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Photograph - Digital image - Prudence Partington

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white studio photograph.

Historical information

Prudence Partington was born in 1858 at a cottage at the Watsonia Toll Gate operated by her father Charles. The family later moved to Willis Vale. After their parents’ deaths, Maria and Prudence moved to a house in Sellars Street Watsonia in 1890. They lived together until their deaths in 1930, just two months apart.

Significance

A pioneer Greensborough family.

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Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Chemold Owen Davidson Hawk tennis racquet, with ribbon whipping around shoulders and shaft, and red rubber with black trim handle grip. Chemold logo features across base of head. A tartan pattern features on throat. Model name features along shaft. Blue, red and white Chemold trademark features on lower shaft. Plain white plastic butt cap. Autograph by Davidson features along shaft on obverse. Materials: Wood, Nylon, Ribbon, Paint, Ink, Plastic, Rubber, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Adhesive tape

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LP Vinyl Record - Songs of the heart

Ukrainian Historical Society Sunshine, Ardeer

Vinyl record housed in record cover

Significance

Representative of Ukrainian folk music in the 1960s

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Photograph - Black and White - Frank and E.N. Wright in Sydney, 1923

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

Black and white photograph of two men in three piece suits (one dark, one light with a hat), standing on the footpath in front of a building with a cast iron fence. The men are E.N. Wright and Frank 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 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 - E.N.Wright (left), Frank Wright (right), Sydney (Easter 1923), Taken by Alex Wright (Au)

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Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph x 5 of "Back to Nhill 1976"

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Portrait - Lt-Col L E Reeder

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

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col L E Reeder ED

Historical information

Lt-Col Reeder was Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment from 1970 to 1975

Significance

One of a collection of portraits of former Commanding Officers of the Regiment

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Certificate - Ballarat School of Mines Competency as a Geologist Certificate

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

Cream coloured vellum certificate with blues Ballarat School of Mines Crest and red seal. It is a Ballarat School of Mines Certificate of Competency as a Geologist made out to William Baragwanath in 1911. The Certificate of Competency included passing examinations in Geology, Mining geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Mine Surveying and Chemistry.

Historical information

William Baragwanath became Victorian Government Geologist.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed on left 'W. Baragwanath'

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Photographic print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Black and white photograph of Bob Hewitt in action. Handwriting on reverse. Materials: Paper, Photographic emulsion

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Photograph: "Late Mr. Martin Hosking"

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Framed photo Mr. M. Hosking born November 1841 died February 1893. Transfer from Ballarat Library September 1994. Refer to accession sheet for more information.

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Book - Yendon Red Cross - YENDON RED CROSS BRANCH

Yendon History Group, Yendon

Exercise book, grey cover with red cloth spine. Front pages contain treasurer's records from March 1965 to June 1994. Back pages contain membership lists, July 1965 to 1995.

Inscriptions & Markings

YENDON RED CROSS BRANCH handwritten in blue ballpoint pen

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acrylic and gold leaf on canvas - 'Flame Tree' by Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling

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

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Promotional poster, "Men Knitting - the first Australian Exhibition."

Historical information

Promotional poster, "Men Knitting - the first Australian Exhibition,.."

Inscriptions & Markings

MEN KNITTING/ THE FIRST/ AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITION/ PROUDLY SPONSERED BY/ THE AUSTRALIAN WOOL CORPORATION

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Book - The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, Vol VII, No. 2

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

Brown, paper covered printed journal of the British Astronomical Association. Contents include branch reports from Glasgow, Manchester and Sydney. Papers include Uranus (C. Roberts); Planet Uranus (Arthur Henderson); Naked-eye Pairs of Stars (F. Gale); Jupiter in November 1896, (C. Roberts); Observation of Dark Spots on the Planet Jupiter (John Tebbutt); The Great Sun0Spot Group of September 1896 (E. Walter Mainder); Solar Prominences (John S. Townsend); Observations of Leonids (Wililam Anderson); Occulation of Mecury by Venus, 17 May 1737 (A.C.D. Crommelin); Stellar Occulations by Planets (C.T. Whitmell); Canals of Mars Observed at the Moanora Observatory (Lec Brenner); Observations of Ceti (L.A. Eddie). Correspondence reported includes the Herschelian Reflector, Berlin Exhibition, aurora, Aurora Borealis, Liberia

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Silkscreen - 'Sketches of Spain' by Robert Jacks

Federation University Australia Art Collection , Ballarat

A limited edition silkscreen by Robert Jacks.

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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Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

SRD ST YALE

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Boots Ski

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

These brown ski boots, "Grief" brand have "cherry" inserts with cream laces, within the main boot. The boots have red and black laces and crossover tie flaps (to allow for maximum front foot entry. These boots do not have any ski clips to hold firm those restraints(quick release) on the skis (like "modern boots and skis). The heel section has the red Greif "W" pattern.

Historical information

These cross country ski boots are part of the pioneer ski recreational sport in the Victoria Alps. The mid 1900's saw the Victorian Alps begin to be used for recreational skiing, especially cross country. The majority of skiers at this point in time were either from the SEC Vic. Kiewa Hydro Scheme or from Melbourne. International skiers had better ski fields (ski lodges etc.) in Europe, the U.S.A. and Canada. With greater and better coverage of the Winter Olympics and some medal wins, skiing became more interesting and rewarding for city dwellers in Melbourne and Sydney.

Significance

These ski boots are of great significance to the Kiewa Valley as it demonstrates that winter sports in the region have and still do attract not only skiers but also provide an employment(even though seasonal) avenue which "livens up" a small rural community and provides for a diversity of land useage which did not exist in the 1800's.

Inscriptions & Markings

At the underside of the rubber sole in freehand script "Cresta"

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Book - The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin

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Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Ararat on parade Dec 1970

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Photograph - Digital image - William and Mary Partington on wedding day

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white studio photograph.

Historical information

William Partington and Mary Jane Price on their wedding day in 1898. Their daughter Eva was born in 1899. Mary died in childbirth in 1900.

Significance

A pioneer Greensborough family.

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Booklet - The Kyabram Reform Movement of 1902

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Soft cover yellow cardboard with brown printing. Kyabram Reform Movement on front cover. 14 pages

Historical information

Presented by author to Tatura Historical Society. Formation of Kyabram Refore Movement Committee

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Spectacles and case

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Spectacles synthetic frame with metal arms and metal and plastic bridge. Hard outside case blue with blue velvet lining.

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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black And White Photograph of Priwall. 85 mm X 140 mm Sh 229.1 Sh M - R

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coral

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A lump of fossilised coral in limestone rock.

Historical information

This fossil was possibly found in a quarry near the top of Mt Raymond near Orbost. Crushed rock was quarried from a government quarry ther.

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Bath Thermometer

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

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Personal Effects, Cigarette holder bakelite

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

A bakelite cigarette holder

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Postcard: "Cumberland House", Marysville. Victoria. Australia.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

"Cumberland House"

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VCFL football medal

Cobden & District Historical Society,

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Photograph

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Hand tinted portrait photograph of Florence (Flo) Davies, reputed first student enrolled at Canterbury Primary School

Historical information

Studio portrait of Flo Davies.

Significance

First student enrolled at the new Canterbury State primary school.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bottom left corner "Broothern Studios" Bottom right corner "230 Collins St. M" (corner torn) Rear centre "Florence Emily/Davies (handwritten)

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Mouthpieces And Bowl

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Four glass painted mouth pieces for opium pipes and one brass bowl. Red and green is the color of paint on mouth pieces.

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Photographic print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Photo of Carel Rosenbloom Materials: Paper, Photographic emulsion

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