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Prisoner of war and internee objects in Victorian cultural collections

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Cameron Auty, Victorian Collections Co-Manager

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Photograph (copy) - Light Horse Camp Torquay

Torquay and District Historical Society, Torquay

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Photograph shows Trooper F G James with plumed Light Horse hat.

Significance

The Torquay Camp in 1939-1940 was the last Light Horse training camp in Australia.

Photograph - Post Card

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Postcard showing four children on railing at the Cowes Pier, Phillip Island. View of the Jetty Shed on the right, Jetty Triangle and Isle of Wight Hotel in the background.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Rose Series, P 656. "From the Pier, Cowes, Phillip Is., Victoria" 1919 - 1920

School badges: Preston Technical School 1937-

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Caulfield, John

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Twelve photocopied letters dated from 11/08/1969 through to 14/12/1983. The letters are correspondence from Mrs. V. Willmott to Mrs. Joan Wills in response/request looking for lost relatives of John Caulfield. Joan Wills informs Mrs. V. Willmott that no relatives could be found.

Book - The Emu Vol 12

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Emu Vol 12. - 1912-13 A Quarterly Magazine to popularise the Study and Protection of Native Birds Editors A J Campbell and Charles Barrett Publisher: Walker May & Co Date: 1913

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine with typed text RA 598.2050 EMU Inside front cover has a sticker that reads Warrnambool Mechanics Institute and Free Library

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A wooden racquet with a convex throat, and a cork inlaid handle. Inscription across the throat and stem of the obverse: DOUBLE/MAIN/1/GGB/BUSSEY'S/TENSIVE/GRIP. Inscription across right side of stem: GEO. G. BUSSEY & CO./LONDON. Inscription across left side of stem: HIGH TENSION. Materials: Wood, Gut, Metal, Glue, Lacquer, String, Leather, Cork

Publication - The North East Cookbook 2: a culinary guide and photographic journey of North East Victoria and beyond. (Welsh, Bindy). Indigo Valley, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

179 pages, illustrated.

Kelly & Preston Waggon hubcaps x 2

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Two brass hubcaps for wagon wheels created by "Kelly & Preston, Waggon Builders, Ballarat."

Inscriptions & Markings

Kelly & Preston, Waggon Builders, Ballarat

Cambria

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Copy of a black and white photograph mounted on cardboard of the building Cambria with a caption noting that the building was purchased by the Presentation Order, date unknown, and then demolished in 1976.

Folder - Local Scene in Watsonia with Rosalie Bray 1994.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Spiral bound plastic binder with 20 pockets. Blue title page. Contains photocopies of selected articles from Diamond Valley News 1994

Historical information

This local news column details events, people and places of interest as they occurred in Watsonia in 1994.

Significance

This column was a means of advertising for local community groups and gives a snapshot of the Watsonia area at the time.

Book - Mechanics' Magazine vol. 3

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

Hardcovered book, half leather bound with marbled paper. Formerly book number 4040 from the Ballaarat East Public Library. Contents include: new pit-saw, self-moving carriage (car), Lord Worcestor's steam engine, extinction of fires, Cameron's Soda Water Apparatus, Newton's Lectures on Astronomy, coining at the Royal Mint, mechanical geometry, lifting ships by steam, voltaic-mechanic agent, steam navigation, portable hand-mill, Brown's pneumatic engine, Bell's invention for saving lives from shipwreck, triple pump, cycloidal chuck, potato-washer, sand clock, Galvanic electricity, perpetual motion, Hadley's Quadrent, Wollaston's Night-Bolt, rope bridges, boring machinery, locomotive steam-engines, new London Bridge, naval architecture, steam and water wheel, Spencer's Patent Forge, boat with wings, ivory profile portraits, Jenning's Gas burner, Ramage's Telescope, washing machine, tallow lamp, iron masts, self regulating pendulum, prismatic compass, simple blowpipe. Includes image of Henry Brougham, and many drawings of inventions.

Inscriptions & Markings

Green book plate: Ballaarat east Public Library No. 4040.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Sepia print (not sharp) from behind of one funnel Steam Ship with two masts. Black smoke from middle to right. Two funnel Ship in background right, low hills behind.

Historical information

Unknown

Book, blanket sample

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Blanket sample booklet of Vonnel Blankets, produced by Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd.

Map - Greater Ballarat, 1968

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

Coloured street map of Greater Ballarat, including Sebastopol, and portions of the Shires of Ballarat, Buninyong, and Grenville.

Report - CTS - CTS Education Reports 1925-26 - 1942-43.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Bound copies of "Education Report of the Minister of Public Instruction for the years 1925-26 [to] 1942-43". Black binding with gold lettering on spine.

Historical information

These reports outline the advances in education in Victoria each year. Includes comparative statistics on results for each school.

Significance

An official record of education in Victoria, covering both city and rural schools

Inscriptions & Markings

On spine: "C.T.S./ EDUCATION/ REPORT/ 1925-26/1942-43".

Print Signals in Action 1914 -1918 - Signals in Action 1914 -1918

RSL Waverley Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Print in wooden frame under glass Signals in Action 1914 -1918

Inscriptions & Markings

Signals in action 1914 -1918 By Ivor HELE CBE

Miner's Right

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Victoria, Series Q No. 79/229, Maryborough

Booklet - The Social Organization and Customary Law of the Nepalese Tribes

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Pale blue card cover, navy blue spine, black printing. English text

Historical information

Dr. Leonhard Adam studied both anthropology and jurisdiction as a young man

Persian jewelry box from Istfahan

Polish Museum & Archives in Australia, Footscray

Drawing - Untitled (Nude Study)

The Dunmoochin Foundation, Cottles Bridge

Drawing of a female nude on brown paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed (L.r) 'Drawn by Fred Williams. During a drawing session at Dunmoochin with John Olsen and myself in 1970, Clifton Pugh'. On reverse inscribed ' The model by Judith Laycock'.

Photograph - colour - Trentham Masonic Lodge

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Photograph of the first floor of a brick shop in the Main Road of Trentham. The first floor is the Trentham Masonic Lodge.

Photo - Spittle S.G. - Spittle. S.G. Councilor 1942-43.

Learmonth and District Historical Society, Learmonth

Photo is Sepia on Brown mount, of Councilor S.G.Spittle, situated top right hand corner of collection of photos of all councilors for the year 1942-43. It is rectangular with a curved top.

Historical information

In 1931 Councilor S.G.Spittle was elected as a ,member of the Ballarat Shire Council,serving until 1943. He served a term as Shire President in 1934-35.

Significance

Original Historic Photo of Councilors for the year 1942-43.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to the Ballarat Shire Council by Councilor R.T.White,President, 1942-43.

Booklet - Welcome to Cooper Engineering

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Booklet briefly describing the Cooper Engineering Company Pty Ltd, with map.

Historical information

Booklet briefly describing the Cooper Engineering Company Pty Ltd, with map.

Article - Fletcher Jones

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Article titled “Fletcher Jones Gardens Warrnambool,” printed with blue background. Three coloured photographs showing different vistas of the gardens.

Historical information

The article gives an overview of the development of the landscaping of factory gardens in the early part of the 20th century. The Fletcher Jones Gardens feature strongly and a brief history is given of the establishment of the Fletcher Jones factory.

Significance

Fletcher Jones Factory held a significant place in the economic development of the city. The Fletcher Jones Gardens remain a significant landmark in the city

Document - "The Spirit of Anzac"

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Bottle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Bottle clear glass with ground glass stopper and paper label. Stopper has a rectangular grip. Paper label on side. Used in a pharmacy. Contains fine white powder, probably Aluminium Hydroxide.

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Used at Foster Valley Mill.

Magazine - Banyule Banner: July 2000

Greensborough Historical Society,

20 pages (approx.), colour illustrations.

Historical information

The Banyule Banner is published quarterly by Banyule City Council to advertise upcoming events in the City of Banyule and to report on past events. This edition celebrates the Olympic Torch Relay and Banyule's links to the 1956 Olympic Games.

Miner's Right

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Victoria, No. 246/1, Ballarat Red printing

Elevation

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Cloth flow plan William Whiteley 3 bladed shearing machine

Photograph - Jeeves Family Group taken on Marjories 70th Birthday

Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society Inc., Mt Dandenong

Men L - R are ?, ?, ?. Women L - R are Lily, Florence, Marjorie.

Razor

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

Metal razor, very rusted. Handle missing.

Postcard, Set

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Set of five postcards published by the limbless soldiers association, N.S.W. The postcards feature various photographs of the ANZAC memorial, Sydney, N.S.W. The photographs are in sepia tones with each having a description printed beneath the photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

All the postcards are printed with the following inscription; "POST CARD", "THIS SIDE TO BE USED FOR CORRESPONDENCE ONLY" and the FOOT note "PUBLISHED BY THE LIMBLESS SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION, N.S.W. BY PERMISSION OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE ANZAC MEMORIAL"

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of Kitty Millers Bay showing the headlands and view of Pyramid Rock. Small rocks and surf in foreground.

Historical information

This album was presented to the Earl of Stradbroke by Fathers of Soldiers and Returned Soldiers 16/02/1923. Photo of Kitty Millers Bay, Cowes, Phillip Island.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rose Series p.3428. Kitty Millers Bay, Cowes, Phillip Island.

Book - The Woolgrowers Manual

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"The Woolgrowers' Manual" comp. The Animal Nutrition Department, J. Kitchen & Sons Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1937. Information re: sheep, sheep health and wool growing produced by the agricultural supplies company, J. Kitchen & Sons.

Prize - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Prizes, 1927-1933.

Otway Districts Historical Society, Beech Forest

Cards. The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Grand Annual Exhibition: (a) 1927; First Prize; D. Towers; Potatoes, Class 1289 No.5562, Henry Schwieger, Secretary. (b) 1927; Second Prize; D. Towers; Potatoes, Carman No 3, Class 1271 No.5437; Henry Schwieger, Secretary. (c) 1929; Third Prize; D. Towers; Potatoes, Carman No 1, Class 1329 No.6186; Henry Schwieger, Secretary. (d) 1930; Third Prize; D. Towers; Potatoes, Class 1349 No.61217; Henry Schwieger, Manager. (e) 1931; Third Prize; D. Towers; Potatoes, Class 1352 No.6456; Henry Schwieger, Manager. (f) 1932; First Prize; D. Towers; Potatoes (1 standard sack), Class 1367 No.7380; Louis Monod, Secretary. (g) 1933; Second Prize; Mrs L. Towers; Potatoes, Carman No 3, Class 1352 No.7434; Louis Monod, Secretary. (h) 1933; Second Prize; Mrs L. Towers; Potatoes, Class 1356 No.7445; Louis Monod, Secretary.

Medal - South Atlantic Medal

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

The medal is a coin, made of cupronickel, 36 mm in diameter, and was struck by the Royal Mint and issued by the Army Medal Office, Droitwich. The obverse side bears a crowned effigy of the The Queen. Like a modern British coin, it has the abbreviated form of ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR ("Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith") on the border and the Queen is facing to the right. The reverse side has the Falkland Islands' coat of arms, which bears the words "DESIRE THE RIGHT" (an allusion to English explorer John Davis' ship, "Desire"). A laurel wreath and the words "SOUTH ATLANTIC MEDAL" make up the border.

Historical information

The South Atlantic Medal is a British campaign medal awarded to British military personnel and civilians for service in the Falklands War of 1982, between the United Kingdom and Argentina; 29,700 were issued. The South Atlantic Medal Association was formed in 1997.

Inscriptions & Markings

CPL J FINLAY (number) RAF

Gold coloured plaque on a spinning wheel - Plaque on a spinning wheel - a gift to a SDM - Kmečka ohcet 1974

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Plaque on a spinning wheel, from year 1896, presented to Slovenian Association Melbourne at the occassion of the Kmečka Ohcet - Peasants Wedding in Ljubljana, 1974. At the special wedding were married Magda and Darko Hribernik.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription in Slovenian language: Kolovrat - 1896 v spomin SDM na kmečko ohcet 1974 v Ljubljani Darko in Magda Hribernik The spinningwheel - 1896 as a memento to the Slovenian Association Melbourne, of the Peasant Wedding 1974 in Ljubljana, Darko and Magda Hribernik

Wheat wagon

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

Blue wagon with red wheels with bag lifter operated from side of wagon with one horse

Significance

Typical heavy settler's wagon

Shoe Buckle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Shoe Buckle Hook and Clip, severe concretion, brass and silver plate. Artefact Reg No S/116. Recovered from the wreck of the Schomberg.

Disassembly tool

RSL Waverley Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

Tool to remove magazine foot plate, and to dissasemble bolt and gas chamber of Mauser K98k carbine

Inscriptions & Markings

Mundlos 1937

Harness Ring

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Brass Harness Ring, 2" dia, slight verdigris and encrustation. Recovered from the Schomberg wreck.

Women's Art Register Bulletin - Women's Art Register Bulletin number 40

Womens Art Register, Richmond

20 page Magazine photocopy in black and white with following contents where the first figure is the page number and this is followed by the article title then the author.#40 3 News from the Register 4 Unique artworks by Melbourne “re-emerging “ artist. Veronica Caven Aldous 5 Art among the guntrees – an unusual gallery at Tanja Kerry-Anne Cousins 6 Karen Ferguson’s Pear Tree (memento mori) Penny Peckham 7 Plus, Loris Button, Sally Miller & Maryanne Coutts Dr Nola Stratford 9 Women’s Suffrage in Victoria – Exhibition Margaret Gurney, A bare and beautiful exhibition 10 Art and Healing, paintings by Rosemary Mangiamele- Julianne Lewis 11 Sufferance: women’s artists’ books State Library of Queensland 12 Wise Reflections Dr Alison Richardson 14 Give up today… Naomie Sunner 15 Opportunities 17 Back issues 19 Membership details

Book - Iron Roofs: examples of design

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

Book. Large brown hard cover. Title written in gold on front cover and on spine. Manufacturer name also written in gold on spine. Illustrations, plates (black & white). 37 p. + plates.

Photograph - black and white - Ballarat School of Mines Emergency Shelters, 1942

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

Two black and white photos of Ballarat School of Mines slit trenches in the grounds of the Ballarat School of Mines. Students of the Ballarat Junior Technical School are in the zig zag trenches. Many students wear their school blazers, hats and school bags. Sandbags surround the trenches which were situated near Albert Street, Ballarat.

Historical information

This photograph was taken during an air-raid drill in the slit trenches.

Melbourne Aerodrome, Grange Road GlenHuntly

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photocopy From The First 100 years No 2897 Carnegie Primary School 1888 – 1988 Edited By Isobel Couper And Deirdre Lynch On Recollections of Athol Reid Which Include References To The Melbourne Aerodrome. Also A Printout From The Internet Printed on 20/08/2010 On Essendon Airport With Reference To Aerodrome At GlenHuntly.

Book - An analysis of the records of the registered Australian merino stud flocks.

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"An analysis of the records of the registered Australian merino stud flocks"-B F Short and H B Carter, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Bulletin no 276, 1955.

Inscriptions & Markings

From the library /of/ Edward Mosig/ Black Rock Victoria

Ekphrasis 2016 Artwork Hannah Bertram - I found you in the garden. Someone left you there

Nillumbik Shire Council,

Twelve glass panes resting against a wall, overlapping each other. Each glass pane has detailed decorative pattern/s etched into the dirt/moss.

Significance

Hannah Bertram was a Laughing Waters Artist in Residence in 2007. Bertram works with dust and ash to create decorative ephemeral patterns. Her art practice investigates the "ambiguity of value, the transformation of worthless materials and the passing of time".

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Wales Topspin tennis racquet, with string whipping around shoulders and shaft, and a leather handle grip with quatrefoil perforations. Materials: Wood, Ink, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Nylon, Enamel, String, Adhesive tape, Leather, Adhesive tape

Booklet: NMIT Food and wine expo 2004 - NMIT - NMIT food and wine expo. Monday 8 November 2004. Tasting notes.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

60 pages contains vouchers for participating food and wine businesses. Vouchers printed on yellow card, yellow cover with drawing of full wine glass. Also flyer and menus for March 2002, March/April 2003, 29 May 2003, 26 November 2003, 10 November 2008 and for 7 November 2011. Also three undated menus - one with Southcorp Wines, one for McGuigan Wines and one with DeBortoli Wines.

Historical information

This nmit food and wine expo was organised by the Event Management students and staff of the NMIT Hospitality Department. With the expo covering a wide range of locations and flavours, this booklet provides vouchers for discounts and special offers at participating businesses.