branding Corroboree Prospecting Night Camp Native Sepulchre Emu Sneaking Night Fishing Kangaroo Stalking Homeward Bound Splitters Sqautter's Tiger Native Miami (Should read Mia Mia?) .1) .2) Black cover with tan spine. This edition was published in 1974 by Lansdowne Press.

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Photograph 37 Laurie St.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph of 37 Laurie St. Weatherboard house. Owner-Hammer.

Inscriptions & Markings

TITHERIDGE AND GROWCOTT, 17 MAIN STREET, BALLARAT EAST. No. 37 Laurie St. 6 rooms. Conveniences: Every convenience. Land: Large allot. Title: Terms: Easy. Price £300. Book No. 1478. Owner-Hammer.

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Alice Blanch Chehovski - Dunmoochin, Interior Pugh's House

Nillumbik Shire Council, Greensborough

Lithographic print in black and white (dark image) detailing the interior of Clifton Pugh's house at Dunmoochin.

Historical information

Alice Blanch Chehovski was born in Queensland to a Russian mother and Polish father. When her father died leaving three small children to bring up on her own, her took them back to Russia to visit her own parents. In the following fateful year, Stalin came into power and the family was trapped by Russia closing its borders. At the age of twenty three, 1944, Alice entered Moscow's Institute of Decorative Arts and Applied Arts to study ceramics. Neither the subject of ceramics nor the academic drawing in fine pencil inspired her. At that time Moscow was surrounded by German troops, Russian culture was inhibited by the war and generally speaking it was not the time for arts. Alice said 'My soul and my hands were needed as a volunteer, to help the wounded soldiers survive'. Alice struggled through a lifetime of hardship and triumph before returning to her native land of Australia in 1981 at the age of 60.

Significance

This lithographic print is one of a set of ten produced at Dunmoochin at the time of Clifton Pugh.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bottom left of print: ed. no. '4/10' and work title. Bottom right of print: artist signature 'Alice Blanch '04'

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Data Sheet - Armoured Personnel Carrier BTR 60

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

A data sheet on the BTR 60 giving recognition features and some data with a line drawing and photograph of the vehicle. Laminated.

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Water Carafe: Glass

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Large glas carafe for drinking water. Thick glass base with ground cavity off centre. Small chip out of glass near rim.

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Printmaking - Etching - Sometimes It's Best to Talk

Federation University Australia Art Collection , Ballarat

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Cupboard, With Pigeon Holes

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Half of cupboard consists of divided shelves (upper) the other half is divided into three shelves with double wooden doors. Wood, detachable front for 'Pigeon' holes.

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Wages Book

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum, Emerald 3782

Green foolscap size hard cover with canvas binding.

Historical information

Wages book showing record of wages paid by Gembrook Nurseries (1/7/1955 - 21/7/1960). Found in shed (Packing shed) on former nursery site by Clem Worrel. Provides a record of names of residents who worked at the nursery, rates of pay and tasks performed.

Significance

Of high significence in the Emerald area as the Nobelius Nurseries was the largest employer in the district and the largest Nursery in the Southern Hemisphere at the time.

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Tag - Foster Valley Pty. Ltd.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Swing tags for Foster Valley Mills products.

Historical information

Swing tags for Foster Valley Mills products.

Inscriptions & Markings

6229 5-0 70% 30% 6229 6-5 70% 30%

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Photograph Album (part of) - Ray Pearson's Photo Album - Trams of Victorian Railways, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong

Melbourne Tramway Museum, Bylands, Victoria

Page 5 of Ray Pearson's Photo Album. Brown card page with two photographs (landscape format) placed on page using clear plastic photo corners. Both photographs depict trams, one in Melbourne (top), one at Lake Goldsmith, Victoria (bottom). Hand written inscriptions appear benetah each photo.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written inscription in biro under photographs. Top: BALLARAT TRAM St-KILDA RD MELBOURNE 1971 Bottom: LAKE GOLDSMITH 7/11/71

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Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek

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Black and white photographs - House and post office owned by John Hicks Petty 1866

Yarra Glen & District Historical Society, Yarra Glen

Built in 1861 on the south side of Symonds Street opposite Irvine Crescent this building was the home of John Hicks Petty. He operated the first Post Office in Yarra Flats from here. Mr Petty, holding a baby, is standing alongside his wife Maria Louisa Petty. The cottage is built of sawn timber, placed vertically, and a shingle roof. There is an established garden surrounding the house with creeper climbing the walls.

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Incense Burner

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum, Emerald 3782

Japanese Incense Burner Circa early 19th century

Historical information

Nancy Hawley requested one of a pair come to the Emerald Museum . It was brought back from Japan by a friend of Noni Smith after World War 2. Noni Smith was Mr Murphy's nurse for many years Noni died at the age of 90 years . She was principal of Emerald Primary School. She was very involved with the recovery after Ash Wednesday 1983 fires

Inscriptions & Markings

Floral Bowl with Figured Legs and Top

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Photograph of 167 Humffray St. North.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph of167 Humffray St,Weatherboard house. owner: Williams.

Inscriptions & Markings

Williams 167 Humffray St.

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Funnel

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Funnel enamel white slightly rusty with triangular shaped hook on top lip for hanging. Join line down one side.

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photograph

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A coloured photograph in a brown wooden frame which has gold painted decorated edges. A wire hanger is attached. The photo shows reflections of trees along the bank of the Snowy River in 1937.

Historical information

The photo was probably taken by Will Herbert and used at the 1937 "Back to Orbost" celebrations. The photo depicts the Snowy River at Orbost when it was at a high level.

Inscriptions & Markings

On bottom right of photo - Snowy River Orbost On back of frame - Back to Orbost 1937 from Will Herbert

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Book - The Book of Common Prayer

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Book of Common Prayer 21

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Advertising Sign - 'Hearlcrowne Brand' Emery Fillet

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Advertising display card for "Hearlcrowne Brand" Emery Fillet, produced by Hearl Heaton & Sons Ltd, Crown Steel Works, Liversedge, Yorkshire.

Inscriptions & Markings

'HEARLCROWNE BRAND' / EMERY FILLET / [further text follows]

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