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Mirror

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Swivel mirror mounted medium brown, wooden mantle stand with 2 drawers in base, Drawers are lined with green and yellow floral paper. Drawer fronts are rounded wood; one drawer has a front piece missing. Wooden uprights are a decorative, curved shape. Base has 4 round, turned wooded feet (5th foot now detached, was located in centre front between drawers). Mirror has lost its reflective coating around edges. It rests, at about 70 degree angle, on metal bracket.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marking on base in black crayon “6 2”, and pencil letters on 1 drawer “& &”, and “S S” (or “”S 8”).

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Hook

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Hook, iron

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Medals

Geelong Cycling Club, Geelong West

2 x Medals - one in bronze metal conglomerate, the other in silver metal conglomerate. The front of the medals depict an olive wreath around the circumference, and has a racing cyclist painted on an enamel disk in the centre. On the reverse sides, inscriptions appear inside an olive wreath decoration. Each medal has a green and yellow ribbon attached to it.

Historical information

Medals were presented up until the year 2002 at the Geelong West Cycling Club.

Significance

Medals are a recognition of achievement in competitive cycling events.

Inscriptions & Markings

Medal 1 - "GWCC 1994/Junior Time Trial/Men/D. Marchant" Medal 2 - "GWCC 1994/Junior Time Trial/G. Spaulding"

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Book - Corriedale Flock Book vol. XXVII, 1979

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Corriedale Flock Book" vol. XXVII, 1979, owned by Mr R.W. Pettitt, a former breeder and judge of corriedale sheep whose father and uncle were also stud owners.

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Publication - Australasian Beekeepers' Supplies. (Pender Bros. Pty. Ltd.) West Maitland, 1939.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

32 pages, illustrated

Inscriptions & Markings

Distributed by WJ & F Barnes, 550-556 Swan Street, Burnley, Victoria.

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Dress uniform of a major in Dutch Army, communication section

Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria, Carnegie, 3163

Dress uniform of major in Communications Regiment of Royal Netherlands Army, existing out of black coat with rank and regiment type indications and pants.

Inscriptions & Markings

Two stars and laurel leaves on shoulder epaulettes indicate rank of major. Collar batch indicates a communication regiment. Coat has label of manufacturer. Pants has name and rank of original owner.

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Composing Stick

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Composing Stick, is an instrument used to assemble pieces of metal type into words and lines which are later bound into a forme, set in a galley and printed. Some composing sticks had one adjustable end allowing the length of the lines and consequent width of the page or column to be set, with spaces of different sizes being used to make up the exact width. Other early composing sticks were fixed to the width of a newspaper column, when newspapers were still composited by hand.

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Photograph - Tweedside 1920: Northrope loom

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

James Murgatroyd worked in textile mills in England, Victoria and NSW. His son Fred worked as a loom tuner at Yarra Falls, Tweedside and Collins mills in Victoria as well as in Sydney, and studied at Leeds University.

Inscriptions & Markings

F Murgatroyd Tweedside/ 1920/ Northrope /Looms

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Clothing, baby's dress

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

Home-made, infant's short, long-sleeved, cream silk dress. With inset machine-made lace panels and ribbon inserts on bodice and on the sleeve cuffs. Small buttons down the back. .

Historical information

This baby's dress is an example of the clothing made for their children by the families who had settled in the Moorabbin Shire in mid 19th C

Significance

The skill and craftsmanship shown in this baby's dress is an example of the clothing made by the pioneer settlers and market gardeners in Moorabbin Shire who had to be self reliant and made their own clothing and utensils.

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Wall clock

Westbourne Grammer School, Truganina

Light stained wooden surround. Roman numerals on face in black. Westbourne logo in centre of face behind the hands

Historical information

1 only of 2. Rarity. Logo used up until 1999. It was hung in the Auditorium until 1999.

Significance

Significant because it shows the old logo.

Inscriptions & Markings

Logo on face behind the hands

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Book - Corriedale Flock Book vol. XII, 1938

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Corriedale Flock Book" vol. XII, 1938, owned by Mr R.W. Pettitt, a former breeder and judge of corriedale sheep whose father and uncle were also stud owners.

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Pen - Celebrate 80th Annual Reunion Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Burgundy ball point pen, gold colored trim.

Historical information

80th Anniversary of the Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League.

Significance

Pen - Celebrate 80th Annual Reunion Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League

Inscriptions & Markings

On side of pen is written "Ballarat Base Hospital / Trained Nurses League 1929-2008".

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Photograph of 17 Porter Street.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph of 17 Porter Street. Weatherboard house. Owner - Clarke.

Inscriptions & Markings

TITHERIDGE & GROWCOTT, 17 MAIN STREET, BALLARAT EAST. No. 17 Porter Street. 5 rooms. Conveniences: Bath, kitchen - range. LAnd: Freehold. Title: Price: £250. Terms: Book No. 356. Owner: Clarke.

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Photo of the first Drama group performance in 1957 - Performers of the first Slovenian drama group performance in Melbourne, 1957

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Actors of the first Slovenian Drama group in 1957, performing at the Kensington Town Hall with the comedy Županova Micka. Performers include: Ivan Jenc, Zorka Boletova, Srecko Kosir, Tinka Verbic, Tone Wergles, Ludvik Pirnat, Elka Pirnat, Erik Zdrazil

Historical information

The performers of the first Slovenian comedy in Australia performed in 1957 at the Kensington Town Hall. The actors names are as follows:

Significance

The continuation of Slovenian culture and language in Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

The costumes were are made by the members or hired

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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black and White photograph of the sailing ship Carradle. 253 mm x 202 mm. SH 047 Ships C - E.

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Desk

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Furniture from foreman's office at textile mill.

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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black and White photograph of steam ship S.S. Yongala. 137 mm x 84 mm SH 315 Ships T-Z

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Staying behind, photo - Staying behind, 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo of people saying goodbye to those ready to sail at the port in Trieste, Italy

Historical information

Waving goodbye to friends as they sail into a new beginning in Australia in 1960

Significance

Goodbye to friends moving on, amongst them Slovenians

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Postcard: Lake Burrumbeet - Ballarat.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The brown toned card shows a section of Lake Burrumbeet. A small jetty leads to a shed at the left and rocks form a line out into the water. Parts of a fence are at the bottom of the picture on the right hand side, also a few bushes. A hill slopes down to the water on the left.

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Bed jacket

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Baby's bed jacket knitted by Sylvia Maidment 1944-1948.

Historical information

Made by Sylvia Maidment 1947-48.

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Auger

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Ring Auger, Double Twist with Lead Screw, Mathieson made, bit size 15/32, 755 mm long

Historical information

G Pert toolbox

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Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Globe Song Folio

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Booklet - The corriedale

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

The corriedale, produced by the Australian Corriedale Association

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Angela Nagel - Last on the Island

Nillumbik Shire Council, Greensborough

Ceramic - sculpture human and animal like (koala) armless figure depicted standing in a similiar stance to that of a classical sculpture / Blue and white body with a yellow face / Made from porcelain with oxide, clear glaze and undergaze.

Historical information

With an interest in 'Collective Unconscious' Nagel aims to explore the human condition, and our impact on the natural world / This figure embodies human and animal traits with semi-autobiographical references to investigate concepts relating to identity and home / Nagel focuses on the extinct, the pest, the endangered and the introduced as a way to reveal her concerns of humanity as creator and destroyer / In this sculpture a koala headed figure is in the pose of the martyr St. Sebastion / With no arms, there is an inability to protest or fight.

Significance

This work is by a local contemporary artist and encompasses contemporary themes / This work was a finalist in the Nillumbik Prize 2012.

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Miner's Right

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Miner's Right, Ballarat , No 66763

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Book - I.C.S. Reference Library no. 88

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"I.C.S. Reference Library no. 88: ring frames, cotton mules, twisters, spoolers, beam warpers, slashers, chain warping" International Correspondence Schools Ltd, 1906.

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Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph - Back to Woorak 1964

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Newspaper Article - Music heritage on Island

Raymond Island Historical Society, Paynesville

Newspaper article, B&W

Historical information

Newspaper article on Music Heriatge on Raymond Island held 22 Jan 2011

Significance

Regionally significant and includes images of Presbyterian Church and congregation about 1900

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Soldering Iron

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Soldering iron, metal rod with 4 sided tapering head and handle made from tree branch.

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Folding knife

RSL Waverley Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Folding metal knife with 3 blades and a copper loop for attachment to a lanyard Blade 1 is an edged blade cor cutting Blade 2 is a "can opener" Blade 3 is a "Marlin spike"

Historical information

Carried by C. Felstead during WWI Thought to be British Army Issue

Inscriptions & Markings

(defense dept arrow) WE

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