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Ball

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Wilson '7' tennis ball. Autographed in black marker by Mats Wilander. Materials: Felt, Rubber, Ink

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Postcard - Picnic in the Auckland district, New Zealand

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

A sepia photograph showing a group of women and two children seated on the grass with picnic baskets open. Two wicker prams are behind the group. The three women named are Mrs W. Wright, Mrs C. Cane and Mrs W.G. Wright

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and 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

Front face of photograph written in white - "Snaps.", Auch.1R.R.10, R34; in pen - 0, X and a crossed 0. On the back - Printed - New Zealand Post Card; Hand written - Mrs W.Wright (Marked with a X) snapped during a 6 months holiday in New Zealand 1910. Mrs C. Cane marked with a 0, Mrs W.G. Wright (jn) marked with a crossed 0

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Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round flat tin with screw on lid, coloured light blue, white and dark blue text with a small picture in an oval on top.

Inscriptions & Markings

Capstan Tobacco WH & HO Wills (Aust) Ltd Sydney Australia. Ready Rubbed Tobacco. Capstan x2 Screw seal to open twist coin to reseal screw lid. 2oz net weight when packed

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Gouge

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Socket Firmer Gouge has a piece of wood in handle for hitting. Markings on blade not clear. 252mm long blade 24mm wide

Historical information

James S Steele tool box

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Maldon and Gold

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Souvenir of Maldon produced by the Maldon Progress Publicity and Tourist Association. Contains photographs. Cover in cream with black border and lettering. 3rd Ed.

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Victorian Parliamentary Paper - E. - No. 68 - Influx of the Chinese - Petition

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) , Ballarat

E. No. 68 Influx of the Chinese - Petition of the Storekeepers and Traders resident in the district of Castlemaine in support of Chinese immigration. Legislative Assembly of the Colony of Victoria 1856-7.

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Photograph - Beech Forest railway yard, 1908.

Otway Districts Historical Society, Beech Forest

Carriage and half-loaded goods wagon behind a flat railway wagon, all in front of the station building, Beech Forest, 1908.

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Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/W photo of Miss Rosalie Burt, posing in the studio og B.T.V.6 on 22nd Dec. 1964. Gown is dated 1870 and shows how the bustle looked in a day dress - cinnamon, pure silk striped in brown, high neckline finished with Henikin(?) lace. Reverse : "Photo No.2 and "7".

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Photograph - Sergeant ‘Mac’ McDermott, left, and Sgt Len Holmes

Australian Commando Association (Victoria),

Black and white rectangular glossy photograph

Historical information

Sergeant ‘Mac’ McDermott, left, from 3 Commando Brigade and Sgt Len Holmes, Special Boat Squadron, were attached to 1 and 2 Commando Companies in the mid 1950s to conduct specialist training and provide support for the development of the newly raised Commando units

Significance

McDermott and Holmes were crucial in providing specialist training for the newly raised Commando units, that had almost no Commando experience within their own ranks.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sergeant ‘Mac’ McDermott, left, and Sgt Len Holmes

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Folio - Camp 1 Tatura. Internees- German & Italian 1941-1946

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Acqua coloured folder containing photos in plastic sleeves.

Historical information

Photos of Camp 1 taken during a group tour of the camp site, those at Graytown Cemetery during the dedication of the cemetery following its restoration by Steve Anderson, Army Medic. Other photos taken during visits to Museum.

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Rocking Ram

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Rocking ram - small Rocking ram, small - detail

Historical information

This toy was made by Gepetto - The Art of Toys (a local Geelong toymaker) for the "Logo Merino" exhibition at the National Wool Museum.

Inscriptions & Markings

July 2000 / Custom made for / National Wool Museum / by GEPETTO

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Bell

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Small brass hand bell with ebony handle. Small part of the handle has been broken off. Bell has metal clapper attached by copper wire. Bell has no 281 but NOT item Number. Height 6�"

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Greenburys Surgeons Needles, Carrell's Arterial, Half Circle, Size 20mm

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

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Knife Sharpener

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Sharpening Steel or Knife sharpener with bone handle with ribbed pattern, brass knobs and ring at end of handle

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Book - The stock farmer's advisor, vol. 1

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"The stock farmer's advisor: a complete guide to the management of the animals of the farm, and to the treatment of their diseases vol 1" - James Law, Charles Scott, John Walker, Hon. Mrs Arbuthnot, c.1896.

Inscriptions & Markings

Robert Booth/from/ George H Taylor/3d March 1896

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Photograph - Australian

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Five b/w photographs taken in Australia. Scenes of Sydney Zoo and North Wharf, Adelaide.

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"S" Hook Buckle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

"S" Hook Belt Buckle with "S" Hook, brass and silver, has concretion, 2". Artefact Reg No S/117. Recovered from the wreck of the Schomberg.

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Meerschaum pipe

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) , Ballarat

Meerschaum pipe cast in the shape of a womans head.Separate handle - vulcanite? Beeswax coating. Some darkening of colour due to use

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Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Kambrook Rd

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

1 photo of single storey Edwardian house with veranda

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Ornament

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Fine China ornament of boy holding basket on his back. Made in Germany. No 0847.

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Personal Effects, man's leather purse

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

A man's soft leather 'coin purse' with 4 compartments and metal press stud

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Decorative object

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Crescent shaped tin decorated with scene of man and woman playing tennis. Materials: Metal, Ink

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Trophy

Ballarat Fire Brigade, Ballarat East

Silver shield mounted on a wooden backing board. Trophy was won by Ballarat Fire Brigade at the Geelong Fire Brigade Jubilee in 1904. Trophy was donated by Merrywetather & sons Lim. Trophy has a Lion at the top centre, angels on both the left and right sides. In the centre is a horse drawn fire appliance (assumed a Merryweather steam pumper) drawn by 2 horses through what appears to be a town square. There are 3 fireman standing on the front of the appliance and 1 on the rear. There are various other branches, leaves etc. that make up the remainder of the decorations on the sheild. Item is very similar to item 020.

Historical information

Trophy was won at the Geelong Fire Brigade Jubilee in 1904. This would have been a demonstartion to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Geelong brigade which formed in 1854

Inscriptions & Markings

1904 / GEELONG FIRE BRIGADE JUBILEE / COMPETITION / PRESENTED / BY / Merryweather & Sons Lim

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Object A : Riding Habit - Jacket, Object B - Safety Skirt

Brighton Historical Society, Brighton

An English made “Busvine” black wool herringbone twill riding habit comprising jacket and safety skirt, (jodhpurs missing) from late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The jacket features a black short pile silk velvet inset notched lapel collar secured with a single button at the apex of the waist and a single button near the collar for use in inclement weather. The sleeves join the bodice high on the shoulder with a full cut head to the sleeve and a tapered curved shape to the hand. The sleeve secures at the wrist with four black buttons. From the waist the jacket flares over the hip through princess line shaping and finishes with a curved front on either side. The seams of the shaping panels intersect single functional flapped besom pockets on either front panel. The back of the jacket features a centre back seam and two princess-line shaping seams that finish in a double vent on either side of the centre back. The jacket length would have finished approximately just below the bottom of the wearer. The apron fronted safety skirt secures from the waist at the front of the left thigh with five buttons. Over the wearers, right leg the skirt shapes to accommodate the rider’s right knee whilst sitting sidesaddle with her legs on the horses left flank. The base of the skirt has an elastic strap, which hooks around the rider’s leg to reduce the danger of the rider’s skirt become tangled, should the rider become un-seated. When the riders is not mounted the skirt can be secured with a button around the body to provide additional modesty as well as assist walking without the skirt dragging on the ground.

Historical information

This item is from the "Barone" Collection. “Barone” was a stately Brighton home demolished in 1986. One of the former owners presumably either Mrs Cora Doris Halkyard or Mrs B Brandt donated the various goods in the “Barone” collection. Owners of “Barone” Circa 1840’s. Certainly built prior to 1859 – owners unknown. 1859 – 1872 Edward Elgin Browne (first Melboune tea merchant) 1872 – 1874 Ralph Gore Brien (Occupier 1873 The Reverand Henry G. Brien) 1874 – 1879 Edward (or Edmund) Johnson (possibly a retired military man.) 1880 – 1885 Archibald Black, formerly an Army captain from Scotland. 1886 – 1915 Isabella M. Black widow of above. 1916 – 1951 Amy Elsie (nee Black) Chalk 1951 – 1970 Cora Doris Halkyard, niece of the above and grand-daughter of Archibald and Isabella Black. 1970 – 1986 Mrs B Brandt – unconfirmed.

Significance

“Barone” (previously “Seaview”) was one of Brighton’s finest colonial homes. It’s neighbors included “St Ninians” owned by the Ward- Cole family, “Seacombe” owned by the Moule family, and the home of James Grahame and his family.

Inscriptions & Markings

Jacket: Manufacturers label “Busvine, By serial appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, 4 Brook Street W.” Owner label “Doreen Wright” this label appears far more modern than the manufacturers label. Skirt: Manufactures label: “J. Busvine and Co, 4 Brook Street, London W. In handwriting “Miss Windfield” Manufacturers label: Busvines Patent Safety Skirt, protected by two separate patents. 4 Brooks St London West.

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Needles

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, Melbourne

Plastic wrapped and sealed packet of twelve (12) hypodermic needles woven into a cardboard tray and wrapped in an orange manufacturer's label with black and white printed text.

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Prize dish

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Silver dish commemorating the1980 Davis Cup Semifinal between Italy and Australia. Rectangular with rounded corners Materials: Silver/Metal

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coral ornament

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A large piece of white coral within a glass display dome. The display sits on a round wooden base.

Historical information

Donated and presumably owned by Mrs Ivor Thompson

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Honour Roll - Montsalvat Jazz Honour Roll 1988 - 1996

Australian Jazz Museum, Wantirna

Varnished timber Honour Roll. Gold lettering.

Historical information

Monsalvat Jazz Festival

Significance

A veritable Who's Who of the doyens of the Australian Jazz scene in the late 20th century notable for its inclusion of Margret Roadknight, the first jazz singer to be added to the Honour Roll, in 1991.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nmaes of significant Australian jazz artists are listed on this Honour Roll.

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Folder - Rural Water Corporation

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Folder, marbled black and white cover. metal lever inside

Historical information

Contents include material on dethridge water meter, Murray-Darling basin, Lake Nillahcootie, Western port rivers. Management study of State of the rivers, Rural Water Commission school project package. 3 papers on Lake Dartmouth

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Journal series - The Federal Court reports : the authorised reports of decisions of the Federal Court of Australia

RMIT GSBL Justice Smith Collection, Melbourne

No. of volumes: 189 Volume range: Vol. 20 - 175 part 2 + Consolidated Indexes for Vols. 1-25, 26-50, 51-80, 81-100, 101-127, 128-150, 151-170 Missing volumes: Vol. 24 part 1-2 Editors: Batt, J. M. (Vol. 20 - 22) Kline, V. (Vol. 23 - 175 part 2) Davies, O. M. L. (Indexes)

Historical information

Previous owner: Phillips Fox

Inscriptions & Markings

ISSN: 08137803

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