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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

During the First World War, the theatres of Europe felt worlds away for Australians on the home front. The Second World War’s Pacific stage brought war closer to home. For some Victorian country towns, the repercussions of war arrived right on their doorstep.

Curated By

Alana Bennett Mazzilli, Work experience student, Academy of Mary Immaculate

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Digital photo - Elly Holt holding baby Alan

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Heritage Collection, Surrey Hills

A lady holding a baby

Historical information

Elly Holt of 9 Betrice Ave Surrey Hills holding her first child Alan J Holt.

Trousers - Battledress

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

Army Khaki wool serge trousers (made by Clothing factory South Melbourne (MTX)

Photograph - original - Children in playground with Torrington House in background

Camberwell Girls Grammar School, Canterbury

Shoe Horn

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Wooden. Black wood, very smooth surface. Rounded handle; long body scooped out on one side and with rounded end. (body = tongue)

Photograph - Ferrari Dental Care, 25 Luck Street, Eltham, June 1999

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 10 strips

Historical information

Owner: Robert Sutherland Peden (painter) and Jillian Leceister Peden (nurse)

Significance

The Margaret Ball (Pre 1960s Houses) Collection was a personal project initiated to mark the year 2000 and arose as a result of the disappearance of many pre-1960s parts of Eltham due to development. Approximately 200 pre-1960s style houses that were left in Eltham between Main Road and east to Bible Street, between Cecil Street to the north and south to Dalton Street were photographed in late 1999. Not all of the houses could be photographed; some because the garden or trees blocked the view of the house, others because of rubbish or cars were in the way, some because people were working on the house or in the gardens at the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 200

Book, Cloth Sample - Cibalan and Cibalan Brilliant Dyes in Wool Dyeing

National Wool Museum, Geelong

"Cibalan and Cibalan Brilliant Dyes in Wool Dyeing" - Ciba, 1964.

Historical information

"Cibalan and Cibalan Brilliant Dyes in Wool Dyeing" - Ciba, 1964.

Kitchen Equipment, butter pats wooden

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

c1880 2 wooden butter pats

Historical information

Early settlers had to be self sufficient, growing their own vegetables, making tools and clothing and usually had a house cow to produce their milk supply. .All the buttermilk separated from the butterfat had to be rinsed out. This would improve texture and flavour, and also help the butter keep well, since milk turns rancid more quickly than fat alone. Salt was usually mixed in at this stage - for flavour and preservation. The rinsing could be done simply by washing in water, followed by draining, salting and working or "kneading" the butter with a pair of wooden butter pats, or with bare hands.

Digital Photograph - Information Display panels, Heydon Church, United Kingdom

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Colour photograph at Heydon Church, United Kingdom

Historical information

This church is located in the historic town of Heydon, a village still in private family possession.

Photograph - Steamrail locomotive K-190 at front and K-153 at rear passing through Wattle Glen whilst conducting excursions during the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival, 27 August 2017

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital copies of four colour photographs

Stencil

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

ALTALANA

Chair

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Chair, bentwood, painted black, inner back is curled loop, Under rim of chair seat area is remnant of paper label "2 9"

Inscriptions & Markings

Remnant of paper label under chair "2 9"

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PANORAMIC VIEW

Sample, Yarn - Folder

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Sample folder of woollen yarns from J.L. McGregor Pty Ltd.

Photograph - Tower at back of mudbrick house, possibly St Andrews area

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour print 10 x 15 cm

Beret

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

Blue United Nations

Text - RVIB Woomelang Auxiliary

Vision Australia,

Index cards --various loose papers and letters

Historical information

The Woomelang RVIB Auxiliary formed on May 6, 1957. This small collection contains index cards which were maintained by RVIB and contain the amount of donations made by the Auxiliary between 1976-1995, as well as the presentations delivered by RVIB employees to Auxiliary meetings between 1978-1985. Correspondence to and from RVIB head office 1990 - 2004.

Photograph of 88 Grant Street.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph of 88 Grant St. Weatherboard house.

Inscriptions & Markings

88 Grant St. Marks Grant St.

Photograph - Genista's boiler near Rhyll jetty 1966

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

S.S.Genista's ship's Boiler with line attached floating - Jetty in background. 1966

Historical information

Boiler of S.S. Genister being hauled from Channel near Rhyll Jetty 1966

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white postcard photograph of a building under construction

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of card: "Memorial Hall 1926. Not R'glen"

Photograph - Dawson Road from St Andrews Road, Kangaroo Ground, 6 December 1992

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

The Eltham Horse Trail: Research and Warrandyte to Kinglake: Survey of proposed route, December 1992: (1) Research to Kangaroo Ground

Certificate - 1945 Corowa Eisteddfod

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

First prize certificate printed in black on medium blue background on light card, Awarded to Mrs William Grail at the Corowa Eisteddfod in 1945

Historical information

Mrs Grail was a well known social singer

Inscriptions & Markings

"First Prize Awarded to Name: Mrs. W. Grail Item: Vocal Duet. Open Points: 90 Adjudicator: Harold Rodgers"

Photo

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

Photo of Margaret France

Photograph - Colour - Iron lace, Grandstand, City Oval, Ballarat

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Colour photograph of the Ballarat City Oval Grandstand.

Poem - If

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Framed and glazed copy of "If" by Rudyard Kipling. Presented to Mr Collins of Collins Bros Mill by Holders Pty Ltd in 1930.

Historical information

Presented to Mr Collins of Collins Bros Mill in 1930 by the Director of Holders Pty Ltd.

Inscriptions & Markings

To Mr. Collins, / Wishing you a prosperous 1930, / From HOLDERS PTY. LTD. / ____ Keith Director

Text - Victorian asylum and school for the blind annual reports 1867-1891

Vision Australia,

1 volume, illustrations.

Historical information

Annual reports were both a way of informing benefactors as well as generating new ones for charitable organisations. In 1867 an asylum and school for blind children began in Melbourne. Between that first intake and 1891, the asylum went through a great many changes, including the building of the St Kilda Road building, growing in size and developing a workshop for blind workers.

History of the Second World War. Volume One.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The magazines contain images taken during World War Two. There are maps also, in the text. There are sixteen magazines in this set.

School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1968 Grade 4A.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white group photograph.

Historical information

Class photograph from Greensborough Primary School No.2062. Student names are not identified.

Inscriptions & Markings

Class name marked on photograph.

Digital Photograph - Stonemason's marks, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Colour photographs of tonemason's marks, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland

Photograph - Senior Citizens presented with certificates

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Senior citizens are presented with Life Memships of the Tatura Senior Citizens Club.|L-R: Jack Wilmot; ....; ....; Mrs Ethel Apostol ;Mrs Peat ....

Text - RVIB Index of Admissions and Discharges register

Vision Australia,

1 v.

Historical information

In 1887, information from the previous RVIB register was transferred to a secondary pair of ledgers for ongoing use. This ledger, organised by first letter of surname, provides information on the admission and discharge of pupils and residents. Entries include: running number (only used for pupils in previous register), date of admission, surname, forenames, birth date, extent of condition (only used for pupils in the previous register), employment, religion, terms of admissions, name and address of guardian, date of discharge and other notes. Name searches are available upon request however information will only be provided for deceased clients.

Brass Wall Plates

Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria, Carnegie

Two heavy round brass wall plates depicting traditional occupations - one of a chairmaker, the other a blacksmith.

Inscriptions & Markings

(a) De Stoelemaaker (the chairmaker) (b) De Smidt (the smith)

Hat Khaki Fur Felt

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

Hat Khaki Fur Felt with 7 fold puggaree with one maroon fold. Broken chin strap, no badge

Inscriptions & Markings

Government arrow and "T S"

Photograph

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Framed black and white photograph of artillery battery on parade. Silver frame with enamel colour patches on top of frame of First Division Artillery and Second Division Artillery.

Historical information

The presence of colour patches of both 1st and 2nd Division Artillery links the object to the Albury Battery Australian Field Artillery. Members of the pre-WWI battery served in both divisions during the war. The two colour patches also feature on a Welcome Home card produced in 1919.

MiNUTES - Minutes of Inaugural Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Rats of Tobruk Association.

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Typed copy of minutes of Inaugural Meeting of Vic Branch of the Rats Of Tobruk Association. .1) First part of meeting hrs. 8.30 pm Frid. 17th Nov. 1950 .2) Second part ending with signature of P.F.KEMP,State Secretary.

Photograph - Eltham Art and Craft Market June 1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, 24 shots; 7 strips

Historical information

Roll of negatives of the Eltham Art and Craft Market dated June 1988. The market was regularly held in the carpark in front of the Safeway supermarket

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak TX 5063

Plane

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

plane, wood, moulding, 1/4"

Historical information

This item is part of the Thomas Caine Tool Collection, owned by The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and curated by the Hand Tools Preservation Association of Australia.

Food chopper

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

food chopper straight edge

Historical information

This item is part of the Thomas Caine Tool Collection, owned by The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and curated by the Hand Tools Preservation Association of Australia.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of five councillors and four staff of Phillip Island Shire in 1947 Consisting of: J Hislop, P B West, J W Gliddon, S J McFee - President, R T Harris, Miss Joy Odlund - Office Assistant, L Jones, W Smith, D McAdie - Shire Secretary.

Historical information

One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Family History - Harmer AEP

Millewa Community Pioneer Forest & Historical Society, Meringur

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Carte De Visite view of large double - storey building with white paling fence. BHS Typed label: "Orphanage" (First section possibly torn off).

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat School of Mines Assay Room, c1900

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

Black and white photograph of the assay furnaces at the Ballarat School of Mines. The Assay-room contained 16 smelting furnaces, 16 muffle furnaces fro coke, charcoal, bituminous coal and gas, and featured all the usual tools and appliances. There was an adjoining weighing room.

Historical information

The depicted Ballarat School of Mines Assaying Furnace probably dates back to the mid 1890s. The photo first appears in the Ballarat School of Mines Calendar for 1900, but references to these facilities were mentioned in 1887. These facilities were updated and expanded on several occasions.

Set of three pamphlets - From the Australian Front 1917

Doncaster RSL Sub Branch , Doncaster East

Three slim pamphlets with white fronts

Historical information

Photographs of scenes on the Western front France where the Australian troops were operating from September 1916 through 1917

Booklet . - HMAS Parramatta Recommissing of

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Six page booklet

Historical information

Recommissioning of HMAS Parramatta

Inscriptions & Markings

on the front page HMAS Parramatta coat of arms Strike Deep The Recommissioning of HMAS Parramatta on 26th August 1981 At HM Naval Dock Yard, Williamstown Victoria

Class 1972, Oct - Nurses Home

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo - Digital

Photograph - Echuca. Steam boats on the Murray 156 miles N from Melbourne. C. Nettleton, Photo. Copyright Registered. Melbourne.

Port of Echuca , Echuca

Black and white photograph of Rotten Row on the Murray River, showing the 'Advance' barge, other barges and paddle steamers and the 'Rob Roy' paddle steamer all moored on the left bank.

Historical information

Black and white photograph, possibly of Rotten Row ( mooring sites for derelict paddle steamers no longer able to be repaired) on the Murray River at Echuca, showing the 'Advance' barge in foreground. Three paddle steamers and three barges are moored on the left bank, including the P.S Rob Roy.

Significance

Representative of the Murray - Darling river trade in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

On photo 'C. Nettleton, photo. Copyright registered Melbourne. Echuca Steam Boats on the Murray 156 miles N from Melbourne. ' Appears that the paddle steamer beside the Advance, starts with "S" and ends "DA" or "CA". On back of photo; Derelict or tied up for summer? Date. Barge is Advance?? About 1913. Return to H. Coulson, Box 170, Echuca 3625.

Book, Knitting - Patons Knitting Book no. 230

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

This knitting pattern leaflet was published by Patons and Baldwins and contains knitting patterns for womens garments in larger sizes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Patons / KNITTING BOOK / NO. 230 / O.S. SIZES / "GLORIA" / See page 10 / 6d.

grater

Australian Multicultural Community Services, Maidstone

steel, sharp perforations, rusted

Historical information

this item belongs to the Polish family; it was home made in the displaced persons camp in Paderbonn, Germany; the family arrived in Australia in 1950 and settled down in Melbourne

Significance

one of a few items of this kind which has survived to present days

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Depicts a Manager of the Valley Mill.

Historical information

Photo depicts an early manager of the Valley Mills (c.1940s?). Thought to be Mr Pickles (on the advice of Judith Rice, whose father worked at the mill at the same time. Info given 01/08/07)

Inscriptions & Markings

T. Lockwood

Pew

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Set of 15 varnished wooden church pews with hinged kneeling stands, attached to ten of them. The pews were part of the original furnishings of St. Nicholas Seamen’s Church Williamstown, Victoria.

Historical information

This set of 15 church pews was originally used in St. Nicholas Seamen’s Church Williamstown, Victoria. The Church was operated by the Mission to Seamen organization.

Book - The Historians History of The World Vol 19 set 2

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Historians History of The World Vol 19 set 2