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Booklet - Command & Organization of a Corps Headquarters in War

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

A soft covered booklet indicating one way of operating a corps HQ that evolved from four years of active warfare in the desert, Sicily and NW Europe

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8618

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Book - Manual of Map Reading, Photo Reading ing and Field Sketching1929

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

Hard covered book covering map reading, field sketching and air photo reading for use of Officer candidates, Officers and Non-commissioned Officers. Reprinted with amdts Nos 1 - 4 1939

Inscriptions & Markings

26 Manuals 412

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Photograph - 'Iluka' Big Hill G.O.R. 21 September 1924 Menu

Lorne Historical Society, Lorne

Photo of menu for luncheon 21 September 1924 at ILUKA given by Capt Edward Mosley on Big Hill/Secretary of Trust Luncheon catered by Mrs Clarke of Eastern View guest house; given to fellow Masons to mark Capt. Morley's installation as Master of Geelong Lodge

Historical information

The luncheon was gven by Captain Ward Mosely on Big Hill, the Secretary of the Trust. Luncheon was catered by Mrs Clarke or Eastern View guest house. It was held to matk Captan Mosley's installation as Master of Geelong Lodge (Freemason)

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Spirit level

Warrnambool and District Historical Society, Warrnambool

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Photograph - Souvenir of Bunyip Feb 9th 1921

Bunyip Historical Society, Bunyip

One of the original b/w photographs of the official opening of the Bunyip War Memorial, February 9th 1921. photographer G Sutton created this photo to be purchased as a souvenir of event. Taken from south west corner of High and Main streets, it shows the new memorial with crowds in front of shops. Horses and buggies and cars in background.

Historical information

Created for the opening of the Bunyip War memerial official opening, February 9, 1921

Inscriptions & Markings

On back "George Sutton, Picture framer and Photographer, Bunyip. Photos Copied and Enlarged - a Speciality. Workmanship Guaranteed.'

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Certificate - World War II Presentation Certificate

Otway Districts Historical Society, Beech Forest

Presentation Certificate to Gilbert J. Simmons of Wyelangta by the President, Councillors and ratepayers of the Shire of Otway in appeciation of his service during World War II. Dated 21 June 1946.

Historical information

The President, R.M. Whelan, Councillors, signed by G.J. Adams, the Shire Secretary, T.J. Fry, and ratepayers of the Shire of Otway presented a certificate to Gilbert J. Simmonds of Wyelangta on 21 June 1946 in appreciation of his duty in the services during World War II.

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Bottle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Small part of a dark green bottle - bottom corner piece Height 2�" Width 2�"

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Photograph (1982) - Part Sunshine Business Area - Sunshine Centre Plaza Stage 1

Sunshine and District Historical Society Incorporated,

Large cardboard mounted sepia photograph with thin white plastic edging. Grey painted outline shows the site in 1982 on which the SUNSHINE CENTRE PLAZA was to be built, as well the buildings that then existed in part of the business area of Sunshine.

Historical information

The Sunshine business area has undergone major change from industrial manufacturing to retail. This aerial photograph shows the industrial areas that existed on both sides of Hampshire Road in 1982, and which have since been replaced by two shopping centres and the library building. The photograph also shows the old swimming pool, and retail outlets that no longer exist such as Waltons, Clark Rubber, Fosseys and the original Safeway store. It also shows a vacant land where the current Centrelink office now exists. The photograph was originally used as a promotion for the Sunshine Centre Plaza retail complex.

Significance

This photograph is a historical record of what part of Sunshine looked like 3 decades ago.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sunshine Centre Plaza Stage 1

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Trophy - Greensborough Golf Club Trophy 1950

Greensborough Historical Society,

Metal tropy on bakelite stand.

Historical information

Greensborough Golf Club trophy won by Miss E Partington 24th June 1950.

Significance

Miss E Partington was a member of a Greensborough pioneer family. She was active in the community and a member of the local golf club.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved: G.G.C. won by Miss E Partington 24.6.50.

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Fork

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Silver plated copper alloy table forks - entr�e from the wreck of the Loch Ard. Length 7? " Some verdigris and silver oxide. Very light encrustation on fork. Hallmark visible.

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Theatre program - The Bandwagon (play) performed at the Athenaeum Theatre in 1970

Melbourne Athenaeum, Melbourne

Paper program for a play performed at the Athenaeum Theatre 19 June until 15 August 1970; coloured cover - yellow; 16 p. includes articles about the play, the actors and advertisements

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Bats program 2004 - Bats

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

An A4 publication, stapled. Back and front covers are colour. 18 p. : ill.

Historical information

This program was created to accompany the Williamstown High School production, Bats, performed at the Altona Civic Theatre, August 12-14, 2004. Directed by Michael Waugh.

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Kettle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Copper kettle 203mmD x 230mmH

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Photograph - Colour - Ozone Hotel, Queenscliff, c1992

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

Photograph of a three storey building with tower.

Historical information

The Ozone at Queenscliff was the former beach house of the Baillieu family. It was built in 1881 to the designs of William Ellis, and is now on both the Victorian Heritage Register and the Register of the National Estate.

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Knife, Paper

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston, Victoria

Trench art paper knife made from a spent World War 1 French 8mm Berthier carbine bullet. The copper knife blade is marked with the words "Villers Bretonneux".

Inscriptions & Markings

"Villers Bretonneux"

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Publication - Beyond the Postcard Image.....Mauritians and Rodriguans in Victoria

Cultural Historical Association of Rodriguans and Mauritians in Victoria (C.H.A.R.M Vic), Endeavour Hills

Beyond the postcard image...Mauritians & Rodriguans in Victoria - Souvenir Brochure produced by the Immigration Museum for the Exhibition held at their Community Gallery from 4 Nov 2006 to 18 March 2007.

Inscriptions & Markings

Immigration Museum Project - Immigration Museum 2006. Sponsored by the Victorian Government, Victorian Multicultural Commission, Scanlon Foundation and C.H.A.R.M. Vic.

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Name Plate

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Brass Entrance Name Plates, "JAMES & ALEXR BROWN COLLIERY PROPRIETORS & STEAMSHIP OWNERS"

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Cap Liner

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Round glass lid, from Falls of Halladale wreck. Diameter 2?". Artefact Reg No FoH/16.

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Photograph - black and white - Ballarat Benevolent Asylum, 1940

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

Black and white panoramic photograph of a large building with well laid our gardens in the foreground. The property is the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum

Historical information

The Ballarat Benevolent Asylum building as depicted in this photograph was demolished in 1941.

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Baby Dress.

Learmonth and District Historical Society, Learmonth

Baby's dress hand made of cream silk , with smocking across front, back,and wrists.

Historical information

This babies dress was possibly worn by Mrs Cuthbertson nee Hooper, after her birth in 1881,( Mother of Joan Charles) and is approximately 150 years old.It is hand made cream silk with smocking to the front and back of the bodice.and the wrists of the full length sleeves. It was donated by the children of Joan M Charles- Melville J Charles,Joell E Stern, Beth Z Charles and Rhonnie M Dryne.

Significance

Hand made Baby's dress, depicting the craftmanship and style of dress for the late 19th century.It is only one of two Silk baby's dresses in the Learmonth and District HIstorical Society Inc.collection.

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Music Book - Popular Inst. Books No. 14

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum,

White book with black print "Popular Instruction Books" for various instruments No. 14 (Metzler & Co.)

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broad axe

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

An iron axe head with a very long cutting blade and a long wooden handle.

Historical information

Used in the timber and sleeper-cutting industry. Used to square sleepers. This axe was possibly used by the donor John McMahon.

Significance

Used in the timber and sleeper-cutting industry in the Orbost region.Timber sleepers were superceded by concrete sleepers in c. 1970s. broad-axe sleeper-cutting timber-industry

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Strainer

Blacksmith's Cottage and Forge , Bacchus Marsh. 3340. Victoria

A small round strainer with original fine holes. Larger holes have been punched in possibly with a nail. Handle is of wood, the rest of metal. Appears to have had a small lug attached to top rim at some time. In fair condition.

Historical information

Used domestically in food preparation.

Significance

Local.

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Furnishings - Wooden Display Case

Gippsland Vehicle Collection, Maffra

Wooden Display Case

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Personal Effects, hair pins Kirby-Beard

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

A box of 5 packs of 50 waved,hairpins made by Kirby-Beard Pty Ltd. Packs are wrapped in green paper. These pins became known as 'french hairpins' commonly used for 'up styles' of long hair- chignons, french roll etc,

Historical information

These hair pins were used to secure the fashionable hairstyles of the 20thC. Women could either manage their hair style themselves or attend a Hairdresser at a Salon.

Inscriptions & Markings

Paper wrapper STANDARD / KIRBY- BEARD/ Reg / QUALITY / HAIR PINS Box : SMEERKAAS 40

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Flask

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Flask glass inner, pouring lip, hinged cover, handle and painted green on the exterior. Chrome coated base and top.

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Newsletter - Greensborough Historical Society Newsletter. Issue 1. August 2010

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 x A4 pages. Articles and colour photos.

Historical information

First newsletter of the Greensborough Historical Society. Includes news of the formation of the GHS and some early activities.

Significance

Contents: President's Report, Local History - The Beale Family

Inscriptions & Markings

August Newsletter [Issue 1 2010]

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Medal

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Bramley-Moore medal from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, awarded to Peter Carmody. The round,silver medal is attached to a looped blue ribbon by a decorative, swivelling silver connector. The top of the ribbon has a silver pin bar threaded through it. The obverse of the medal has a design of a man kneeling on a floating part of a wreck. He is rescuing a child from the sea. There is a manned boat in the distance rescuing someone from the sea. In the far background there is a sailing ship. The top third of the medal has an inscription around it. The reverse shows a long-legged hen cormorant with extended wings holding an olive branch in its beak. The bird is surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves made from two branches. There is an inscription between the design and the rim that goes all the way around the circumference. There is a name engraved around the edge of the medal. The medal in embedded in a purple velvet panel that rests inside a brown, leather-covered case. The lid of the case has a gold embossed emblem in the cemtre. Both the lid and base have a rectangular gold border. The lid is attached to the base with two brass hinges. The base has a brass push-button catch. The box is lined with padded cream silk. The lining inside the lid has a gold emblem in the centre.

Historical information

This medal is the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society’s “Bramley-Moore medal for saving life at sea 1872”. The Society was formed in 1839. In 1872 Mr John Bramley-Moore donated £500 on condition that the medal have the specific inscription above on its reverse. The Bramley Morre medal was first awarded in 1874 and records show that since that time only one gold medal has been awarded, twenty-two silver medals and seventeen bronze medals, the last being in 1945. This Bromley-Moore medal was awarded to Peter Carmody for his bravery in saving lives on the Newfield shipwreck. The Newfield was a three-masted iron and steel barque, built in Dundee, Scotland, in 1889 by Alexander Stephen and Sons. It was owned by the Newfield Ship Company in 1890 and later that year It was registered in Liverpool to owners Brownells and Co. The Newfield left Sharpness, Scotland, on 28th May 1892 with a crew of 25 under the command of Captain George Scott and on 1st June left Liverpool. She was bound for Brisbane, Australia, with a cargo of 1850 tons of fine rock salt, the main export product of Sharpness. At about 9pm on 28th August 1892, in heavy weather, Captain Scott sighted, between heavy squalls, the Cape Otway light on the mainland of Victoria but, due to a navigational error (the ship’s chronometers were wrong), he assumed it to be the Cape Wickham light on King Island, some 40 miles south. He altered his course to the north, expecting to enter Bass Strait. The ship was now heading straight for the south west Victorian coast. At about 1:30am the Newfield ran aground on a reef about 100 yards from shore and one mile east of Curdie’s Inlet, Peterborough. The ship struck heavily three times before grounding on an inner shoal with 6 feet of water in the holds. Rough sea made the job of launching lifeboats very difficult. The first two lifeboats launched by the crew were smashed against the side of the ship and some men were crushed or swept away. The third lifeboat brought eight men to shore. It capsized when the crew tried to return it to the ship for further rescue The rescue was a difficult operation. The Port Campbell Rocket Crew arrived and fired four rocket lines, none of which connected with the ship. Peter Carmody, a local man, volunteered to swim about one mile off shore to the ship with a line to guide the fourth and final lifeboat safely to shore. He was assisted by James McKenzie and Gerard Irvine. Seventeen men survived the shipwreck but the captain and eight of his crew perished. The Newfield remained upright on the reef with sails set for a considerable time as the wind slowly ripped the canvas to shreds and the sea battered the hull to pieces. The Marine Board inquiry found the wreck was caused by a "one man style of navigation" and that the Captain had not heeded the advice of his crew. According to Jack Loney ‘… when the drama was over . . the Newfield was deserted except for the Captain’s dog and two pigs.’ Peter Carmody was awarded the Bramley-Moore medal by the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society for Saving Life at Ssea, which he received by mail on January 21st 1893. The medal and a letter of congratulations were donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum by Peter Carmody’s grand-daughter Norma Bracken and her son Stuart Bracken on 25th May 2006. The Medal and Letter of Congratulations join other items in the Newfield collection.

Significance

The Carmody Medal recognises the bravery of Peter Carmody in risking his life to rescue crew members of the Barque Newfield when it was wrecked near Curdies Inlet in August 1892. The ‘Bramley-Moore medal for saving life at sea, 1872’ was presented by the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society. The medal and accompanying letter have local and international historic significance as they demonstrate both the difficulties associated with navigation and the dangers of shipping along the South West Coast of Victoria in the 19th century and the medal’s association with the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society and John Bramley-Moore, who provided £500 to found the Bramley-Moore medal. The medal is socially significant. It emphasises the importance of Peter Carmody in rescuing victims of shipwrecks with little thought for his own safety. The medal reminds us of the importance of local people to Victoria’s maritime history. The Carmody Medal and Humane Society letter were in the Carmody family until they were presented to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, by the grand-daughter and great-grandson of Peter Carmody, on the 25th May 2006. The medal is significant for its complete provenance recorded in the donation documentation. The medal is in very good condition and relatively rare with only 22 silver medals awarded between 1874 and 1945. The Carmody Medal and letter add a human element to the story of the shipwrecks. They give life and significance to the Newfield, its victims and its artefacts.

Inscriptions & Markings

The obverse has the words "LORD, SAVE US, WE PERISH". The reverse has the words "BRAMLEY-MOORE MEDAL FOR SAVING LIFE AT SEA" and "1872". Around the edge of the medal are the words "PETER CARMODY, FOR HAVING BEEN MAINLY INSTRUMENTAL IN RESCUING THE CREW OF THE BARQUE NEWFIELD, AUG 29 1892" The pin bar has the words “LIVERPOOL SHIPWRECK & HUMANE SOCIETY” written across it. The gold embossed emblem on the lid of the box has the words in the centre "SHIPWRECK AND …. …. ….FOUNDED 1839" The gold emblem on the cream silk lining has the words “BY APPOINTMENT ELKINGTON & CO” printed on it.

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Shears

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Sheep Hand Shears metal made in Sheffield stamped Made in England Combination UTS

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Negative Photographic Reproduction - Greasy Johnstson’s hut

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Greasy Johnstson’s hut (with Ted Silver & Mrs Miller) Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

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Document

Nhill & District Historical Society, Nhill

Keep Australia Beautiful 1994 x 4

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Journal Reference - Mountain Work and Walks 1945-48,The Joy of Being Alive

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This item has been photocopied by the author of his journal, consisting 27 pages of A4 size paper. A covering letter by the author is at the front of this loose leafed journal.

Historical information

This journal detailing the author and friends walks and observations together with black and white photographs of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong high plains regions during various "walks during the years 1945 to 1948. These walks were undertaken well before the various Hydro - electricity generating plants and infra structures where installed. It relays the how the walker and adventurer enjoyed the pristine Alpine regions of Victoria. The wilderness and higher sense of adventure encountered by the author and his "walking party" is now no longer that intense. The isolation of the region was, at that time, still a barrier for the casual adventurer and required a dedication of the "pioneer" mountain walker of the 1800s to early 1900s.

Significance

The significance of this journal is that both the photographs and accounts of those intrepid adventurers walking throughout the Victorian Alps and the Bogong High Plains details the countryside in one of the remaining years of relative pristine and minimal "tourist" developed regions of rural Victorian. The necessity of greater electrical power supply to the rapidly growing demand from cities and larger towns, post World War II immigration, had resulted in drastic changes to the infrastructure of the Victorian Alpine regions and particularly the Kiewa Valley. The photographs and the written accounts of the "adventurers" in this journal presents the last phases of the " Australian rough outback environment" and also the typical "bush wise" city/town dweller that although lived in towns and cities still had the adventurers heart of their fore fathers.

Inscriptions & Markings

The author's correspondence and covering letter has his signature "D Bottomley"

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Photograph (colour) - Ballarat School of Mines Brewery Building

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

Twenty five colour photographs of the Brewery Building at the University of Ballarat SMB (Ballarat School of Mines) campus. The Brewery Building is built on the site of the former Ballarat Brewery and incorporates the chimney and 'Cowley' boilers from that site.

Historical information

In 1872 William Tulloch and Alexander McLaren constructed a new brick 'Royal Standard Brewery' to the design of architect Henry R. Caselli. They had been operating a much smaller 'Royal Standard' Brewery, possibly since 1859. The Ballarat Brewing Company was established in 1895 and took over operations of the 'Royal Standard'. This new company resulted in the merger of the 'Royal Standard Brewery', James Coglans 'Phoenix Brewery' (Warrenheip) and Henry Leggo's 'Barley Sheaf Brewery' (Creswick Rd). J. Coglan and W. Tulloch were principals of the new company. By 1912 the Ballarat Brewery buildings fronting Armstrong Street were upgraded and new plant installed. Ballarat Brewing Company was well established as a thriving business. In 1926 'Ballarat Bertie' (the cellar-man) advertising image was introduced. It was used successfully until 1994 on 'Ballarat Bitter' labels. During the1940s and 50s the Ballarat Brewing Company was significantly upgraded and extended equipment and buildings. In 1959 Carlton and United Breweries purchased the Ballarat Brewery, its brewing rights and the land (but not the 114 BBC hotels or the Dana Street offices). The Lydiard Street frontage become the 'front' of the CUB Brewery. CUB ceased brewing at the Ballarat Brewery site in 1989 and closed the plant. Four years later the 'brewery site' was purchased by the Ballarat School of Mines to enlarge its campus area as TAFE was a rapidly expanding areas of education. In 1994 plans were developed for the 'Brewery Complex' with careful regard for needed educational facilities and due concern regarding historical aspects of the site and its buildings. There was close consultation and cooperation with the Ballarat City Council during the planning process. In 1995 most of the Brewery buildings were demolished by some special structures and features are preserved. The old brewery chimney was retained as a permanent reminder of the original industrial site, as were two boilers. The SMB Brewery Complex was completed in 1996 and reflects aspects of the former brewery's appearance. It was opened by Prime Minister John Howard on 28 February 1997. Further details at http://guerin.ballarat.edu.au/curator/buildings/site_listing_brewery-complex.shtml

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Cachet Machine

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Cachet machine for making Cachets or Koseals of pharmaceuticals such as quinine or sulphanol. Materials contained in wooden box. Manufactured by Thos Christy & Co, Old Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street London.

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Regimental Scrap Book: 2010-2019

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

Archival quality A3 loose leaf slip case containing memorabilia documents, cuttings and photos about the Regiment for the period 2010-2019. Contents include:Training, ceremonial and social activities

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Tobacco Cutter

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Tobacco cutter, hand operated with broken wooden base and removable blade. Blade is angled against a wooden base plate for slicing tobacco. Cutter is attached to base with four screws. Part of base has broken away.

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Spoon

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Unrestored tea spoon from the wreck of the LOCH ARD. The spoon design has a flattened fiddle-back handle, with a thin stem or shank, flared collar, and elongated bowl. The spoons metallic composition is a thin layer of brass alloy which has partially corroded back to a nickel-silver base metal. 40% of spoon surface is encrusted with red and white sediment and 40% shows verdigris. Makers marks are obscured.

Historical information

This tea spoon is 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”. This teaspoon is one 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 following descriptions of maker’s 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. 1. A recessed Crown containing a raised Diamond outline and the initials “W” and “P” (the recognised trademark of William Page & Co) 2. An impressed Ellipse containing a raised, pivoted, Triangle in its lower part and bearing a Resurrection Cross on its upper section (a possible dissenting church symbol reflecting religious affiliation); OR a rounded Square impression containing a raised, ‘lazy’, letter “B” (possibly mimicking sterling silver hallmark signifying city of manufacture i.e. Birmingham) 3. An impressed rounded Square filled with a raised Maltese Cross (the base metal composite of nickel silver was also known as ‘German silver’ after its Berlin inventors in 1823) 4. A recessed Circle containing a Crab or Scarab Beetle image; OR a recessed Circle containing a rotated ‘fleur de lys’ or ‘fasces’ design 5. A depressed Diamond shape enclosing a large raised letter “R” and a small raised letter “D” (mimicking the U.K. Patent Office stamp which abbreviated the term ‘registered’ to “RD”, but also included date and class of patent) 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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sword

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A Japanese Army Samurai sword from WW11. It has a Katana style blade - a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

Historical information

This sword was collected by Norman Ladner in New Britain during WW11. It was returned to Australia in 1946. Lorraine Joiner (Norman Ladner's daughter) gave the sword to Orbost Police in 2010.

Significance

Katana were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan, also commonly referred to as a "samurai sword.

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Furniture

Morongo Old Collegians' Association,

A dark wood chaise lounge with a rolled back and arms. Re-covered in a dramatic plum and magenta tapestry weave.

Significance

Purchased for 12 pounds from the Russell Family who owned a large grazing property between Geelong and Ballarat, by Miss Lucy Shaw. It was paid for by Miss Shaw and Miss Jean Rentoul. Miss Shaw paid for the re-covering which was organised by Mrs Isabel Dellar, Drama Teacher.

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Block

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

2 sheave wood block plate and sheaves missing 210mmL x 170mmW x 130mmD

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Cap Liner

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Semi opaque glass fruit jar lid with Patd.APR 25.82 Has piece missing from side and a light encrustation. Recovered from the Falls of Halladale.

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Folder: NMIT Style guide 2004

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Blue folder with several sections including Introduction, Publications, Stationery, Advertising, Internet/Intranet, Signage published 2004. Earlier editions also held. The First edition published in 1997 is in bookelt form of 22 pages with a mauve cover and titled House style guide. Another 32 page booklet with blue cover with NMIT logo on cover is A5 size and was published February 1999.

Historical information

1 copy of frist edition, 3 Copies held of 1999 edition, 1 of 2004.

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Newspaper clipping - Jim had his own jubilee.

Greensborough Historical Society,

A photocopy of a newspaper clipping, a coloured photograph of the Medhursts c 1971 and a gilt and blue coloured metal badge.

Historical information

Tells the story of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Diamond Valley Football League. In particular it centres on Jim Medhurst the only former player present from the Greensborough team that won the inaugural 1921 premiership.

Significance

Jim Medhurst's ancestors were a pioneering family in the district. His father played football for the Old Brittanias, a fore runner of the Collingwood Football Club.

Inscriptions & Markings

Some pencil markings in photocopy.

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Badge - Life Member 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Association

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

27 mm dia milled edge disc on which is affixed Regt badge. Suspended from a 6 x 40 mm rectangular piece - with LIFE MEMBER in gold lettering on blue background.

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watercolour & Pastel - [Landscape]

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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Book - Kyneton Mounted Rifle Corps

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

Book - providing a history of the Kyneton Mounted Rifle Corps and successor units. With photos and illustrations

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History Book - A Day with Mozart

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum,

Book titled "Mozart - Days with the Great Composers" Printed picure portrait of Mozart on front cover.

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Buoy - S.S. Koranui Buoy

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Life buoy from SS Koranui divided into four sections alternating between red and white colourings.

Inscriptions & Markings

Black writing on white sections of buoy: "S.S. KORANUI/MELBOURNE"

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Genealogical Document - Descendants of Henry Head

Greensborough Historical Society,

3 pages of text

Historical information

List of the descendants of Henry Head, including members of the Stock and McDowell families.

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Ornaments, Floral vase

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

Circa 1890 to 1900. A Grimwade's floral and black-patterned ceramic vase with detachable "frog" for holding flowers in place. The rim of the vase is trimmed with gold.

Historical information

The Royal Winton brand has always been synonymous with quality and design and has roots in Stoke-on-Trent, England that go back over one hundred years. Originally known as Grimwade Brothers it was founded by Leonard Lumsden Grimwade. Leonard had shown a natural talent for modelling pottery and it was in this field that his infant business began, in 1885. He was soon joined in the business by his older brother, Sidney Richard, another potter.

Significance

The family of Daphne Sturt were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire

Inscriptions & Markings

On the bottom of the vase there is a Backstamp: Grimwade, Winton, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Made in England. The Grimwade's makers -mark is also present.

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