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The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing.

1 Jun 2017

Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War

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Walter Barber, Guest Curator

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Book - Brucke Zur Heimat

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Book, soft cover with watercolour scene. Mostly shades of green beneath title. On front cover illustrated sepia pictures, sketches of country scene. A stream meandering in centre, some shortish trees on tall darker tree right of centre, hills either side and in the| background.

Historical information

Book sent to Internees at Camp 3, Tatura by German Red Cross

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph (2) showing scene during fire at Isle of Wight Hotel. Tall chimney visible. Smoke still bollowing at right.

Historical information

Photographs taken by Jessie "Girlie" Smith of San Remo who owned the Penguin Cafe in Thompson Avenue, Cowes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Isle of Wight fire Cowes on photo No. 1 Post Card

Negative Photographic Reproduction - H. Lepoidevin falling a tree Early 1920s Hoddles Creek

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

H. Lepoidevin falling a tree Early 1920s Hoddles Creek Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi.

Calender made in Camp.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

A4 sized grey paper containing woodcut and callender dates for each month.

Historical information

Made in Camp 3.

Hewlett Packard 9120A Calculator

The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum, Parkville

Scientific and programmeable calculator with paper roll printout

Photograph

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Photograph x 5 of "Back to Nhill 1976"

Photographs: Preston Technical College 1964 Classes

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Black and white photographs of Preston Technical College (Girls school) Forms of 1964. From Form 1 to Form 4. See also separate record for Sports Teams, Choirs, and other groups for the year.

REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CONSERVATION ANALYSIS AND POLICIES OF QUEEN'S PARK, CLUNES. 54 SHEET REPORT.- PHOTOCOPIED.

Historical information

CONSERVATION AND ANALYSIS POLICY. ORIGINALLY PREPARED BY RICHARD AITKEN, REVISED AND REPRINTED BY WENDY JACOBS, HERITAGE ADVISER , SHIRE OF TALBOT AND CLUNES. JUNE 1994.

Book - Homes in the Hill; Norman Houghton

Otway Districts Historical Society, Beech Forest

Homes in the Hills. Historic glimpses of Barongarook, Gellibrand, Banool and Carlisle River. Norman Houghton. Soft cover. iv, 48 p.; illus, map, diagram. Artwork and layout: Desktop Dymanics.

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

Golden Years of Stawell

Framed certificate - Memorandum of Affiliation

Australian Commando Association (Victoria),

Bell

Friends of Westgarthtown, Thomastown

Bell with pressed sheet metal body and turned wooden handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

No visible markings

Book - Aboriginal Australia & the Torres Strait Islands : guide to Indigenous Australia

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Comprehensive text with maps, coloured photos etc., dealing with all of Indigenous Australia. Provides historical references. Details of the Mabo finding.

Inscriptions & Markings

maps, b&w photographs, colour photographs, illustrations, word lists

Book - Bareme for arriving at floor prices in Australian currency 148d to 250d. Greasy wool season 1949-1950

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Bareme for arriving at floor prices in Australian currency 148d to 250d. Greasy wool season 1949-1950"- Australian Wool Realization Commission.

Stereoscope with Cards

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

After the invention of a camera that printed on paper in 1855, photographers started producing stereo prints on cards. These cards were made of two identical photographs placed in a 3D viewer. By looking throough the viewer with two eyes, one gained the impression of three dimensional depth. This early form of stereo photography remained popular until the 1930s.

Ball container, Ball

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

An unsealed can of three Jelinek (Czechoslovakia) tennis balls. Missing ring-pull seal, has a plastic reclosure lid. Contains three unmarked white balls. Materials: Metal, Ink, Rubber, Plastic

Postcard: A Handful of Ballarat: Here's a Hand Ma Trusty Friend

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The card is coloured and has a hand holding a map of Australia as the central feature. Inside the map is a photograph of Sturt Street, looking west. The card is green behind the photograph.

High Tide 1980

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1980 school year. 36 pages with glossy card cover, this year book includes reports from all departments, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

LYTTLETON

Photograph - juniors and coaches

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and white photograph of the junior running team and the coaches. Photo taken in front of the Ely St fire station and fire trucks in 1986.

Historical information

Black and white photograph of the junior running team and the coaches. Photo taken in front of the Ely St fire station and fire trucks in 1986. Back row: Rohan McIntosh, Paul Grenfell, Mark Nolan, Travis Wagman, Mark Brown, Wes Furs. Middle row: Jack Prendergast, __Sheritt Scott Nolan, Marcus Zuchener, Timothy Furs, Brad Sherritt. Front row: __?__, Andrew Mills

Report - Lower Plenty River Archaeological Survey; Fiona Weaver

Greensborough Historical Society,

Printed on white A$ paper. Approx 92 paged (not numbered). Illus., maps.

Historical information

Archaeological survey of the Lower Plenty River undertaken in 1990 by Fiona Weaver for the Board of Works.

Significance

Indigenous heritage sites along the Plenty River are examined and recommendations made for the preservation and to lessen the impact of development on these sites.

TREADMILL

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

HORSE -POWERED 4 wheeled timber and steel treadmill used as a power source to drive winnower which removed chaff from grain

Inscriptions & Markings

none

Document - Mining Under Gaol Reserve, Ballaarat, 1861

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Blue foolscap typed page relating to mining under the Ballarat Gaol by Order in Council - Goldfields Act. The mining authorised under teh gaol took place at Government House, Melbourne on 19 August 1861 in the presence of Major general Pratt, Heales, Aspinall, Verdon, Brooke, Grant, J.B. Jummfray, Houston, Macadam

Trophy - LV Eisteddfod 1995 Open Recorder Ensemble, "Greenwoods"

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Churn, small domestic butter

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

A small wooden, domestic butter churn with a lid and a crank that manually rotated the paddle inside.

Historical information

A butter churn is a device used to convert cream into butter. This is done through a mechanical process, via a crank used to manually turn a rotating device inside the barrel shaped churn. The agitation of the cream, caused by the mechanical motion of the device, disrupts the milk fat. The membranes that surround the fats are broken down, subsequently forming clumps known as butter grains. These butter grains, during the process of churning, fuse with each other and form larger fat globules. Air bubbles are introduced into these fat globules via the continued mechanical action of the churn. The butter grains become more dense as fat globules attach to them while the air is forced out of the mixture. This process creates a liquid known as buttermilk. With constant churning, the fat globules eventually form solid butter and separate from the buttermilk. The buttermilk is then drained off and the butter is squeezed to eliminate excess liquid and to form it into a solid mass. Then rinsing could be done simply by washing in water, followed by draining, salting and working or "kneading" the butter with a pair of wooden butter pats, or with bare hands. This is a paddle churn, a barrel that contains a paddle, which is operated by a handle. The paddle churned the butter inside the container when the handle was turned. Early settlers had to be self sufficient, growing their own vegetables, making tools and clothing and usually had a house cow to produce their milk supply

Significance

This domestic butter churn is an example of the skill of the pioneer craftsman, carpenters and tool makers c1900. As pioneers and early settlers had to be self sufficient they usually kept a dairy cow or 'house cow' to provide milk for drinking and for butter and cheese to made by the family.

Inscriptions & Markings

E. CHERRY / MAKER / GISBORNE / VICTORIA / A

photograph, auxillary members

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and White photograph of auxillary members.

Historical information

Black and White photograph of auxillary members. Taken at Ely Street Fire Station in the meeting room in front of the concertina doors. BACK L - R Karen Bell, Maxine Webb, Dianne Mills, Dorothy Wise, Aileen Sanders, Pat Prendergast, Jean Brown, Joan Rosser FRONT L - R Tess Haynes, Jan Marshall, Gayle Humphries, Jan Baytala, Angie Scheetz, Tracey Collier

Inscriptions & Markings

No 6, Ladies auxiliary

Press kit

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

1989 French Open Championships Press Information Guide Materials: Paper, Ink

Book - "Soldiering On"

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Red hard cover with beige printing on front cover and spine. Text, black and white and coloured sketches, pictures and maps

Historical information

The stories were contributed by members of the Australian Army. They had been prepared in the field in brief hours off duty, often by the flickering light of a hurricane lamp in a black-out camp and sometimes within hearing of the front-line guns.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/W photograph of "Grenville Street in Flood In The 60's". Photo possibly from a magazine. Reverse reads "30" in top right corner.

Photograph - Post Card

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Coloured Postcard with oval photograph of Newhaven with San Remo in the distance. Two boates moored close to Newhaven beach with Jetty behind. Three buildings, a fence and trees.

Historical information

Donated by Jean Parle

Inscriptions & Markings

"Phillip Island Newhaven, San Remo in distance." 'F & J"

Portrait

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Hand tinted portrait of Mr & Mrs Odlund and daughter Joy.

Historical information

Odlunds had an Electrical Sales and Repairs shop in Thompson Avenue, Cowes.

Photograph - Watsonia High School 1972 Form 3 Group 1

Greensborough Historical Society,

A photograph of Watsonia High School 1972 Form 3 Group 1

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia High School1972 Form 2 Group 3

Pump

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Pressure Pump metal painted red with steel hose attachments & long metal lever. Is bolted to wood plank. Ajax imprint. 1240mmL x 400mmW x 460mmH & 850mmH at handle

Photographs of Anglesea

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

Small packet of 12 photographs of Anglesea (black and white) with description of scene printed at base of each photograph e.g. "Swimming Jetty Showing Boatsheds, Anglesea". Packet is in the form of an envelope with area to address and affix stamp for postage.

Inscriptions & Markings

VALENTINE'S / SHAPSHOTS / 12 / Real Photographs for Your Album / ANGLESEA, Victoria.

Photograph (Constable Lonigan)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small black and white photograph showing head of Constable Lonigan

Inscriptions & Markings

Constable Thomas Lonigan Murdered by the Kelly's (in ink on rear)

soldier posing - les chandler_a00021.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Historical information

Les Chandler.

Gold Medal - Medal for participation at Moomba parade in 1962

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Medal received by Danila Bole (now Štolfa) for participation at Moomba parade in 1962, representing Slovenian Association Melbourne in Slovenian national costume, together with Helena Van de Laak and

Significance

Gold Medal to a Slovenian girl in 1962 at the Miss Moomba International Quest in 1962

Inscriptions & Markings

Miss Moomba International Quest, Moomba Festival Melbourne, 1962 with Moomba logo

tourists bicycle pennants

Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria, Carnegie

calico, triangular pennant. One edged in blue, the other in red.

Historical information

Tourism

Significance

How people went on holiday. A memento of simple holidays. The tradition of camping as the holiday of choice.

Inscriptions & Markings

4089.R1 - blue edged pennant, showing the tourist sites around a place called Epen in the southern part of the province of Limburg. This is known because the name of the town is in large red letters. Three locations shown 1. Kamper Boerderij - A farm providing camping grounds. 2. Kasteel Beusdael - The Beusdael Castle 3. Wingbergermoelen - Wingberger Mill Also a little tent beneath the name of the town, with refers to the camping holiday. Also a maker's mark on the pennant, a small triangle with the letters L, A & B within it. 4089.R2 - red edged pennant, showing the area around Vaals in Limburg province, the name is in large red letters. The scene shows the meeting point between the Netherlands, Germany & Belgium - "Drie Landen Punt" (Three Country Meeting Point) Also shows the height of the viewing point (193m), as well showing other features including: - Hotel Bellevue - Uitzichttoren - viewing tower - Panorama Aken - Panorama of Aachen, Germany - Spoorbrug-Moresnet - Railwaybridge-Moresnet in Belgium. Small makers mark. Black triangle, possible the same as that shown in the other pennant, though obscured.

Artowrk

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

If you can assist with information on this artist or artwork please use the comment box below.

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.

Untitled

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Photograph - Watsonia High School 1972 Form 5F

Greensborough Historical Society,

A photograph of Watsonia High School 1972 Form 5F

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia High School 1972 Form 5F

Cross Country: 1883-1985

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The cover is red and grey. A red band is above and below the photograpgh of a train. In photographs and text it gives a history of the Ballarat-Skipton and Newtown-Colac railway lines.

Newspaper - Watsonia Whisper, 1991-2005 [incomplete]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Various editions of local newspaper. 1991 editions are black and white approx 42 x 29cm. 2003-2005 editions are colour and measure 29 x 21 cm. Include text and illustrations.

Historical information

This local newspaper was produced by the Watsonia Shopping Centre Traders. It contains local interest stories and advertising for local businesses.

Significance

This significance of these newspapers is the local Watsonia stories and a record of businesses in the area at the time. These are originals of the paper.

Book - University of Ballarat Annual Report, 2011

Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen

Soft covered annual report of 152 pages with a photo of a building under construction on the cover. Photographs include Y Building (Science) under construction, University of Ballarat Pipe Band, Ted Ballieu, Julia Gillard, Honorary Doctorate to Jeremy Johnson; Grant Petch, Khoa Do, Sonia Tuner, Lisa Marshall, Danielle Button, Rana Stollery, Christopher Schliefort Inscriptions and Markings

Historical information

Federation University Australia was established on 1 January 2014. Formerly known as the University of Ballarat, its enabling legislation was the University of Ballarat Amendment (Federation University Australia) Act 2013. Although formally created as a University in 1994, the University of Ballarat had a lineage back to 1870 with the establishment of the School of Mines Ballarat, making it the third institution of higher learning to be established in Australia and the first to be established in regional Australia. On 1 January 1994, Ballarat University College became the University of Ballarat and in 1998 the University merged with three TAFE Institutes to become a dual sector institution with multiple campuses. On 1 January 2014, the University of Ballarat amalgamated with the Monash University Gippsland Campus to form Federation University Australia. The Gippsland Campus also had a long lineage dating back to 1928 with the establishment of the Yallourn Technical School which became a predecessor institution to the Gippsland College of Advanced Education formed in 1968. In 1990, it was renamed the Monash University College and in 1993 became the Gippsland Campus of Monash University. Federation University Australia, or FedUni, is Australia’s newest public University. Headquartered in Ballarat, Victoria, the University offers programs in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training to regional Victoria and beyond. The University’s commitment to educational and social equity, teaching excellence, research distinction, environmental sustainability and regional capacity building has enabled it to develop in a way that draws on its proud heritage to inform its future. Its regional character sets a framework for the University’s priorities but does not constrain it from serving wider community interests, nationally and internationally. With campuses from Horsham in the west of the state, to Churchill in the east, the name Federation University Australia was chosen to convey the scope and capacity of an expanded regional university with a federated network of campuses contributing to a new and different Australian university.

Booklet - Basil Watson 1893-1971

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

A small 29 page booklet with blue and white photograph of Basil Watson in his aeroplane. It contains a number of black and white and some colour photographs.

Historical information

This booklet relates the life of Basil Watson. It tells in detail his early life, background, his home built aeroplane, his display flights and his tragic death and the story since. This year marks 100 years since one of Australia’s pioneering aviators, Basil Watson arrived in Warrnambool and delivered the first airmail to the town. Basil Watson was born in Bendigo in 1894. His interest in aviation which began at a young age, took him to England at the commencement of WW1 where he worked at Brookland in aviation workshops and as a test pilot. Despite crashing and suffering injuries he was not deterred. He returned to Australia and by 1916 Basil had built his own plane. He soon took to the air performing tricks and barnstorming to the delight of onlookers. His connection to Warrnambool lies with his delivery of the first airmail to the town, an event which was filled with much excitement. Basil Watson, pioneer aviator landed his 50hp home built aeroplane on the racecourse on Saturday January 27th 1917, after a flight from Point Cook. The trip of 166 miles took just under two hours, and set a record non-stop cross country flight for Australia. Watson was heartily welcomed by the Mayor, to whom he delivered three letters, the first aerial post to Warrnambool. One of the letters, from the Mayor of Melbourne Sir David Hennessy to the Mayor of Warrnambool is now in the W&DHS collection: I have much pleasure in sending you greetings by aeroplane piloted by my friend, Mr Basil Watson. I hope when the cruel war is over and victory crowns our efforts, we, over the Commonwealth, will be able to fly from one State to the other. With best wishes for the New Year. Yours truly, DV Hennessy. Basil Watson was unfortunately killed two months after his historic visit to Warrnambool. While participating in an air show at Point Cook, the plane he way flying that day crashed into the sea.

Significance

This booklet tells the story of an interesting part of Warrnambool and Australia's aviation history. It has special significance as it enlightens two significant items in our local collection, namely the letter which he delivered and the seat from his aircraft.

Inscriptions & Markings

Introduction from the author, "This small booklet recognises the short career of Basil Watson. He came to my attention when researching the French aviator Maurice Guillaux who carried the first official air mail in Australia, Melbourne to Sydney in two and a half days 16/18 July 1914..... Tom Lockley 1 June 2017. Handwritten inside front cover,"These items may be of interest to add to your material about Basil Watson. Its a pity that the 100 year anniversary of his flight was not more widely recognised but thank you for mounting some of his records. Tom Hockley."

Book - From the Australian Front. Xmas 1917

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Grey cardboard cover with black and red writing on cover.

Historical information

WW1 photos and drawings.

Inscriptions & Markings

Minnie Dunn of Waldon Hill dated 23/21918 and the name David Kelly is printed in pen inside the front cover. Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Rising Sun badge printed on rear. Interior is mainly of photos and drawings.

Bookcase

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Wooden bookcase bottom half has wooden doors, top half has glass panelled wood doors which slide across to open

Morse Key

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Morse key stainless steel. "The Simplex Auto" Registered 4420. Made by Leo G. Cohen, Melbourne Victoria. Supported on three rubber legs, with connecting lead across two terminals under base.

Untitled

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Book - Change 1 to Operator & Organizational Maintenance Manual for TM 11-5820-498-12

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

Uncovered book of changes to manual TM 11 5820 - 498 - 12

Significance

Training manual for Regimental equipment

Inscriptions & Markings

TM 11-5820-498-12 C1