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Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black and White photograph of the rescue of crew from H.M.A.S. Warrnambool. Men in life boat. 87 mm x 123 mm SH 309 Ships T-Z

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Cricket Ball

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The ball used by the first English team to play cricket in Ballarat on 6 March 1862. See additional information attached to record.

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Register - Marriage Register

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Book with blue paper covers, spine bound win darker blue material, containing twenty registration pages on which weddings are recorded. It covers the twelve year period between 1923 to 1935.

Historical information

All the weddings performed in the St Peter the Mariner Chapel from September 1923 to May 1935 are documented in the register. Each page records the necessary information for the marriage to be registered legally in the Commonwealth of Australian.

Significance

The register is a record of the weddings conducted at the Peter of the Mariner Chapel between the 15th of September, 1923 to the 1st of March, 1935.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in black ink on front cover: REGISTRATION NO 3. / NOS 22- 40 (SEPT 15TH 1923 TO MAY 1ST 1935. Stamped in purple ink in top left corner: FROM / THE MISSION / TO SEAMEN / MELBOURNE.

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Postcard: Water Reserves, Ballarat

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Water Reserves, Ballarat

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Betatron Plates

The University of Melbourne School of Physics Museum, Parkville

10 silver bromide images on glass plates depicting graphics and information associate with the betatron.

Historical information

Associated with object # 336.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on box: 'PLATES FOR ENLARGER' 'KODAK SILVER BROMIDE'

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Certificate - Certificate of Promotion in Rank

Red Cliffs Military Museum,

Official Australian Government Certificate.Possibly written in old English script and carries the Royal Seal.

Historical information

This certificate and 5 other documents from the Walter Thomas West Collection, are in a frame 90.40cm x 66.50cm, which has non reflecting glass.

Inscriptions & Markings

Main face of Certificate. "His Excellency the Right Honorable Henry William Baron Forster a member of his Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council Knight Grand Cross of the most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Governor General and Commander In Chief of the Commonwealth of Australia. To Walter Thomas West Greeting: By virtue of the provisions of the Defence Act 1903 - 1918 and of all the other powers me enabling I, Henry William Baron Forster, the Goveneror General a foresaid acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, do gereby appoint you to be an officer of the Military Forces of the Defence Force of the Commonwealth from the First Day of January 1920. And I direct you diligently to discharge your duty as such officer in the rank of Lieutenant or in any higher rank to which the Governor General is pleased to promote or appoint you. Given under my hand and the seal of the Commonwealth this first day of October One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three. By the Excellency's Command. (signed) E.K. Bowden" Left Hand side Margin: Entered on record by me, in Register of Patents No 40 Page 2 this 5th day of December, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three.

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Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol 7-1

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Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Glen Eira Rd

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

4 photos of St Marys church hall

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Mixed Media on paper - Untitled

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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Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

County maps

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Deadeye

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Two holed Dead Eye. Found washed up on Elephant Bay beach, King Island 1913.

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Tobacco Picking Bag

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Picking bag known as 'Sacco'. The bag was used as a liner to the collecting bin in front of each of the 4 pickers on the picking machine. The bag was then hooked closed and held the leaf together for transport to the shed. Brown hessian woven length with 2 thick wires at 1 end hooked through 'bag' 100 mm from each side and hook on other end. Shaped in 1 rectangle rather than like a bag.

Historical information

Tobacco farming began circa 1960 in the Kiewa Valley and consequently became one of its major industries. Many of the Italian families were involved in tobacco farming.

Significance

Historical: This equipment was used on one of the first tobacco farms in the Kiewa Valley at Mongans Bridge. The picking bag was home-made showing the resourcefulness of farmers living in the Kiewa Valley. Provenance: This tobacco farmer came from Italy and was sponsored to visit a tobacco farmer in Myrtleford to learn how to grow tobacco so that he could transfer those skills to his own farm in the Kiewa Valley.

Inscriptions & Markings

Edges rough with wear and tear. A couple of holes where weave in 1 direction has torn.

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Phonograph Record Cover

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum,

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Untitled

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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Ticket - Bunyip Hall Centenary Ball

Bunyip Historical Society, Bunyip

5 Bunyip Hall Centenary Ball tickets. Beige card with dark red print and figures of man and woman in formal dress in left hand bottom corner.

Historical information

The first gatherings were held at Mr Kraft's hall before the first Mechanics Institute, Bunyip was completed on June 15, 1906.

Significance

The hall has been the centre of life in Bunyip for over one hundred years.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription ' Bunyip Hall Centenary Ball Saturday 3rd June 2006 at 7.30 pm. 6 piece Band "Brock". $20 incl. supper. Dress: Formal. Drinks at Bar prices.' Each ticket has an individual number, 028, 029, 030, 188, 189. Stamped with' Bunyip Hall Committee' on reverse side.

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Photograph - Descendants of Professor Ferdinand Krause at Mt Helen

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

Descendants of Prof. F.M. Krause stand in front of a battery stamper that had been used at the Ballarat School of Mines, and transferred to Mt Helen around 1969. The construction of the first buildings of the new Mt Helen campus are evident in the background. Prof Krause's son stand 2nd from the right, Phil Day is second from the left.

Historical information

Professor Ferdinand Krause lectered at the Ballarat School of Mines from 1880-1995. His descendant returned to Ballarat, visiting the new campus at Mt Helen. The information on this photograph was provided by E.J. Tippett. There is a possibility the subjects of the photo are descendants of Herbert Krause.

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Needle Plate

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Adjustable needle plate for a Wertheim sewing machine. Joseph Wertheim manufacturer, Germany, distributed by Hugo Wertheim William Street Melbourne. Circa 1898

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Engraving, Framed

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Framed original woodblock engraving of the Police Memorial, Mansfield. Hand coloured from the Garran Picturesque Atlas 1886

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Key holder

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Key board wooden rectangular showing varnished grain. Has 2 rows of bent nails. 7 nails each row. Hangs on wall.

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Manufactured Glass, jar, 'Pickle'

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

A clear glass jar made for the Australian Pickle Co. Pty. Ltd.

Inscriptions & Markings

Around base; THIS BOTTLE ALWAYS REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF THE AUSTRALIAN PICKLE CO. PTY. LTD. Base; (makers mark) / IS 1279 / 3

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Buckle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Harness buckle, brass. Heavy concretion. Recovered from the wreck of the Schomberg. Length 2�"

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Chinese Brass Lock And Key

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Small brass lock with key

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The Men of the Line

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The cover has a sketch of men working on the Thai-Burma Railway. It is in brown tones. The stories are told by many individuals so it gives a personal perspective. There are many photographs.

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Strop

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Wooden Razor Strop. Has leather attached to one side. Sides are numbered 1 and 2. Has two slits in body of strop. Hamon stamped on handle. Length 11�"

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Syringe set

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Syringe set, medium. Metal cylinder with spring inside threaded lid. Contains a syringe and 5 needles. Suitable for including in doctor’s bag. (W.R. Angus Collection)

Historical information

This syringe set was donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by the family of Doctor William Roy Angus, Surgeon and Oculist. It is part of the “W.R. Angus Collection” that includes historical medical equipment, surgical instruments and material once belonging to Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Thomas Francis Ryan, (both of Nhill, Victoria) as well as Dr Angus’ own belongings. The Collection’s history spans the medical practices of the two Doctors Ryan, from 1885-1926 plus that of Dr Angus, up until 1969. ABOUT THE “W.R.ANGUS COLLECTION” Doctor William Roy Angus M.B., B.S., Adel., 1923, F.R.C.S. Edin.,1928 (also known as Dr Roy Angus) was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1901 and lived until 1970. He qualified as a doctor in 1923 at University of Adelaide, was Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1924 and for a period was house surgeon to Sir (then Mr.) Henry Simpson Newland. Dr Angus was briefly an Assistant to Dr Riddell of Kapunda, then commenced private practice at Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, SA, where he was physician, surgeon and chemist. In 1926, he was appointed as new Medical Assistant to Dr Thomas Francis Ryan (T.F. Ryan, or Tom), in Nhill, Victoria, where his experiences included radiology and pharmacy. In 1927 he was Acting House Surgeon in Dr Tom Ryan’s absence. Dr Angus had become engaged to Gladys Forsyth and they decided he would take time to further his studies overseas in the UK in 1927. He studied at London University College Hospital and at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and in 1928, was awarded FRCS (Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh. He worked his passage back to Australia as a Ship’s Surgeon on the on the Australian Commonwealth Line’s SS Largs Bay. Dr Angus married Gladys in 1929, in Ballarat. (They went on to have one son (Graham 1932, born in SA) and two daughters (Helen (died 12/07/1996) and Berenice (Berry), both born at Mira, Nhill ) Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . The organisation began in South Australia through the Presbyterian Church in that year, with its first station being in the remote town of Oodnadatta, where Dr Angus was stationed. He was locum tenens there on North-South Railway at 21 Mile Camp. He took up this ‘flying doctor’ position in response to a call from Dr John Flynn; the organisation was later known as the Flying Doctor Service, then the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A lot of his work during this time involved dental surgery also. Between 1928-1932 he was surgeon at the Curramulka Hospital, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. In 1933 Dr Angus returned to Nhill where he’d previously worked as Medical Assistant and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what was once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr L Middleton was House Surgeon to the Nhill Hospital 1926-1933, when he resigned. [Dr Tom Ryan’s practice had originally belonged to his older brother Dr Edward Ryan, who came to Nhill in 1885. Dr Edward saw patients at his rooms, firstly in Victoria Street and in 1886 in Nelson Street, until 1901. The Nelson Street practice also had a 2 bed ward, called Mira Private Hospital ). Dr Edward Ryan was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1884-1902 . He also had occasions where he successfully performed veterinary surgery for the local farmers too. Dr Tom Ryan then purchased the practice from his brother in 1901. Both Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan work as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He too was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1902-1926. Dr Tom Ryan had one of the only two pieces of radiology equipment in Victoria during his practicing years – The Royal Melbourne Hospital had the other one. Over the years Dr Tom Ryan gradually set up what was effectively a training school for country general-practitioner-surgeons. Each patient was carefully examined, including using the X-ray machine, and any surgery was discussed and planned with Dr Ryan’s assistants several days in advance. Dr Angus gained experience in using the X-ray machine there during his time as assistant to Dr Ryan. Dr Tom Ryan moved from Nhill in 1926. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1927, soon after its formation, a rare accolade for a doctor outside any of the major cities. He remained a bachelor and died suddenly on 7th Dec 1955, aged 91, at his home in Ararat. Scholarships and prizes are still awarded to medical students in the honour of Dr T.F. Ryan and his father, Dr Michael Ryan, and brother, John Patrick Ryan. ] When Dr Angus bought into the Nelson Street premises in Nhill he was also appointed as the Nhill Hospital’s Honorary House Surgeon 1933-1938. His practitioner’s plate from his Nhill surgery states “HOURS Daily, except Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday afternoons, 9-10am, 2-4pm, 7-8pm. Sundays by appointment”. This plate is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Tom Ryan had an extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926 and when Dr Angus took up practice in their old premises he obtained this collection, a large part of which is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. During his time in Nhill Dr Angus was involved in the merging of the Mira Hospital and Nhill Public Hospital into one public hospital and the property titles passed on to Nhill Hospital in 1939. In 1939 Dr Angus and his family moved to Warrnambool where he purchased “Birchwood,” the 1852 home and medical practice of Dr John Hunter Henderson, at 214 Koroit Street. (This property was sold in1965 to the State Government and is now the site of the Warrnambool Police Station. ). The Angus family was able to afford gardeners, cooks and maids; their home was a popular place for visiting dignitaries to stay whilst visiting Warrnambool. Dr Angus had his own silk worm farm at home in a Mulberry tree. His young daughter used his centrifuge for spinning the silk. Dr Angus was appointed on a part-time basis as Port Medical Officer (Health Officer) in Warrnambool and held this position until the 1940’s when the government no longer required the service of a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool; he was thus Warrnambool’s last serving Port Medical Officer. (The duties of a Port Medical Officer were outlined by the Colonial Secretary on 21st June, 1839 under the terms of the Quarantine Act. Masters of immigrant ships arriving in port reported incidents of diseases, illness and death and the Port Medical Officer made a decision on whether the ship required Quarantine and for how long, in this way preventing contagious illness from spreading from new immigrants to the residents already in the colony.) Dr Angus was a member of the Australian Medical Association, for 35 years and surgeon at the Warrnambool Base Hospital 1939-1942, He served as a Surgeon Captain during WWII1942-45, in Ballarat, Victoria, and in Bonegilla, N.S.W., completing his service just before the end of the war due to suffering from a heart attack. During his convalescence he carved an intricate and ‘most artistic’ chess set from the material that dentures were made from. He then studied ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital and created cosmetically superior artificial eyes by pioneering using the intrascleral cartilage. Angus received accolades from the Ophthalmological Society of Australasia for this work. He returned to Warrnambool to commence practice as an ophthalmologist, pioneering in artificial eye improvements. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to Warrnambool Base Hospital for 31 years. He made monthly visits to Portland as a visiting surgeon, to perform eye surgery. He represented the Victorian South-West subdivision of the Australian Medical Association as its secretary between 1949 and 1956 and as chairman from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 Dr Angus was elected member of Spain’s Barraquer Institute of Barcelona after his research work in Intrasclearal cartilage grafting, becoming one of the few Australian ophthalmologists to receive this honour, and in the following year presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne In his personal life Dr Angus was a Presbyterian and treated Sunday as a Sabbath, a day of rest. He would visit 3 or 4 country patients on a Sunday, taking his children along ‘for the ride’ and to visit with him. Sunday evenings he would play the pianola and sing Scottish songs to his family. One of Dr Angus’ patients was Margaret MacKenzie, author of a book on local shipwrecks that she’d seen as an eye witness from the late 1880’s in Peterborough, Victoria. In the early 1950’s Dr Angus, painted a picture of a shipwreck for the cover jacket of Margaret’s book, Shipwrecks and More Shipwrecks. She was blind in later life and her daughter wrote the actual book for her. Dr Angus and his wife Gladys were very involved in Warrnambool’s society with a strong interest in civic affairs. Their interests included organisations such as Red Cross, Rostrum, Warrnambool and District Historical Society (founding members), Wine and Food Society, Steering Committee for Tertiary Education in Warrnambool, Local National Trust, Good Neighbour Council, Housing Commission Advisory Board, United Services Institute, Legion of Ex-Servicemen, Olympic Pool Committee, Food for Britain Organisation, Warrnambool Hospital, Anti-Cancer Council, Boys’ Club, Charitable Council, National Fitness Council and Air Raid Precautions Group. He was also a member of the Steam Preservation Society and derived much pleasure from a steam traction engine on his farm. He had an interest in people and the community He and his wife Gladys were both involved in the creation of Flagstaff Hill, including the layout of the gardens. After his death (28th March 1970) his family requested his practitioner’s plate, medical instruments and some personal belongings be displayed in the Port Medical Office surgery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and be called the “W. R. Angus Collection”.

Significance

The W.R. Angus Collection is significant for still being located at the site it is connected with, Doctor Angus being the last Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool. The collection of medical instruments and other equipment is culturally significant, being an historical example of medicine from late 19th to mid-20th century. Dr Angus assisted Dr Tom Ryan, a pioneer in the use of X-rays and in ocular surgery.

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Publication - APIACTA: an international technical magazine of apicultural and economic information (APIMONDIA)

Wheen Bee Foundation, Beechworth

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Containers, tin, Cigarettes ‘Black & White’

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

A tin with a hinged lid for 'Black & White' Cigarettes. a black silhouette of a man in a top hat is the trade mark

Inscriptions & Markings

BLACK & WHITE / 'MARKOVITCH' / VIRGINIA / CORK TIPPED

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Spoons

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Unrestored teaspoons in a concreted group from the wreck of the Loch Ard, 15% verdigris and 15%sediment, with 10% of original plate remaining. There are 3 spoons in the group. Thin layer of copper alloy (brass) electroplated onto nickel-silver base metal. Fiddle-back handle, narrow shank, flared collar and elongated bowl. Outline of makers marks are visible; crown, circle, rounded square, circle, diamond.

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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Dish

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Dish oblong gray speckle enamel.

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Skirt And Jacket

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Skirt gathered and fastened at back, balloon sleeves with ribboned cuffs, boned. Metal buttons down front fastening, ribboned bust line. Lace yoke and high neckline. Green silk with cream lace, cross grain silk.

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