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The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing.

1 Jun 2017

Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War

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Walter Barber, Guest Curator

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Plan - Victorian Water Supply, Castlemaine & Sa&c.

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

Plan of Victoria showing water supply for Castlemaine and Bendigo.

The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

No covers. Begins at contents pages.

Photograph - Guitar Ensemble, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Guitar Ensemble, 1996. Toby Fehily, Hayley Kuperholz, Alistair Marks. Teacher: Mr David Boddington (absent).

Photograph - Colour - Neville French at work in the Ceramics Studio, M.B. John Building

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

Four people are working in the ceramics studio located in the Ballarat School of Mines M.B. John Building. The man in the foreground is lecturer Neville French.

Mosaic Memorial: Florence LAKE

Christ Church Anglican Parish of Warrnambool, Warrnambool

Mosaic set into blind window alcove, south wall, sanctuary, main nave. Plain white cross outlined with gold and set against a blue opus sectile mosaic on a biscuit coloured tile background bordered with stylised vine leaves and grapes.

Historical information

Florence Amanda Lake (1870-1946) was the daughter of John and Jane LAKE. Following her husband’s death, Jane married George ROLFE of ‘Lyndoch', Warrnambool. After his death Florence remained at 'Lyndoch' until moving to Melbourne in later life. Florence was noted for her charity and philanthropy. This memorial was presented by Mr George Webb of Camperdown. Florence Lake is buried in the St Kilda General Cemetery.

Significance

Florence Lake was very loyal and generous parishioner of Christ Church and the Parish of Warrnambool and in the city generally. The association with George Rolfe and 'Lyndoch' is historically important.

Inscriptions & Markings

To the Glory of God, in Memory of Florence Lake

Watercolour on board - Portrait of a girl

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.

Book - Reports V.S.D.C. 1947 to 1954

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Red Leather bound volume with gold stamping containing Annual Reports of the Victorian School for Deaf Children ( previously Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution) (V.S.D.C) First report: 85th Annual report presented at the Annual Meeting held on 19th August 1947. Last report: 92nd Annual report presented at Annual Meeting held on 23rd August 1954. Includes Annual Reports, abstract of Acccounts, and photographs

Historical information

Deaf Children Australia have a complete set of Annual reports from 1863 to the present date. Annual reports document the activities of the organisation, including educational issues, finance, staffing and students. Annual Reports are created each year.

Significance

This represents part of the complete official history of Deaf Children Australia from 1863 to the present date, covering the subject of deaf education and related issues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Cover: "VICTORIAN SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN" in gold stamping. Spine "REPORTS V.S.D.C." "1947 to 1954" in gold stamping. Decorative stamping around edges of back and front covers.

Magazines - Ballarat School of Mines Magazine, 1924-1930

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

Bound copies of the Ballarat School or Mines Students' Magazine. 1924 * Dr J.R. Pound * Noel Hay Obituary * The History of Chemistry * Literary Society * Herald B. Herbert * Chemistry in Modern Life by Val G. Anderson * Chemistry in Literature by J.R. Pound * School Literary Society * Ladies in Pharmacy * Musings on Modern Literature - Mainly Drama (W.G. C.) * Trip to Newcastle * Appreciation of the Masterpieces of Art * The ANtique Room * Dressmaking * Pottery * Sloyd * The Mystery of the Atom *Inorganic Evolution by R.S. Russell * Photography * First Aid Club 1926 * The Trip to Morwell * Chemical Scursions (Yallourn) * Eastern Life and Customs by Rex Warrillow * Organic Evolution by Edwin A. Brophy * Chemistry in the Kitchen * Obituary for Professor Alfred Mica Smith * The Historical Development of Patterns i Silk Fabrics * Pottery * Literary Society * Early Evidence of Metallurgy in Britain * Brief Description of the Magnet Silver Mine, Tasmania * The manufacture of Leather Photographs * SMB Athletics Team, winners of the Herald Shield (M. Timmings, L. Evans, F. Sheahan, R. Collins, A. Murfett, W. Hughes, L. Hillman * SMB Football Team * Ballarat Technical Art School Tennis Four * SMB Girls' Basketball Team * SMB GIrls Hockey Team * Ballarat Junior Technical School Scholarship and Studentship Winners * On Punctuation Advertisements: Sunshine Biscuits, Harris Powell and Sandford, W. Gribble & Co., Gilbert Motors, T.J. Haymes The Wallpaper King, C. Marks and Co., Wilson's Tailors and Mercers, George S. Grant, Miss A. Corin Art Worker, Tunbridges, Felton, Grimwade & Co., Hasten and Ewins, Ballarat Wireless Stores, Fred A. Reed, Suttons, E. Hall-Jones, Stansfield and Smith, Ballarat Gas Company, Richards and Co Studio, F.H. Drew, Adam Scott, R.A. Hudson, Huttons, J.A. Holland, A.E. White, F. Barrow Monumental Sculptor, R. Young, H.A. Evans, Alexandria Tea Rooms, W. Cornell Chemist, Black Cat Tea Rooms, J.A. Reynolds, A.M. Palmer, Morris Cars and Trucks, Mrs Stones, Millers The Clothiers, T.G. Skewes, Wattle TEa Rooms, H.B. Selby, Middleton and Morris, C.P.A. Taylor, Thornton Studios, Fred Irwin, Isaac Abraham, Ballarat Radio Listening-In, Baxter and Stubbs 1927 * Chemists Trip to Melbourne (Mount Lyell Chemical Works, Footscray, Yarraville * Literary Society * Mr J.N. Rowell 1928 * Prohibition in U.S.A. by Ed A. Brophy * Dr. J.W. Mellor and His Work at Stoke, England by Reginald C. Callister * The Science of Chemistry by C.A. Schache * Trip to Yallourn (Brown Coal Deposits, Steam Plant at Yallourn, Switchgear and Transformers, Briquette Factory * Walhalla Past and Present by G.E.B. * The Hand Loom * Precious Stones 1929 * The Old Brewery * The History of Chemistry by J.R. Pound * Occurrence of Mineral Oil in Gippsland * Experiences with Malayan Chinese by R. Warrillow * Organis Colors (Dyestuff Pigments) in Rubber Goods 1930 * News from Chine by Henry Kum Yuen * L'Art Moderne * The Story of Clay by T.H. Trengrove * A Glimpse of England * The Beginnings of Arithmetic

Book - Glimpses of chelsea

Chelsea & District Historical Society, Chelsea

Large soft cover book

Historical information

Photos and descriptions of historical buildings Chelsea District Historical Society is fortunate to have 3000 photos that have been donated ad collated over he sat fifty years In the early years our beachside suburb was popular with groups and families. Camping & holidaying in guest houses or privately rented houses

Significance

A unique history of the District of Chelsea. Photographs show the beginnings of how Chelsea was developed. Various Sporting clubs and groups, businesses,buildings,streets and pioneers

Inscriptions & Markings

A pictorial history of early Chelsea & District

Artefact - Silver plate note pad

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a heavily-embossed silver note-pad holder with a hinged lid on the front and clips at the side to hold a pencil. The writing material inside the pencil is missing. The back of the holder has a blank space in the middle where a name can be inscribed. At the top of the holder is a ring, holding a chain with an ornamented clip at the end. This enables the holder and pad to be hooked over a belt or lapel. Inside the holder are fifty paper pages on which to write appointments or notes. The pages are gilt-paged. The paper contains several notes handwritten in pencil re dances, parties etc.

Historical information

This note-pad and holder perhaps belonged to Jessie Bell whose name is written on the first page. There are several entries on the pages and the dates range from 1908 to 1929. The entries include references to a Banquet for Mr J. Duffus, Purnim, 1912, Jack Ross’ Wedding Party, Dennington, 1912, R.J. Jones’ Dance, Woolshed, 1928 and Leila Jenkins’ 21st Birthday Party, 1928.

Significance

This notebook and holder is of interest because it is an example of the type of appointment book used by the more affluent in the early 20th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

First Page: ‘Jessie A. Bell, Warrumyea, Wangoom, Warrnambool’

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Wilson, Maureen Connolly Personal tennis racquet. Base of head features Wilson logo. Throat features decal head and shoulders image of Connolly. Base of shaft and plastic butt cap feature 'W' trademark. Leather handle grip features clustered perforations. Materials: Wood, Nylon, Leather, Ink, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Paint, Ribbon, Adhesive tape, Plastic

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

LargeBlack and White photograph of a monument with the word "King" shaped by various flowers. Caption reads "Explorers' monument Centenary Celebrations March 1938". Reverse reads "Explorers monument March 1938".

Ladies Bloomers

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Cream coloured ladies bloomers with buttons on back to do up, lace trim on legs.

Certificate - Certificate of Competencey as a Teacher of Military Drill, 1899

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

Printed Victorian Education Department certificate on parchment. It certifies that Albert Alfred Whitelock Steane was successfully examined in Field Exercise part 1 and 2, and was deemed competent to give instruction in Military Drill. It is certificate number 11194.

Historical information

Albert Steane was an early teacher of Sloyd and was appointed Principal of the Ballarat Junior Technical School in 1913.

Photographs - Watsonia High School Library photographs

Greensborough Historical Society,

6 photographs: 2 colour, 4 black and white.

Historical information

Interior photographs of Watsonia High School Library, 1978-79.

Significance

In the early 1970s "Commonwealth Libraries" were funded in secondary schools. This is the Watsonia High School Library.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photos: "1979" on colour; "1978" on black and white.

Year 8RJ 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8RJ 1994

newsletter - The Young Chinese League newsletter

Chinese Museum, Melbourne

One page mimeograph copy of newsletter for members of the Young Chinese League. The newsletter covers both sides of the sheet.

Historical information

According to Les Youie (the editor) this is an example of one of the first newsletters produced by the Young Chinese League for its members.

Significance

This newsletter is significant for its links to the Chinese Young League. The League was formally established on 4 October 1932 to to promote free social intercourse and goodwill among its members and their mutual improvement. Membership was open to all persons, with one or both parents or grandparents born in China. Wives of Chinese members were permitted as members with the same privileges. It was a significant social organisation for Chinese-Australians in Melbourne in the mid to late twentieth century.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in blue on the top middle is: 'SAMPLE' and in black: 'Dec 1955'.

Photograph - Photograph of Lake Pertobe

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photograph of Lake Pertobe

Booklet - Adult Deaf Society of Victoria Submission to the Victorian Committee on Mental Retardation 13/5/75

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

26cmHx20.5cmW, 8 pages

Historical information

A submission to bring about the establishment of services to the Deaf who are additionally handicapped because of mental illness. Prepared by M J Chadwick 13/5/75

Folder - Family History - Descendants of John Hansen Damm and Marion Simmonds

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Plastic red cover with transparent front held by 2 gold metal slide clips. 10 clear plastic sleeves holding a brief history, family tree, 4 typed pages, 5 handwritten pages, 4 typed pages - family of John Damm Jnr and handwritten pages - family of John Damm Jnr.

Historical information

John and Marion Damm (nee Simmonds) selected 317 acres of land at Gundowring in 1873. They lived there until 1902. Left for 4 years before returning to the Kiewa Valley in 1906.

Significance

The Damm family is a pioneer family of the Kiewa Valley.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/w photo of demolishing the Alfred Hall 1957.

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Wilson 'Pro Staff 6.7' racquet. Handle sealed with clear plastic. Materials: Graphite, Plastic, Nylon, Adhesive tape, Rubber

Photograph, Cyclotron accelerator

The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum, Parkville

Black and white photo of cyclotron (nuclear physics accelerator): ion source.

Historical information

Builit in 1950s and used till the mid 1970s within the Physics Department used in Melbourne. John Rouse and David Caro was involved in the construction.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticky typed labels on back from top and left to right: “MAGNET TERMINATION, FILAMENT STEM, MAGNET TERMINATION” Handwritten on back bottom right hand corner in pen: “ion source”

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/w photograph features two workmen on a slate roof with view across to railway embankment, Typed label: "Demolishing Buildings Bridge Street 1962". Reverse: "3009 Demolishing Dickens".

Book - Loyola College 1980-2005

Greensborough Historical Society,

21 page book. Blue cover with text. Folder with photographs.

Historical information

The book, 'Loyola College 1980-2005' includes a 12 page history of Loyola College from its founding. The folder contains a collage of photos from 1990, including the removal of a chapel from Arthurs Creek to the Loyola site.

Significance

A brief history and list of important events in the first 25 years of Loyola College.

Inscriptions & Markings

Folder dated 1990.

Musical Instrument - Accordian

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Brown wooden ends with metal buttons with concertina section painted blue with black edge.Two glass buttons on one end with dark pink and clear glass centres. Parts of the wood work are decorated with scroll work. two metal discs with diagrams of lyres on end above the buttons. Remains of floral pattern around each end.

Historical information

Accordians came into being around the start of the 19th century and has become a well loved instrument. It is thought that they originated from areas in Austria and Germany but over the following century its popularity has spread to all parts of the world. Accordians come in various sizes but all operate on the same wind principle.

Significance

An object which is relatively common .

Autopsy Set

J. Ward Museum Complex, Ararat

A number of autopsy instruments in a wooden box

Inscriptions & Markings

Instruments chrome plated

Untitled

Learmonth and District Historical Society, Learmonth

4 large nails

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

4 nails, 2 of which are similar to one another. the shortest has a roughly cubic base beneath the head and a screw-through the other end. the longest does not have a flared-out head, but along with this two matching nails (which do have flared heads) has a pointed tip with a square cross-section.

Historical information

unknown

Manufactured Glass, brown glass bottle 'Glucothricil'

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

A brown glass bottle with a metal screw top and 1ml glass dropper, in original box , for Glucothricil

Historical information

Parke-Davis was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, a physician and pharmacist. A partnership of Dr. Duffield and Hervey Coke Parke was formed in 1866, with George S. Davis becoming a third partner in 1867. Duffield withdrew in 1869, and the name Parke, Davis & Company was formally adopted in 1871, being incorporated in 1875. It was once the world's largest pharmaceutical company, and is credited with building the first modern pharmaceutical laboratory and developing the first systematic methods of performing clinical trials of new medications. Parke-Davis was acquired by Warner-Lambert in 1970, which in turn was bought by Pfizer in 2000 This is an oral rapid- and short-acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class used in treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Label & Box : GLUCOTHRICIL / POISON / ISOTONIC SOLUTION OF EPHEDRINE / AND TYROTHECIN / CONTAINS ............ / PARKE-DAVIS & CO. . LTD. / SYDNEY

1972, Helen Adair, University of Melbourne

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Photograph - Senior Tennis Courts Ballarat Grammar School 1924

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School , Wendouree

b&w photograph of Ballarat Grammar School with tennis courts in foreground taken in 1924.

Significance

Early photograph of Ballarat Grammar School established 1911 on this site.

Inscriptions & Markings

Senior Tennis Courts 1924 handwritten on verso. 1924 Senior Tennis Courts printed black on white and glued to verso. J. HORNBY- PHOTOGRAPHER-RIALTO STUDIO-216 STURT ST- BALLARAT on verso.

Photograph - Floods in North Kew, 1934

Kew Historical Society, Kew

Floods in North Kew, 1934. Flood near Lagoon (Billabong?) Willsmere Road, North Kew.

Quinn Envelope - Envelope

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Single Envelope (0350.b) without letter dated 17/04/46 from Allen to his mother.

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book: 'THE CONCISE DICTIONARY OF TENNIS'. Hardcover with dustjacket. Copyrighted 1978. Materials: Ink, Paper, Cardboard

Untitled

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CLUNES TOWNSHIP, CRESWICK CREEK, DOUBLE STORY BUILDINGS AND MINE POPPET HEADS.

Historical information

AN ETCHING OF VERY EARLY CLUNES. TREE GUARDS AROUND TREES ALONG CREEK BANK, ORIGINAL NAMED TULLAROOP CREEK.

Inscriptions & Markings

TOWN OF CLUNES

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Quotidien Officiel, Day Program for French Open 9th June 1995 Materials: Paper, Ink

Book

Nhill & District Historical Society Inc., Nhill

50years of V.F.F. - Netherby by John Launer

BALLOT BOX

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BROWN WOODEN BALLOT BOX WITH DRAWER IN THE REAR,METAL FUNNEL IN TOP.

Historical information

USED FOR VOTING PURPOSES

Inscriptions & Markings

MOENING STAR TENT CLUNES NO. 28 I.O.R. S.U.

Ceramic - hand built & coloured porcelain - Natural Series

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.

magazine - Table Talk

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A 104 page soft covered magazine relating to Melbourne's first 100 years. It contains stories about the settlement of early Melbourne, businesses, land purchases and advertisements. The front cover has a brown background and a colour reproduction of a painting titled Pioneers by W. B. McInnes.

Historical information

This magazine was published as a souvenir to commemorate the centenary of European settlement in Victoria, 1934

Photograph

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Journal - Dennys, Lascelles Limited Annual Review August, 1966

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Dennys, Lascelles Limited Annual Review August,1966"

Sign - Instructions to Employees re Registration of Time Cards

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Sign gives instructions to mill employees re: registration of their time cards. This sign was used at the Collins Bros Mill which was located on La Trobe Terrace - point 10 tells employees that they are not to enter the mill via any gate other than the one on La Trobe Terrace. This sign may have been actually in use at Collins Bros, which is why it is so faded and why the original Cardbox record states that it was framed - it was not framed when the sign was located (NB: a small modern copy of this sign has been framed and is on display in Gallery 2).

Inscriptions & Markings

INSTRUCTIONS TO EMPLOYEES / RE / REGISTRATION OF TIME CARDS / [text follows]

Publication - The diseases of bees: symptoms - treatment and control (Aughterson, W.H.) Maitland, [nd].

Wheen Bee Foundation, Beechworth

Book - Horizontal Bar Exercises

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Small blue card cover with dark blue text on front cover. Back cover is plain light blue. 72 pages.

Historical information

This book works through a number of exercises with photographs illustrating the exercises. It was owned by W R Angus who was a doctor in Warrnambool coming to the city in 1939. He served during the war as a general surgeon and after the war took up ophthalmology as a speciality. He was a member of the state council of the AMA. he was keenly interested in cultural and civic activities and served on a number of community groups during his time in Warrnambool. He died in Cairns in 1970.

Significance

A book that is linked to a well- known Warrnambool resident and professional. The book itself is indicative of its time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Named inside front cover W R Angus..

Newspaper article.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Prince 'Precision Graphite' demonstration tennis racquet, with Prince 'Softzorb' synthetic handle grip, and Prince 'Synthetic Gut 17' strings. Materials: Graphite, Composite Materials, Paint, Ink, Plastic, Synthetic Gut, Synthetic material

Microscope, compound

The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum, Parkville

Brass and black enamelled microscope, circular stage with vernier reading. (Research required: possibly a polarising microscope, for special measurements, perhaps geololgical Probably a”petrological microscope”, from 1890s. See entry 3683 MICROSCOPE - COMPOUND on p MIS97 of MOLLAN, Charles “Irish National Inventory of Historic Scientific Instruments”

Inscriptions & Markings

On base: “J.Swift & Son, London”