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The Dolls of Victoria: An unveiled toy story

26 Jun 2018

If some of the old dolls could only speak, to tell us their origin! - Fainges, 1993:11

Curated By

Marysabel Ramos, Business Support Officer, Selandra Community Hub, City of Casey.

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Photograph - Colour - Creswick Forestry School, 2017

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Numerous photos showing the buildings and grounds of Creswick Forestry School.

Photographic print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Photograph of Australian team competed at World Youth Cup (Junior Davis Cup?): From left: Todd Woodbridge, Brett Steven, and Jamie Morgan. Materials: Paper, Photographic emulsion

Documents - History of the Coghill Family

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

Typed and handwritten papers

Historical information

History of the Coghill Family from the 1700s.

Photograph - Digital image - Street scene, Melbourne.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows a street scene in Melbourne.

Inscriptions & Markings

This photograph has no caption

Flask

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

250 cc

Cabin Trunk (Hutkoffer)

Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria, Carnegie

Black timber trunk clad with metal, metal strap on edge of lid, wooden slats on lid,, one missing; metal hinges, locks padlock type. Inside lined with with ticking pattern cotton cloth, remains of black strap. Remains of four stickers on lid.

Historical information

Multiple labels suggest it was used many times for travel to and from Netherlands and Dutch East Indies.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stencilled name in white O. COERPER, repeated in larger letters painted on. On middle wooden slat Buissink, remains of previous name. Lower salt, Melbourne painted in light blue letters. Stickers: left side of lid, white sticker with red ring and red B inside. On lower left side of lid, remains of sticker with Stoomvaart Maatschappij. Sticker on top right hand corner of lid, Black and white square cargo sticker,Javakade. Niet voor de reis, Not wanted; Passiegiersgoed. Name, port of discharge, Melbourne schip possibly Johan van Oldenbarneveld. Final destination. 49, remainder blurred. Remains of sticker central lower lid. Locks with D.R.P. stamped. Coerper painted on front, Remains of white sticker on left side of front.

Petticoat

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

White lawn undergarment handsewn with lace trim around armholes.

Historical information

not recorded

CIGARETTE CARDS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CIGARETTE CARDS. SEE WORK SHEET

Spectacles and case

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Spectacles and case, from the W.R. Angus Collection and used by Dr. Angus for testing the sight of his patients. Black rimmed spectacles in tan, open ended pouch. Inscription is stamped into frame and printed in gold lettering on the case. c. 1969

Historical information

This spectacles and case was used by Dr. Angus in his surgery in Warrnambool to test patients eye sight. They were 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 T.S.S. 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 WWII 1941-45, 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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscriptions read on spectacles;“52 (square) 18” and “RODENSTOCK > ELBA < 130“ and printed in gold lettering on the pouch “DOBBIE BROS. / OPTOMETRISTS & OPTICIANS / 173 EXHIBITION ST. MELBOURNE”

Photograph - Jim Murray's house, Eltham North, June 1993

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 4 strips

Historical information

Jim Murray's house, Eltham North showing house and barn and dug out dairy shortly before it was demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-3

Record Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Warrnambool Lighthouse Register of Meteorological Observations 1906 Jul

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W waist length studio portrait of the Rev. James Archibald Gault dressed in uniform as Chaplain to the A.I.F. Mounted on grey card.

Historical information

Born 26 June 1865 at Manchester, England Husband of Mrs. Edith Ann Maria GAULT Of 'The Inglenook', Sea Parade, Cheltenham, Vic. Aged 50 years Enlisted 01 July 1915 for Continuous Service Embarked 16 July 1915 per 'HMAT Demosthenes' from Melbourne, Vic ​Pay rate of 19s 0d after embarkation Embarked 29 March 1916 per 'RMS Orontes' from Melbourne, Vic. Served in Egypt and on the Western Front Returned to Australia 01 November 1919 Awarded OBE Death of Rev. J. A. Gault The Rev. J. A. Gault, a Methodist minister, who was widely known to Australian soldiers as Padre Gault, died yesterday after a long illness. One of the best-loved padres in the AIF, Mr. Gault served for four years with the Australians, at first in Egypt and later in France and England. After the war, he continued to show great interest in returned soldiers and work in training camps. When he retired in February, 1934, Mr. Gault had been in the ministry for 40 years. Bom at Manchester. England on June 10, 1865 he came to Australia when aged three years in the sailing-ship Antiope. He was educated at Gold street State school and later at Wesley College. After his appointment as a minister, he served the church in many circuits in Tasmania and Victoria. Before the war he was superintendent of the Methodist Mission at Collingwood,and after his return from overseas he occupied important positions, including those of superintendent minister in the Brunswick, Port Melbourne, and Yarra street, Geelong, circuits. His last charge was at Camberwell. After ill-health caused him to retire, he lived at Mentone. He has left a widow, a son, and two daughters. Dr. Edward Gault. of Collins street, is a brother, and there are two sisters in New Zealand. The funeral will leave Mr. Gault's home In Sea parade, Mentone, tomorrow, at 2p.m., for the Methodist Church, Mentone. It will then proceed to the Springvale Crematorium. W. D. Rose and Son. Cheltenham, are making the arrangemnts. R.S.L. Tribute "Returned soldiers will learn of the death of Padre Gault with deep regret," said the president of the Returned Soldiers' League (Mr. G. W. Holland) lastnight. "He was revered by the AIF. for his unfailing sympathy, understanding, and comradeship." - from the Melbourne Argus 02 Feb 1938 "REV. J. A. GAULT. BELOVED A.I.F."PADRE." Death After A Long Illness. After a long Illness, the death occurred at his home at Mentone yesterday afternoon, of Rev. James Archibald ("Padre") Gault, one of the best known and beloved Methodist chaplains to the A.I.F. at Galllpoli and in France. Sorrow at the "padre's" demise, at the age of 72 years, will be shared not only by the thousands to whom he rendered, both spiritual and temporal comfort during the war, but, also by a host of friends won during a long and. fruitful, ministry at many centres in the State, and as chaplain at military camps after the war. He retired from the ministry three years ago, and had suffered Ill-health from that time. Deceased entered the Methodist ministry in 1894, and was ordained four years later. After a successful year as conference evangelist. he was stationed at Mansfield, then at Richmond. Following a ministry at Richmond he was transferred to Tasmania, where for twelve years he exercised his ministry at Mt Lyell Launceston, Penguin and Hobart. Returning to Victoria, Mr. Gault was stationed at St. Kilda, and when the war broke out he was associated with the Colllngwood Mission. He left on active service as a chaplain with the first troops, and was ' present ' throughout the Galllpoli campaign. Later he was with the forces In France, and remained on active service until the last of the troops were demobilised to 1920. He was affectionately known as "padre"after the war to the thousands of soldiers who had learned to regard him as guide, philosopher and friend In the trenches. He was noted always for the good cheer he invariably brought to the troops, and his famous "stunts" among the men were subsequently recorded by him in his publication, "The Stunt Book." For services rendered he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire. On his return to Australia In 1920 he was stationed at Brunswick for three years, and then followed ministries at Port Melbourne, Spring-road, Malvern and finally at Camberwell. A deeply spiritual man, he brought a rare devotion to his ministry, and was beloved by his congregations and ministerial brethren alike. He shunned the limelight, and was one of the most retiring men in conference affairs. The deceased is survived by a widow, two daughters and, one, son. Dr. Edward L. Gaul is a brother." - from the Melbourne Age 02 Feb 1938

Inscriptions & Markings

Padre J.A. Gault OBE

Jack King, 1944

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Photograph - Eltham - "New Cutting," Main Road. Looking north from corner of Bridge street.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Source: Bruce Burgoyne, Main Rd., Eltham

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Postcard

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black and White postcard of steam ship T.S.S. Zealandic, (SH 318 Ships T-Z)

Price List - Uniform Shop Price List

Cornish College, Bangholme

An A4 sheet folded into three parts ( 21 cms x 10 cms ). Printed in colour on both sides.

Historical information

The second price list for the new Uniform shop. It also contains the College "Uniform Policy" explianing the requirements of clothing, hair styling. jewellery and make-up for students during College hours.

Significance

As the registration with the VRQA had been finalised, the Price List shows the updated contact details for the College which was no longer an organisation but an educational facility.

Inscriptions & Markings

School logo on front.

1991/11/08, Mary Helen Auxiliary, tour

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Article - Francis Gordon Scott

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Francis Gordon Scott and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Diamond Creek

Washboards, Glass

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Two plain, unsealed framed wooden washboards with glass corrugations for scrubbing clothes. 8.1 has a retaining strip across the top of the glass at the back.

Port Decanter

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

3 Squadron RAAF port decanter celebrating 75yrs (1916 - 1991)

Historical information

Commemorating 75yrs of No 3 Sqn RAAF.

Inscriptions & Markings

No 3 Squadron/3 Sqn Battle Honours from 1917 - 1945. No 3 Sqn RAAF emblem displayed on decanter1916 -1991 (75 Years). Also shows RE.8 Biplane and Hornet fighter Jet.

Annual Report - Dennys, Lascelles Limited, Notice of Meeting and Annual Report to Members 1971

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Dennys, Lascelles Limited, Notice of Meeting and Annual Report to Members 1971".

Painting

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Pastel of Captain Stanley Llewllyn Seal in a Captain's uniform. Small moustache and pipe

Historical information

Painted by South African internee at Camp 13

Inscriptions & Markings

H Von Gruenwaldt

Image

Vision Australia,

1 x B/W photograph

Historical information

A group of people on the steps of Government House holding their Advance Australia Awards. Included in this group are Glenn Wheatley and John Farnham.

Photograph - Orange Grevillea in garden of 86 Bible Street, Eltham, 1982

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital copy of colour photograph

Racquet & cover

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Four identical unstrung Head Professional squash racquets (.1-.4), each with racquet head covers. Racquets primarily comprises of a frame made from a singular piece of tubular metal, secured by a plastic bridge across the hroat, and the hardened plastic handle below. Materials: Metal, Plastic, Leather, Ink, Vinyl, Synthetic material, Metal, Ink

Photograph - Digital image - Bridge Plaque - Pioneer Park Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph.

Historical information

Plaque at Pioneer Reserve Greensborough: "Shire of Diamond Valley. The bluestones used in the construction of this viewing platform and in the carpark entry structure and retaining wall are from the northern arch of Greensborough's first Plenty River Bridge built in the 1860s adjacent to this site. The centre span of the original bridge was removed in 1865 when the western half of the existing bridge was constructed leaving the northern and southern stone arches. The southern arch was retained until floods in 1874 necessitated its removal. The picnic shelter in this reserve was constructed using stone from this abutment. The northern arch was removed in 1983 when widening of the existing bridge commenced."

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book: 'Off The Court', 231 pages. Hardcover. First printing. Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Zeiss Pamphlets

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

1. Zeiss Pamphlets on Ultramicroscopes , dark field illumination and the

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Spalding 'Lamina' tennis racquet, with tape whipping around shoulders; and, leather handle grip with patterned perforations. Inscription along obverse: A.G. SPALDING BROS/MULTI-PLY/LAMINA/SPALDING. Model name also across base of head on reverse. Spalding ball trademark features on throat of reverse, and impressed on butt cover. Materials: Wood, Glue, Metal, Lacquer, Nylon, String, Leather, Ink, Paint, Cloth tape, Adhesive tape

Pouch Tobacco

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This tobacco pouch is the bottom or main containment pouch for rubbed tobacco leaf to be smoked either as "roll you own" cigarettes or in a pipe. The pouch is of crocodile skin and is light brown on one side and darker brown on the other. The pocket is fashioned with the top section curved to allow fingers to remove the top cover, see KVHS 0059(2). The pocket has fine , but strong stitching holding the bottom and sides together. It is made of relatively medium thick hide and the crocodile markings are both outside and inside. See KVHS 00059(01) for main pouch

Historical information

These type of tobacco pouches were used mostly by the outdoor/outback type of male. They were a product of an earlier period in time when males in the outback were considered "red back" adventurers. This pouch is more of a statement than a useful tobacco pouch. It comes from a younger time in bush folk law when the outback appearances was in fashion and before the "new age" male emerged(circa early 1900s).

Significance

This tobacco pouch was admired in the outback scene and spoke of adventure and "the wild". It was a time when travel in the outback was, in the top end of Australia especially, considered unsafe and "frontier" type adventure filled environment. It was a time when colloquially speaking 'men were men', in other words tough and resourceful, and could tackle anything. This attitude was more so in isolated country areas such as in the Kiewa Valley before "the sensitive new age" male was evolved. The pouch presents the early presentation of the outback male as rugged, independent and resourceful. The Kiewa Valley and the tobacco fields, especially during the construction stages of the Hydro Electricity Scheme, was the right environment for such a display.

Inscriptions & Markings

Crocodile markings (not hand made)

000597 - Photograph - 1954 - Leongatha - Laying out Golf Course - Tom Welsford, Ken MacDonald and Paul & Frank Welsford

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Salt cellar

Greensborough Historical Society,

Cream plastic container with red hinged lid.

Historical information

A mid 20th century salt cellar was used to store salt. This item is made of bakelite-style hard plastic. Most kitchens would have had one of these.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Salt" impressed in red on front of container.

Cloth

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Cloth sample, part of Collins Brothers collection.

Historical information

Part of Collins Brothers collection. Suitable for upholstery.

Inscriptions & Markings

AZTEK Scour only brush roll

Photograph - War Memorial, Cowes

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Small black and white photo of War Memorial and Pier at Cowes

Inscriptions & Markings

Murray Views No. 22 War Memorial & Pier Cowes, Phillip Island, Vic

Report - Tasmania Law Reform Institute : warnings in sexual offences cases relating to delay in complaint

RMIT GSBL Justice Smith Collection, Melbourne

INDEX

Clunes Museum, Clunes

MANILLA FOLDER CONTAINING A SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS FROM MINUTES OF CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL 1860 -1939.

Historical information

MINUTES CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL 1860-1939 SUMMARY OF EVENTS, COMPILED IN 1993 BY R.F. CAMPBELL.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES BOROUGH MINUTES SIGNIFICANT EVENTS INDEX

SAFETY PINS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

2 SAFETY PINS WITH SOLID ROUND KEEPS

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Tournament Programme: Davis Cup Eastern Zone Semi-final 1977 Materials: Paper, Ink

Letter

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Two original handwritten letters from the E.I. Horsman Company, New York to H.B. Smith and Son, West Chesterfiled, Massachusetts; dated Feb 1st 1888 and March 10, 1888. Content of first letteris an order for a sample lot of tennis poles, with the second letter being a follow-up inquiry about the order. Under UV glass. Materials: Ink, Wood, Metal, Cardboard, Glass

Bible - Owen RASMUSSEN

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Small light brown coloured bound book

Historical information

Presented by the British and Foreign Bible Society Victoria to the members of the Victorian Contingent of the Australian Imperial Force volunteering for service in the Defence of the British Empire. Presented to Owen Rasmussen of Castlemaine dated 30/5/1916 - Owen RASMUSSEN MM 6069 60 Battalion AIF

Inscriptions & Markings

New Testament

Object - RVIB Auxiliary milestone badges

Vision Australia,

Metal pin

Historical information

To honour the commitment of its Auxiliary, badges were awarded to commemorate 10, 20 and 25 years of service. These consisted of a circle or oval with a gold lighthouse on a blue/green background and the words 'Auxiliary' in gold across the middle of the lighthouse. Around the outside, 'Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind' was written in gold' against a navy blue background, with the relevant number of years at the base of the badge or lighthouse.

Psychology book for teachers - Human Behavior

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8661.1 - Green leather bound book

Inscriptions & Markings

- Human behavior - A first book in psychology for teachers - Colvin and Bagley

Text - Minutes of the White Cane Day Committee 1985

Vision Australia,

33 pages

Historical information

Minutes of the seventh White Cane Day organising committee, chaired by Bryan Sitlington.

Image

Vision Australia,

B/W photograph

Historical information

An ultrasonic torch sends out a high frequency beam that bounces off items in it's path and sends back signals to an ear piece worn by the user. A change in sound indicates the nearness of an object, and it was (at the time) thought to be a possible replacement for white canes in the future. In this image, a man descends steps in an old blockstone building, using the torch to guide him.

Inscriptions & Markings

6/68049 Ultrasonic torch being used at the Royal Blind Society.

Photograph - Good Samaritan Window, Holy Trinity Church, circa 1960

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A monochrome photograph of the Good Samaritan leadlight window in Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Kew. :"The memorial brass and the stained-glass window erected in Holy Trinity Church, Kew, in memory of the late Dr. W. Butler Walsh, by some of his former patients, his professional brethren, and other friends, were unveiled on Sunday morning by Dr. Vance, Anglican Dean of Melbourne. The window consists of two lights, with the Good Samaritan as the subject of the left hand light, and St. Luke of the right-hand light. Above the two subjects is the figure of an angel, carrying a scroll, inscribed with the words, "A just man, and one that feared God, and of good report." (The Australasian, 18 June 1904)

Historical information

Holy Trinity Anglican Church has been a prominent part of the Kew Community since 1863.

Significance

This work forms part of the collection assembled by the historian Dorothy Rogers, that was donated to the Kew Historical Society by her son John Rogers in 2015. The manuscripts, photographs, maps, and documents were sourced by her from both family and local collections or produced as references for her print publications. Many were directly used by Rogers in writing ‘Lovely Old Homes of Kew’ (1961) and 'A History of Kew' (1973), or the numerous articles on local history that she produced for suburban newspapers. Most of the photographs in the collection include detailed annotations in her hand. The Rogers Collection provides a comprehensive insight into the working habits of a historian in the 1960s and 1970s. Together it forms the largest privately-donated collection within the archives of the Kew Historical Society.

Inscriptions & Markings

Good Samaritan window, Holy Trinity Church. Given by parents and friends of Dr. Butler Walsh. Wilton.

Chisel

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

chisel, heavy socketed

Historical information

This item is part of the Thomas Caine Tool Collection, owned by The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and curated by the Hand Tools Preservation Association of Australia.

Felicia: the political memoirs of Don Dunstan

Unions Ballarat, Ballarat

Paper; book. Front cover: black background; black and white photograph of Don Dunstan; red and yellow lettering.

Historical information

Don Dunstan was a South Australian state politician known for progressive reforms. He was premier of South Australia over the periods June 1967-April 1968 and June 1970-February 1979. He resigned from politics in 1979 and died in 1999.

Significance

The book forms part of Labor Party history in South Australia and is of an autobiographical nature.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover: author's name and title.

Soldiers digging trench and resting

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

School Records - Individuals - Vaivers, Andris (Andrew)

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

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

Historical information

From School records, some more complete than others. Reports should contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. They should also show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are indexed on a spreadsheet at the Common School Museum.

Newsclipping - 33 Fordhams Road and Mirabooka, 3 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham South

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Newspaper clippings advertising house auctions

Historical information

Contained in Volume 1 of a set of two spiral magnetic photo albums, each containing 10 leaves, 20 pages; Vol. 1 labelled "Houses - Eltham South" and Vol. 2 labelled "Eltham Houses".