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Stories of Women on the Land

25 Aug 2016

Women's agricultural heritage in Victorian cultural collections.

Curated By

Liza Dale-Hallett, Senior Curator, Sustainable Futures & Deputy Head (Collection Development), Humanities Department, Museum Victoria

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Book - Battarbee & Namatjira

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a soft cover book of 342 pages. It tells the stories of the artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira. It contains a Contents page, an Introduction, ten chapters, a Note on Sources and Acknowledgements. The front cover has a black and white photograph of Battarbee and Namatjira. The text includes several black and white photographs.

Historical information

This book gives details on the lives of the artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira. It is written by Martin Edmonds. The book explores the relationship between the two artists and the effect on each other of artistic philosophies and techniques, described as each being ‘a catalyst and a primer for the other, each shimmering alongside the other’.

Significance

This book is of considerable interest as Rex Battarbee was born and reared in Warrnambool and his older sister Florinda was his first art teacher and an important influence in his artistic development. She was also a talented artist and a well-known art teacher in Warrnambool and many of her works survive. The Warrnambool Art Gallery holds works by both Rex and Florinda Battarbee, with the works of the latter belonging to the Warrnambool and District Historical Society. The Battarbee family members were prominent in Warrnambool business and artistic circles at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Rex’s father was a shopkeeper and had a bacon and ham curing business and the family lived in East Warrnambool at ‘Skiddaw’.

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A wooden racquet with a split open throat, and long handle. The base of the head on both sides features decal inscription: SPEEDWOOD. The short stem on the obverse features a decal of a crowned garter with the inscription: E. KENT. Company logo also features on red cloth butt cover, impressed in gold.The inscription DUCO PERMANENT/HIGH POLISH FINISH, feature across right side of stem. Patent information across left side of stem. Materials: Wood, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Gut, Ink, Leather, Cloth, String

Printmaking - Returning Ducks

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

An artist's 'chop' is evident on the lower right corner

Historical information

Yang Deliang was from the Jinshan Peasant Painting Academy where Chinese folk art of southeastern Yangtze River area of Shanghai is undertaken. The paintings integrate the folk arts of printing and dyeing, embroidery, paper cutting, wood carving, and cook stove painting, and depict the peasant's colorful customs and daily life. This style of folk art was born in 1972, under the guidance of a professional painter Wu Tongzhang. Jinshan Peasant Painting made its international debut in the Expo 1980 in Brussels, Belgium. 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.

Staff List: CTC 1974

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

List of Collingwood Technical College Staff of 1974 together with Principal Ian Scott's report and Vice-Principal George Lees report. From the school magazine Turawan

Book - The Victoria Government Gazette 1908 2 Vol 135

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Victoria Government Gazette 1908 2 Vol 135

Honour board - Ballarat Clarendon College Dux

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Mahogany stain solid wood board with two relief boards. Gold lettering.

Historical information

Honour board instituted by the newly amalgamated Ballarat & Clarendon College in 1974 to honour the student with the highest academic score in Year 12. In 2012 the school undertook a major project and created three new boards. One board honours Ballarat College Dux (1868 - 1973) and School Captains (1914 - 1973); another board honours Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies' College Dux and Head Prefect (1919 - 1973). These boards resemble the 1950 re-creation. A third board, replacing item 000083 was instituted in 2012 to honour Ballarat Clarendon College Dux and School Captains (1974 - ) .

Book - University of Ballarat Annual, 2002

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

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

A large oval photograph of 2 girls in black dresses. One girl is sitting and one girl is standing, the background is green, the frame is a dark timber.

Drawing

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Cartoon style drawing by Mullin depicting at left Trabert asking Seixas: 'NONE OF/ THOSE AUSSIES / AROUND HERE / ARE THERE?'. At right, upside down, a caricatured depiction of Rosewall and Hoad with caption: 'BACK FROM / DOWN UNDER,/ OUR VERY/ UNSUCCESSFUL /DAVIS CUP /TEAM IS NOW/ PLAYING IN / THE NAT'L / INDOOR / TOURNEY / AT THE 7TH / REGIMENT / ARMORY'. Also insc. in blue pencil: WT & SUN/SPORTS'. Also dated: '2-19-54'. Refers to Australia only loss of the Davis Cup during 1950s, being to the U.S. team. Materials: Paper, Graphite, Glass, Cardboard, Glue, Wood, Metal, Felt

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/w photo of a Cricket Team. Caption: "Ballarat Cricket Club B Team Premiers 1907 - 8". Names listed: "E. Cannon, S. Here, R. Brown, J. Fletcher, T. Davy, W. Palmer, A.J. Bailey, G. Ditchburn, Dr. N. Good, W.M. Morgan, W. Stubbs, A. Wilson, R.J. Horwood". Reverse: "Wishing You A Merry Christmas".

Periodical - Victorian Historical Magazine. Index. Volumes 26 to 38 : numbers 101 to 150 : 1954-1967

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Plaster cast - Plaster cast of a Clouded Leopard Footprint

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

Two plaster casts of a male Clouded Leopard. These casts were used in the identification of photographs and sightings of large cats in the Australian Bush. Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

The cast of a captive Clouded Leopard was made by David Pepper-Edwards at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW. David Pepper-Edwards used a number of plaster cast footprints for comparison of unidentified field casts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Verso: TZ, 3/04/male/Clouded Leopard

Document

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

42 Overseas postcards

Share Certificate

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Share certificate for eight shares in Geelong R S & S Woollen and Worsted Cooperative Manufacturing Coy Limited by Alexander Lau, 23rd March, 1960.

Inscriptions & Markings

30 8 Alexander Lau

Painting, framed - John Stanley Walker (1941py)

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Oil painting on plyboard, framed with stained pine. Features head and shoulders of John Stanley Walker in RAAF uniform with cap.

Historical information

The Australian War Memorial provides the following details about John Stanley Walker: Service number: 418494 Rank: Flight Sergeant Unit: 1 Service Flying Training School Point Cook Service: Royal Australian Air Force Conflict: 1939-1945 Date of death: 23 January 1943 Place of death: Victoria Cause of death: Accidental Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force .

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed in front bottom left: 'Jos. Schwarcz / Albury / 1943'

Cream Can

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

17lb metal cream can, surface rust. Hinged lid with handle. 1 handle either side.

Historical information

Used by Harry Jenkins/Margaret Campbell when Churchill Island was run by them as a shorthorn dairy farm.

Inscriptions & Markings

Side: "E H JENKINS CHURCHILL ISLD" Top of lid: "E H JENKINS" on one side, "CHURCHILL ISLAND"/"1612" on other side.

Memorial window: A.A. BRIGGS - "I Am The Light Of The World"

Christ Church Anglican Parish of Warrnambool, Warrnambool

Stained glass, lancet window, east wall, Meeting Room, Hammond Fellowship Centre. A depiction of Holman Hunt's painting "I am the Light of the World"

Inscriptions & Markings

A.M.D.G./ In memory of Arthur Albert Briggs/ obit.. 5-11-42

Whip

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Wooden whip, twisted willow, grooved handle rounded on end

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black & white photograph of a re-enactment at Eureka Stockade. Inscription on reverse reads "Hoisting The Flag, Eureka Stockade, A. Woodley". Written in red pencil. Pasted on cardboard.

Magazine - January 3, 1964 - Time Magazine: The Weekly Newsmagazine

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

Time Magazine January 3, 1964. Man of the Year edition - Martin Luther King Jr. Front cover shows profile portrait of Martin Luther King with a full length shadow behind him. Artwork by Robery Vickrey.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Man of the Year" "Martin Luther King Jr" "Time The Weekly Newsmagazine Vol 83 No 1" "Thirty Cents"

Figurehead

Seaworks Maritime Discovery Centre, Williamstown

Figurehead of a Maori woman with a flower in her hair.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rotomahana"

Maker's tag for apparatus

Seaworks Maritime Discovery Centre, Williamstown

Tag from Fremantle Foundry with pen annotations

Inscriptions & Markings

From/Freemantle Foundry/Ironfounders, Engineers and Boilermakers/Beach Street, Freemantle - (Phone 5 1898)"/ Annotation; Full/B. P. Enterprise

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Quotidien Officiel, Day Program for French Open 5th June 1995 Materials: Paper, Ink

Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

b BC

Booklet - Life As I See It

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Pale pink cover, black writin

Historical information

Selected verse by G Leamon, a resident at Warramunda Village Retirement Hostel, Kyabram. Proceeds to Warramunda residents bus fund

Bottle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Bottle, solid colour brown glass,concave base, tapering slightly wider towards shoulder then inwards towards neck; ring of glass just below opening. Base is blown glass; pontil mark on base. Recovered by a diver from Quarrantine area inside Port Phillip Heads. Adhesive retailer's label attached.

Historical information

This is one of four bottles in our Collection that were recovered by a local diver from the quarantine area just inside the Port Phillip Heads. Ships were required to pull into this area to check for diseases etc before they could head up to Melbourne. Quite often they would drink and throw the bottles overboard. Handmade glass bottle, manufactured in 1850's - 1900's.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label "c.1850's STUBBY ALE", "ENGLISH HAND MADE, CORK & WIRE SEAL", "PONTIL MARK ON BASE $6"

Jumper

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Stanley Couzens of the Wathourong community was commissioned by Geelong Wool Combing Ltd to create a painting of the You Yangs and Corio Bay to be reproduced on a jumper. The jumper itself was designed by Jeni McMahon using Merino wool from her property McMahon Farm Pty Ltd.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of young Koala in sitting posture

Historical information

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

Print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Reproduction of 1885 painting depicting a tennis match between a male player and a female wearing a white dress and straw hat with pink flower.. Both players using flat top racquets. Two spectators, one with parasol, at right. Artist signature reproduced lower right may read 'J.LARRY'. Materials: Paper, Ink, Glass, Cardboard, Glue, Wood, Metal, Adhesive label

Sack, potato

Friends of Westgarthtown, Thomastown

Empty Hessian potato sack with printed text on front.

Inscriptions & Markings

Grown and Packed by N. A. Bull Musk, Vic. No.1 grade potatoes' printed on front of sack

Book - The language of the Kurnai tribes of Gippsland : with notes on grammar and pronunciation by R.H. Mathews and Kurnai-English and English-Kurnai vocabularies

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A short book of Kurnai (Ganai) words - Kurnai-English only. Includes a short introduction with pronunciation and grammatical notes derived from R. H. Mathews? materials.

Inscriptions & Markings

word lists, b&w photographs

Photographic print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Photograph of Neale Fraser near a tennis court complex and shaking hands with unidentified man. Neale is holding his book called Successful Tennis. Handwritten on back is 'Kooyong December 1974'. Materials: Paper, Photographic emulsion

Minutes - CTS - Minutes of General Staff Meetings. Collingwood Technical School. 1950-1958.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Green minute book with leather corners and spine. Some typed minutes are inserted into volume.

Historical information

Minutes of General Staff meetings 2 February 1950 – 20th November 1958. Handwritten in bound volume and includes various correspondence appended. Minutes for 12th Dec 1950 meeting are typed and inserted into volume.

Significance

Covers general and special business relating to the administration of the scholl in the 1950s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Most entries are handwritten.

Dolls arm

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Doll’s arm salvaged from the wreck of the Fiji. This molded arm, made of bisque (sometimes described as china or porcelain) is for a small doll. Its hand has the fingers touching each other with the thumb tucked into the palm. The white coloured arm is finished with glazed paint. The arm is discoloured in places with a tan colour. The arm is solid rather than jointed and goes from hand to upper arm. There is a groove around the top of the arm, which would enable the arm to be attached to the cloth body of a doll.

Historical information

This doll’s arm was part of the cargo from the Fiji and was part of the articles salvaged from the wreck. The three-masted iron barque Fiji had been built in Belfast, Ireland, in 1875 by Harland and Wolfe for a Liverpool based shipping company. The ship departed Hamburg on 22nd May 1891 bound for Melbourne, under the command of Captain William Vickers with a crew of 25. The ship’s manifest shows that she was loaded with a cargo of 260 cases of dynamite, pig iron, steel goods, spirits (whisky, schnapps, gin, brandy), sailcloth, tobacco, coiled fencing wire, concrete, 400 German pianos (Sweet Hapsburg), concertinas and other musical instruments, artists supplies including brushes, porcelain, furniture, china, and general cargo including candles. There were also toys in anticipation for Christmas, including wooden rocking horses, miniature ships, dolls with china limbs and rubber balls. On September 5th, one hundred days out from Hamburg in squally and boisterous south west winds the Cape Otway light was sighted on a bearing differing from Captain Vickers’ calculation of his position. At about 2:30am, Sunday 6th September 1891 land was reported 4-5 miles off the port bow. The captain tried to put the ship on the other tack, but she would not respond. He then tried to turn her the other way but just as the manoeuvre was being completed the Fiji struck rock only 300 yards (274 metres) from shore. The place is known as Wreck Bay, Moonlight Head. Blue lights were burned and rockets fired whilst an effort was made to lower boats but all capsized or swamped and smashed to pieces. Two of the younger crewmen volunteered to swim for the shore, taking a line. One, a Russian named Daniel Carkland, drowned after he was swept away when the line broke. The other, 17 year old able seaman Julius Gebauhr, a German, reached shore safely on his second attempt but without the line, which he had cut lose with his sheath-knife when it become tangled in kelp. He rested on the beach a while then climbed the steep cliffs in search of help. At about 10am on the Sunday morning a party of land selectors - including F. J. Stansmore, Leslie Dickson (or Dixon) and Mott - found Gebauhr. They were near Ryans Den, on their travels on horseback from Princetown towards Moonlight Head, and about 5km from the wreck. Gebauhr was lying in the scrub in a poor state, bleeding and dressed only in singlet, socks and a belt with his sheath-knife, ready for all emergencies. At first they were concerned about his wild and shaggy looking state and what seemed to be gibberish speech, taking him to be an escaped lunatic. They were reassured after he threw his knife away and realised that he was speaking half-English, half-German. They gave him food and brandy and some clothing and were then able to gain information about the wreck. Some of the men took him to Rivernook, a nearby guest house owned by John Evans, where he was cared for. Stansmore and Dickson rode off to try and summon help. Others went down to the site of the wreck. Messages for rescuing the rest of the crew were sent both to Port Campbell for the rocket rescue crew and to Warrnambool for the lifeboat. The S.S. Casino sailed from Portland towards the scene. After travelling the 25 miles to the scene, half of the Port Campbell rocket crew and equipment arrived and set up the rocket tripod on the beach below the cliffs. By this time the crew of the Fiji had been clinging to the jib-boom for almost 15 hours, calling frantically for help. Mr Tregear from the Rocket Crew fired the line. The light line broke and the rocket was carried away. A second line was successfully fired across the ship and made fast. The anxious sailors then attempted to come ashore along the line but, with as many as five at a time, the line sagged considerably and some were washed off. Others, nearly exhausted, had to then make their way through masses of seaweed and were often smothered by waves. Only 14 of the 24 who had remained on the ship made it to shore. Many onlookers on the beach took it in turns to go into the surf and drag half-drowned seamen to safety. These rescuers included Bill (William James) Robe, Edwin Vinge, Hugh Cameron, Fenelon Mott, Arthur Wilkinson and Peter Carmody. (Peter Carmody was also involved in the rescue of men from the Newfield.) Arthur Wilkinson, a 29 year old land selector, swam out to the aid of one of the ship’s crewmen, a carpenter named John Plunken. Plunken was attempting to swim from the Fiji to the shore. Two or three times both men almost reached the shore but were washed back to the wreck. A line was thrown to them and they were both hauled aboard. It was thought that Wilkinson struck his head on the anchor before s they were brought up. He remained unconscious. The carpenter survived this ordeal but Wilkinson later died and his body was washed up the next day. It was 26 year old Bill Robe who hauled out the last man, the captain, who had become tangled in the kelp. The wreck of the Fiji was smashed apart within 20 minutes of the captain being brought ashore, and it settled in about 6m of water. Of the 26 men on the Fiji, 11 in total lost their lives. The remains of 7 bodies were washed onto the beach and their coffins were made from timbers from the wrecked Fiji. They were buried on the cliff top above the wreck. The survivors were warmed by fires on the beach then taken to Rivernook and cared for over the next few days. Funds were raised by local communities soon after the wreck in aid of the sufferers of the Fiji disaster. Captain Vickers was severely reprimanded for his mishandling of the ship. His Masters Certificate was suspended for 12 months. At the time there was also a great deal of public criticism at the slow and disorganised rescue attempt to save those on board. The important canvas ‘breech buoy’ or ‘bucket chair’ and the heavy line from the Rocket Rescue was in the half of the rocket outfit that didn’t make it in time for the rescue: they had been delayed at the Gellibrand River ferry. Communications to Warrnambool were down so the call for help didn’t get through on time and the two or three boats that had been notified of the wreck failed to reach it in time. Much looting occurred of the cargo that washed up on the shore, with nearly every visitor leaving the beach with bulky pockets. One looter was caught with a small load of red and white rubber balls, which were duly confiscated and he was ‘detained’ for 14 days. Essence of peppermint mysteriously turned up in many settlers homes. Sailcloth was salvaged and used for horse rugs and tent flies. Soon after the wreck “Fiji tobacco” was being advertised around Victoria. A Customs officer, trying to prevent some of the looting, was assaulted by looters and thrown over a steep cliff. He managed to cling to a bush lower down until rescued. In 1894 some coiled fencing wire was salvaged from the wreck. Hundreds of coils are still strewn over the site of the wreck, encrusted and solidified. The hull is broken but the vessel’s iron ribs can be seen along with some of the cargo of concrete and pig iron. Captain Vickers presented Bill Robe with his silver-cased pocket watch, the only possession that he still had, as a token for having saved his life and the lives of some of the crew. (The pocket watch came with 2 winding keys, one to wind it and one to change the hands.) Years later Bill passed the watch to his brother-in-law Gib (Gilbert) Hulands as payment of a debt and it has been passed down the family to Gilbert Hulands’ grandson, John Hulands. Seaman Julius Gebauhr later gave his knife, in its hand crafted leather sheath, to F. J. Stansmore for caring for him when he came ashore. The knife handle had a personal inscription on it. A marble headstone on the 200m high cliffs overlooking Wreck Beach, west of Moonlight Head, paying tribute to the men who lost their lives when Fiji ran aground. The scene of the wreck is marked by the anchor from the Fiji, erected by Warrnambool skin divers in 1967. Amongst the artefacts salvaged from the Fiji are bisque (or china) toys, (including miniature animals, limbs from small bisque dolls), rubber balls, a slate pencil, a glass bottle, sample of rope from the distress rocket and a candlestick holder. These items are now part of the Fiji collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum, along with Captain Vickers’ pocket watch and Julius Gebauhr’s sheath knife.

Significance

Flagstaff Hill’s Fiji collection is of historical significance at a State level because of its association with the wreck Fiji, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register VHR S259. The Fiji is archaeologically significant as the wreck of a typical 19th century international sailing ship with cargo. It is educationally and recreationally significant as one of Victoria's most spectacular historic shipwreck dive sites with structural features and remains of the cargo evident. It also represents 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 Fiji collection meets the following criteria for assessment: Criterion A: Importance to the course, or pattern, of Victoria’s cultural history. Criterion B: Possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of Victoria’s cultural history Criterion C: Potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of Victoria’s cultural history.

Bone folder

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

Bookbinder's tool. Medium sized bone folder with one curved end, one pointed end. Smooth object used for smoothing, scoring,creasing and burnishing paper

Historical information

Formerly belonged to Renaissance Bookbinding established 1981. 493 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North

Untitled

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Pitchfork

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Used at Foster Valley Mill.

Photograph

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Newspaper Article - Copy

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Typed copy of article on the laying of The Foundation Stone Of The Ballarat District Orphan Asylum from "The Miner", December 15 1865. It is typed on light weight white card.

Document - Warrnambool Cemetery Walk 2000

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

These are two yellow A4 sheets typed back and front with information on people buries in the Warrnambool Cemetery and a sketch map of the Warrnambool Cemetery. The typed material has been annotated with handwritten notes (blue biro) by a participant on one of the walking tours.

Historical information

The Warrnambool Family History Group was established in 1980. It has been running Warrnambool cemetery tours for a great number of years with the late Marie Boyce being a prominent organizer of these tours. The tours are usually held in January and on Anzac Day and over recent years have concentrated on a theme to provide information on a certain group of people (eg Mayors, war heroes).

Significance

These sheets are a good example of the graves visited during the Warrnambool Cemetery tours and the information given on these people.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front page: ‘Cemetery Walk, Notes for Walks Held During January 2000. Warrnambool Family History Group (Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc) Reg. No. A0027436X, P.O. Box 607, Warrnambool 3260 (sic)’

The New Year 1907 - leaflet

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Brown sheet of paper. top left corner has The Mission To Seamen flag. Leaflet lists New Years events for seamen for the year 1907.

Baby Clothes

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Baby clothes, handmade baby dress. Silk, front opening, button and ribbon closure, crochet around edges. Made by Gladys Angus. part of the W.R. Angus Collection. Dress has been made only has one seam in it

Historical information

This baby dress was donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by the family of Doctor William Roy Angus, Surgeon and Oculist. It is part of the “W.R. Angus Collection” that includes historical medical equipment, surgical instruments and material once belonging to Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Thomas Francis Ryan, (both of Nhill, Victoria) as well as Dr Angus’ own belongings. The Collection’s history spans the medical practices of the two Doctors Ryan, from 1885-1926 plus that of Dr Angus, up until 1969. ABOUT THE “W.R.ANGUS COLLECTION” Doctor William Roy Angus M.B., B.S., Adel., 1923, F.R.C.S. Edin.,1928 (also known as Dr Roy Angus) was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1901 and lived until 1970. He qualified as a doctor in 1923 at University of Adelaide, was Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1924 and for a period was house surgeon to Sir (then Mr.) Henry Simpson Newland. Dr Angus was briefly an Assistant to Dr Riddell of Kapunda, then commenced private practice at Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, SA, where he was physician, surgeon and chemist. In 1926, he was appointed as new Medical Assistant to Dr Thomas Francis Ryan (T.F. Ryan, or Tom), in Nhill, Victoria, where his experiences included radiology and pharmacy. In 1927 he was Acting House Surgeon in Dr Tom Ryan’s absence. Dr Angus had become engaged to Gladys Forsyth and they decided he further his studies overseas in the UK in 1927. He studied at London University College Hospital and at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and in 1928, was awarded FRCS (Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh. He worked his passage back to Australia as a Ship’s Surgeon on the on the Australian Commonwealth Line’s T.S.S. Largs Bay. Dr Angus married Gladys in 1929, in Ballarat. (They went on to have one son (Graham 1932, born in SA) and two daughters (Helen (died 12/07/1996) and Berenice (Berry), both born at Mira, Nhill ) According to Berry, her mother Gladys made a lot of their clothes. She was very talented and did some lovely embroidery including lingerie for her trousseau and beautifully handmade baby clothes. Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . Its first station was in the remote town of Oodnadatta, where Dr Angus was stationed. He was locum tenens there on North-South Railway at 21 Mile Camp. He took up this ‘flying doctor’ position in response to a call from Dr John Flynn; the organisation was later known as the Flying Doctor Service, then the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A lot of his work during this time involved dental surgery also. Between 1928-1932 he was surgeon at the Curramulka Hospital, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. In 1933 Dr Angus returned to Nhill and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital (a 2 bed ward at the Nelson Street Practice) from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what previously once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr Tom and his brother had worked as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He had been House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1902-1926. Dr Tom Ryan had one of the only two pieces of radiology equipment in Victoria during his practicing years – The Royal Melbourne Hospital had the other one. Over the years Dr Tom Ryan had gradually set up what was effectively a training school for country general-practitioner-surgeons. Each patient was carefully examined, including using the X-ray machine, and any surgery was discussed and planned with Dr Ryan’s assistants several days in advance. Dr Angus gained experience in using the X-ray machine there during his time as assistant to Dr Ryan. When Dr Angus bought into the Nelson Street premises in Nhill he was also appointed as the Nhill Hospital’s Honorary House Surgeon 1933-1938. His practitioner’s plate from his Nhill surgery is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. When Dr Angus took up practice in the Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan’s old premises he obtained their extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926. A large part of this collection is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. In 1939 Dr Angus and his family moved to Warrnambool where he purchased “Birchwood,” the 1852 home and medical practice of Dr John Hunter Henderson, at 214 Koroit Street. (This property was sold in1965 to the State Government and is now the site of the Warrnambool Police Station. and an ALDI sore is on the land that was once their tennis court). The Angus family was able to afford gardeners, cooks and maids; their home was a popular place for visiting dignitaries to stay whilst visiting Warrnambool. Dr Angus had his own silk worm farm at home in a Mulberry tree. His young daughter used his centrifuge for spinning the silk. Dr Angus was appointed on a part-time basis as Port Medical Officer (Health Officer) in Warrnambool and held this position until the 1940’s when the government no longer required the service of a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool; he was thus Warrnambool’s last serving Port Medical Officer. (Masters of immigrant ships arriving in port reported incidents of diseases, illness and death and the Port Medical Officer made a decision on whether the ship required Quarantine and for how long, in this way preventing contagious illness from spreading from new immigrants to the residents already in the colony.) Dr Angus was a member of the Australian Medical Association, for 35 years and surgeon at the Warrnambool Base Hospital 1939-1942, He served as a Surgeon Captain during WWII1942-45, in Ballarat, Victoria, and in Bonegilla, N.S.W., completing his service just before the end of the war due to suffering from a heart attack. During his convalescence he carved an intricate and ‘most artistic’ chess set from the material that dentures were made from. He then studied ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital and created cosmetically superior artificial eyes by pioneering using the intrascleral cartilage. Angus received accolades from the Ophthalmological Society of Australasia for this work. He returned to Warrnambool to commence practice as an ophthalmologist, pioneering in artificial eye improvements. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to Warrnambool Base Hospital for 31 years. He made monthly visits to Portland as a visiting surgeon, to perform eye surgery. He represented the Victorian South-West subdivision of the Australian Medical Association as its secretary between 1949 and 1956 and as chairman from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 Dr Angus was elected member of Spain’s Barraquer Institute of Barcelona after his research work in Intrasclearal cartilage grafting, becoming one of the few Australian ophthalmologists to receive this honour, and in the following year presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne In his personal life Dr Angus was a Presbyterian and treated Sunday as a Sabbath, a day of rest. He would visit 3 or 4 country patients on a Sunday, taking his children along ‘for the ride’ and to visit with him. Sunday evenings he would play the pianola and sing Scottish songs to his family. One of Dr Angus’ patients was Margaret MacKenzie, author of a book on local shipwrecks that she’d seen as an eye witness from the late 1880’s in Peterborough, Victoria. In the early 1950’s Dr Angus, painted a picture of a shipwreck for the cover jacket of Margaret’s book, Shipwrecks and More Shipwrecks. She was blind in later life and her daughter wrote the actual book for her. Dr Angus and his wife Gladys were very involved in Warrnambool’s society with a strong interest in civic affairs. He had an interest in people and the community They were both involved in the creation of Flagstaff Hill, including the layout of the gardens. After his death (28th March 1970) his family requested his practitioner’s plate, medical instruments and some personal belongings be displayed in the Port Medical Office surgery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and be called the “W. R. Angus Collection”.

Significance

This garment is an example of the beautiful handmade clothing produced in Australian homes in the early 20th century. The W.R. Angus Collection is significant for still being located at the site it is connected with, Doctor Angus being the last Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool. The collection of medical instruments and other equipment is culturally significant, being an historical example of medicine from late 19th to mid-20th century. Dr Angus assisted Dr Tom Ryan, a pioneer in the use of X-rays and in ocular surgery.

Photograph - Fox's Point Scenic Railway Kalorama c1955

Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society Inc., Mt Dandenong

Built by Stanley Neil Fox-Croft to covey building materials. Later developed for passengers

Board, information - Plan of Ziebell's Farmyard and Buildings

Friends of Westgarthtown, Thomastown

Large information board- Plan of Ziebell's Farmyard and Buildings with 6 photos and 1 map. On suspension system.

Inscriptions & Markings

As per photo

School Magazine - Watsonia High School Kurnaji Yearbook 1969

Greensborough Historical Society,

48 Pages, Blue cover, Title "Kurnaji" in Black ink. Cover illustration - black ink line drawing. Headmaster / Principal - Mr. C.K. (Ken) Canty

Historical information

Annual record of teaching staff, students and events that took place over the year by using both photos and reports.

Significance

A permanent record of Who attended Watsonia High School - both student and teacher in 1969 - includes photographs

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes Roll Call section with names of all students

Book - Register of Pupils

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Brown leather bound book, heavy red leather and stitched over edges and spine containing specially printed pages with handwritten entries and alphabetical indexed notebook attached to inside back cover. Contains register of pupils of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution from 1945 to 1952. Alphabetical index lists their Admission numbers (?) from 1114 to 1364.

Historical information

As children were admitted to Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution, The Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia, their details were recorded and they were given a registration number. Information included Medical Information.

Significance

The Registers document where children came from, their family details and medical information, all relating to the time they were admitted and reflect the society of the time.

Victoria’s Sgt William Vincent (Bill) Scott of the 4th light Horse served in Gallipoli, France & Belgium from 1915-18. He received commendations for fast rides and probing patrols.

Kyneton RSL Sub Branch, Kyneton

Framed print by Madeleine Cobb 1984 (series)

Inscriptions & Markings

325/1000

Book - Aftermath

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Aftermath Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Publisher: George Routledge and Sons Date: 1873

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine has typed text 811.3 LON Pastedown front endpaper has sticker from Warrnambool Mechanics Institute and Free Library Front loose endpaper has a stamp from Corangamite Regional Library Service

Booklet - NMCOT Reap the Rewards - Reap the Rewards; Northern TAFE.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

12 pages, illus., map. White cover with purple tree graphic and black text.

Historical information

This booklet outlines the training available to businesses and individuals through the Training and Industry Service department.

Tip Northcote 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. From South East corner. Shows former quarry, which at this stage was now a tip.