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Book - Report on the Pitfield Plans Gold-Field, 1901

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

Blue soft covered foolscap report with 15 plans and sections.

David MOORE - Untitled (Landscape with Water)

Nillumbik Shire Council,

oil on canvas

Japanese style notebook

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

Small notebook bound in a Japanese style - four slits through the text-block and tied with ribbons. Softbound covered with Japanese paper with pattern of fans and plants trimmed flush.

Amplifier Radio Frequency AM-4306/GRC

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

A radio amplifier mounted on a battery box CY-4612/GRC. The battery box is designed to hold the battery for both the amplifier and the AN/PRC 77 radio. The amplifier is designed to to boost the power output of the 77 set and increase its range by up to a further 6 km.

Significance

Equipment used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial Number 242

Photograph - Sculpture

Montsalvat Trust, Eltham

Black and white photograph of five metalwork sculptures by Matcham Skipper resembling wind turbines with decorative mandalas inside. Location unknown.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Book - The journals of George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector, Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate : volume three : 1 September 1841 - 31 December 1843

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The journals of George Augustus Robinson (1788-1866), the Chief Protector of Aborigines of Port Phillip from 1839- March 1850 are a rich source of historical and ethnohistorical information. His voluminous private papers and journals were acquired by the Mitchell Library in NSW in 1939. The publications of Robinson's journals is an important addition to the already published material, for they offer insights into the state of relations between Aboriginal people and Europeans in the districts visited.

Inscriptions & Markings

document reproductions, b&w illustrations, tables, word lists

Box - Tatura Organisation Minute Books,|Tatura Plumpton,|Patriotic Fund,|Tatura State School Mothers' Club,|Tatura Croquet Club,|Tatura Co-operative Housing Society|Tatura Music Club|Tatura Bowling Club - Annual Secretary reports

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Blue square box featuring Public Records Office Victoria logo on two sides.

Printmaking - Linocut - Heron

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

lil-lil

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A handmade wooden lil-lil club with a long handle and axehead shaped club at one end. Intricately carved with a turtle on one side of the club head and a wild dog on the other.

Historical information

The lil-lil is a type of club which was made and used only in eastern Australia. It was a dangerous weapon when used in battle.

Significance

The necessary tools and equipment for hunting, fishing and warfare were some of the very few items that Aboriginals carried with them from place to place. Most were used for a multiplicity of purposes. Because many were made from raw natural materials, such as wood, generally only partial remains are found today. This lil lil club is an example of a wooden weapon used by the Indigenous people of Eastern Australia.

Postcard: Gong Reservoir, Ballarat

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The coloured photograph shows the Gong Gong Reservoir. A man is standing on a section of wall. He wears a hat. There are trees in the background and a water race can be seen at the righthand side. A pump or some mechanism is in the centre of the picture on the wall. The hillside slopes down to the water on the left.

Photo - Kew - Slavko Kregar

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo

Historical information

On an outing

Significance

Photo taken after Sunday Mass

Knife Handle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Table knife handles, ivory, encrusted, 3¼" L x ½" W. Artefact Reg No S/69. Recovered from the wreck of the Schomberg.

Doll

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

A porcelain faced doll with black porcalain hair, wearing a burgundy dress with cream trimmings and a crochet hat with pink bow. The doll has white underwear with black shoes.

Viavi Hygiene for Women, Men and Children

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Book entitled “Viavi Hygiene for Women, Men and Children”. The viavi treatment was used for the securing of health for women, men and children. Contains details of many health issues. Hardcover in yellow with black text.

Book - The Victoria Government Gazette 1888 1 Vol 75 (LXXV)

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Victoria Government Gazette 1888 1 Vol 75 (LXXV)

Horse Brass

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Heart shaped horse harness embellishment, brass, 2½" x 2¾". Has encrustation and verdigris. Heart is cracked around the outside. Recovered from the wreck of the Schomberg.

Framed photo

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown wooden frame (modern) displaying photograph of family; wife and husband seated with two small children. Circa 1800s, black and white.

Document - Memo

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Blue Government printed memo form dated 10 February 1909.

Newspaper Clipping - Master blaster sets pace

Greensborough Historical Society,

News clipping, black text, colour image.

Historical information

Bundoora resident Cameron Smith claimed 3 gold medals in the Australian Masters Athletics Championship.

BHS, PTS, 1979, Class 79B

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Small Photos

Book, Knitting - Patons Knitting Book no. 282

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

This book was owned by the late Dr Elizabeth Kerr and was donated to the Museum by the executor of her estate, Margaret Cameron. It was produced by Patons and Baldwins and contains knitting patterns for womens jumpers and cardigans.

Inscriptions & Markings

Patons KNITTING BOOK NO. 282 / "MARGARET" - See page 12 / P&B / WOOLS / 8d.

Gavel and Base

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Wooden gavel and stand with leather top and rubber base

Historical information

This gavel and stand was used in rituals by the members of the Port Fairy Masonic Lodge No. 67.

Pendant

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Gold and garnets of various shapes and sizes. Resembles a bow with a hook on reverse side.

The Invalid Digger - S T Gill (1818-1880) Watercolour

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

W J Duncan - William J Duncan

Kyneton RSL Sub Branch, Kyneton

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker 24 on back – William J Duncan on back 1037A 220416

Earrings

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Matching pair earrings. Pear shaped brown transparent stone with gold filigree cap attached to top with small white round stone with three gold loops on top, attached to blue/green cord which is looped and twisted showing diferent colours and shades of blue and green.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and party. Features the Royal party in a limosine driving along Sturt St past the Myer Emporium. Town Hall in background. Army recruits lined along the street to keep crowds in order. Numbered in lower right corner "B24".

glue pot

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A cast iron glue pot consisting of two separate pots - the larger of the two is designed to hold water and be hung over a fire. The smaller pot is placed inside so the glue can melt. each pot has a metal hanging / lifting hook / bail handle.

Historical information

This glue pot would have been used in woodwork projects. The glue used was probably an animal based glue.

Significance

This item is an example of an accessory used by a trades person before the widespread availability of the modern liquid adhesives

Emerald and District Garden Club List of members

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum, Emerald

Foolscap Book Grey with green spine

Historical information

This item started by Nell Jeffery who handwrote all of the notes and uses accurate botanical names. Minutes includes Treasurer's reports. Guest speakers and the general activities of the Club

Significance

This item has historical, social and scientific significance

Pennant

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

MYRTLEFORD VIC. THE HEART OF THE OVENS VALLEY

Newspaper clipping - Death notice for Mrs Cordner 2009.

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 p. photocopy of Tributes & celebrations, The Age, 16 December 2009

Historical information

Death notice of Elizabeth Anne Cordner nee Baillieu, wife of Ted Cordner.

Journal - Monash University law review

RMIT GSBL Justice Smith Collection, Melbourne

No. of volumes: 1 Volume 15 : Number 1 & 2 March 1989 June 1989

Inscriptions & Markings

ISSN: 03113140

Clothing, lady's underwear

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

Lady's, white, calico, combination underwear c1900

Historical information

This lady's white calico combination underwear is and example of the dressmaking skills of the women of the pioneer settler families in Moorabbin Shire c1900

Significance

The Blackburn family were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire. Early settlers and market gardeners established their families in Moorabbin Shire and this item shows the skill and craftsmanship of the women of these families

Booklet - "City of Caulfield CENTENARY 1857 - 1957"

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Small commemorative book with cream coloured cover. The words "City of Caulfield" are embossed in brown ink on the top of the cover. The original City of Caulfield Coat of Arms is embossed in brown ink in the centre of the front cover. The words "Centenary 1857 - 1957" are embossed in brown ink at the bottom of the cover. The interior pages are cream coloured and are not numbered. The text and images are in black and white.

Historical information

Commissioned by the Caulfield City Council to mark the occasion of the Centenary of the City of Caulfield, October - 1957.

Kit - Nidja nganyang moyran

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Language reader.

Inscriptions & Markings

Colour illustrations, photographs, language cards, CD

Book, Knitting - Villawool L186

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

This pattern book was produced by the Villawood Textile Company, Sydney and contains a knitting pattern for a mans jumper.

Inscriptions & Markings

L186 / Villawool / KNITTED IN / 12 PLY YARNS. SIZES 34 - 46 / 25c

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of John McHaffie - head and shoulders

Historical information

One of a collection of photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Number 2227/2000 Millennium Limited Edition Wilson 'Jack Kramer Autograph' unstrung tennis racquet, in its original plastic protective bag. The racquet features a Balmforth 'Fairway' leather handle grip, and a document strung into the netting area, providing Kramer's player statistics and racquet specifications. Racquet comes with: a vinyl cover with strap; a packet of Wilson 'Sensation NXT 16' strings; a certificate of authenticity, with envelope; and a two piece box. Box features inscription on lid: THE JACK/KRAMER/AUTOGRAPH. Materials: Hyper Carbon, Graphite, Kevlar, Nylon, Paint, Plastic, Ink, Adhesive tape, Leather, Cardboard, Glue, Vinyl, Metal, Paper

Programme

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Part single orange sheet with black print 'Julius Ceasar'.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

This file contains two items., Open Day Advertisement for 18 March 2011. Source Caulfield/Port Phillip Leader dated 8 March 2011., A Colour photograph of Art Class activities source Caulfield/Port Phillip Leader, September 2011.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Large sepia toned photograph of a man in uniform standing by a horse. Inscription above photo is unable to be deciphered.

Photograph - Digital image - John Blackbourn

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

John Blackbourne, born Greensborough Hospital 1936; taken at 122 Main Road Lower Plaenty. Photographs from the collection of Peter Blackbourn, a descendant of the Chapman Stock family. Annotations to photos by Peter Blackbourn.

Photograph - Amy and Eunice Medhurst

Greensborough Historical Society,

Studio photograph of two young women, one standing and one seated. Sepia. Name of studio on front matt.

Historical information

Medhurst children, Amy Christina Medhurst born1888 and Eunice Sarah Medhurst born 1891.

Significance

Early 20th century portrait of children from the Medhurst family, a prominent Greensborough pioneer family

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Allan Studios 318 Smith Street Collingwood. Back: Amy Christina Medhurst 1888, Eunice Sarah Medhurst 1891.

Collage & Charcoal - BEC 2

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Photograph - Monica Miller photograph, BTC Reunion 1947 - 1982

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

Black and white photograph in cream matte board. Monica Miller sits at the piano. Those who attended the BTC Reunion 1947 - 1982 signed the mount

Historical information

Monica was a well-loved music teacher at the Ballarat Teachers' College.

Souvenir Ashtray

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Chrome metal ashtray with a miniature P38 plane mounted on .50 inch calibre bullet. The bullet is mounted inside an artillary shell base with 3 mounted .303 inch bullet rounds and matchbox holder is affixed to front.

Historical information

Made by Cpl. Charlie Dawes 116777 R.A.A.F from parts got while serving at Goodenough and Thursday Isalnds WW2

Inscriptions & Markings

RAAF chrome cap badge, kings crown

Newspaper Article - Music heritage on Island

Raymond Island Historical Society, Paynesville

Newspaper article, B&W

Historical information

Newspaper article on Music Heriatge on Raymond Island held 22 Jan 2011

Significance

Regionally significant and includes images of Presbyterian Church and congregation about 1900

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book: 'The Playing Rules of Lawn Tennis'. 51 pages. Softcover. Materials: Paper, Ink

Crosbie Road, 21, Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Digital photograph of timber house with tiled roof, Photographer unknown, dated 19/10/2011

Newsletter - Vicrod Newsletter - No.10 March 1991

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

30cmHx20.5cmW, 20 pages

Historical information

Newsletter of the Victorian division of ACROD (Australian Council for Rehabilitation of the Disabled) - now NDS