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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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Book - Mooroopna Memories. Nov. 1989

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Soft cover - red/black lettering. Front cover "Mooroopna Memories", Historical Society of Mooroopna Incorporated." "November, 1989". Sketch of Mooroopna War Memorial illustrated. 28 pages

Historical information

6th Edition of "Mooroopna Memories". Collection of articles on Mooroopna families and early history.

Attire, Personal items

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Pancho Gonzales Sportswear tennis shirt Materials: Cotton, Polyester, Metal

Parade Belt - RAR

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Red and dark green woven belt with gold coloured buckle with crest

Inscriptions & Markings

Buckle - The Royal Australian Regiment

Acrylic on Hardboard - Otway Landscapes

City of Greater Geelong, Geelong

Racquet & cover

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A wooden racquet (.1), with Slazenger-brand handle grip, and black and silver butt cap, featuring Slazenger logo and black panther emblem. Emblem also features across throat and stem, on both sides. Inscription across the base of the head, on both sides: SLAZENGER. racquet is accompanied by a gold, black and white racquet head cover (.2). Materials: Wood, Nylon, Metal, Glue, Lacquer, Leather, Ink, Ribbon, Plastic, Paint, Adhesive tape, Synthetic material, Metal, Bamboo

Photograph

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Photo of Peter and Hannah Stringfellow.

SOUVENIR FOLDER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SOUVENIR FOLDER SHOWING CLUNES PANORAMA AND BUILDINGS

1953 Chalet Staff: Meg O'Neil, Edleen Cunningham, Wilma Phelps, Jenny Dunstan

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Needle

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, Melbourne

White cardboard box with green plastic strip around the centre and white manufacturer's label with green and red printed text on front of box. The box has a cardboard slide tray inside holding nine (9) needles, although there is allocation for twelve (12).

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped in purple ink onto manufacturer's label: SHORT / BEVEL POINTS

Book - Technical Manual User Handbook for Antenna, HF, Vehicle, AS-F103

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

Hard plastic covered, loose leaf manual for the Antenna Vehicle AS-F103, detailing a general description, operating instructions, operator servicing and fault finding

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

NSN 7610-66-130-4073

Plate Enamel

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This yellow enameled tin soup/salad/dinner plate has a green boarded rim and can hold a variety of different meals. This plate is sturdy enough for any outdoor activity and was used by campers and cattlemen.

Historical information

This "outdoor" dinner plate was made in Hong Kong and is therefore dated well after World War II. It was imported from Hong Kong at the beginning of the start of the great Asian influx of cheap household/camping kitchen and dinner plates(1960's onward). It is also during the time before stronger and more resilient plastic "camper" goods. It was at the start of the city based outdoor campers Australian bush adventure holidays.

Significance

This plate is very significant to the High Plains cattlemen of the Victorian Alpine Region. Because of its unbreakable and easy to clean qualities this type of plate and associate mugs where a necessity for overnight workers and campers in the upper Kiewa Valley and its high plains regions. The Kiewa Valley has small township centres and to survive in the Australian bush high country environment camp-side fires and meals required sturdy utensils and plates.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on the bottom base " made in Hong Kong 24 cm E MELLING CO LTD"

Photograph - Black and White - Yandoit Hill State School (No 2052)

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

A number of students in front of a weatherboard school at Yandoit Hill.

Historical information

The land for this school was donated by Carlo Gervasoni. After the closure of the school the building was moved to the corner of Main Road and Seventh Street, Hepburn Springs.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF CR. WILLIAM J. CHAMPION - FRAMED.

Historical information

IT IS ON PERMANENT LOAN FROM HEPBURN SHIRE COUNCIL.CR. W. J. CHAMPION WAS ELECTED COUNCILLOR TO CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL IN 1914 AND WAS MAYOR 1926-27. THE PHOTOGRAPH ORIGINALLY HUNG IN THE CLUNES TOWN HALL DURING HIS TERM AS MAYOR.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL. WILLIAM J. CHAMPION. ELECTED COUNCILLOR 12.10.1914. MAYOR 1926-27.HORNSBY STUDIOS BALLARAT.CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTED COUNCILLOR 28/8/1930.MAYOR 1934-35. HORNSBY STUDIO BALLARAT.

Photographs - Presbyterian Boys Home

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Pocket sized album of colour photographs of Dhurringile when a Presbyterian boys home c 1962. Developed from coloured slides.

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Stall & Dean 'Hi Speed' tennis racquet, with open throat , oval head, and string whipping around shoulders and lower throat. Hexagonal handle with fine grooves, and leather end wrap. Green butt cloth. Materials: Wood, Lacquer, Metal, Glue, Gut, Ink, String, Leather, Cloth

Letterhead

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Association Letterhead Circa 1990

Poster: CTS 1962 Invitation to Golden Jubilee Reunion

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Large cream coloured poster with black images and writing. Heading 'GOLDEN Juvilee COLLINGWOOD TECHNICAL SCHOOL!! / ELECTRICAL TRADES RE-UNION OF OLD STUDENTS & STAFF; COLLINGWOOD TOWN HALL, / Friday, 20th July, 1962.

Historical information

The poster was sent by Maree Allen who is the granddaughter of George Thomas who is portrayed in the bottom right-hand corner of the poster. The small note from Maree is also with the poster.

Black and white photograph - PF bridge

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Black and white panoramic Photograph

Historical information

This bridge was built to allow better access for the import and export of goods and passengers to and from the town. The bridge linked Campbell Street to the Port Fairy East and the accompanying road led to a pier that ran out into the bay. Unfortunately it was built in the wrong place and many ships had difficulty during bad weather whilst tied up at the pier causing so much damage that they abandoned it.

Plane

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

plane, wood, moulding, ovolo, sash 5/8"

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 fossilised ferns and fragment of Emu egg shell from Forrest Midden. At left: Fossilized ferns from Rhyll quarry. At right: Fragment of Emu egg shell presumably brought to Phillip Island by aborigines - cemented to Mussell shells at Forrest midden.

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

Certificate - Australian Photographic Society: Certificate of Membership

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A Certificate of Membership of the Australian Photographic Society issued to G.H. Rogers in 1965. The membership dated from the previous year. The certificate is signed by the then President; Vice President and Secretary

Significance

This work forms part of the collection assembled by the Rogers family, that was donated to the Kew Historical Society by John Rogers in 2015. George Rogers, to whom the certificate was issued, photographed the houses described in his mother's ‘Lovely Old Homes of Kew’ (1961) and 'A History of Kew' (1973), or the numerous articles on local history that she produced for suburban newspapers. The Rogers Collection provides a comprehensive insight into the working habits of a historian in the 1960s and 1970s. Together it forms the largest privately-donated collection within the archives of the Kew Historical Society.

Diary

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

A black cover with a fold-out book, pouches inside. Gold writing with the name of the diary and date on front.

Picture

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

Raise A Glass Appeal (Legacy)

BOOTEES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

1 PAIR OF CREAM CROCHETED BOOTEES. SHELL PATTERN EDGING - SILK VOILE SOLE - SILK RIBBON THREADED AROUND TOP

A black and white photograph.

Port of Echuca , Echuca

A copy of a black and white rectangular photograph of a lock being constructed . The river is in the foreground and in the background, cranes and rigs can be seen. A wooden wall dominates the centre of the photograph. Houses and buildings can be seen in the distance.

Historical information

This is a copy of a photograph from the Price Collection. The river and town are unknown. The photograph shows how locks were constructed using long vertical planks to form a wall. One of the cranes is floating on a pontoon.

Significance

This shows how the river was locked to develop the irrigation industry in the early 20th Century.

Inscriptions & Markings

In pencil on the back is written; 'Price / Lock construction? 'Jenkins Print Mildura.'

Periodical - Victorian historical journal : Victorian place names issue

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Inscriptions & Markings

maps, b&w photographs, word lists, document reproductions

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Prep 1S

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour school photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Prep 1S

Photograph - Special night run event, Diamond Valley Railway, 12 March 2006

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital copy of colour photograph

Photograph (police motorcycle)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Front view of Ariel, registration number BJ-340, with damage to windshield, parked against a corrugated tin wall. There is a side view of a second Ariel to the left of the photograph with no identifying markings.

Printmaking - linoprint - 'Fragments of Time' by Loris Button

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Twenty Five unique state linoprints on handmade abaca and cotton rag papers mounted together with insect pins. This work formed part of the Artist's PhD research.

Historical information

Loris BUTTON (1951- ) Dr Loris Button grew up in Melbourne, completing undergraduate studies in painting and drawing at the Phillip Institute of Technology, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Tasmania. Her PhD thesis employed self portraiture as a means for reflecting on the self, time and ageing in contemporary culture. From 1981 – 1986 Loris lived and studied in Hobart before returning to Melbourne. Since 1990 she has lived and worked in Ballarat and the nearby town of Creswick. Loris retired from an academic career at the Arts Academy, University of Ballarat (now Federation University) at the end of 2010. Working with prints, paintings and drawings on handmade paper, her work is regularly shown in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. A staff member of the Federation University Arts Academy in 1987 and 1990 to 2010 Loris has continued a post-retirment association with the Arts Academy through her role as an Adjunct Research Fellow. 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.

Cutting

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

Cutting, make your own charcoal

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.

Book - His Majesty's Spanish Flock

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"His Majesty's Spanish Flock" by H.B Carter, 1964.

Postcard: Along Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The card is in colour and shows a path running around part of Lake Wendouree. Mount Warrenheip is in the background. A large tree dominates the centre of the picture. The water appears calm and shrubbery grows under the trees along the edge of the Lake.

Sign

Seaworks Maritime Discovery Centre, Williamstown

Large, heavy, metal Melbourne Harbour Trust Sign

Historical information

remove cobwebs and dust

Inscriptions & Markings

THE MELBOURNE HARBOR TRUST COMMISSIONERS/No. 3 STATION/OPEN 7-30 A.M. TO 5-30 P.M. EXCEPT/SATURDAYS OPEN 7-30 A.M. TO 12-30 P.M./ CLOSED SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS

Documents - Teachers Registration Council made out to Frank Wright, 1938

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

Paper certificate from Teachers Registration Council in London showing that Frank Joseph Henry Wright had attained on 1st June 1938 a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (L.R.S.M.) and also his registration number. This certificate also shows his experience from 1920.

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born on 2 August 1901. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Picture (size 3)

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

Framed Comic Page. Souvenir anything

Framed Photograph - HMA Corvette

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Brown timber frame with grey mount containing print of ship at sea

Historical information

Bathurst Class Corvette all of which that were engaged in World War 2 were built in Australia

Significance

Bathurst Class Corvette all of which that were engaged in World War 2 were built in Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

HMA Corvette Presented to Wangaratta RSL by HMAS Mildura Association in Appreciation for honour of leading ANZAC Day March 1999

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black and White postcard of the silk pyjama suit presented to H.R.H. by employees of Lucas & Co. Ballarat. Portrait in the top left of H.R.H. Emblems on the pyjamas include the Arch, Wattle, Kookaburras and two Australian emblems.

Newspaper cutting, railway - Railway ganger retires

Yendon History Group, Yendon

Photocopy of newspaper article, The Courier, Ballarat, Saturday Jan 21 1967. enlarged copy, laminated

Photograph

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A framed copy of an opal type photograph of Anne Evans. The frtame is made up of a brown stained timber on the outside with a gold surround in the mioddle and a red velvet inner surround. The head and shoulders portrait shows a lady dressed according to the fashion of the late Victorian era.

Historical information

it is a portrait of Anne Evans nee Holden who married George Evans on 11 may 1843. She was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland on 27 March 1827. The couple settled at Emu Bottom in Sunbury. The couple had seven children. Anne died on 12 January 1893 of locomatoratary and was buried at Melbourne Cemetery.

Riding Stirrups

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum, Emerald

The pair of stirrups have a light steel frame that holds the feet of a rider. .

FLOTATION BLADDER

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Khaki, jungle type-1 waterproof flotation bladder, black blow up rip tube in top left hand corner.

Inscriptions & Markings

C Swatton on back Type-1 Bladder Flotation Jungle Purchase Order 26043. Mar 9 1943 Specification PQD No 243. Stock No 74-1-308 Philadelphia QM Depot. Inspector

Miner's Right

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Victoria, Series - S No. 95/72. Ballarat

Photograph

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A black and white photocopy of the 5th grade class of 1942 at St. Mary's Catholic School.

Awl

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Awl used on the Kacoonda carder.

Kangaroo Road, 48, Murrumbeena

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

One black and white photograph (152mm x 210mm), undated and unattributed, of the exterior of the house at 48 Kangaroo Road, Murrumbeena with the Park View Dairy at the rear. Two unidentified persons are pictured. On the back of the photograph there is a faded, undecipherable handwritten name and address., The file also includes a copy of the same photograph., Also included is a one page typed letter, undated, from Kim Allen (nee Vickers) to the Glen Eira Historical Society, requesting a copy of the photograph of 48 Kangaroo Road, Murrumbeena., The file also includes a print-out of a one page email sent 03/06/2008, printed 06/06/2008, from John O’Callaghan to Kim Allen, providing a copy of the requested photograph. A copy of the printed email is also included.

Book - The Australian Flying Corps in the Western and Eastern Theatres of War 1914-1918

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

Hard covered book of 490 pages

Folder - Local Scene in Watsonia with Rosalie Bray 1991.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Spiral bound plastic binder with 20 pockets. Blue title page. Contains photocopies of selected articles from Diamond Valley News 1991.

Historical information

This local news column details events, people and places of interest as they occurred in Watsonia in 1991.

Significance

This column was a means of advertising for local community groups and gives a snapshot of the Watsonia area at the time.

Wood box and document

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Rectangular shaped wooden box with metal latch containing post office requisition sheet.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tall light green tinted clear glass bottle for stopper seal, ovular in section, text embossed on two sides, with convex impression on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Side 1: 'KRUSES PRIZE MEDAL MAGNESIA'. Side 2 : ' FELTON GRIMWADE & CO. MELBOURNE'.