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Jug & bowl

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Jug china white and basin. Jug has flower decoration and basin has flower decoration around top.

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spoon

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Small silver Federation teaspoon. plain bowl with ornate handle showing the flag and "one people,one destiny, one flag". Top is red, white and blue.

Historical information

A souvenir of Federation Day January 1 1901.

Significance

The souvenir teaspoon commemorates the federation of the Australian colonies

Inscriptions & Markings

On back Rd No 346138 Pictures of crown, lion, anchor and ?

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Document - Mining Under Gaol Reserve, Ballaarat, 1861

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

Blue foolscap typed page relating to mining under the Ballarat Gaol by Order in Council - Goldfields Act. The mining authorised under teh gaol took place at Government House, Melbourne on 19 August 1861 in the presence of Major general Pratt, Heales, Aspinall, Verdon, Brooke, Grant, J.B. Jummfray, Houston, Macadam

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Silicon Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat Trust, Eltham

Rectangular silicon Mould depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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Replica Knife Collection - Spirit of Gallipoli

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Replica Knife Collection. There 10 knives in the collection. Timber construction with artists impressions of Gallipoli.

Historical information

This Collection was produced in 2011.

Significance

The Collection is an Artists impression of life on Gallipoli 25 April-19 December 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front - The Spirit of Gallipoli. On the Back - No SG0565 First Issue in 'Spirit of Gallipoli' Replica Knife Collection.

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Card, Advertising

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

the finest/ pure wool cloths/ are made by.../VALLEY/ WORSTERD/ MILLS/ Geelong FIRESTONE EMBOSSED SHOWCARDS Pty Ltd/3 SYDENHAM ST/HIGHETT, VIC.. XW 3419

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Book - History of the war in the penisular and in the South of France: from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814. Volume II.

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Maroon calf-bound book with gold plate work on spine and borders of cover. Ballarat College school crest and motto inscribed on front cover. Six compartments on spine decorated with gold patterns; title inscribed in second compartment. Volume number inscribed in third compartment Marbled leaf edges and end papers.

Historical information

Book prize given to John Tanner (1887), Christmas 1885. First prize for Latin in the Upper Fifth form.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate: Ballarat College crest and motto / Latin / Upper fifth form / First prize / Awarded to / John Tanner / Christmas 1885

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Photograph - Baby Eagle on nest

Eltham District Historical Society,

Colour Photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Baby Eagle on the nest at "The Chase" Warrandyte

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Mixed Media on paper on canvas - 'Briffits' by Anthony Woodward

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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Magazine - Extra Muros: Journal of the Ballarat Teachers' College, 1929

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

Crimson soft covered booklet of 50 pages relating to the Ballarat Teachers' College. It belonged to John McNaughton. The magazine includes the following images: Ballarat Teachers' College Staff and Students; women's tennis; football, mens tennis; hockey; Ballarat Teachers' College Council; visit of Bendigo Teachers' College.

Historical information

The 1929 Magazine Committee were John H. McNaughton (President and Editor), Miss I. Dickman (Secretary) , Mr E.B. Tregoning (Business Manager) and Miss P. Bunnett. John McNaughton was also president of the 1929 Ballarat Teachers' College Dramatic Club The 1929 Ballarat Teachers' College Council comprised of Miss A. Ballinger, Mr R. Broben, John H. McNaughton, Mr R.P. Warriner and Miss Monahan.

Inscriptions & Markings

The last page is autographed by members and staff of the Ballarat Teachers' College. The autographs include: W.H. Elwood (Principal), A.P. Hamano, H.B. Jones; M.H. Miller; W. Braden, Rose Battye; Jean Renkin; Mabel Roll; Nancy Schroeter; O.K. McLeod; George E. Neumann; Z. Zerby; Ada J. Looney; O. Van Bertel; R.P. Warriner; R.R. Watson; C. Goltz; Charles Hender; E.B. Tregoning; Bunnett; Henry J. Parker; H. Duggan; C.F. Kirk; Gladys Dunstan; Clare M. Cummin; J.B. Hickey; Norman Povey; Joan McKebery; Monica J. Monaghan; Elsie E. Bruhn; Muriel E. McDonald; Kathleen Fitzgerald; Mary Fogarty; Peggy Skene; Frances Craig; Andrew B. Morton; Ron E. Mosman; Rex Braben; Doris Jarman; A.R. Gready; Monica J. Monahan; Ina Dickman; Himmie Brothers; Jean green; Alex A. Brown; Eva Varae; H.A. Frost; E.O. Jones; Florence Old; C.A. Harrison; J. Leath-Kingsley; Jack Heard; A.M. McPherson; W. Ian Young

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Gouache - Ideal Home Exhibition

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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Poster - Sew natural: you can make it in wool

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Sew natural: you can make it in wool, c1960's

Inscriptions & Markings

Sew natural: you can make it in wool

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Trophy

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

Cast metal 230 mm high statuette of a mounted Australian Lighthorseman on a solid wooden base, dark brown varnish finish

Historical information

Object is property of the Regiment. It has been catalogued by the Unit History Room to provide a record of it.

Inscriptions & Markings

Underneath: "4/19 PWLH Challenge Cup" 47 x 20 mm plaque affixed to front:"LCPL B DAWSON 8225381 4-Section 2013" On front of mounting block, 100 mm circular metal plaque surrounded by laurel wreath "Presented by the 4th Light Horse Regt 1st AIF Association to the 4th-19th Prince of Wales Light Horse Regt."

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Toy, projector

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Tin toy projector mounted on a wooden base. A box shape with a lens on the front has a removable lid with a fluted edge. In front of this is the film holder which has a carrier for the film, a winding mechanism, and a protruding lens at the front. This projector was lit by a candle inserted in the body. A baseplate with the manufacturer's name is on the front of the wooden mount.

Historical information

The Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. The projector is part of a collection of toys given into the care of Cheese World Museum.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fairymark/Made in Japan

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Photos - Cannons

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Altona

A collection of seven black and white photographs documenting the removal of the cannons from the Gardens Photo 1 (a) Black and white landscape image. View is looking through the main gates looking at the front of the truck, which has the name Walter Wright across the front bumper, the crane and canon. The gates and fence are painted a light colour, probably white. Photo 2 (b) Black and white landscape image. Back of loader with cannon on it. Man standing on top of the cannon bending over either tying or untying ropes. Trunk of a palm tree is on the left side of the photo with a top of a palm tree in the background. Photo 3 (c) Black and portrait white image. A cannon being loaded by the crane on to trailer. Palm tree is in the background and fronds from a palm tree can be seen in the right top corner. Photo 4 (d) Black and white landscape image. Side on view of a cannon on the truck parked outside the grounds of the Gardens. The logo of the name of the trucking company is on the door of the truck above the words ‘WALTER H WRIGHT / TRANSPORT PTY LTD / S SCHULZ ST WEST MELB’. A second cannon can be seen in the background. A bus is in the background on the middle right side of the image. Photo 5 (e) Black and white landscape image. Truck with cannon on the back leaving the ground of the Gardens. Tree on the right side of the image and power pole is behind the truck. The logo of the name of the trucking company is on the door of the truck above the words ‘WALTER H WRIGHT / TRANSPORT PTY LTD / S SCHULZ ST WEST MELB’. ‘WALTER WRIGHT’ is on the front bumper Photo 6 (f) Black and white landscape image. Cannon tied down on the back of the truck as it is being driven across the street. Three houses in the background and two cars, one is a Volkswagen Photo 7 (g) Black and white landscape image. Cannon on the back of the truck which is parked over the street from the Gardens. Three houses are in the background. Two trees bare of leaves. The front of a car in in the foreground – it has a sun visor and the steering wheel is a light colour.

Historical information

The Armstrong Cannons were originally placed at Fort Gellibrand, located at the southernmost tip of the Williamstown peninsula. The Fort was developed during the 1850s as part of a defensive system for the city and port of Melbourne. The importance of the Fort batteries declined from the 1890s, when they were effectively replaced by new facilities at Queenscliff and Point Nepean, but they were still used for gunnery practice. Local residents, through the Williamstown Town Council, complained to the Acting Minister for Defence that the concussion from the guns damaged windows, walls and foundations of buildings. The Armstrong Cannons were moved from Fort Gellibrand to the Gardens in 1906.

Significance

A primary source of evidence of the cannons being in the Gardens. The cannons are remembered fondly as play equipment for the local children. Many tales have been told of climbing over them and pretending to be shot out of them

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Book - A Manual of Dyeing, volume I

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"A Manual of Dyeing - for the Use of Practical Dyers, Manufacturers, Students and all Interested in the Art of Dyeing, volume I", Edmund Knecht, Christopher Rawson, Richard Loewenthal, 9th ed., 1933.

Inscriptions & Markings

A.G. Schofield / 'Panorama' / Noble St. / Newtown / Geelong

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Badge Board

RSL Waverley Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Badge Board with mounted badges: Volenteer Cadets,Unknown,R.A.A.F. Service Medal 39-45,Melbourne Grammar,General Service Medal 18-62 with Malaya bar,Highland belt buckle,8th Light Horse,Pioneers, Victory Medal 14-18,St. Bernards College Cadet Badge, 26th Light Horse, R.S.L. badge,Iron Cross, ?German Service Medal

Historical information

Badge Board shows Badges of Units from WWI

Inscriptions & Markings

h15cm w20cm

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DVD Movie - The History of Australian Surfing

SurfWorld Museum Torquay, Torquay

Colour cover art including barrel background and images of surfing and beach culture forming the films titles.

Historical information

In 1984 Nat Young released his ground breaking documentary The History of Australian Surfing. This DVD of that film tells the story of the evolution of surfing in Australia from its origin in Sydney through to the development of wooden, fibreglass and short surfboards. The film features footage of Australia's greatest surfers including Midget Farrelly, Mark Richards, Tom Carroll, Wayne Lynch and many more.

Significance

Groundbreaking documentary that for the first time attempted to tell the unique history of Australian surfing on film.

Inscriptions & Markings

Distributors logo

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Pipe

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

Earthenware bowl in a terracotta colour. Part of an opium pipe used by the Chinese. The bowl is a square / octagonal shape with a protruding neck.

Historical information

Brought to the Ovens Goldfields by Chinese men working in the area in the 19th century. Most likely made in China.

Significance

Aldo Gios recorded the location of where most of the pieces in this collection were found. Some maps drawn by Aldo Gios also give more detail. This detail is rare, as most pieces of broken crockery were discarded and complete items were usually collected with no thought to recording the location they came from. Part of one of the largest collections of Chinese ware found in the Upper Ovens area and the only one recording the location where found.

Inscriptions & Markings

Chinese maker's stamp on side.

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Trivet, Wooden

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Wooden trivet made by internee in camp 3, octagonal shape. Dark brown, polished. Bevelled border. Wooden plywood? plaque inlaid in back, 13x5cm.

Historical information

Else Oertel was a German internee in Camp 3A from 1940-1945. Woodworking was popular amongst the internees and Werner Dehnel, another internee in camp 3, made the trivet for Else. Her daughter, Else-Lore Hukins donated the item.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque: TATURA - 1941. Else von Werner.

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Cake Cooler

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Circular wire cake cooler, supported by 6 "feet"

Historical information

Made and used by internees at Camp 3

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Newspapers - Newspapers local and Victorian

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Newspapers and photocopies - Various articles from Tatura and about Tatura from 1897 to 2002.|The Southern Cross 19th Feb 1897|The Age 17th October 1854|Tatura Free Press & Rodney & Deakin Shire Advocate August 4th 1905|Tatura Guardian, Tatura Herald & Kyabram Union February 1st 1901|The Goulburn Valley Yeoman 27th April 1911|The Goulburn Valley Stock & Property Journal 22nd September 1920|The Leader Pictorial Section -Tatura Show- 28th Oct 1939|Weekly Times - Tatura Pictures- 12th December 1931|The Australasian-Tatura Coursing Club Waterloo Cup-25th July 1936|The Leader -Tatura Pictures & Australian Sheep Show with Starritt's- 8th August 1936|Weekly Times - Old Time Ball- 26th August 1959|Shepparton News - Dhurringile Boys Pipe Band- 25th April 1955|Tatura Guardian Press - Floods- 3rd March 1955|Tatura Guardian Press 2nd April 1959|Tatura Guardian Press - photocopy front page-5th July 1951|Tatura Guardian Press 13th Sept 1951|Tatura Guardian Press 13th July 1950|Tatura Guardian Press 10th November 1955|Sun Herald - photocopy extracts re Mrs J LeRoy & Whroo - 1967|Tatura Guardian Press - photocopy 2 pages- 8th September 1960|Tatura Guardian Press - Front page- 4th December 1969|Tatura Guardian Press 21st April 1966|Tatura Guardian Press 10th November 1966|Weekly Times - photocopy Lockwood Family Reunion|Shepparton News - Flood News & Pictures - 17th May 1974|Shepparton News - Flood News & Pictures - 20th May 1974|Shepparton News - Flood News & Pictures - 24th May 1974|Rodney Guardian 24th July 1974|Rodney Guardian 10th April 1974|Rodney Guardian 17th April 1974|Rodney Guardian 19th June 1974|Tatura Free Press Guardian - pages 5 - 16 - 11th October 1977|Tatura Guardian - Front Page , opening of Tatura Primary School - 1st April 1971|The Herald Sun - Woodlands Centenary and Crawford Family photos - 11th June 1971|Tatura Guardian - 2 copies- Rodney Shire Centenary - 17th June 1986|Shepparton News - Rodney Shire Centenary - 17th June 1986|Tatura Guardian - Front & Back Page - 7th January 1985|Tatura Guardian - 14th January 1986, 18th February 1986, 24th October 1986, 13th January 1987, 23rd June 1987, 23rd December 1986, 16th September 1986, 17th June 1986, 23rd January 2001, 30th January 2001, 19th February 2002|Shepparton News - 1 page about John Purdey Rodney Shire Secretary - 24th October 1986|Tatura Guardian - Front & Back Page - 10th March 1987|Tatura Guardian - pages 3 - 18 - 17th March 1987|Tatura Guardian - Front & Back Page - 2nd September 1986|Tatura Guardian - 4 pages - 19th August 1986|Tatura Guardian - Front & Back Page - 14th April 1987|Tatura Guardian - Front & Back Page - 31st August 1984|Tatura Guardian - Front & Back Page - 7th August 1984|Tatura Guardian - Front & Back Page - 14th February 1984|Tatura Guardian - Pages 3 & 4, 13& 14 - 17th May 1983|Tatura Guardian - 2 pages - 2nd July 1985|Shepparton News - Farewell to Rodney Shire Councillor John Gray as mayor - 7th November 1986|Weekly Times - 1 page of Tatura Show pictures - 26th March 1986|Tatura Guardian - Front Page 2nd October 2001|Various photocopies of Tatura papers with obituaries for Mr Peter Mactier, Miss Anne Bridget Hanlon, Mrs Catherine Kennedy, Mrs J.W. Wilson and death of Mrs Doris Simson (nee Vibert)|Rodney Shire

Historical information

Old Newspapers

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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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Photograph - Research Hotel

Eltham District Historical Society,

Black and White Photograph

Historical information

Research Hotel c 1931

Inscriptions & Markings

Research Hotel, Research Eltham Library collection Ref 500

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Photograph - black and white - Ballarat School of Mines Magazine Committee, 1919

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

A group of fourteen men, the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine Committee, 1919. Standing back left to right: Allan Bernaldo, S. Hoskin Centre left to right: J. Wood; N. brelaz; H. Jolly: Albert E. Williams; Richard W. Richards, N. Green; H. Maddison Front left to right: Harold Herbert; Maurice Copland; Alfred Mica Smith; mcConnon; D. McGrath

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Shears

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Well known make of shears.

Inscriptions & Markings

Combination U.T.S. Sheffield

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Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A MacGregor laminated wood tennis racquet, handgrip wrapped in leather and a plastic butt cap printed with manufacturer's 'M' logo. Manufacturer name in orange along shaft. Painted black from handgrip to top of shoulders with orange/red details . Materials: Wood, Metal, Leather, Adhesive tape, Vinyl, Plastic, Ink, Paint

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Coin, 1870

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Copper. Ceylon one cent. Tree on one side and bust of young Queen Victoria on the other.

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Gordon Bros., Flower and Seed Department, Ballarat.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/w postcard of the Gordon Bros., Flower and Seed Department, Ballarat.

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Pamela Irving - Green Wedge Larry

Nillumbik Shire Council, Greensborough

Green Wedge Larry - dog sculpture reminiscent of the iconic Larry LaTrobe located at Melbourne City Square - one of his relatives. The dog is constructed from Italian Bisazza glass tiles, using a Mapei adhesive system. The theme for his 'coat' is the flora from the local surrounds, drawing from the 'Live Local Plant Local' Nillumbik plant directory.

Historical information

Pamela Irving (born 1960) is a prominent Australian visual artist specialising in bronze, ceramic and mosaic sculptures as well as printmaking and copper etchings. Irving's early art was influenced by artists including Arthur Boyd, John Brack, Noel Connihan, Mirka Mora, Sidney Nolan[8] and John Perceval. In recent years, Irving has been influenced ″by the honest and direct expressiveness of ‘outsider art’ (the art of self-taught or ‘naive artists’) and the craft of ‘memoryware’″ Significantly, this interest grew following Irving's visit to Nek Chand's Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India.

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