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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A Bennie, Teare & Co catalogue in a loose leaf clip folder with a blue fabric cover. It has a red seal on the front. At the side is a metal brace for page removal.

Significance

This item is a contemporary record of engineering equipment used in farming, industry and mining in the 1920's.

Invitation - From the Sacred to the Profane

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a sheet of paper folded to make six sides. One side has a plasticized surface. The pages have a black background with white and red printing on five sides and a colour photograph of a painting on the front page. The back page has the logos of the Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation, the Victorian State Government, Arts Victoria, Warrnambool City Council and Deakin Worldly.

Historical information

This is the program of the 2014-5 exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, ‘From the Sacred to the Profane – The Challenges and Possibilities of Renaissance Art’. This exhibition was a joint project between the National Gallery of Victoria and the Warrnambool Art Gallery and was officially opened in December 2014 by the Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Tony Ellwood.

Significance

This program is of interest as a souvenir of an exhibition in Warrnambool that was an important one as it featured historical and valuable works of art from the National Gallery of Victoria.

Photo

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Photo Matt Bull Iraq July 2007

Double Ended Tonsil Dissector

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Double ended - used to dissect tonsils Long stainless steel with curved flat end and at other end 90 degree angle hook with 3 curved points. Middle wider with etching.

Historical information

This medical / hospital instrument was used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950s specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Scheme.

Significance

Historical: Shows the development of scientific hospital equipment. Provenance: Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was remote and therefore required good equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Etching into steel in middle, wider part - both sides. H.A.T. MELB. - next to etching at hook end. Stainless - next to etching at 'spoon' end facing other way to hook end.

Report - Australian judicial perspectives on expert evidence: an empirical study

RMIT GSBL Justice Smith Collection, Melbourne

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN: 1875527275

Image

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 x B/W photograph

Historical information

Part of a display by the Queensland Blind Institution (?) as part of a exhibition. Neither the full name of the organisation nor the exhibition are known, however a sign on the opposite wall reads "Government Exhibit 1962". Cane chairs, an ironing board cover, coat hangers, a cane cot and a cane screen are viewable to the far right of the image. The remaining view is of an empty space awaiting exhibitors.

Inscriptions & Markings

C2-4138 Reproduced by Photo Section, Survey Office, Dept. Public Lands, QLD.

PRINT - BREAKING THE NEWS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 FRAMED PRINT OF JOHN LONGSTAFF'S PAINTING OF "BREAKING THE NEWS" (ORIGINAL PAINTING - OILS ON CANVAS NOW LOCATED IN A GALLERY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA) .2 FRAMED PRINT OF JOHN LONGSTAFF'S PAINTING OF ''BREAKING THE NEWS - SUPPLEMENTARY

Significance

THE NEW PRINT OF CLUNES MOST FAMOUS PAINTING 'BRAKING THE NEWS'BY SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF WAS PRESENTED TO CLUNES MUSEUM BY EUGENE SCHLUSSER ON AUGUST 13TH 2009 AS A GIFT AND A THANK YOU. EUGENE SCHLUSSER AN INDEPENDENT FILM MAKER MADE A SUCCESSFUL SHORT FILM ABOUT CLUNES 'CLUNES GOLD'FOR THE 150TH CELEBRATIONS OF THE FIRST GOLD DISCOVERY IN VICTORIA IN 2001.

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Postcard with a sepia photograph of a large ship, the HMS Essex. Handwritten message on the back.

Historical information

From the album of WWI soldier William West (1268) of the 29 Infantry Battalion, 5th Pioneers Battalion. This collection of postcards, photographs and clippings were sent between William and his family and loved ones during the years he was on active service. See also 207 and 220.

Pister - Thoroughly Modern Millie Poster

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

Red and white productin poster form the University of Ballarat Arts Academy

Folder - John Hughes

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on John Hughes, School Teacher, Eltham, 1850s

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LAMINATED BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1931.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back Row; Colin Kerr, Len Teague, Standon Nelson, John Hill Second Row; Jean Annear (Porta), Lucy Pascoe, Isobel Sparks, S. Oliver, Mavis Talbot (Williams), Ida Pickford (Leishman) Middle Row; Isabel Nicholson, Leila Sparks, Amy Dunn (Vinecombe), Amy Cottrell, Aver Aberhard, Dorothy Carter, Enid Davidson, Melba Hutchins (Harvey) Front; Harry Toole, Dave Richards, Tom Kerr, Justice Eberhard, Garland Hancock Absent; Leila McDonald, Brenda Trembatch, Eilliam (Bill) Birch, Jim Sanders

Article - Laurie McQuade, by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 p. typescript, coloured photographs; with newspaper clipping from Diamond Valley News 23/11/2018

Historical information

Laurie McQuade is a Watsonia resident, who has volunteered for many years as a Scout leader, member of the Yarrambat CFA and St John's Ambulance. He has received many awards, and is still an active volunteer at the age of 83.

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat University College - Mechanical Engineering Design, 1993

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

Coloured photograph of students with their designs

photograph - Cutting timber

Harcourt Valley Heritage & Tourist Centre, Harcourt

A B&W photograph depicting 2 men and a boy with a horse-drawn dray filled with wood. Photograph taken by Alice 'Girlie' Adams in 1942. Ken Peeler, Ern Peeler and Don Peeler appear in the picture along with a horse with no known name.

Historical information

Ken Peeler (at head of horse), Ken's father, Ern Peeler and brother Don Peeler (sitting on load) with dray-load of 'five-foot wood'. Peeler's Road, Barkers Creek. Photographed by Alice 'Girlie' Adams, approx. 1942. Families living at Barkers Creek and Woodbrook obtained contracts to supply 'five foot wood' to Thompson's Foundry and Castlemaine Woollen Co. Rows of wood, neatly stacked, 10’ high X 5’ wide covered many acres at each factory, ready for use in firing the boilers. Much bushland was thus cleared for orchard or pasture. The horse depicted is fully harnessed with bridle, eye-winkers and reins, dray collar, hames, shaft saddle with girth & pole straps and breeching straps. Neatly stowed under the dray shafts can be seen the props, used to keep the dray horizontal when the horse was to be taken out of the shafts. The dray was almost entirely constructed of wood, with steel tyres on the wheels

Significance

A reminder of the significance of local sources of fuel to some of Victoria’s biggest manufacturing concerns as well as depicting a major source of employment involving minimal capital.

Book - Minute Book

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Red cover, gold lettering. Universal account book - Minute, Series 200

Historical information

Minutes of Apex meetings 1994-1995. Also includes plastic sleeve containing by-laws and standing orders, members list 1994-95, 2 pages Inaugural Dinner Programmes 1959.

Film

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

16mm film on Semi-micro analysis, made by Brown, Craig & O'Donnell, 1955

Newspaper clippings

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Article on raising a Tourist Loan for development of Tourist Resorts.

Historical information

Article in The Age newspaper

Photograph, Black & White, Mary Ellen Dunbar 1873-1936 Family

City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum), Ormond

A Black and White photograph of Mary Ellen Dunbar and family c 1917

Historical information

Mary Ellen Dunbar nee Johns 1873 - 1936, Mary was born in Walhalla, married Hugh Dunbar at Traralgon 1900 and had 3 sons. Hugh's daughter from his 1st marriage, Ada was blind and she was well cared for by Mary Ellen and later her brothers.After Hugh died 1910 she moved to Bentleigh ( East Brighton) and joined the Methodist Congregation Mary was appointed Trustee of the the Bentleigh Recreation Ground 1914 - the other Trustees were men. The family moved to a farm in Carlsruhe near Kyneton 1920. Mary is buried in Kyneton. The family sold the farm in 1970 .

Significance

Mary Ellen Dunbar was a well respected and accomplished woman in Bentleigh and was appointed the only woman Trustee for the foundation of the Bentleigh Recreation Ground 1914

Photograph - World Methodist Peace Award - Rev. Sir Alan Walker & Lady Winifred Walker

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W photograph of Sir Alan and Lady Winifred Walker standing together.

Historical information

"Stop the nuclear arms race - Walker." Article about the Walkers being awarded the World Methodist Peace Prize for 1986.

Inscriptions & Markings

C&N identification.

Photograph - Blue pincushions, St Andrews

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph of blue pincushions, Wild Dog Creek Road, St Andrews

Booklet - Elementary Field Defences All Arms 1969

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

A soft covered booklet aimed at assisting all arms in the construction of basic field defences. It includes amendment No 2 and amendment No 1 for the 1970 edition

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-032-5157

Framed Print - Officer Prince of Wales's Light Horse Hussars 1870's

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

40 x 220 mm coloured print of Officer of Prince of Wales's Light Horse Hussars set in glass fronted wooden frame

Inscriptions & Markings

Jess 45 Property of 4/19 PWLH Officers' Mess Feb 96 Framed by Elan's Picture Framers 818-7801, 277-6969

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF MULLOCK HEAPS OF PORT PHILLIP MINE AT CLUNES.

Historical information

THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS OF PORT PHILLIP MINE CLUNES. VIEW OF MULLOCK HEAPS.

Photograph - Shire of Nillumbik World War One Memorials tour, 10 August 2016

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

"The Age" Sign

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Rectangular tin sign has painted white inscription concerning The Age newspaper, has 1 small hole in each corner

Inscriptions & Markings

Painted in white lettering on front "The/Age/RELIABLE MARKET REPORTS"

Folder - Charles Hirt

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder of information on Charles Hirt, storekeeper, Smiths Gully,1860s

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH CLUNES GOLF CLUB ENTRY, STREET PARADE BACK TO CLUNES 1982 "THE SEVEN DWARFS"

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO MEN STANDING IN FRONT OF A WEATHER BOARD HOUSE - WOLFENDEN HOUSE. CORNER LESLIE AND SMEATON ROAD CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

HAND WRITTEN IN BLACKLEAD PENCIL WOLFENDEN HOUSE CNR. LESLIE AND SMEATON ROAD.

Digital photographs - St Brigid's Crossley - centenary - congregation

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital images

Document - Newspaper The Standard 1987 ACME

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Newspaper with coloured photograph on man head and shoulders shot in overalls, with sprig of green across right side of page. Text in brown. Date in brown at bottom of page. Back cover has bright blue border with pink and black text. 32 pages

Historical information

This paper which is a supplement to the Warrnambool Standard presents events and information regarding the Acme Field Days. The Acme Field Days are held each year at Allansford beginning in 1982 and continuing to the present day. Exhibitors and companies from all over the state display their wares at the field days and the three day event usually attracts large numbers of visitors, many of whom come from the agricultural industries.

Significance

A record of a local event which contains articles and farm practices of the time as well as a comprehensive collection of advertisements from local businesses.

Inscriptions & Markings

Warrnambool Standard. Acme Field Days Wednesday March 11, 1987