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Victorian Collections -

Another Night

9 Mar 2017

A short history of lighting, illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections

Curated By

Kitty Owens, Manager, Exhibition Services, Museums Australia (Victoria)

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Fordson Plate

Woods' Farming and Heritage Museum, Rupanyup

White ceramic Fordson tractor plate

Historical information

A ceramic plate commemorating a Fordson gathering held on Woods' Farm, Rupanyup South on Sun. 25th May, 2003.

Significance

A ceramic plate commemorating a Fordson gathering held on Woods' Farm, Rupanyup South on Sun. 25th May, 2003.

Inscriptions & Markings

"FORDSON GATHERING / RUPANYUP / Sun. 25th May 2003 / Held on Wood's Farm / Rupanyup South". Please note: should say Woods' Farm. Pictures of Fordson tractors around edge of plate - FORDSON STANDARD / FORDSON NEW MAJOR / FORDSON SUPER MAJOR ROADLESS 4WD / FORDSON F / FORDSON DEXTA 4WD / FORDSON DEXTA / FORDSON MAJOR E27N P6.

Book - Primitivna Umetnost

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Brown and cream hard cover book with red writing on the spine. Brown and cream dust cover with primitive art and writing on the front and spine. 40 pages of reproductions

Historical information

Dr. Leonhard Adam studied both Anthropology and Jurisdiction as a young man

Nightgown

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

White cotton knee-length short sleeved gown with boat neck and front yoke with an opening to below bust with a china button at neck. Either side of left over right of the opening is vertical pin tucking. The yoke and opening are finished with broderie anglaise with a pattern based on a leaf. The neck, sleeves and opening frill broderie anglaise has a branch and horse shoe - shaped pattern with a scalloped edge.

Pay Office & Credit Union

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Photographic print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Photograph of woman standing on a tennis court and holding a box brownie. Identity unknown. Part of a series of images taken during a tennis day involving Norman Brookes. Materials: Paper, Ink

Photograph - Shakespeare Grove Prep and Grade One class, 1963

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Photograph of Bialik College Shakespeare Grove Prep and Grade One class taken in 1963. A classroom picture depicting 17 students (boys and girls) in uniform, sitting at desks, with one teacher standing.

Poster - Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Co Ltd Centennial Celebration

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

Laminated poster advertising the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company Limited Centennial Celebrations taking place in Queenstown 26th to 29th March 1993 'Mt Lyell A Century in Copper'.

Photographic print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Black and white photograph of John Newcombe in action. Materials: Paper, Photographic emulsion

Artwork - Painting

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Historical information

Josh MUIR Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara Muir's art draws on hip-hop and street art culture and often depicts the history of indigenous people and European settlers. He spent a lot of time in his teens researching and enjoying public art, especially graffiti. Inspired by the commitment of graffers he was inspired by the concepts they illustrate. He started expressing his own ideas with pen and pad and once the basic concept down and it was tangible and could be converted that to canvas or walls. Muir experimented with spray and stencil work a lot in his teens and later branched out into acrylic paints, paint pens, and digital forms of Art. In 2016 Josh Muir's work 'Still Here', projected onto the front wall of the National Gallery of Victoria was critically acclaimed. At that time he stated: "‘I am a proud Yorta Yorta/ Gunditjmara man, born and living in Ballarat, Victoria. I hold my culture strong to my heart – it gives me a voice and a great sense of my identity. When I look around, I see empires built on aboriginal land. I cannot physically change or shift this, though I can make the most of my culture in a contemporary setting and use my art projects to address current issues of reconciliation." In 2016 Josh Muir was awarded the second recipient of HMS Trust’s Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship at University of Melbourne, based at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). The Fellowship was created to enable Indigenous artists to undertake significant projects of their

Photograph - Frikes on Ithaca

Ithacan Historical Society, Melbourne

A coloured photograph of he harbour at Frikes. Thee is a stone and concrete breakwater in the dforefground where three fishing boats and a yacht are moored. A sedan is parked on the breakwater. Buildings are around the water's edge in the middle distance against a backdrop of mountains. Ferries leave here for Levkada, a neighbouring island, as well as the mainland.

Black and white photograph

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club, Warrnambool

The photograph is of a ladies crew in a sweep four. They are beside the bank of the Hopkins River, Warrnambool.

Historical information

There was a (Warrnambool) Ladies Rowing Club from about 1913. They were autonomous with their own shed, committee and coaches.

Inscriptions & Markings

The back of the photograph has "Before a training spin on the Hopkins River 1936".

Photograph - Huancayo Peru 1973 Champion Ram

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Champion corriedale ram, Huancayo, Peru, 1973.

Historical information

Photograph, Huancayo, Peru, 1973. Probably taken at a Show at which the corriedales were judged by Mr R W Pettitt.

Inscriptions & Markings

Huancayo Peru 1973 CHAMPION RAM

Note pad Holder - Ballarat Avenue of Honor Note Pad Holder

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

Timber note pad holder with a pictorial representation of the Ballarat Avenue of Honor burnt into the timber (poker work).

Book - Collected Papers of the Mayo Clinic Vol 14

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Collected Papers of the Mayo Clinic Vol 14

Ink on paper - Untitled - Birds

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 - ledger - Ballarat School of Mines Council Minutes, 1946-1949

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

A larger quarter leather bound ledger with handwritten minutes of the Ballarat School of Mines Council. Pg. 8 - Retirement of Principal pg. 17 - Bicycle Accommodation Pg 24 - Visit of Minister of Public Instruction the Hon, F. Field pg. 32 - Interview with A.A. Robertson pg 46 - Congratulations to Ken Palmer for securing the commission for the execution of a bust for the Avenue Prime Ministers at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. pg 64 - Former Ballarat Supreme Court pg 69 - Red Cross Hut pf 74 - Radio Mechanics pg 104 - Act of Remembrance for BevanA. John Pg 104 - Cobb & Co Coach pg 105 - Site for new Junior Technical School pg 109 - Dr Sydney Pern's collection to Native Weapons pg 120 - The late Bevan A. John pg 122 - Transfer of the Electrical Department to the former Ballarat Supreme Courthouse pg 129 - Pottery room pg 140 - The late D. Maxwell pg 145 - Dr Pound's Resignation pg 146 - Endowment Plantation pg 168 - Art School LIbrary pg 171 - Appointment of Principal - Richard W. Richards pg 237 - Farewell to Dr. J.R. Pound pg 241 - Architecture Course pg 270 - Appointment of E.J. Barker

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A wooden flat-top tennis racquet with solid convex throat, bevelled frame, thin lamination between throat wedge and frame, leather collar, and a fine-grooved rounded handle. Materials: Wood, Lacquer, Glue, Metal, Gut, Leather

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Acquired when "Classweave Industries" closed down.

Inscriptions & Markings

39 42/87 JM/PHOTO/i

Elementary Algebra

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Deep maroon covers with gold lettering on spine.

Book - Wool Appraisement Catalogues 1942-1943 No.s 66-75 Wool & Produce Manager

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 Wool and Produce Manager.

Inscriptions & Markings

WOOL / APPRAISEMENT / CATALOGUES / 1942-1943 / No.s 66-75 / WOOL & / PRODUCE / MANAGER

Book - A most ingenious hospital a history of Sandringham and District Memorial Hospital 1940-1990

Alfred Health including The Alfred, Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham Hospital, Melbourne

Hard cover book A most ingenious hospital a history of Sandringham and District Memorial Hospital 1940-1990 by Harry W Nunn

Historical information

Book documenting the efforts to establish and build the Sandringham and District Memorial Hospital

Significance

Book documents history leading to construction of Sandringham and District Memorial Hospital

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Sepia Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Sepia photograph of the shore at Rhyll, Phillip Island with pier in background.

Historical information

This album was presented to the Earl of Stradbroke by Fathers of Soldiers on Phillip Island. The photo is of Rhyll shore line with pier in back ground.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rose Series P 3432 View at Rhyll, Phillip Island, Vic

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE POSTCARD - PANORAMA OF CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES ABOUT 1950 FROM PORT PHILLIP HILL

scales and weights

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A set of cast iron balance scales with seven weights up to 4 lbs. The pan is detachable and painted green. The pan seems to be made of tin. The weights are labelled.

Historical information

Jabez and John Whitehouse had the Phoenix Foundry in Castle Street, Tipton.

Significance

These scales are interesting because they are a common domestic kitchen item used when all meals were prepared at home.

Inscriptions & Markings

TO WEIGH 14 LBS weights - J. & J. Whitehouse TIPTON

Axehead

Bunjil Park Aboriginal Education & Cultural Centre, Neilborough

Green stone granite axehead highly sharpened and beautifully fashioned at one end with rough hewn markings over the body of the object. Axe has a "waist" mid section where handle would have been attached. Also evidence of extensive wear from use. This axehead was quarried at one of only two green stone granite sights in Australia both in Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Scarring at one end of the axehead where it has been split from larger piece of granite.

Booklet - The Leonhard Adam Collection

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Dark blue soft cover with picture of artefacts on the front and back covers. 3 pages of reproduction of aboriginal artefacts together with list and numbers of artefacts. Printed in English

Historical information

Dr. Leonhard Adam studied both Anthropology and Jurisdiction as a young man

Digital print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Reproduction of black & white photograph of four men holding tennis racquets and wearing tennis attire. Original photograph is held by us (2009.467). Framed under UV glass. Materials: Ink, Paper, Metal, Wood, Glass

Tools

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Metal Pincers

Picture (embroidered)

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Wooden framed, embroidered picture of "Head of Christ" worked in shades of red, blue, brown and cream cottons. Face and hands have been drawn. A bronze plaque in a small plastic bag is stuck on the back of the picture

Historical information

Made by Vincenzo Longo, an Italian POW, in Murchison Camp 13, Graytown POW Camp and Tocumwal and presented to Vincent Villarroya, an Army Guard/Interpreter for Italian POW's

Inscriptions & Markings

Donated by the daughters of Vincent Villarroy 7/12/2007

Anemometer and case

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8386.1 - Biram's anemometer, 6 inch diameter, 5 dials, ten blades. "No. 1544," with wooden case and hand written note detailing applicable corrections after calibration tests.

Historical information

Calibration tests were made June 29th, 1909, all else is unknown.

Photograph of 23 Durham Street.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph 23 Durham Street, Ballarat East. Weatherboard house. Owner - Sharp.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sharp, 23 Durham St. B.E. TITHERIDGE & GROWCOTT.

Book, Catalogue - Catalogue of Surgical Sundries, Theatre Equipment, Ward Furniture, Sterilizing Apparatus

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, Melbourne

Red bound book with black printed text, and green and white internal pages

Historical information

Catalogue of surgical and anaesthetic equipment from the 1950s

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed in black and red ink onto fly page added to book: RETURN TO: / N. PALLATT, / ALLEN & HANBURYS (AFRICA) LTD. / 1956.

Calendar - Shire of Diamond Valley 1994 Calendar: 20th anniversary - Diamond Valley Art Award.

Greensborough Historical Society,

28 page calendar illustrated with images of art work, with 16 page liftout "Shire of Diamond Valley Resource Guide"

Historical information

Copies of this calendar were distributed to households in the Shire of Diamond Valley. This 1994 Calendar features images of artwork acquired by the Shire. Includes a Guide to services provided by Shire of Diamond Valley. The Shire of Diamond Valley was a Local Government Area located about 20 kilometres northeast of Melbourne. The shire covered an area of 74.38 square kilometres and existed from 1964 until 1994.

Significance

The annual calendar is a record of the activities and services in the former Shire of Diamond Valley.

Basalt Digging Stone

Bunjil Park Aboriginal Education & Cultural Centre, Neilborough

This stone has been worked to a smooth curve around the edge , is flat on one side and curved on the other. The stone has 2 grooves carved on the blunt end for attaching a handle. This tool is similar to 0016.

Historical information

Uncle Brien says this tool was used for collecting yabbies and mussles from water holes.

Whippletree

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum, Emerald

Wooden bar with metal hook at each end and a metal ring attached to the centre.

Historical information

The whippletree consists of a loose horizontal bar between the draught animal and its load. The centre of the bar is connected to the load, and the traces, chains or straps on each side of the harness, attached to its ends. Whippletrees are used when pulling a dragged load such as a plough, harrow, or log.

Significance

The whipple tree was attached to a scoop, which was used for building the 'Puffing Billy' railway and also for scooping out Emerald Lake.

Book - A Teaching Resource / issued by State College of Victoria - Bendigo.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Soft cover book with light orange cover; 239 pages.

Historical information

A collection of articles for those studying Primary Education. Includes philosophy of teaching and learning and curriculum outlines.

Significance

An historical record of teaching in the 1970s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Owner's name on front cover.

Wheel

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Wheel wooden with wood spokes & handles painted yellow. One handle is broken off. Marked B266 in black pen. Ships wheel Circa 1900

Book - Equity doctrines and remedies

RMIT GSBL Justice Smith Collection, Melbourne

Historical information

Previous owner: T. H. Smith

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN: 0409382701

50th Reunion Committee, BBH

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Musical Instrument

Creswick Museum, Creswick

20 Button Anglo Concertina & Case. Hexagon shaped Concertina. Both sides have fretwork and 10 bone buttons making it a 20 plus single button Anglo concertina. The leather straps have at sometime been replaced with white plastic strap. It has 5 bellows in black and white pattern leather. The hexagon wood case is lined, although the lining is showing wear.

Historical information

The concertina was owned by Simon McDonald. He gave the concertina to Myrtle Porter in exchanged for town water. Simon McDonald lived in Melbourne Rd., Creswick.

Significance

Simon McDonald (1906 - 1968) was a noted self taught Australian folk musician whose home was in Creswick. Consider in the industry as the most important.

Inscriptions & Markings

One side: small disc with Lachenal & Co., Patent Concertina Manufacturers, London. Opposite side: Initials on red card J.W.G

Magazine

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

American Lawn Tennis Magazine, June 1946 Materials: Paper, Ink

Sketch

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Artist's charcoal sketch with water colour panelfrom which carpet manufacturing pattern is graphed out, prior to preparation on Jacquard Card. Genoese (Axminster) 4/4225. Artist's charcoal sketch with water colour panelfrom which carpet manufacturing pattern is graphed out, prior to preparation on Jacquard Card. Genoese (Axminster) 4/4225.

Historical information

Artist's charcoal sketch with water colour panelfrom which carpet manufacturing pattern is graphed out, prior to preparation on Jacquard Card. Genoese (Axminster) 4/4225.

Inscriptions & Markings

4/418 Genoese MS. M6 RE MG. in Burgundy P2 S7 1st stock

Medals - Official Australian Olympic Gold Medallist collection

Greensborough Historical Society,

Folder containing 20 commemorative medallions including the 12 Australian Gold Medallists.

Historical information

Contains medallions and names of members of the 2000 Australian Olympic Team

Plaque, Support Sqn 4/19 PWLH

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

Plaque, On small shield, Support Squadron badge consisting of black eagle on background of red over yellow Armoured Corps colours, diagonally divided. Mounted on larger wood shield. On scroll "SPT SQN 4th/19th PWLH"

Badge

Morongo Old Collegians' Association, Geelong

Enamelled blue oval Prefect's Badge with a white rectangular bar lengthways across with the word "Prefect" written in white on a gree bar. This is attached to a badge featuring the School Crest, consisting of royal blue circle, with white diagonal cross, with dark green background and golden lantern with white flame, on top of cross.

Portable Sterilizer

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Wright & Ditson 'The Hub' model tennis racquet with composite convex throat. String whipping reinforcements around right shoulder. Model name printed across throat on obverse. Manufacturer's trademark/logo features across throat on reverse. Fine grooved octagonal handle with leather end wrap attached with nails. Imprinted on side of shaft: PATENTED 09 14. Materials: Wood, Metal, Lacquer, Glue, Ink, Leather, Gut, String

Marking Gauge

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Gauge screw at end. Screw is missing

Steam Locomotive - Steam Locomotive K169

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

This is a K class steam locomotive, No. 169. Wheel configuration: 2-8-0, gauge: 5'3" (1600mm) The K 169 was the 20th (of 53) to be built. It is black in colour with red pin stripping down the side.

Historical information

K class locos were first built in the 1920's This one was built in 1941 and was the 20th loco to be built. It entered service on the 28th/7/1941 and was withdrawn from service on the 1/10/1970. It is believed to have travelled a total of 421,708 miles or 674,733 km during its 29 year working life.

Inscriptions & Markings

K169 in white lettering on the sides and the front.

Postcard: Botanical Gardens

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The coloured card shows a statue on th left hand side with the fernery right of cebtr at the back. The roof line is extremely decorative. A small building stands in between the two and a garden seat also. The statue has a very neat border of flowers around its base with greenery closer to the base inside the flowers. There is water lying on the path which is around the flower bed. A wide brown edge surrounds the photograph to make it look as if in a picture frame.