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Victorians and Native Birdlife

9 Jan 2018

An evolving relationship as illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections.

Curated By

Rohan Long, Technical Officer – Zoology and Collections Manager of the Tiegs Museum, School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.

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Photograph - Earl Roberts, Planning Department, Shire of Eltham, 1985

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Two colour photographs

Historical information

Shire of Eltham Archives Series 13, Photograph Album, 1985. Originally contained in a 2-ring PVC binder and document sleeves

Document: interview - Interview with Vickers Frost

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat Technical School Form 5C - 1971

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

Students in Form 5C posed - seated and standing - for annual school photograph.

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Exterior view of the main office of Godfrey Hirst and Co. Pty Ltd mills. In 1966 McKendrick Consolidated Industries Ltd purchased Godfrey Hirst Ltd to operate a carpet manufacturing concern and this photo was taken at the time of the takeover.

Inscriptions & Markings

Proof IAN HAWTHORNE / PHOTOGRAPHER / Commercial, Portrait, Wedding, Colour Processor / Upstairs, 140 Moorabool St., Geelong Ph. 98096

Plane

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Plane Coffin type marked L Hicks with curved bed 1 3/4 in iron.

Ball container , Ball

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A sealed plastic container of three Wilson 'US Open Tournament Select - Regular Duty Felt' grass court tennis balls. Plastic reclosure cap over ring-pull style metal lid. Materials: Metal, Ink, Rubber, Plastic, Synthetic material

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black and White photograph of the Queen, the Mayor, Prince Phillip and the offical party stepping down from the ceremonial platform.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Group of ladies photographed on steps of Mansion named "Eileen" with very elaborate wrought iron on veranda, possibly associated with Donor's Husbands Family Circa 1890's

Photograph - Black and White - Tree of Knowledge, Mount Helen Campus, 1973

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

Six black and white photographs showing external views of the recently completed Union Building (Coates Centre) on the Mount Helen Campus of Federation University Australia. .1) Union Building north entrance, part of library on right, 'S' building in back. .2) Union Building north west corner, residences in background, two males. .3) Union Building north west corner, student residences in background .4) Union Building north west corner, view towards library .5) Union Building north entrance, part of library on right, 'S' building in back. Shows earthworks for the Electrical engineering building ('E' building)

Historical information

The sod for the Mount Helen Campus was turned in 1967, and students first studied on campus in 1970. In 1973 the Union Building (Building 'U' now the Albert Coates Centre) was completed

Badge

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Circular metal badges with pin attachment on back. (a) & (b) Two with Photographic black and white picture of Port Fairy lighthouse and inscription below. (c) & (d) Two with view of river of boats have red border and inscription. (e) One with view of Battery Hill has a brown border and inscription (f) One with view of wharf has a faded red border.

Historical information

Part of a series of badges produced for Back To Port Fairy and the Port Fairy Centenary Celebrations

Inscriptions & Markings

(a) & (b) Two - Back to Port Fairy 12/11/21 (c) & (d) Two - Back To Port Fairy November 1921 (e) One - Back To Port Fairy March 1927 (f) One - Port Fairy Celebrations Nov 1934

Object

Vision Australia,

1 metal pin

Historical information

To honour the commitment by its volunteers, the Royal Blind Society of New South Wales provided badges to commemorate 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service. The badge consist of the relevant number in a centre circle, with the words 'Royal Blind Society' around the outside of the circle.

Architectural Drawing - Ballarat School of Mines Proposed Trade Workshops (M.B. John Building)07/1979 by Ewan Jones and Associates, Architects

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

Large format copy of a drawing projecting the new M.B. John Building into the Ballarat School of Mines environment. The view is from within the School of Mines in close proximity to the Ballarat School of Mines Botanical Gardens.

Historical information

On 11 June 1987 The M.B. John Trade–Art building (Albert Street front) of SMB was officially opened by the Hon. John Cain, Premier of Victoria, in the presence of Morgan B. John. Programs include 3 Dimensional Art, Painting & Decorating, and Engineering Trades. (SMB Institutional Plan 1989)

Plaque, Insignia

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Wooden plaque shaped like a shield with unit insignia for the 13th Squadron RAAF. For further information refer < http://www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_11043.asp >

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Coloured sketch of a gold discovery. Titled: "Sketches Of Australian Life & Scenery - Complete In 12 Plates". Sub-titled: "Prospecting For Gold Or Rewarded At Last". This is followed by an informative paragraph on gold discovery. Drawing pins have been retained in three of the four corners.

Photograph - Colour - Stonemason's Mark, Yarrowee Channel, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Digital photograph - New Year's Eve Sydney 2003

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Historical information

The Sydney Opera House construction began on 2 March 1959. Danish architect Jørn Utzon who had won the competition arrived in Australia with a bronze plaque that can still be seen on the steps today and was placed at the point where the axes of the two halls intersect. Due to problems with the site and construction Utzon resigned and Australian architect Peter Hall took over. The Opera House was completed on 20 October 1973 and has seen many remarkable operatic and musical performances. Currently in 2017 it is undergoing renovations.

Negative Photographic Reproduction - A tramway bridge under construction, 1910 Mr Hansen & Andy

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

A tramway bridge under construction, 1910 Mr Hansen & Andy Negative Black white. Scanned at 600 dpi

Image

Vision Australia,

379 digital photographs of SEDA open day in 2010

Historical information

On November 21, 2010 Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) hosted an annual public open day at its National Kennel and Puppy Centre in Kensington. People were invited to learn more about SEDA and participate in guided tours where they could explore the extensive facilities, which featured a rehabilitation therapy pool, breeding centre, public viewing platform directly into the heart of its kennels and puppy play centre. Demonstrations of Seeing Eye Dogs at work helped visitors gain a better understanding of how SEDA helps to transform the lives of people who are blind or have low vision, and potentially how they can contribute to the $30,000 cost required to train a Seeing Eye Dog.

Photograph - Digital image - Ellis Cottage, May 2016: Outside building

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital colour photograph

Historical information

In May 2016, the Nillumbik Historical Society invited Greensborough Historical Society to visit its historical centre at Ellis Cottage in Diamond Creek. Ellis Cottage was built in 1865 and is made of local uncut stone. The cottage is a typical farmers residence of this period. The stone construction is unique in this district as most construction is weatherboard. This photo shows a small outside building in the grounds of the Historical Centre.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of a silver haired man, in suit and tie, standing behind a garden bench. Hat and overcoat are draped over the end of the bench.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: "Mr Ready"

Booklet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A 20-page booklet entitled: HOW TO HIT/THE FASTEST/DRIVE IN/TENNIS! Written by Walter Senior. Materials: Paper, Ink, Metal

Message Form

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

Four, paper, small message forms that were adopted in Sep 1943

Inscriptions & Markings

Army Form C2136 Small Message Form

Photograph - Camping ground - James Street entrance

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Camping ground used as overflow

Inscriptions & Markings

Camping ground, Port Fairy, v.13

Brochure - NMIT - Collection of brochures on Wine Education and Hospitality.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

4 brochures of varying sizes. Mainly text and colour illustrations.

Historical information

A collection of brochures on Tourism and Hospitality courses. Includes brochure on St Georges Restaurant.

Transparency

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Four colour stereoscope slides of humorous cartoon scenes, one depicting a tennis match. Materials: Photographic emulsion, Glass

1965 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Photocopy

Photograph - Digital image - Grave of Jennifer Kay Beasy, St Helena Cemetery

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

The grave of Jennifer Kay Beasy (died 25/12/1999), (nee Oakley) a descendant of the Fielding family)

Significance

St Helena Cemetery was originally the burial place of the Beale family and friends. The first burials took place in the 1850s. There are now over 200 burials.

Lamp

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Electric lamp brass colour plated and characteristic of early style kerosene lamp with handle.

paper bag

Healesville Sanctuary History Archives, Healesville

This is a white paper carry bag. The illustration in black and white is of a family group of grey kangaroos; 5 adults and joey. A light green basket-weave pattern forms the background. It has rafia handles and is inscribed with the name of the Healesville Sanctuary underscored in red.

Historical information

This carry bag was used in the 1980's to carry items bought at the Healesville Sanctuary Shop. Many bags have been used since the inception of the shop and this is one of many used over the years. It is interesting to note that paper was used widely throughout the early years and in latter years as the Sanctuary became more dedicated to preservation of the environment, more environmentally-friendly materials have been used.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription on the lower edge of the paper bag reads "HEALESVILLE / SANCTUARY / A TRULY AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE". On the underside of the bag it reads "For Re-order B.S.B. (03) 801 9255"

Drawing - Pencil & Pastel onpaper - Unknown

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.

Anatomy Lesson, Sr Jean Harris, Ballarat Courier Press Photograph

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Photograph - Digital image - William Partington

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 01496.01623 Digital copy of black and white studio photograph.

Historical information

Studio portrait of a young William Partington.

Bale Hook

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Treatment form page 1 dated 23 September 1988 Treatment form page 2 dated 23 September 1988

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 206 September 2012

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 photocopied newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • Next meeting, Speaker Panel: Local Farm Stories • September Meeting – Local Farming Stories • September Excursion – Eltham Gateway Southern Walk • Laughing Water Project • Eltham Literary Tours • My Recollections of Eltham Past by Margaret Harding • And Also

Significance

The Shire of Eltham Historical Society was formed in October 1967. The first newsletter of the Society was issued May 1978 and has been published continuously ever since on a bi-monthly basis. With the cessation of the Shire of Eltham in late 1994, the Society's name was revised to Eltham District Historical Society and this name first appeared with issue No. 103, July 1995. The collection of the Society's newsletters provides a valuable resource on the history of the Society's activities, office bearers and committee members, guest speakers and subjects of historical interest pertinent to the former Shire of Eltham and the Eltham District.

PLAN OF MINE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PLAN OF RIP VAN WINKLE G M CO 1889 MINE ON NORTH SLOPE OF MOUNT GREENOCK VIA TALBOT

Inscriptions & Markings

EJ. SEMMENS CRESWICK

match box and matches

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A box for Bell's Waxies. It is a rectangular shape coloured red, white and blue. The waxed matches are made of fine twisted cotton threads. The contents are in a sliding tray. There are some matches inside. The box has been glued onto paper with some cotton threads on the left and a complete match on the right.

Historical information

This box and matches were owned by Lindsay Thomson and purchased by him for use at a scout jamboree - Senior Scout Venture which was held on Fraser Island, north of Brisbane in January (1-7), 1951. (Matches were not officially allowed to be taken by the scouts onto the island.) It was for Scouts over 15 years of age who had reached the first-class standard. The jamboree was extended by one week because of a suspected case of poliomyelitis. A photo of the Orbost contingent returning to Spencer Street Station Melbourne was taken by The Leader newspaper.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bell's Waxies Made in Australia Average Contents 100 1/2

Report - Indigenous languages programmes in Australian schools: a way forward

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Currently, over 16,000 Indigenous students and 13,000 non-Indigenous students located in 260 Australian schools are involved in an Indigenous language program. More than 80 different Indigenous languages are taught. This project sought to present practice which would strengthen the quality of Indigenous language programs in schools. The report consists of a literature review, a mapping exercise to document current practices relating to Indigenous languages in Australian schools, an analysis of existing models of teacher preparation, and six case studies of good practice examples.

Inscriptions & Markings

colour illustrations, tables, word lists

Book - Multi-Cylinder Steam Turbines

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Multi-Cylinder Steam Turbines Author: J P Chittenden Publisher: Rugby Advertiser Date: 1928

Photograph - Digital image - John McLaughlin's Haystack on his Eltham Farm, 1933.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

Part of a collection of photographs owned by Dorris McLaughlin who was born in Greensborough, in 1899 to John McLaughlin and Rosalie Ellen Whatmough. The collection contains photographs of friends and relatives from the Greensborough and Eltham areas. This photograph shown men working on a haystack at John McLaughlin's Eltham farm, 1934.

memorabillia - Tiger Moth Plate

Gippsland Vehicle Collection, Maffra

Tiger Moth Plate

Duster

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8678.1 - Back mounted duster with back straps that have broken.

Inscriptions & Markings

- 6024 - Knapsack - Rega - Duster

War Census: Wealth and Income Card.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Commonwealth of Australia war census, wealth and income card for Frank Lebbell Frost, dated 13 September 1915

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 STRINGER - MARTHA Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Book - Wool Appraisement Catalogues 1942-1943 No.s 66-75 Official No. 2 Wool Valuer

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Wool appraisement catalogues produced by the woolbrokers Goldsborough Mort, titled: Wool Appraisement Catalogues 1942-1943 No.s 66-75 Official No. 2 Wool Valuer.

Inscriptions & Markings

WOOL / APRAISEMENT / CATALOGUES / 1942-1943 / No.s 66-75 / OFFICIAL / No. 2 / WOOL / VALUER

Newspaper Clipping - Late-night safety fears

Greensborough Historical Society,

News clipping, black text, colour image.

Historical information

The 24 hour public transport trial may cause security issues at small unmanned stations such as Montmorency.

Map - City of Ballarat and Borough of Sebastopol Road Map

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

Road map of the City of Ballarat and the Borough of Sebastopol. WGS 85 Centroid 37 degrees 33 feet 56 inches south 143 degrees 51 feet 09 inches eat E-W- extent: 9 km N-S- extent: 11.5 km

Painting - 'I'm inside a Tree' by Bonnie-Jean Whitlock

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Historical information

This work was selected by DVC Andy Smith from the 2012 University of Ballarat End of Year Exhibition. 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.

Manual - Dubied MRH

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Specification manual for the Dubied Type MR hand knitting machine, which also forms part of the collection.

Book - Ledger - Ballarat School of Mines Rough Minute Book, 1917-1924

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

Ledger book with rough minutes of the Ballarat School of Mines Council

Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

From Woolbrokers Shipping Department.

Inscriptions & Markings

LXB