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The McIntyre Family

8 Sep 2017

The McIntyre brothers came home from World War I and with them they brought stories and objects that reflect their experiences during the war.

Curated By

Abbey Martin, Year 11, Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy

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Celebratory Plaque

Tramways/East Melbourne RSL Sub Branch - RSL Victoria Listing id: 27511, Fitzroy

A framed celebratory image detailing the campaigns and battle honours of the Australian Infantry Corps, with the most recent being South Vietnam

Inscriptions & Markings

Information sheet in the fame states 'Presented to MAJ GEN JC HUGHES, AO, DSO, MC, on the occasion of Maryang San Dinner.

Stove

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Stove cast iron four legged with 2 plates on top and hinged front door. Door marked with a maple leaf.

Document - Edward Jones Probate 1895

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a cream-coloured piece of parchment paper folded in two and containing handwritten material on three sides of the paper. It gives details of the Will and Probate of Edward Jones of Warrnambool who died in 1895. The pages have printed red lines on the edges of three pages. The written material is clean and readable.

Historical information

Tait collection: item 40 of 62 This document gives the details of the Will and Probate of Edward Jones, an engine driver who died in Warrnambool in January 1895 at the age of 69. He had previously been a resident of Port Fairy. He left real estate to the value of £640 and personal estate to the value of £187. The beneficiaries of the will were his daughters, Margaret and Mary Jones. The lawyers connected with this document were Ernest Chambers and the legal firm of Fletcher and Mackay. Ernest Chambers had legal offices in Port Fairy, Koroit and Warrnambool at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century and the signatures of two of his law clerks, Thomas Goodall and John White are included in this document. James Fletcher had a legal office in Port Fairy and in Warrnambool in the 1870s and in Warrnambool in the 1880s (Koroit Street). In the late 1890s he commenced a partnership with George Mackay who had previously had his own practice in Warrnambool. In the 1920s the firm became known as Mackay and Taylor and later Mackay Taylor (Kepler Street). This document was in the possession of Ernest Chambers and was passed down to successive lawyers occupying the Kepler Street premises. It was located in 2014 with other documents in these premises last occupied by the firm of Mackay Taylor.

Significance

This document is of some interest as it gives details of the Will and Probate of Edward Jones who had been a resident of Warrnambool in the late 19th century. It will be useful for researchers.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

One of a group of photographs of Rutherglen collected from magazines (Pix or People or Post), then pasted onto orange paper, date unknown. This one is of the Cenotaph in the Memorial Park

Photograph - Digital image - George S Davis, Greensborough Cemetery

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 01859.01936 Digital copy of colour photograph of grave/headstone.

Historical information

Grave of George S Davis (died 30/06/1942) in Plot# Q19 Greensborough Cemetery. The Davis family lived in Britnell's Road, Briar Hill.

Significance

Greensborough Cemetery was created when land was given for the cemetery by Mr William Poulter, a local settler, about 1864. The cemetery holds the graves of many early settlers in the district.

LICENCE / BILLIARD TABLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PALE BLUE COVER - RECEIPT BOOK - BILLIARD TABLE LICENCE - BOOK NO. 59 FORMS 1451 1475

Historical information

ONE ONLY RECEIPT IN BOOK. REMAINDERS CANCELLED GREENHALGH ALBERT FRASER STREET, CLUNES. MARCH 4 1916

Photograph (police car)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Ford Fairlane registration number HDK-015 with two men standing beside the vehicle - Frank Fraser and John Dix. Circa 1959

Photograph 20 Bond Street.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph of 20 Bond St. Weatherboard house.Owner-Gingill.

Inscriptions & Markings

Gingill, 20 Bond Street.

Booklet - Field Mining Engineer's Report Book, 1909

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

Small maroon leather covered book of 57 pages.

NEGATIVES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLLECTION OF NEGATIVES -CLUNES TOWN HALL & COURT HOUSE, CLUNES HOSPITAL, CLUNES IN THE 60S, TOWNSHIP OF CLUNES FROM THE ROCKS , BUTTER FACTORY CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTED COUNCILLOR 28/8/1930.MAYOR 1934-35. HORNSBY STUDIO BALLARAT.

Book - Department of Fisheries New Fishes From New South Wales

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Department of Fisheries New Fishes From New South Wales One of 9 booklets in a homemade brown cardboard folder that has a cotton tape ties and a typed sticker with RAS 597.09944 STE Author: David G Stead, Naturalist to the Board of fisheries of New South Wales Publisher: Government Printer Sydney Date: September 1908

Inscriptions & Markings

Front endpaper has a sticker from Warrnambool Mechanics Institute

Melbourne, Harry Earnest

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Newspaper article dated 31/01/07 from the Age, of the biography of Henry Ernest Melbourne, creator of the Freddo Frog for Sir Macpherson Robertson. His later involvement with Caulfield Football club and Caulfield South Cricket Club (includes photo)

Book - The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Part 1

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Part 1 Author: John William Colenso Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green Date: 1863

Historical information

This item is from the ‘Pattison Collection’, a collection of books and records that was originally owned by the Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute, which was founded in Warrnambool in 1853. By 1886 the Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute (WMI) had grown to have a Library, Museum and Fine Arts Gallery, with a collection of “… choice productions of art, and valuable specimens in almost every branch and many wonderful national curiosities are now to be seen there, including historic relics of the town and district.” It later included a School of Design. Although it was very well patronised, the lack of financial support led the WMI in 1911 to ask the City Council to take it over. In 1935 Ralph Pattison was appointed as City Librarian to establish and organise the Warrnambool Library as it was then called. When the WMI building was pulled down in 1963 a new civic building was erected on the site and the new Warrnambool Library, on behalf of the City Council, took over all the holdings of the WMI. At this time some of the items were separated and identified as the ‘Pattison Collection’, named after Ralph Pattison. Eventually the components of the WMI were distributed from the Warrnambool Library to various places, including the Art Gallery, Historical Society and Flagstaff Hill. Later some were even distributed to other regional branches of Corangamite Regional Library and passed to and fro. It is difficult now to trace just where all of the items have ended up. The books at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village generally display stamps and markings from Pattison as well as a variety of other institutions including the Mechanics’ Institute itself. RALPH ERIC PATTISON Ralph Eric Pattison was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, in 1891. He married Maude Swan from Warrnambool in 1920 and they set up home in Warrnambool. In 1935 Pattison accepted a position as City Librarian for the Warrnambool City Council. His huge challenge was to make a functional library within two rooms of the Mechanics’ Institute. He tirelessly cleaned, cleared and sorted a disarrayed collection of old books, jars of preserved specimens and other items reserved for exhibition in the city’s museum. He developed and updated the library with a wide variety of books for all tastes, including reference books for students; a difficult task to fulfil during the years following the Depression. He converted all of the lower area of the building into a library, reference room and reading room for members and the public. The books were sorted and stored using a cataloguing and card index system that he had developed himself. He also prepared the upper floor of the building and established the Art Gallery and later the Museum, a place to exhibit the many old relics that had been stored for years for this purpose. One of the treasures he found was a beautiful ancient clock, which he repaired, restored and enjoyed using in his office during the years of his service there. Ralph Pattison was described as “a meticulous gentleman whose punctuality, floorless courtesy and distinctive neat dress were hallmarks of his character, and ‘his’ clock controlled his daily routine, and his opening and closing of the library’s large heavy doors to the minute.” Pattison took leave during 1942 to 1942 to serve in the Royal Australian Navy, Volunteer Reserve as Lieutenant. A few years later he converted one of the Museum’s rooms into a Children’s Library, stocking it with suitable books for the younger generation. This was an instant success. In the 1950’s he had the honour of being appointed to the Victorian Library Board and received more inspiration from the monthly conferences in Melbourne. He was sadly retired in 1959 after over 23 years of service, due to the fact that he had gone over the working age of council officers. However he continued to take a very keen interest in the continual development of the Library until his death in 1969.

Significance

The Pattison Collection, along with other items at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, was originally part of the Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute’s collection. The Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute Collection is primarily significant in its totality, rather than for the individual objects it contains. Its contents are highly representative of the development of Mechanics' Institute libraries across Australia, particularly Victoria. A diversity of publications and themes has been amassed, and these provide clues to our understanding of the nature of and changes in the reading habits of Victorians from the 1850s to the middle of the 20th century. The collection also highlights the Warrnambool community’s commitment to the Mechanics’ Institute, reading, literacy and learning in the regions, and proves that access to knowledge was not impeded by distance. These items help to provide a more complete picture of our community’s ideals and aspirations. The Warrnambool Mechanics Institute book collection has historical and social significance for its strong association with the Mechanics Institute movement and the important role it played in the intellectual, cultural and social development of people throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The collection of books is a rare example of an early lending library and its significance is enhanced by the survival of an original collection of many volumes. The Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute’s publication collection is of both local and state significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine cover with typed text PAT 222 COL Pastedown end page has sticker from Warrnambool Mechanics Institute and Free Library Front loose endpaper has a sticker from Corangamite Regional Library Service

EVENING BAG

Clunes Museum, Clunes

FINE CROCHET CIRCULAR EVENING BAG-SILK LINING, EDGED WITH BOBBLES, HEAVY CREAM COLOUR

Historical information

BELONGED TO A MEMBER OF THE LUFF FAMILY

Photograph (police motorcycle)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Motorcycle police riding five abreast along a city road. Circa 1980

Book - The Politics of Australian democracy: fundamentals in dispute 2nd ed.

Greensborough Historical Society,

709 p.

Historical information

An historical discussion of Australian democracy.

No Road Plate

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Long rectangular plate that has been painted black and white with the words "no road" written across it.

Inscriptions & Markings

"No Road"

Microfiche - Births Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Inscriptions & Markings

1858 OATAWAY F TO 1858 SCHILDS J

Photograph - 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat' Musical, 1995

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat' Musical, 1995.

Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph of the sailing ship Andromeda. 165mm X 119mm. SH 021 Ships A - B.

Box containing Medal - Pte G J Malcolm 3536

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Small white box with black typing on attached label on lid Contents - round gold coloured medal with multicoloured ribbon and red and fawn coloured diamond shaped patch

Historical information

Original Victory Medal belonging to Private George James MALCOLM 3536 10th Battalion AIF who came from Naracoorte South Australia Enlisted on 24/8/1915 Aged 25 years and KIA on 19/8/1916 at Mouquet Farm near POZIERS. Unknown grave - Villiers Bretonneaux Medal sent to next of kin - brother W.S. MALCOLM Nandaly near Sea Lake Victoria

Inscriptions & Markings

Box - 3536 Pte. G. J. MALCOLM 10 Bn AIF 29783/DECD. Medal -The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919

Money box

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Historical information

This money box is a copy of the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia's Martin Place, Sydney Branch Building, the money boxes were produced c 1970's, (earlier money boxes were in the shape of a cash register or till.) When you filled the money box you returned it to the bank, the would put the contents into your savings account and issue you with a new tin.

Annual Report - Dennys, Lascelles Limited Annual Wool Report August 1941

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Dennys, Lascelles Limited Annual Wool Report August 1941.

Historical information

Dennys, Lascelles Limited Annual Wool Report August 1941.

Inscriptions & Markings

GH Searle

Photograph - Police Station Echuca East

Echuca Historical Society, Echuca

B&W photo of weatherboard building which was the Echuca East Police Station on Cnr Pakenham & Hovell Streets Echuca

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black & white photograph, unframed but pasted to cardboard album page. Shows crowd scene and rail trucks.

Historical information

Replica of 147.1 - in files.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Coloured sketch titled:- "The Lost Bushman Or The Unfortunate Digger That Never Returned". Informative paragraph and poem below sketch.

St. Georges Road, 63, Elsternwick

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

A black and white photograph of the house at 63 St. Georges Road, Elsternwick.

Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph of Falls of Halladale fully rigged wrecked sailing ship.

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Stallion)

Montsalvat Trust, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a prancing stallion. This mould is carved into the reverse side of S. 50.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Pair of wooden dolls in Polish National Dress

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Two wooden dolls dressed in Polish National Dress. Male – red striped pantaloons, white shirt, black vest decorated with sequins and yellow sash. Red hat with feather. Female – white shirt, knee-length skirt and cape made with multi-striped and bright colours. Blue headscarf with white head piece. Painted face. White hair.

Inscriptions & Markings

Under boots: J.S.P. PAMULA

COMPASS

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

US service issue metal compass, khaki colour.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on front "AEC License No 8-3736-3 Contains 120ML radioactive H DO NOT OPEN. Dispose of per KR 755-380. If found return to military authority" Maker's details engraved on rear. Regular markings on top.

Book - Plants of significance to the Ganai Community

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

This publication identifies the plants which are known to have been used by the Ganai community. A photograph is provided for each plants and is accompanied by an explanation of the plant's usage. The scientific name, common name and the Ganai name, where known, is given for each plant.

Inscriptions & Markings

Maps, colour illustrations, colour photographs, glossary

Photograph - Colour - Gravestone for F. Rawlings, Pheasant Wood Cemetery, Fromelles, 2014

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A number of colour digital images showing the grave of Frederick Rawlings of Ballarat in the Pheasant Wood Cemetery, Frommelles, France.

Historical information

The photographer, Ann Gervasoni, was in Frommelles for the reburial ceremony for 5 previously unidentified Australian soldiers. "AFTER almost 94 years, Ballarat soldier Private Frederick Rawlings, and a long-standing family mystery, can finally be laid to rest. Private Rawlings was one of 5533 Australian soldiers killed in the bloodiest conflict in Australian history, the World War I Battle of Fromelles, France. He was one of 250 men buried in a mass grave at Pheasant Wood after the battle of July 19 and 20 in 1916. In the past two years, a joint Australian and British project has aimed to positively identify the remains of those soldiers buried at the site. This week, the Federal Government announced Private Rawlings was one of 75 men who had been identified by name. Also on the list were Corporal Leslie Hart, born in Clunes, and Lance Corporal Allan Bennett, born in Ballarat, both of whom joined the army in Western Australia. All but one of the 75 soldiers have now been re-buried, with full military honours, at a specially constructed cemetery near the battle site. Private Rawlings' grand-niece, Maureen Holding, of Mannibadar, got a call to confirm the news on Tuesday night. 'It's just quite incredible after all these years and huge loss of life, they've actually identified him,' Mrs Holding said yesterday. Last year, Mrs Holding and her brother, Leo Rawlings, gave DNA samples to the Australian Army to help with the identification process. But until seeing a newspaper article more than 20 years ago, they did not know Private Rawlings or his younger brother, Corporal Sydney Rawlings, had even been in the war. On Anzac Day 1988, The Courier published a photo of Cpl Sydney Rawlings and excerpts from a letter from an army chaplain that informed Ballarat family members of Cpl Rawlings' death in Northern France in 1918. 'About two years later, my husband, Malcolm, found in a tin of rusty nails and shoe buckles belonging to my late dad, a set of war medals,' Mrs Holding said. They were inscribed with Sydney's Rawlings' name, and checks of family records and The Courier story confirmed the connection. In 1991, this newspaper published a list of soldiers who had memorial trees in Ballarat's Avenue of Honour. Next to Sydney's name was that of Frederick Rawlings.(http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/543125/remains-of-ballarat-soldier-killed-in-france-during-wwi-identified/, accessed 16/04/2014.)

Page from Magazine

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Page from Vanity Fair Supplement, section 'MEN OF THE DAY NO.2273', featuring a colour lithograph entitled 'IN HIS LIGHTER MOMENTS'. UV glass. Materials: Paper, Ink, Wood, Cardboard, Glass

Ball cleaner

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A cylindrical chamber with a handle, and rotating brush roller across the centre. Chamber has four legs mounted onto a wooden panel. Inscription across the handle side of machine: PATENT/J.OSMOND THORNHILL WORKS LEE LONDON. Materials: Wood, Metal, Hair, Paint

Untitled

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Croze

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Croze wooden

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH BARRY JAMES HOISTING SPIRE ONTO ROOF OF CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL, NOVEMBER 1992

School Records - Individuals - Hiskins, Stanley Arthur

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Individual school records of the pupils of the Higher Elementary School, Rutherglen, 421 in all.

Historical information

From Primary School records. All reports contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. All reports show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are cross referenced in the Secretary's card system.

BADGES

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

.1 8 Light Horse Regt badge, silver metal. .2 8 Light Horse badge, silver metal with piece of burgundy material attached.

PHOTOGRAPH

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

B&W copy of portrait of Thomas Robin Hilson no 2088 38th Btn AIF.

Postcard: Modesty, Ballarat Gardens

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The sculpture, Modesty, in the Ballarat Gardens is shown on a black background. She has flowing robes and is standing on a base which shows her name. The important aspect is the flowing garment over her body and the sandals she is wearing.

Photograph - black and white - Mines Department Laboratory, Melbourne

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

Photograph

Historical information

Photograph included in book "Victoria: Gold and Minerals" issued by Mines Department Victoria, 1935

Photograph (copy) - Scammell Collection

Torquay and District Historical Society, Torquay

Copy black and white photograph

Historical information

Photograph shows interested onlookers on the beach at Torquay looking at the Scammell wreck.

Significance

A contemporary record of a significant event in Torquay in 1891.

Correspondence - Education Department, Victoria: Examination and Classification of Teachers - 1901 - A W Steane

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

Report form on pale green paper with hand written comments. List of subjects of examination and results achieved.

Inscriptions & Markings

Official stamp of the Education Department Victoria. Signature A James representing the Secretary. Purple stamp "Passed" beside subjects examined. Date of examination. Dated of report. Initials on top left corner.

Book - Internal Research Memorandum No. 9 Some further statistical analysis of trade in manufactures

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Book entitled "Internal Research Memorandum No. 9 Some further statistical analysis of trade in manufactures", Economic and Policy Division.

Colour Photograph

Port of Echuca , Echuca

Colour photograph of P. S. Adelaide being encouraged down a soil ramp onto the river. An outboard float is on its left. Spectators line both sides of the ramp. Some kind of winching float is on the right.

Historical information

Colour photograph of P. S. Adelaide being encouraged down the soil ramp at Paddlewheel Park, onto the Murray river at Echuca. An outboard float is on the left with some spectators on it. Spectators line both sides of the ramp. Some kind of winching float is on the right. Part of photo sequence no. P000041; P000045; P000046; P000047; P000048.

Significance

The re-floating of the P. S. Adelaide was a significant community social event evident by the number of spectators in the photograph. The community had invested a great deal of time and money into re-floating the paddlesteamer. The newspaper covered the event in detail with a number of action shots as the boat made its rear entry onto the Murray river.

Ball container, Ball

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

An unsealed Wilson dome-top tennis ball can with lid. Key and seal strip lost. Contains two of 3 original 'Match Point' balls. Materials: Metal, Ink, Rubber, Felt

Publication - Tasmanian floral resources for honeybees: focus on tea tree. (Leech, M.). Canberra, 2009.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH - ORIGINAL SEPIA AND TWO BLACK AND WHITE COPIES - VICTORIA QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

NOTE WATER WHEEL. PERIOD;1865 ON HILLSIDE OF PORT PHILLIP MINE. VICTORIA QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, REGISTERED CLUNES