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The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing.

1 Jun 2017

Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War

Curated By

Walter Barber, Guest Curator

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Book - unknown

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

A WW2 servicemans pocket size record book which has been recovered with a plain, buff coloured cardboard. The book contains detailed records relating to Private Edwin Walter Gillbee, service number VX135249 of the Second AIF.

Photograph - Digital Image - Military band, Egypt 1916

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph Link: 3972-3998

Historical information

A digital copy of a military band in Egypt. Taken by Private Samuel Rich in 1916.

Invoices and receipt - Stokes & Sons of Brunswick to Ballarat Junior Technical School

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

.1 Blue invoice relating to an order of 100 gilt and enamel tiepins for the Ballarat Junior Technical School Old Boys Association - C/- Mr R Hoching .2 Pink credit note relating to the sales tax exemption on the goods ordered in invoice above .3 Receipt relating to invoice and credit note. Three penny stamp duty stamp attached to receipt.

Powder Spray for Sulphanimide & Penicillin Power

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

bottle

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A small clear glass bottle which is a flat rectangular shape. The top has a lip.

Significance

Australia was not self sufficient in glass making until the turn of the 20th century and many bottles were made overseas and shipped to Australia with their contents and when emptied were re-filled with other company’s products. This item reflects the type of glassware that was in circulation in the first half of the 20th century.

Photograph - Primary Netball Team B, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Primary Netball Team B, 1996. Lexi Zayon, Emily Abay, Anita Faigan, Louise Czarny, Richelle Burman, Julia Dubowitz, Tova Crossman, Karen Samuel. Coach: Miss Marissa Sarif.

Tom Sanders - Jug - True Love is Never Having to Say Art-Politics

Nillumbik Shire Council,

Photograph - Cr. Francis George Allman Barnard - Mayor 1920-1

Kew Historical Society, Kew

Framed portrait of a mayor of Kew. The mounting and framing of the photograph follows a typical layout or style in that each is framed in dark wood, glazed, and laid down on an inscribed board. The inscription identifies the name of the mayor and the year/s that he/she served.

Significance

The Melbourne suburb of Kew gained independence from the Boroondara Roads Board in 1861, being declared a Municipality in that year. Kew became a Borough in 1863, a Town in 1910, and a City in 1921. The former City of Kew became part of a newly declared City of Boroondara in 1994. This framed photographic portrait of a mayor of Kew is part of an important series of eighty-three mayoral photographs covering the years 1863-1969. The set is an almost complete record of councillors who achieved the highest elected office in Kew. Many of the mayors were historically significant figures locally, statewide and nationally. The set of framed photographs is part of the Kew Historical Society's civic collection that informs knowledge and research about the history of local government in Kew.

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Wilson 'Pro Staff Chris Evert' racquet with clear net strings. Materials: Wood, Plastic, Leather, Nylon, Adhesive tape, String

Postcard: Stevensons River, Marysville

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Stevensons River, Marysville.

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Wood tennis racquet branded Buckley & Nunn Melbourne. bare wood handle. Convex throat piece. Small oval head. Materials: Metal, Wood, Leather

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Slender aqua tinted clear glass with three lines of text embossed on half side of bottle, initial on base.

Historical information

August Vogeler was born in Minden, Germany in 1819, and emigrated to the United States to Baltimore when 20 years old and entered the employ of the wholesale drug firm Smith & Atkinson. Five years later he established the firm of A. Vogeler & Company manufacturing drugs and chemicals and eventually built up a drug business and manufactured products such as St. Jacob’s Oil, Dr. August Koenig’s Hamburg Drops, Koenig’s Hamburg Breast Tea, Diamond Vera-Cura and Dr. Bull’s Family Medicines. Vogeler & Company was located for a long period of time at Liberty and German Streets in Baltimore City and had an impressive multi-block operation. Charles A. Vogeler, August’s son, grew the business and was one of the pioneers of progressive patent medicine advertising and employed many novel schemes. Another son, Jerome Vogeler was also engaged in the drug business. Previously, in 1873, August Vogeler acquired the medicinal compounds of Reverend Dr. Bull (not the Dr. Bull in Louisville). Eventually in 1877, with the help of his partner, Adolph Meyer, the company promoted and sold Dr. Bull’s Family Medicines until shortly after the death of Charles Vogeler in 1882. In 1883, A. C. Meyer purchased all interests of his Vogeler partners and remained in business until his death 0n 4 February 1914.

Inscriptions & Markings

On side 'ST JAKOBS OEL', A VOGELER & CO', BALTIMORE MD'. On base 'C'.

Photograph - Two boys with bicycles resting at Lorne Passing Point circa 1920

Lorne Historical Society, Lorne

Photograph of two young men with bicycles leaning against post inscribed "Lorne Passing Point"

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Tournament Programme: 1957 USLTA Singles Championships Materials: Paper, Ink

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A CHRISTMAS CARD. SEE IMAGE ON WORKSHEET

Inscriptions & Markings

WITH ALL KIND THOUGHTS

Sherd

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

Earthenware sherd with Chinese writing.

Historical information

Brought to the Ovens Goldfields by Chinese men working in the area in the 19th century. Most likely made in China.

Significance

Aldo Gios recorded the location of where most of the pieces in this collection were found. Some maps drawn by Aldo Gios also give more detail. This detail is rare, as most pieces of broken crockery were discarded and complete items were usually collected with no thought to recording the location they came from. Part of one of the largest collections of Chinese ware found in the Upper Ovens area and the only one recording the location where found.

Inscriptions & Markings

Chinese writing on one side.

Tray Cloth

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Tray Cloth, hand made, bordered by a 1" tatted lace edge. The cotton centre has a circular centre filled with a hand tatted lace pattern. 16�" x 11".

BOOTS

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Boots, US military issue.

Video Tape. - "Collar the Lot"

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Video prepared in the studio of GMV6 for the Tatura & District Historical Society, 1997.

Painting - Watercolour - Playing Darts

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Stylised watercolour painting of POW playing darts in Graytown

Historical information

Artist Georg Rosenkranz, crewman aboard the HSK Kormoran, painted this while at Graytown POW Camp

Inscriptions & Markings

Playing Darts

Book - The Medical Annual and Practitioners Index 1896

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Medical Annual and Practitioners Index 1896

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Wright & Ditson 'The Star' model tennis racquet with solid convex throat. Transitional flat top head. Model name printed across throat on obverse and manufacturer's trademark/logo features on shaft on reverse. Fine-grooved octasgonal handle with leather end wrap. Materials: Wood, Metal, Lacquer, Glue, Ink, Leather, Gut

Photo album

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Photo album with fawn vinyl cover. Rectangular collection of photos both colour & b/w

Historical information

Three sections of photos in album. 1.Three photos of Italian War Cemetery, "Ossario" and Avenue to the POW who died. At Murchison. 2. Seven photos taken at the Camp 3 Internment Camp at Rushworth. These photos were copied from originals lent by Gerda Kazenwadel (nee Decker) of Wangaratta. 3. Eight photos taken at Loveday Camps at Barmera S.A. These photos were copied from those on loan from Mr A.E. Whitmore ("Ern") 4 Laffer St. Barmera S.A. 534521

Trophy

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club, Warrnambool

Silver colored trophy on a timber base.

Historical information

Warrnambool Rowing Club held regattas on the Hopkins River from about 1885. This was initially over a weekend in conjunction with Colac Rowing Club. Hamilton Rowing Club started a regatta after Colac moved theirs to the Barwon in Geelong. The western Victorian clubs also had a rowing association.

Inscriptions & Markings

Warrnambool Hamilton Rowing Clubs Western Victorian Novice Club Championship

Book of Australian Open Draw Sheets 1905 to 2004

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book of Australian Open Draw Sheets 1905 to 2004 Materials: Paper, Ink

Book - Elementary Quantitative Analysis, 1933

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

Black hard covered book

Picture

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Picture of two cattle in mountainous scrub. Framed, glass covered colour print. Carved frame has pattern of acorns and oak leaves.

Gold leaf

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

Square of 23ct deep yellow gold leaf encapsulated in mylar

Historical information

Formerly owned by Renaissance Bookbinding established 1981. 493 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/w photo of "The Town Hall, Barkly Street, Ballarat". Shows view of the building looking from roadway through gardens & fence and towards side view of the library. (Right hand corner).

Photograph - The New Road to Mt. Dandenong, Vic.

Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society Inc., Mt Dandenong

Copy of Rose Series postcard #332 showing a windy bend on the new road c1924. This photograph has a detailed inscription on the back handwritten by John Lundy-Clarke in 1974.

Historical information

Copy of Rose Series postcard #332

Inscriptions & Markings

The Windy Bend in 1924. Landslide of 1971 occurred at lower right hand corner.

Book - Poems of the late Adam Lindsay Gordon

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Small black leather bound book with padded cover and gold lettering.

Historical information

Lucy M Marshall entered Clarendon Ladies College in 1882. Her birthdate was 11/09/1873. The Touchstone December 1954 p.10 records the donation of this book to the library by a Mr Davis...in memory of his mother, one of the first Kennedy girls, Lucie Marshall.

Significance

Example of ongoing old collegian support of school. The CPLC library collection was significantly established by donation or bequest of old collegians.

Inscriptions & Markings

Book plate inside front cover: Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College / Crest / Presented by / in memory of / Lucy M Marchall, one of the earliest pupils of this school / 5/11/54

Petrol Engine

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Vertical single cylinder water cooled petrol engine with magneto ignition and two flywheels. Stationary engine mounted on a display trolley. Elevated galvanised iron cooling water tank mounted on a stand behind the engine. Green painted fuel tank mounted i front. Engine painted green. Copper fuel and water piping and brass taps.

Inscriptions & Markings

On a cast iron cover plate at the back of the engine - "Manufactured by / R.A. Lister / & Co. Ltd. / Size 2 1/2 HP No. 2727 / Dursley England".

Babies Bonnet

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Babies Bonnet Three roses on front

Book - Textile Machinery relating to Weaving

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Recent Improvements in Textile Machinery Relating to Weaving. Giving descriptive illustrations of the construction and operation of the most modern makes of looms, jacquards, spoolers, winders, dressers, etc. Also illustrating and explaining the latest improvements in shuttles, temples, pickers, reeds, heddles, harnesses, etc, for the use of manufacturers, mill managers, designers, overseers, loomfixers, students and inventors" - E.A. Posselt, 1898.

Book - Department of Fisheries A Brief Review of The Fisheries of New South Wales

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Department of Fisheries A Brief Review of The Fisheries of New South Wales One of 9 booklets in a homemade brown cardboard folder that has a cotton tape ties and a typed sticker with RAS 597.09944 STE Author: David G Stead, Naturalist to the Board of fisheries of New South Wales Publisher: Government Printer Sydney Date: 1910

Inscriptions & Markings

Front endpaper has a sticker from Warrnambool Mechanics Institute

Photograph - Eastern View Hotel - Promenade Deck

Lorne Historical Society, Lorne

Shawl

Kew Historical Society, Kew

Black silk, with multi-coloured embroiderery Manton de Manila shawl. The shawl was owned and once worn by Doris Mercy Bennett (nee Willmott) [1896-1980], and donated to the Society by her grandaughter. It probably dates from the 1930s.

Historical information

Doris Mercy Willmott was born in May 1896 in Stamford Hill, London, the eldest of three daughters of Albert and Minnie Willmott. Doris and her siblings (Reg, Hilda and Connie) were educated at home with governesses. The family lived in various parts of north London until the beginning of the First World War, when they moved to Redhill in Surrey. It was in Redhill that Doris met her future husband, Frederick John (Jack) Bennett. Jack had met Eric Mercy, a cousin of Minnie’s, in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and visited the Wilmotts with him whilst on leave from France. Although Jack Bennett returned to Melbourne in March 1919, he and Doris continued to correspond and they were engaged in March 1923. She came to Melbourne on her own, and was married in the Congregational Church in Canterbury on 23 December 1923. She was given away by her great-uncle, George Granville Mercy; her bridesmaid was his granddaughter Nancy Mercy. By 1931 Doris and Jack and their three sons - John Willmott, Winfield Robert Curtis and Peter Reginald Dane - moved to 21 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn but moved back to his father’s home, Therapia, 2 (now 6) Hepburn Street, Auburn, shortly before his father’s death. In 1937, the Bennett family moved back to the United Kingdom, spending the war years in Uxbridge and Torquay. The family returned to Melbourne in October 1946, after the deaths of Doris’ parents. The family lived at 12 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell and 51 The Ridge, Canterbury before Jack died in February 1952. After this Doris moved to 12 Stanley Grove, Canterbury, her home until c. 1970 when she moved to 25 Corhampton Road, North Balwyn. Her last homes were with her son Robert and family in Victoria Crescent, Mont Albert and at Chatham Lea Hostel, Chatham Road, Canterbury. She died in May 1980 in Princeton Nursing Home, 3 Bellett Street, Camberwell. Doris’ granddaughter, the donor, recalled that she loved shoes, and squashed her feet into elegant shoes that were probably too small, paying the price for this later in life. She remembers watching her grandmother brushing her hair before her dressing table, the brush and comb set, her scent bottles and pin dishes with their silver lids. (Adapted from notes provided by Sue Barnett, the donor).

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Tournament Programme: Davis Cup 1960 Challenge Round Materials: Paper, Ink

Rifle, SLR L1A1

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

7.62mm Self Loading Rifle, L1A1 This firearm has been rendered inoperative

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No AD 7006568

Book - Warrnambool Standard Almanac 1928

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a booklet of 112 pages. Some of the advertisements at the front and the back are missing. The cover is also missing and has been replaced by a piece of white cardboard affixed with string. The cover has handwritten black printing. The booklet has a fold-out sheet of a map of Warrnambool, several photographs in blue and brown tonings and other illustrations.

Historical information

This booklet was given to subscribers to the Warrnambool Standard newspaper as an almanac for the year 1926. Warrnambool Standard Almanacs were produced from 1875 to 1930. They contain much local information on Warrnambool and district about the businesses, government officials, banks, churches, schools, harbour management, societies and organizations etc. The Warrnambool Standard newspaper was established in 1872 and continues to this day.

Significance

This booklet is of high significance as it contains much valuable information about Warrnambool and district for the year 1926. It is a very important research tool for those studying and writing the history of Warrnambool and district.

Untitled

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Magazine

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Tennis Championships Magazine: Special US Open 1982 Edition Materials: Paper, Ink

Croquet Mallet

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Wooden croquet mallet has round head with brass plate under flat base and brass rims screwed on ends. Leather grip on top half of long wooden handle.

Historical information

Used by Mrs Guenthers. References: Display sign

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on top of handle "E.M.G.". Printed on label on base "M. GUENTHER". Printed on handle "BUBSBEY'S LEATHER / HANDLE".

Programme - Enduring As the Camphor Tree / by Russell J. Oakes

Kew Historical Society, Kew

Programme for a performance of Enduring As the Camphor Tree by Russell J. Oakes, performed by The Everyman Theatres Company. The programme includes performer and writer profiles as well as a cast list and advertisements.

Significance

The Arthur Dear Collection is a comprehensive collection of theatrical ephemera relating to performances by theatrical and musical organisations from within and outside the former City of Kew who typically performed at venues in Kew during the 1950s and 1960s.

Attire, Personal items

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Mondessa Tennis Collection tailored safari-style jacket, with tennis motif buttons. Materials: Polyester, Metal

LABEL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LABEL-OVAL,WHITE BACKGROUND WITH RED PRINTING & CROWN DESIGN

Inscriptions & Markings

DEPOSIT 3D. REFUNDED WITH THIS LABEL ATTACHED LEMONADE EBERHARD & CO. CLUNES & TALBOT

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black and white photograph in China from Arnott Rogers Collection showing Lan Chu Muslim Pagoda

Book - The Textile Manufacturer Year Book 1928

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"The Textile Manufacturer Year Book 1928".

Book - "Historical Records of Australia Series 1 Vol 3 1801-1802"

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

"Historical Records of Australia Series 1 Vol 3 1801-1802" Governors Despatches to and from England Publisher: Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament Date: 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover has a sticker that reads Warrnambool Mechanics Institute and Free Library

Door Knocker

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Chrome plated cast iron door knocker, depicting a compass, set square and star

Historical information

Used in rituals by members of Port fairy Freemason's Lodge No.67 since 1872.