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Radar deflector

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Metal black vane type object with 4 metal sections & loops at top & base to secure

Grinding Stone

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Light brown Grinding Stone

Historical information

Donated by Alan West found Fregon, South Australia (now Northern Territory)

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Sepia toned photograph titled: "Mark's Corner 1880's". Shows a section of Sturt Street including "Crockers, Eyres Brothers & Alex Marks Jewellers". Horse and carriages parked down road centre.

Book - Proceedings: 5th International Wool Textile Research Conference vol. III, 1975

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Proceedings: 5th International Wool Textile Research Conference, vol. III" Sept. 1975.

Spoon

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Unrestored dessert spoons from the wreck of the LOCH ARD. The spoon design has a flattened fiddle-back handle, with a thin stem or shank, flared collar, and a shallow rounded bowl. The spoons metallic composition is a thin layer of brass alloy which has partially corroded back to a nickel-silver base metal. Some verdigris and heavy concretion on spoon bowl and handle. 2 spoons in group.

Historical information

These medium-sized dessert spoons are from the wreck of the LOCH ARD, a Loch Line ship of 1,693 tons which sailed from Gravesend, London, on 2 March 1878 with 17 passengers and a crew of 36 under Captain George Gibbs. “The intention was to discharge cargo in Melbourne, before returning to London via the Horn with wool and wheat”. Instead, on 1 June 1878, after 90 days at sea, she struck the sandstone cliffs of Mutton Bird Island on the south west coast of Victoria, and sank with the loss of 52 lives and all her cargo. The manifest of the LOCH ARD listed an array of manufactured goods and bulk metals being exported to the Colony of Victoria, with a declared value of £53,700. (202 bills of lading show an actual invoice value of £68, 456, with insurance underwriting to £30,000 of all cargo). Included in the manifest is the item of “Tin hardware & cutlery £7,530”. These dessert spoons are some of 482 similar items of electro-plated cutlery from the LOCH ARD site, comprising spoons and forks of various sizes but all sharing the same general shape or design and metallic composition. 49 of these pieces display a legible makers’ mark — the initials “W” and “P” placed within a raised diamond outline, which is in turn contained within a sunken crown shape — identifying the manufacturer as William Page & Co of Birmingham. An electroplater’s makers’ marks, unlike sterling silver hallmarks, are not consistent identifiers of quality or date and place of manufacture. A similar line of five impressions was usually made to impress the consumer with an implication of industry standards, but what each one actually signified was not regulated and so they varied according to the whim of the individual foundry. In this case, the maker’s marks are often obscured by sedimentary accretion or removed by corrosion after a century of submersion in the ocean. However sufficient detail has survived to indicate that these samples of electro-plated cutlery probably originated from the same consignment in the LOCH ARD’s cargo. The generally common range of marks are drawn from 255 tea spoons, 125 dessert spoons, and 99 table forks. These marks are clearly visible in 66 instances, while the same sequence of general outlines, or depression shapes, is discernible in another 166 examples. Suggested trade names for William Page & Co’s particular blend of brass plating are ‘roman silver’ or ‘silverite’. This copper alloy polishes to a lustrous gold when new, discolouring to a murky grey with greenish hue when neglected.

Significance

The LOCH ARD shipwreck is of State significance – Victorian Heritage Register S 417.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White photograph of a steamship heading towards the Cowes Pier.

Historical information

One of a collection of 8 photographs donated by Bob Notley of San Remo

Stool

Friends of Westgarthtown, Thomastown

Rectangular wooden stool with two legs with triangular cutout. Storage area inside stool with rectangular opening. Chipwood on base of stool with black veneer. Seems to have been modified at some stage and the chipwood added.

Inscriptions & Markings

No visible markings

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Hedleys 'Model de Luxe' tennis racquet. Materials: Wood, Leather

Calendar

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Calendar printed by Terang Express for August 1923 with picture of Loch Ard Gorge and survivors of wreck and also story of the episode. (NOTE: this calendar was previously numbered RN 1430)

Album of newspaper cuttings of the Ballarat area

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Album of newspaper cuttings of the Ballarat area. Orange cover. Contains about 25 newspaper cuttings of articles about Ballarat and District, including the Lynch family, gold rush, town names, hotels, Mechanics Institute, Lal Lal. Most articles were written by Peter Mansfield from Ballarat Municipal Library. Also a supplement about Ballarat Fire Brigade, dated 04.03.1981.

Pupils Register

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Pupils register covering enrollment years 1978 - 1980. Register numbers 78/146 - 80/126. Columns include :- Reg.No., Name, DOB, Date of Enrollment, Name of Parent or Guardian, Residence of Parent or Guardian, Occupation of Parent or Guardian, School Last Attended, Date of Last Attendance at former School, Date of obtaining Qualifying Certificate, Date of obtaining Merit Certificate, Date of Last Attendance, Destination.

Inscriptions & Markings

PUPIL'S REGISTER/STATE PRIMARY SCHOOL/School No 3572, Canterbury

Reproduction - Gheringhap Street circa 1866

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Part of and Victorian 150th Anniversary exhibition "The changing face of Geelong", comprising copies of photographs and illustrations held at the Geelong Historical Records Centre. " Gheringhap Street circa 1866. Looking north from Malop Street. The Golden Age is situated at the end of the street on the left. Towards the left are the woolstores of D Guthrie, later the offices of the Geelong Harbour Trust."

Inscriptions & Markings

83 Gheringhap Street circa 1866. Looking north from Malop Street. The Golden Age is situated at the end of the street on the left. Towards the left are the woolstores of D Guthrie, later the offices of the Geelong Harbour Trust. Photograph by Brian Tanner GEELONG REGIONAL COMMISSION/P.O.BOX 770/ GEELNG/ VICTORIA, 3220

Notebook - Handy Companion for Sheep Farmers

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Notebook entitled "Handy Companion for Sheep Farmers" by W. Cooper & Nephews made in 1895.

Historical information

Notebook entitled "Handy Companion for Sheep Farmers" by W. Cooper & Nephews made in 1895. Donated anonymously in 1988.

Inscriptions & Markings

Murray

Sr Jean Mieklejohn marching with Dr Raymond Tonkin

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photocopy

Pendant

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Circular pendant made of gold and garnets of various shapes and sizes. 1896 etched into back of circular centre piece.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black and white photograph in China from Arnott Rogers Collection showing child

Cow Bell

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Cowbell, brass, covered in encrustation, handle missing from the top, 4" L x 2 3/4" W x 4¼" H. Artefact Reg No LA/??. Recovered from the wreck of the Loch Ard.

Historical information

The LOCH ARD belonged to the famous Loch Line which sailed many ships from England to Australia. Built in Glasgow by Barclay, Curdle and Co. in 1873, the LOCH ARD was a three-masted square rigged iron sailing ship. The ship measured 262ft 7" (79.87m) in length, 38ft (11.58m) in width, 23ft (7m) in depth and had a gross tonnage of 1693 tons. The LOCH ARD's main mast measured a massive 150ft (45.7m) in height. LOCH ARD made three trips to Australia and one trip to Calcutta before its final voyage. LOCH ARD left England on March 2, 1878, under the command of Captain Gibbs, a newly married, 29 year old. She was bound for Melbourne with a crew of 37, plus 17 passengers and a load of cargo. The general cargo reflected the affluence of Melbourne at the time. On board were straw hats, umbrella, perfumes, clay pipes, pianos, clocks, confectionary, linen and candles, as well as a heavier load of railway irons, cement, lead and copper. There were items included that intended for display in the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. The voyage to Port Phillip was long but uneventful. At 3am on June 1, 1878, Captain Gibbs was expecting to see land and the passengers were becoming excited as they prepared to view their new homeland in the early morning. But LOCH ARD was running into a fog which greatly reduced visibility. Captain Gibbs was becoming anxious as there was no sign of land or the Cape Otway lighthouse. At 4am the fog lifted. A man aloft announced that he could see breakers. The sheer cliffs of Victoria's west coast came into view, and Captain Gibbs realised that the ship was much closer to them than expected. He ordered as much sail to be set as time would permit and then attempted to steer the vessel out to sea. On coming head on into the wind, the ship lost momentum, the sails fell limp and LOCH ARD's bow swung back. Gibbs then ordered the anchors to be released in an attempt to hold its position. The anchors sank some 50 fathoms - but did not hold. By this time LOCH ARD was among the breakers and the tall cliffs of Mutton Bird Island rose behind the ship. Just half a mile from the coast, the ship's bow was suddenly pulled around by the anchor. The captain tried to tack out to sea, but the ship struck a reef at the base of Mutton Bird Island, near Port Campbell. Waves broke over the ship and the top deck was loosened from the hull. The masts and rigging came crashing down knocking passengers and crew overboard. When a lifeboat was finally launched, it crashed into the side of LOCH ARD and capsized. Tom Pearce, who had launched the boat, managed to cling to its overturned hull and shelter beneath it. He drifted out to sea and then on the flood tide came into what is now known as LOCH ARD Gorge. He swam to shore, bruised and dazed, and found a cave in which to shelter. Some of the crew stayed below deck to shelter from the falling rigging but drowned when the ship slipped off the reef into deeper water. Eva Carmichael had raced onto deck to find out what was happening only to be confronted by towering cliffs looming above the stricken ship. In all the chaos, Captain Gibbs grabbed Eva and said, "If you are saved Eva, let my dear wife know that I died like a sailor". That was the last Eva Carmichael saw of the captain. She was swept off the ship by a huge wave. Eva saw Tom Pearce on a small rocky beach and yelled to attract his attention. He dived in and swam to the exhausted woman and dragged her to shore. He took her to the cave and broke open case of brandy which had washed up on the beach. He opened a bottle to revive the unconscious woman. A few hours later Tom scaled a cliff in search of help. He followed hoof prints and came by chance upon two men from nearby Glenample Station three and a half miles away. In a state of exhaustion, he told the men of the tragedy. Tom returned to the gorge while the two men rode back to the station to get help. By the time they reached LOCH ARD Gorge, it was cold and dark. The two shipwreck survivors were taken to Glenample Station to recover. Eva stayed at the station for six weeks before returning to Ireland, this time by steamship. In Melbourne, Tom Pearce received a hero's welcome. He was presented with the first gold medal of the Royal Humane Society of Victoria and a £1000 cheque from the Victorian Government. Concerts were performed to honour the young man's bravery and to raise money for those who lost family in the LOCH ARD disaster. Of the 54 crew members and passengers on board, only two survived: the apprentice, Tom Pearce and the young woman passenger, Eva Carmichael, who lost all of her family in the tragedy. Ten days after the LOCH ARD tragedy, salvage rights to the wreck were sold at auction for £2,120. Cargo valued at £3,000 was salvaged and placed on the beach, but most washed back into the sea when another storm developed. The wreck of LOCH ARD still lies at the base of Mutton Bird Island. Much of the cargo has now been salvaged and some was washed up into what is now known as LOCH ARD Gorge. Cargo and artefacts have also been illegally salvaged over many years before protective legislation was introduced. One of the most unlikely pieces of cargo to have survived the shipwreck was a Minton porcelain peacock - one of only nine in the world. The peacock was destined for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. It had been well packed, which gave it adequate protection during the violent storm. Today, the Minton peacock can be seen at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warrnambool. From Australia's most dramatic shipwreck it has now become Australia's most valuable shipwreck artefact and is one of very few 'objects' on the Victorian State Heritage Register. [References: Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village information sheets and documents]

Significance

Flagstaff Hill’s collection of artefacts from LOCH ARD is significant for being one of the largest collections of artefacts from this shipwreck in Victoria. It is significant for its association with the shipwreck, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR S417). The collection is significant because of the relationship between the objects, as together they have a high potential to interpret the story of the LOCH ARD. The LOCH ARD collection is archaeologically significant as the remains of a large international passenger and cargo ship. The LOCH ARD collection is historically significant for representing aspects of Victoria’s shipping history and its potential to interpret sub-theme 1.5 of Victoria’s Framework of Historical Themes (living with natural processes). The collection is also historically significant for its association with the LOCH ARD, which was one of the worst and best known shipwrecks in Victoria’s history.

Painting - Grasses

Brimbank City Council Art Collection, Deer Park

Anita Podwyszynski. Local flora, watercolour, 56 x 34cm - AR0040

Significance

Local Flora

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Part of set of 53 photographs taken of exterior and interior of Godfrey Hirst Ltd Mill.

Photograph (1963) - SUNSHINE DISTRICT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Sunshine and District Historical Society Incorporated, Deer Park and Sunshine

Black and white photograph of the former hospital which was of weatherboard construction, and which was located at 9 King Edward Ave, Albion Vic.

Historical information

The hospital was established (circa 1920's) by the Carruthers sisters, who both were qualified nursing sisters. It was later known as St Andrews. The hospital became the Sunshine District Community Hospital in 1946. Many local people were born in this hospital. It ended its use as a hospital in 1989, and the buildings were demolished to be replaced by residential units.

Significance

This was the main hospital in the Sunshine area serving the local residents for several decades. Its usefulness as a local hospital became irrelevant when the significantly larger Sunshine Hospital in Furlong Rd became operational.

Newspaper clipping - Blackout! Dust makes night from day.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newsprint, 2p.

Historical information

Worst dust storm on record for Melbourne occurred at 2.55 pm on 8 February 1983. Visibility was 100m or less in city streets and the temperature was a record high for February of 43.2 degrees.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Sun News-Pictorial

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Spalding 'WTC' model wood tennis racquet. Frame painted white with green & yellow stripes up to top of shoulders. Model name and logo (tennis racquet with stars and two world globes) printed across throat on obverse and reverse. Manufacturer's logo features all facets of shaft. On left side of shaft is also printed: MADE EXPRESSLY FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS/BY SPALDING. Grip wrapped with leather, whcih is sealed onto racquet with black tape at one end. White plastic butt cap features maker name/logo. Maker name/logo also printed across crown on both sides of racquet. Materials: Wood, Metal, Lacquer, Glue, Ink, Leather, Nylon, Paint, Plastic, Leather

Annual Report - Geelong R.S.&S. Co. Ltd; 51st Annual Report, 1971

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Geelong R.S.&S. Woollen and Worsted Co-operative Manufacturing Coy. Ltd. 51st Annual Report 1971".

Collar, Ladies

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Black satin and net embroidered collar

Historical information

This collar was part of the stock carried by Mrs Robinson whilst proprieter of a ladies shop on the corner of Sackville Street and Bank Street. Margaret her daughter carried on the business until 1939

Photograph (police car)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Ford Mercury registration number LJ-410, on a test drive in a Fitzroy laneway, circa 1949

Bank statement

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Yarn Display

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Samples of woollen yarn (Collins Bros?) mounted on a board.

Book - Genealogical Research Dictionary, 1985

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Dark red, soft glossy cover, white lettering front, back and spine. 680 paagaes, plus advertisemeents. Ink-written notes

Historical information

Used in exchange of research data

Inscriptions & Markings

J Forster

Fragment from plan of Bentley's Hotel

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) , Ballarat

Annotated fragment of lined paper that was used to line the plan of Bentley's Hotel (453.1). Removed during conservation and retained due to annotation. Fragment is aged - not contemporary with plan, but not modern. The writing is in pen and also appears to not be modern. Annotation is reversed on this fragment - transfer from 453.5?

Historical information

Descendants of James and Catherine Bentley claim that this inscription was written by Catherine on the back of the plan when her husband was found guilty of murder and jailed. His land was also confiscated and Catherine applied to the Lands Office for its recovery on behalf of her son

Inscriptions & Markings

Plan of (Eu?)rek(a?) Hotel

Book - Elementary Quantitative Analysis, 1933

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

Black hard covered book

Vaporiser, Tecota

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, Melbourne

Khaki metal multi layered cylinder. Set on top of khaki metal plate with four (4) rubber feet.

Historical information

Used by mothers during childbirth, the anaesthetic Trilene (trichloroethylene) was inhaled through a face mask [missing] attached to the rubber tubing [missing] and the vaporising chamber. The Trilene was poured into the chamber to be turned into a vapour. The machine was used in the obstetric wards at University College Hospital, London. Trilene was introduced in the 1940s. The machine was made by Cyprane Ltd.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped in red on top level of vaporiser: Cyprane Ltd •Stamped in red on serial plate: TECOTA MARK 6 / CHARGE WITH TRICHLOROETHYLENE B.P. / CYPRANE LTD. SERIAL No / KEIGHLEY / YORKS. / T1469 •Clear sticker with red printed text stuck on metal plate: PAT No 646680 / PATENTS PENDING

Presidents Award

Portsea Surf Life Saving Club, Portsea

Pewter mug with handle.

Historical information

Presidents Award trophy presented to Ian Campbell in 1994 for service to the President and the club in season 93-94

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed with "Presidents Award 1993 - 04" Portsea shield affixed.

Badge - JO VALLENTINE

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) , Ballarat

Badge. Rectangular plastic name badge. White with groove down the middle to accept Dymo tape. Blue tape with raised white lettering: "JO VALLENTINE".

Historical information

Belonged to Jo Vallentine who made history in 1984 when she was elected to the Australian Senate as the worlds first single-issue peace politician.

Inscriptions & Markings

"JO VALLENTINE". On reverse: "DYMO" "DYMO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD" "B1"

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Head 'Master' tennis racquet, featuring: twin shaft, 'I-beam', aluminium alloy frame; blue plastic bridge; Wilson 'Champion' nylon net strings; leather handle grip with X-formation perforations; black plastic shaft casing; and, black plastic butt cap. Head logo and trademark feature across bridge. Model name along outer side of left shaft. Materials: Metal, Plastic, Nylon, Adhesive tape, Leather, Paper, Ink

card - Ballarat Teachers' College ex-Students' Association Constitution, 1931

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

Small folded brown card with the constitution of the Ballarat Teachers' College Ex-Students' Association.

Historical information

Tthe constitution of the Ballarat Teachers' College Ex-Students' Association was aopted in 1931

Artwork - Printmaking - Limited Edition Prints by Andrew Sibley, 1993

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Four hand coloured linocuts by Andrew Sibley. .1) ‘Memories of My Garden’ Hand Coloured Linocut Plate 21.6 x 13.7cm Paper 38.5 x 28.5cm 1993 (2013) Edition: 100 .2)‘Roses with Love’ * Hand Coloured Linocut Plate 21.3 x 13.4cm Paper 38.5 x 28.5cm 1993 (2013) Edition: 100 .3) ‘Flowers Embraced’ Hand Coloured Linocut Plate 20.5 x 12.8cm Paper 38.5 x 28.5cm 1993 (2013) Edition: 100 .4) ‘Red Roses’ * Hand Coloured Linocut Paper 21.3 x 13.4cm Paper 38.5 x 28.5cm 1993 (2013) Edition: 100 The four linocuts are the subject of the Private Press book: ‘Four Linocuts by Andrew Sibley’ written by Robert C. Littlewood, The Lytlewode Press, Chateau Bosgouet, Normandie, France, 2014. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Programme by Katherine N. Littlewood, 2014

Historical information

Andrew SIBLEY ( 9 July 1933-2015) Born London Since the 1960s Andrew Sibley consistently exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally. He was senior lecturer of painting at RMIT from 1967-1987 and senior lecturer of painting at Monash University from 1990-1999.

electric iron

Hamilton Pastoral Museum, Hamilton

Early model electric iron Heavy

Inscriptions & Markings

nil

Program - Southern Districts 1990 Victorian Merino Field Days

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Southern Districts 1990 Victorian Merino Field Days". Program for a field day held in 1990 whereby various merino stud owners opened their properties for visits.

Purse-Small, China.

HMAS Cerberus Museum , HMAS CERBERUS

One of 4 items which includes a small Gong and Cymbals removed from a temple in china.

Pipe #1

Donald History and Natural History Group operating the Donald Court House Museum, Donald

Long, wooden pipe handle with wider mouth piece. Tobacco bowl juts from end of pipe shaft at a 45 degree angle. Hole in bowl for tobacco to be lit.

Historical information

Hand-made by Georgie Ah Ling from the root of a tree

Deadlight Ring

Seaworks Maritime Discovery Centre, Williamstown

Rim of a porthole (known as a deathlight ring) of the ship George Kermode, which was owned by the Melbourne Harbour Trust.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘Deadlight Ring, 1902’ ‘From S.T George, Kermode.’

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book: 'TENNIS: A CULTURAL HISTORY'. Softcover. 1998 edition. [First published (in German) 1990. First published in English 1997.] Materials: Ink, Paper, Cardboard

Report - Bleak House revisited? : disproportionality in family provision estate litigation in New South Wales and Victoria

RMIT GSBL Justice Smith Collection, Melbourne

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN: 9781875527564

Map - Dead Horse Creek, 1887

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

Geological sketch map of a portion of Dead Horse Creek. WGS 84 Centroid Lat: 36 degrees 50 inches S Long: 148 degrees 00 inches S NS: 4.3km EW 4.8km

Container

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Container, Stoneware, used with cooking. Usually has ceramic lid

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

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

Book - Scouting for Boys

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Brown covered, illustrated activities. Scout with flag decorating front cover.

Historical information

Handbook for members of scouting movement. One of several editions dealing with participation in scouting life.

Clothing, lady's aprons

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

3 unbleached cotton lady's aprons with bib and ties and colourful hand-embroidery and a crocheted edge

Historical information

These lady’s hand-embroidered aprons are examples of the dressmaking and craft skills of the women of the families who had settled in the Moorabbin Shire early 20thC

Significance

The skill and craftsmanship shown in these aprons is an example of the clothing made by the pioneer settlers and market gardeners in Moorabbin Shire. The family of M. Curtis were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire

Hydrometer

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

A small elongated brass instrument with 9 measuring weights displayed in a rectangular wooden box. The instrument and weights are on dulled purple velvet with the inside of the lid being red silk/satin.

Inscriptions & Markings

Measurements of 0 to 10 on the hydrometer and corresponding numbers on each of the weights

Window - Shire of Diamond Valley

Greensborough Historical Society,

Clear glass door insert. Etched with insignia of Shire of Diamond Valley.

Historical information

This glass door insert is one of a pair previously inserted into the entrance doors to the Shire of Diamond Valley offices in Greensborough.The Shire of Diamond Valley was a Local Government Area located about 20 kilometres northeast of Melbourne. The shire covered an area of 74.38 square kilometres and existed from 1964 until 1994. After the local government mergers of 1994, the Shire of Diamond Valley offices were used by the Nillumbik Council.

Significance

This etched glass is a reminder of the Shire of Diamond Valley. As a large piece of glass it is fragile and could have easily been lost or broken when the Diamond Valley offices changed ownership.

Inscriptions & Markings

Glass is etched with the coat of arms of the Shire of Diamond Valley surrounded by inscription 'Shire of Diamond Valley. Proclaimed 1964'.