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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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Photograph - Montsalvat

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph of large tree in foreground looking through a gate past a shed to the stables at Montsalvat

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

Lady Brooks Kindergarten 1995 Group 1

Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

GENOA

Microfiche - Family Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Historical information

Identity the families registered with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Inscriptions & Markings

Alphabetical Index FAYLOR - VERONA PEARL Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Hat Badge

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

Hat Badge. Royal Australian Engineers`

1971 senior soccer team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School senior soccer team of 1971.

Inscriptions & Markings

Student in centre front has had face obscured.

School Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1964 Grades 1 & 2

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Black and white photograph of school class

Historical information

Class photograph from Greensborough State School, 1964 Grades 1 & 2. Names on attached page.

Inscriptions & Markings

caption on second image

Photograph - Eltham Living and Learning Centre

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 1 strip

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100

Jar

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Part of (opaque) glass, octagonal in shape, (though only 4 sides in existence). Base indented, screw top for sealing. Also, Knife metal handle sharp pointed blade

Historical information

Object found at POW Camp 13

Inscriptions & Markings

Written in glass: 'ade in Engla' (item not all intact)

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Rose Series (P.658) The Pier Cowes. Phillip Island

Historical information

Photograph of early Cowes Pier

Photograph - Possibly Warrandyte area, c.1976

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph (contact print from 120 medium format film)

Historical information

Bill Klemmer used to work for the Shire of Eltham.

Photograph - sepia - Australian Army Camp

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

Image of an Australian army camp site at Suez Canal during World War One.

Historical information

Suez Canal

Inscriptions & Markings

.2) General view of our present Camp. Suez Canal. 20-5-'16. Harry [Holmes]

Receipt - Digital Image - Loyola College donation receipt.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital image of receipt.

Historical information

Digital image of receipt fro donation to the Ricci Mission Unit at Loyola College, Watsonia.

Significance

Part of a collection of miscellaneous historical images with a connection to the local area.

METROPOLITAN HOTEL BENDIGO

Bendigo Historical Society, Bendigo

Black and white photo (copy). Metropolitan Hotel, Cnr. Bull Street and Hargreaves St., Bendigo. Also signed Metropolian Family Hotel. Two storey brick building with balcony around corner of building. Gentlemen in top hats and ladies standing on balcony. Unmade road in foreground. Boardwalk visible in front of photo. On LH side of building on ground floor : 'Bailes Tobacconist' sign on veranda over doorway (no roofing on verandah) Batchelder cart on RH side of photo. Photo taken in 1861.

Book of Newspaper Cuttings - Newspaper cuttings and pictures belonging to Mrs Miles, Ringwood - 1915-1930.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Green hard-covered book. Newspaper cuttings etched in black. Belonged to Mrs Miles, 100 pages - 80 filled with newspaper cuttings and pictures, some of local interest. Period covered from 1915 to 1930 (approx). Several loose cuttings. +Additional Keywords: Miles, Mrs A T

Historical information

Mrs Miles was the wife of the estate agent in Ringwood and Mayor of Ringwood

Quinn Letter - Letter

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Two page, double sided letter (0339.A1-A2) written on beige blank paper in blue ink. Dated 16/03/47 while at sea and envelope (0339.B).

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

Stawell West Primary School Class Photo 1970 Prep

Letter - Letter re Private James William Poulter.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages. Copy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission information regarding the burial place of Private James William Poulter and copy of a letter from his mother.

Historical information

Copy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission information regarding the burial place of Private James William Poulter (died 1918, buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery; Gouy; Aisne; France) and copy of a letter from his mother giving details of her knowledge of the burial.

Significance

Information about the Poulter family, Greensborough pioneers.

Photograph - Hassall's Gallery Bazaar, 1215 Main Road, Eltham, 25 March 2014

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Born Digital

Historical information

This is the site of the first roadside art gallery - Hassall's Roadside Gallery created by the artist son of an artist. Ian Hassall was the son of John Hassall who was among and may have been the first of the British poster artists. The gallery opened Saturday July 14, 1962 at 1215 Main road, Eltham by the director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Eric Westbrook. Situated on the left hand side of the main road, about a mile and a half beyond Eltham, towards Research, near Coleman's Corner at the intersection of Wattletree Road. The property has remnants of a stone quarry, probably for the purpose of gaining stone for local road making. Paintings were hung on screens and removed at night for safety. Large pedestals displayed sculpture and jewellery. All types of hand made art work was displayed. Access to the exhibition and grounds was slightly lower than the level of the road. They were encircled by a narrow little moat formed by a small tributary of the Diamond Creek accessed by a small well built stone bridge built by Ian Hassall with local stone. The Gallery later became known as Hassall's Gallery Bazaar antiques, furniture, curios bought and sold. It operated through to the early 1990s. The property has been derelict and neglected for some years. At one stage a shipping container sat near the entrance. This series of ten photographs illustrate the extent of the vegetation which has taken over the land, evidence of rubbish and a possible fire. In July 2017, planning permission was sought from the Shire of Nillumbik for buildings and works to construct a dwelling and associated vegetation removal. (source planningalerts.org.au)

Magazine

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Two issues of 'Australian Tennis', dating from 1950. Materials: Ink, Paper, Metal

Calendar

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a piece of lightweight cream-coloured cardboard with a calendar for the year 1954 printed in blue on the bottom half of the sheet and some blue decorative patterns around the calendar. The top half of the sheet has a black and white photograph of a house inserted in slots with a blue border around the photograph. The back of the sheet has the stamp of a business house and some handwriting in blue ink.

Historical information

This item comes from the estate of Dorothy and Agnes Ardlie and contains a clear photograph of their family home, Aroona (19 Princess Street, Warrnambool). Dorothy Ardlie (1910-1993) and Agnes Ardlie (1915-1993) were the daughters of Arthur and Ethel Ardlie of Warrnambool, the granddaughters of the prominent Warrnambool lawyer, William Ardlie and his wife Mary and the great granddaughters of John and Mary Ardlie, pioneer settlers in Warrnambool.

Significance

This calendar is of interest as it contains a photograph of Aroona, the early 20th century residence of Dorothy and Agnes Ardlie. The photograph is at least 54 years old and so has historic significance, especially for local researchers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Calendar for 1954 ‘Aroona’ 19 Princess Street Warrnambool Home of A.S. Ardlie Family

Offset print - 'Woyzeck' by Wieslaw Rosocha

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed offset print theatre poster for the Woyzeck by George Buchner.

Historical information

Wieslaw ROSOCHA (1945- ) Born Poland Wieslaw Rosocha studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in Henryk Tomaszewski's studio. He is known for poster art, illustration, and graphic design. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection and was purchased in 1996 by the Art Acquisition Committee. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Photograph

Stawell Historical Society Inc, Stawell

Historical information

Stawell High School - Form 3C 1977

Image - RVIB Kongwak Auxiliary

Vision Australia, Kooyong

Digital image of wooden shield with enamel badge at top and metal plaque near the base.

Historical information

To recognise the dedication of volunteers, acknowledgement were made via plaques or other memorabilia. This brown board has a small RVIB logo at the top in enamel and in the bottom third is the plaque to Edith Perrett and her years of service.

Inscriptions & Markings

RVIB Kongwak Auxiliary Edith Perrett 45 Years Dedicated Service 14th March 2002

BTV6 Cameraman

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Photograph - Koroit Hotel

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Coloured photograph showing Mickey Bourke's Koroit Hotel in Commercial Road Koroit. It was thought this was taken in the 1980's because of a Carlton and United Brewery Sign on top of the roof.

Historical information

At one time the Koroit Hotel was owned by the Bourke Family. Mickey Bourke owned a famous cockatoo.

Uniform

Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

Assorted brass buckles and clips for belts and webbing

Greeting card - Headmaster's House, Barbara Munro (1973)

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folded cardboard greeting card with reproduction of ink sketch on front

Historical information

Cross Ref: 00119

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on back: Eltham State School Headmaster's Cottage. Built in 1891. By courtesy of the artist.

Postcard

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Colour postcard with drawing of a young male/female couple sitting on a rock next to the water. Handwritten message on 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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "Just on the point at St Kilda"

Photograph - Semester 1 Tutor Party, Eltham Living and Learning Centre, 23 May 1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, 6 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Ilford FP4