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Newspaper Cutting, Red Cross - Yendon Red Cross raised $1321

Yendon History Group, Yendon

Photocopy of newspaper article, Ballarat Courier, Tuesday 26 August 1980. Enlarged copy, laminated.

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Visitor logbook 21/1/07 to 10/08/07

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Black A4 notebook containing ruled columns designating date, name, ship, nationality and signature.

Historical information

The book records the nationalities of visiting sailors.

Significance

The logbook provides an insight into which ships and the origins of their crews were visiting Melbourne in 2007.

Inscriptions & Markings

The cover bears a post-it note with the words: MTS Melbourne Visitors Book 21/1/07 to 10/08/07

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Plane

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Plane maker Mosley & Sons London metal body with wooden filler, 2 in iron.

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Photograph - Black and White - Sarah Wright at 'Laura Villa', Smeaton, 1928

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

Black and white photograph of a woman in a long dark skirt and white blouse standing in front of steps leading to the verandah of a weatherboard cottage. The woman is Sarah Wright and the cottage is Laura Villa, Smeaton

Historical information

Sarah Wright was married to a gold miner named William. They lived at Laura Villa, Smeaton. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank Wright their son was born and attended Smeaton State School and was a renown resident of Smeaton. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written in pen on the back - Mrs W. Wright, "Laura Villa", Smeaton, March 1923, F.W.

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Knife

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Butter knife. Antler handle curved. Blade has "in Sheffield". Length 8�".

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Cutter

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Lead and Rule Cutter for cutting lead spacers in preparing letterpress printing. Small steel machine on 3 feet bolted to a bench. Has handle and lever mechanism that acts as cutter/trimmer. S/N 28033.

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Photograph - Alexander Arbuthnot on slip

Port of Echuca , Echuca

Coloured photograph of P.S.Alexander Arbuthnot on the slip in Moama in April 1995.Workman can be seen doing repairs to the hull of her. The port of Echuca utility is on the right hand side, magnificent red gums are along the bank behind her. In the right hand fore ground is visible the wheelhouse corner of the Adelaide.

Historical information

The paddle steamer Alexander Arbuthnot is seen here up on the slip in Moama for routine repairs and maintenance. Every two years every commercial paddle steamer has to be put up on the slip to make sure they are 100% sound. Work such as caulking needs to be done with the boats out of the water.

Significance

To make sure all commercial paddle steamers such as the Alexander Arbuthnot are 100% safe they need to have all aspects of the boats checked. The best way to get an overall view of the boats is to bring them out of the water to be checked. The slip in Moama, which is privately owned, is the place for this to be done.

Inscriptions & Markings

Helen Coulson Alexr. Arbuthnot on slip, 1995 H.Coulson Collection Robert Symons Chemist 825555 5-4-95

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Picture

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Picture of "SS Casino off Point Lonsdale" Print with hand painted watercolour highlighting. Depicts vessel from port side, under way in a heavy sea. Framed and mounted. Original print by A V Gregory.

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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black And White photograph of Lubra 288 mm X 221 mm Sh 149 Ships I - L

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Ceramic - [Green lidded container

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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Photograph - Blasting to clear blockage circa 1940's

Lorne Historical Society, Lorne

Photograph showing workmen clearing blockage on the G.O.R. circa 1940's

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Oil on masonite - The Rite of Spring

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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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph identically framed of male & female adults, dressed formally showing chest to head. Male has moustache and side-burns, and female has tied back hair and neck band. (2)

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Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Medical Annual and Practitioners Index 1908

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Theatre program - Thank U (comedy drama) performed at the Athenaeum Theatre in 1925

Melbourne Athenaeum, Melbourne

Paper program for a comedy drama performed at the Athenaeum Theatre commencing Saturday May 23 1925; coloured cover - yellow; 16 p. includes articles about the film, the actors and advertisements

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Ceramic

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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Model - Model Steam Engine

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

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Certificate (Surgeon's Report)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Folded handwritten certificate of Surgeon's Report on 8 female transports for the "Majestic" Woolwich September 13th 1838 New Bailey Prison, Salford

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Baby Dress.

Learmonth and District Historical Society, Learmonth

This hand made cream silk baby's dress has a button through front with a cape style collar that has been embroided in cream on the front, and with scolloped edging all around.The bottom of the skirt has three rows of wide pin tucks just above the hem.

Historical information

This baby's dress was possibly worn by Mrs Cuthbertson nee Hooper,after her birth in 1881,and was in the possesion of her daughter Joan Charles.

Significance

This is one of only two Babies Dresses in the Learmonth and District Historical Society Inc. collection.

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Ink Bottle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Penny Ink Well, brown in colour, salt-glazed, stoneware, bottle

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Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol 24

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Untitled

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Book - Shire of Eltham Handbook 1988

Greensborough Historical Society,

52 pages, illus. Front cover is a copy of the painting "Panton Hill" by David Armfield.

Historical information

The Shire of Eltham was a Local Government Area located about 25 kilometres northeast of Melbourne. The shire covered an area of 277.13 square kilometres and existed from 1856 until 1994.

Significance

Guide to services provided by Shire of Eltham

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Plane

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Plane Grooving type blade marked 1/14

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Nazi knife

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Short lengthed dagger ,double edged and etched blade with orange swirlled handle and eagle on the tip of handle.

Historical information

Germany was governed by the Nazi party during WW2 /1939 to 1945. Fighting a war on many fronts bought about Germanys down fall. The German Navy was a very modern Navy and her Uboat fleet was very active in controlling the seas during the early years of the War and very large Battleships including the Bismark.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eagle creast with Nazi insignia in the clawers of the eagle/Anchor inbedded in the hilt/WKC and knights helmet stamped on the hilt end of the blade/blade etching contains sailing ship/anchor and floral decoration.

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Photograph: Collingwood Technical School 1968 School Band

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Black and white photograph of the Collingwood Technical School Band of 1968. See also photos of other 1968 Forms/Classes and Teams under separate record.

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Data Sheet - Main Battle Tank - Leopard

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

A data sheet for the Leopard Tank giving recognition features, some details, with a sketch and photograph. Laminated.

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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black And White Photograph of Magdalene Vinnen. 203 mm X 152 mm Sh 188.2 Ships M - R

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Scrapbook (Thomas McIntyre) - 25 x 19.5 x 3

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Red fabric bound and embossed scrapbook belonging to Constable Thomas McIntyre containing newspaper cuttings from various publications between 1878 and 1880.

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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph of SS Casino The Belfast and Koroit Steam Navigation Company's ship

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Publication - Diseases of Bees (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), London, 1969

Wheen Bee Foundation, Beechworth

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Scan of Programme - Ballarat Old Grammarians' Association Annual Reunion Programme 1938

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School ,

Light yellow programme folded in three printed in brown/maroon.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annual Reunion programme (King's Birthday Week-end) June 11th-13th, 1938. Statement of Accouncts 1937-1938 printed on back section. Annual Report included.

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2010 Emerging Writers' Festival Poster

Emerging Writers' Festival, Melbourne

A large white poster with multi-coloured text advertising the 2010 Emerging Writers' Festival.

Historical information

The 2010 Emerging Writers' Festival was programmed by festival Director Lisa Dempster. Highlights of the programming include the Living Library, Page Parlour and Zine bus.

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Haberdashery, nightdress ‘envelope’

City of Moorabbin Historical Society operating the Box Cottage Museum, Ormond

A white, hand-crocheted, cotton nightdress ‘envelope’

Historical information

This crocheted nightdress envelope is an example of the dressmaking skills of the women of the pioneer settlers families in Moorabbin Shire c1900

Significance

Early settlers and market gardeners established their families in Moorabbin Shire and this item shows the skill and craftsmanship of the women of these families

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Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Medical Annual and Practitioners Index 1899

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Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Charters for Travellers Orient Line Guide

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Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Historians History of The World Vol 12 set 2

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coins

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Seven assorted coins. .1 is a 1934 coin with a small hole at the top. .2 is a 1910 French centime coin. .3 is an 1870 English sixpence. .4 is a 1942 American dime. .5 is a 1911 Australian penny. .6 is a 1916 Australian halfpenny and .7 is a 1958 British(?) sixpence.

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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. Bowl edges are damaged. Three outlines of makers marks are visible on lower rear of handle.

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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Program - Macleod High School Silver Jubilee Assembly

Greensborough Historical Society,

Beige cover with black text. Single tri-fold program attached by silver string.

Historical information

A celebration of student awards 1978. Assembly program includes other jubilee functions to come in 1979.

Significance

Macleod High School Silver Jubilee celebrated 25 years since the school was founded in 1954.

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Cannon ball

Warrnambool and District Historical Society, Warrnambool

Round metal ball measuring 5 inches in diameter, weighing 10lb. The surface is pitted with the original surface visible in some parts.

Historical information

10lb cannon balls were used in an 18 calibre cannon, which were used only on ships. (12 calibre guns were field artillery) Australia used 18 calibre cannons in Northern Australia at Port Essington and Fort Dundas (Melville Island) Perhaps this cannon ball has no real connection with Australia and came as ballast from some other country.

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Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Elsie at Nantucket

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Postcard

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Postcard of Warrnambool breakwater. Coloured

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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 45% of original electroplating remains, mainly on back of spoon, with traces of verdigris. Five outlines of makers marks are visible on lower rear of handle (Crown, Ellipse, Circle, Circle, Diamond) and details of one are legible (Trade Mark).

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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Photograph, 1904 Opening of the Tennis Season at Cheltenham tennis Club - 1904 Opening of the Tennis Season at Cheltenham tennis Club

City of Moorabbin Historical Society operating the Box Cottage Museum, Ormond

Photograph is black and white. There are two tennis courts in the four ground. Its is a large group photograph. It is a mix of men, woman and children. Some of the people in the photograph are holding tennis rackets, hats or tea cups. There is one known female is this photograph, in the front row, second from the left, as she is a swimming film star.

Historical information

Opening of Tennis Club Season

Inscriptions & Markings

Mr Fairlie Taylor (Addie Fairlair) 3 Sanleyao. Cheet. if no one at back flat, please leave under Mr Stouts side door (Same address).

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Lamp accessory

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

A glass jar supplied by the company Tilley,it is sealed with a lid The lid has a printed blue label. Inside the jar is a small wire appliance with a handle at one end and the other end has packed fibres on both sides of the scissor type blades. The fibres are blackened.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the lid. Methylated Spirits Fuel. for pre-heating Tilley Lamp.

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Document - Army Training Memorandum (War) (Australia) (spare copies)

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

Nos 1 -9, 11-15 consolidated, 28, 29, 30, 32 34 & 39. Documents distributed to each officer containing information on some weapons and reports from patrols and intelligence

Inscriptions & Markings

This document must not fall into enemy hands

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Domestic Item

Nhill & District Historical Society, Nhill

Telephone, cream dial front

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Wash tub

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Wash tub galvanised with handle. Rim of base is badly dented.

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35th Anniversary badge - Slovenian Association Melbourne 35th Anniversary badge - Linden leaf

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Slovenian Association Melbourne - 35th Anniversary badge in the shape of a Linden leaf, an old Slovenian symbolic tree. The linden tree is a tree of friendship, love and loyalty. During the period of the Slovenian national awakening and the Slovenian people's increasing national awareness, the linden tree became one of the symbols of the Slovenian nation.

Inscriptions & Markings

Slovensko društvo Melbourne 35 - 1954 - 1989 Slovenian Association

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