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Plaque

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Rectangular gold Perspex plaque from Demo Dairy with black writing and a silver border mounted on a wooden base.

Historical information

Awarded to Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Ltd as sponsors of Demo Dairy. Demo Dairy was set up by the Department of Agriculture as a practical means of demonstrating dairy management and farm development techniques and dairy focused research.

Inscriptions & Markings

WARRNAMBOOL CHEESE/ AND BUTTER FACTORY CO LTD/ BRONZE SPONSOR/OF/DEMO DAIRY/3RD NOVEMBER 1996

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Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 1 Vol 1 Pam No 5 Fire Support 1977

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

A soft covered booklet describing the principles and processes of the application of fire support in tactical land operations.

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-093-7741

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Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Sepia toned photograph of a large shed and a group of gentlemen. Caption reads: "Albert Brown Iron Foundry Albert Street".

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Photograph - W. Sydney

The Foundling Archive, The Good Room, Brunswick East

Historical information

This photograph is part of the West Sydney Collection which depicts the period around Second World War in Australia from the perspective of a young unknown woman.

Inscriptions & Markings

Smith 3 Dad, Mum, Jim HB732 36

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Negative

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Part of a set of 22 black and white negatives. Subject: "Bugaree" and "Booyoolee" properties. Taken of "Bungaree" Shed built 1842 belongs to Hawker family, approximately 150 miles north of Adelaide and approximately 15 miles north of Clare. Booyoolee (pronounced Bowley) belonging to Booyoolee Pastoral Co. built 1856.

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Book - Minutes November 1987 to March 1989

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Green leather(?) cover with black leather covered spine blank book containing typed notes glued onto pages of the blank book. Contains the minutes of meetings of the Board of Management of the Victorian School for Deaf Children from November 1987 to March 1989

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTES/Nov. 1987 to Mar. 1989" in gold lettering on dark red background

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Image - Isaac Butt, c1864

Ballarat and District Irish Club Inc., Ballarat

Image of a man known as Isaac Butt.

Historical information

An Irish barrister, politician, Member of Parliament (M.P.), and the founder and first leader of a number of Irish nationalist parties and organisations, including the Irish Metropolitan Conservative Society in 1836, the Home Government Association in 1870 and in 1873 the Home Rule League. (Wikipedia) After being called to the bar in 1838, Butt quickly established a name for himself as a brilliant barrister. He was known for his opposition to the Irish nationalist leader Daniel O'Connell's campaign for the repeal of the Act of Union.[4] He also lectured at Trinity College, Dublin, in political economy. His experiences during the Great Famine led him to move from being an Irish unionist and an Orangeman[5] to supporting a federal political system for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland that would give Ireland a greater degree of self-rule. This led to his involvement in Irish nationalist politics and the foundation of the Home Rule League. Butt was instrumental in fostering links between Constitutional and Revolutionary nationalism through his representation of members of the Fenians Society in court. (Wikipedia) He began his career as a Tory politician on Dublin Corporation. He was Member of Parliament for Youghal from 1852 to 1865, and for Limerick from 1871 to 1879 (at the 1852 general election he had also been elected for the English constituency of Harwich, but chose to sit for Youghal). The failed Fenian Rising in 1867 strengthened Butt's belief that a federal system was the only way to break the dreary cycle of inefficient administration punctuated by incompetent uprisings.[6] In 1870 he founded the Irish Home Government Association. This was in no sense a revolutionary organisation. It was designed to mobilise public opinion behind the demand for an Irish parliament, with, as he put it, "full control over our domestic affairs."[6] He believed that Home Rule would promote friendship between Ireland and her neighbour to the east. In November 1873 Butt replaced the Association with a new body, the Home Rule League, which he regarded as a pressure-group, rather than a political party. In the General Election the following year, 59 of its members were elected. However, most of those elected were men of property who were closer to the Liberal cause.[7] In the meantime Charles Stewart Parnell had joined the League, with more radical ideas than most of the incumbent Home Rulers, and was elected to Parliament in a by-election in County Meath in 1875.[8] Butt had failed to win substantial concessions at Westminster on the things that mattered to most Irish people: an amnesty for the Fenians of '67, fixity of tenure for tenant-farmers and Home Rule. Although they worked to get Home Rulers elected, many Fenians along with tenant farmers were dissatisfied with Butt's gentlemanly approach to have bills enacted, although they did not openly attack him, as his defence of the Fenian prisoners in '67 still stood in his favour.[9] However, soon a Belfast Home Ruler, Joseph Gillis Biggar (then a senior member of the IRB), began making extensive use of the ungentlemanly tactic of "obstructionism" to prevent bills being passed by the house. When Parnell entered Parliament he took his cue from John O'Connor Power and Joseph Biggar and allied himself with those Irish members who would support him in his obstructionist campaign. MPs at that time could stand up and talk for as long as they wished on any subject. This caused havoc in Parliament. In one case they talked for 45 hours non-stop, stopping any important bills from being passed. Butt, ageing, and in failing health, could not keep up with this tactic and considered it counter-productive. In July 1877 Butt threatened to resign from the party if obstruction continued, and a gulf developed between himself and Parnell, who was growing steadily in the estimation of both the Fenians and the Home Rulers.[10] The climax came in December 1878, when Parliament was recalled to discuss the war in Afghanistan. Butt considered this discussion too important to the British Empire to be interrupted by obstructionism and publicly warned the Irish members to refrain from this tactic. He was fiercely denounced by the young Nationalist John Dillon, who continued his attacks with considerable support from other Home Rulers at a meeting of the Home Rule League in February 1879. Although he defended himself with dignity, Butt, and all and sundry, knew that his role in the party was at an end.[11] Butt, who had been suffering from bronchitis, had a stroke the following May and died within a week. He was replaced by William Shaw, who in turn was replaced by Charles Stewart Parnell in 1880. (Wikipedia)

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Postcard: Gong Gong, Ballarat.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The coloured card shows a Reservoir near Ballarat. Reflections of trees around the edges show in the water. Tall eucalypt trees are on the left hand side of the picture.

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Photograph - Aniston in dry dock Hoboken, New Jersey

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Black and white photograph of the Aniston in dry dock, in Hoboken, New Jersey, dated 16th of August, 1947.

Historical information

The photograph is part of a series of five, depicting the Aniston in dry docks in Hoboken, New jersey, on the 26th of August, 1947. This photograph shows the front of the ship while in the dry dock.

Significance

This is a photograph from the Allan Charles Quinn collection which is a collection of letters and photograph depicting aspects of life at sea for a young man in the era immediately following World War II.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in black ink on reverse: ANISTON IN DRY DOCK / HOBOKEN NEW JERSEY / 26.8.47 / D (in pencil). There is also a small blue mark in the bottom left hand corner.

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Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/w photo of a simple wooden cabin with door. Caption: "This building was the last of the original Chinese ? ? (illegible) ? ? William Lung".

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Ceramics - press moulded - Suppression

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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Caulfield Properties

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 Photographs of Glenfern owned by Francis McDonnell and John T Boyd, 6 July 1973

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Spoon

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Two unrestored table spoons from the wreck of the LOCH ARD. Each spoon design has a flattened fiddle-back handle, with a thin stem or shank, flared collar, and a shallow rounded bowl. The spoons' metallic composition is a thin layer of brass alloy which has partially corroded back to a nickel-silver base metal. Only 10% of the original plate remains visible. Approximately 70% of spoons' surface are is covered by a red or rust-stained sediment. The 2 spoons are joined at their handles. No makers marks are visible.

Historical information

These table spoons are 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”. These table spoons are two 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 generally common range of 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. 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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photo - Rushworth Choir Perform c1991

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Rushworth Choir peforms to Tatura 50 & Overs in the Anglican Church Hall, c1991.

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Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

View of village & hills.

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Photographs - R. Owen (Jack Collection)

The Foundling Archive, The Good Room, Brunswick East

Historical information

This item is part of the ‘Jack’ collection. Photographs, negatives, slides, glass plates, stereographs, postcards, letters and other ephemera obtained from Tyaab Packing House Antique Centre in December 2013. All items collected by long-time collector and camera enthusiast Jack Russo.

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Leg Vice

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Leg Vice leg

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Publication - Honey sources in some tropical and subtropical countries (Crane, E.), London, 1973

Wheen Bee Foundation, Beechworth

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Book - Merchant Shipping Survey of Passenger Ships Instructions to Surveyors Volume I

Bay Steamers Maritime Museum, Albert Park

Grey soft cover book of 285 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

Front page stamped "HUNTER THE STATIONER / NEWCASTLE / PTY LTD"

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Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Part of the Zakrzewski photographic collection. Mr Zakrzewski collected, repaired and restored spinning wheels and was the inventor of the Carrington Wheel. He retained photographs of all the spinning wheels he repaired and restored and the entire collection of 42 photos were donated to the NWM with his spinning wheel collection.

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Fork

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Silver plated copper alloy table fork from the wreck of the Loch Ard. Length 8 " Some Silver Oxide and encrustation. Fork is bent. Hallmark visible on back.

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certificate

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A laminated copy of Orbost Higher Elementary School Certificate presented to Maurice Wilton in December 1938 for Honours Geography Pass English Arithmetic Algebra Geometry Science History Drawing It is signed by ? ? McFarlane Dip Ed (head teacher).

Historical information

This certificate was produced by John Phillips for the Orbost Secondary College Centenary Celebrations on Saturday 28th April and Sunday 29th April 2012.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back : Produced by John Phillips for the Orbost Secondary College Centenary Celebrations on Saturday 28th April and Sunday 29th April 2012.

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Booklet - Armoured Corps Training

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

A soft covered booklet. Supplement No 1 to RAC Training Vol III Armament Pam No 3A Centurion Mk 3. Dealing mainly with the machine guns fitted to the tank

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Memo Book

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Soft covered memo book, sapled with pencil entries. Rusted needle and thread secured to front cover. Front cover design : "Memo book", ink pot and quill

Historical information

Property of internee at camp 3, Tatura and used there for memo-type entries

Inscriptions & Markings

Karl Wied 1943 Tatura

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Plane

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Moulding Plane marked Gabriel 1791-1810 No 7 Quirk Stamped JB

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Victorian bar brooch

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Victorian bar brooch, gold 1.8g, Pink stone in centre of design of 4 small "flowers" attached to a fine gold bar, square shape with intertwining rings on base bar.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marked on back

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Maroondah, Glen Eira Road, 379, Caulfield North

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

An auction brochure for the sale of Maroondah, 379 Glen Eira Road, Caulfield, undated, auction occurring on 29/05/1937 contains details on the location, land, rooms and outbuildings. Back of brochure has a handwritten illustration of a floor plan. Black and White photograph of the house printed also.

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Costume

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Veil

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Block

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

2 sheave wood block with hook and heavy borer infestation. Block has metal hook.

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Container

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Container metal round with lid painted black

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