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Summon the Living

24 Jul 2018

Bells from Victorian community collections.

Curated By

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

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Folder - The Mighty Murray

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

River scenes (Murray and Darling). Educational information.|Includes aboriginal early population to present day settlement. Early map 1902

Historical information

Compiled by a group of teachers. Based on original concept by David Eastburn. Distributed as a teachers' aid. Assists in research developing their ability to formulate and test hypotheses

Photograph (police car)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Arial motorbike registration number BS 374 and Holden Ute registration number GHC 262, with two men in uniform standing beside each vehicle. Circa 1958

Photograph - Eltham Courthouse, Sept. 2008

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Three colour photographs of Eltham Courthouse, Sept. 2008. Viewed from across Main Road opposite 728/730 Main Road. One view looking north towards Eltham Hotel shows some of the replacement Plane trees, part of the Avenue of Honour

Glass Slide - Sturt St looking east from City Fire Brigade tower

City of Ballarat Libraries, Ballarat

An image repeating von Guerard's famous drawing from the City Fire Brigade tower, looking east along Sturt St to Mt Warrenheip.

Historical information

Tram tracks can be clearly seen in this image. Horse trams were introduced late in 1887, the line up Sturt St to the Lake and Gardens being built first. Note these tracks do not have any electricity above them - electric trams did not appear until 1905. St Andrews Kirk steeple was erected in 1884.

Significance

Previously unknown image of Ballarat. The set and its subjects indicate these images were produced to promote Ballarat and were perhaps aimed at tourists.

Plastic envelope

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

plastic envelope, bits,screwdriver straight,7

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.

Vacuum

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Upright machine with metal rollers and a cloth bag.it is supported by a wooden handle and two rubber and metal wheels

Inscriptions & Markings

NA

Booklet (3 copies) - The Division in Battle Pamphlet No 6 Engineers

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

Soft covered booklet covering the organisation, command & employment, operations, constructions, demolitions, mine warfare etc by Engineers

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-024-4973

PHOTOGRAPH, FRAMED.

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Framed photo of James Walker M.M, No 2361, 7th Reinforcements, 14th Battalion AIF, 46th Battalion, W.I.A. on 10/05/1918. Awarded Military Medal.

Historical information

James Walker “MM” No 2361 AIF. Records are misleading but it appears he enlisted on 28.9.14 age 37 years and remained at Depot before joining the 7th reinforcements 14th Batt on 5.7.15. Embarked for Egypt 10.8.15, transfered to the 46th Batt 3.3.16, he is charged twice in Egypt before embarking for France on 2.6.16 and is charged twice more, one serious and is sentenced to 5 years Penal Servitude on 30.12.16. The penalty is reduced to 2 years hard labour on 2.2.17. He is released and rejoins his unit on 25.1.18. Somewhere between this date and 10.5.18 when he is WIA with Shell concussion he is awarded a Military Medal. He returns to Australia and is discharged medically unfit on 28.10.18. He dies in hospital on 2.1.1920.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label at bottom has: "James Walker MM no 2361, 7th Reinforcements 14th Batt AIF. 46th Bn, WIA on 10/5/18, awarded Military Medal." On rear: "Photo Mrs Suzette Ellis"

Photograph - Botanical Gardens scene, circa 1930

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Photograph

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Large Black and White photograph of two boats on a river being watched by people on shore. Caption on the reverse reads :"ANZAC Day Sports on Suez Canal. Prince of Wales (third from left) on Anti-Submarine boat". Boat numbered "ML 37".

Plaster Mould - Untitled (Bird)

Montsalvat Trust, Eltham

Round plaster mould depicting a bird.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Post Card

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Colour postcard. Churchill Island in the distance taken from Phillip Island. Figure at water's edge. Figures, dog and boat in the centre.

Historical information

One of 17 photographs donated by Olive Blamey

Inscriptions & Markings

"Churchill Island from Phillip Island" Letter written by Marie of Everton Cowes to Millie addressed to Mrs H. Blamey, "Roslyn" The Parade Ascot Vale.

Folder - The Uncles: the story of the Heyde Brothers

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

This book is a rough draft. It has a white front page with a clear plastic protective cover. Towards the end of the book has enclosed two pages of the presumably, authors notes.

Historical information

Rough draft of the story of the Heyde brothers

Inscriptions & Markings

the front has the authors name and says "draft for comment"

Negative Photographic Reproduction - Tourists on a timber tram, Warburton

Upper Yarra Museum, Yarra Junction

Tourists on a timber tram, Warburton Negative Black white Scanned at 600 dpi

Spanner

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Large double ended with third spanner hole towards sall end of bar

Notebook - The Cooper Notebook for Stockowners 1969-70

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

This notebook was produced by William Cooper and Nephews Pty Ltd, manufacturers of chemical products for farmers. It was given away by Coopers to customers.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE / COOPER / NOTE BOOK / FOR STOCKOWNERS / 1969-70 / WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF / WILLIAM COOPER & NEPHEWS / (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED

Book - The Chislett Story

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Red cardboard covered book with title in gold print within a fine gold border detailing the history of the Chislett family.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This book is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. The Chislett family were early district settlers. The book was compiled for the family reunion held at Allansford on 7 March 1982. Wendy Boyle wrote the preface.

Inscriptions & Markings

Family History of George and Hope Chislett and their descendants. 288 [written inside front cover]

GAZETTE DES ARDENNES, 5 MAY 1918. 4th year, No 621, German newspaper, in French, for the occupied territories, printed in Charleroi, Belgium. (TRANSLATED IN PART by W.Barber)

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Original, single page propaganda broadsheet, collected by Bob Snape, when he was working as Confidential Clerk to General Sir John Monash, with Australia Corps HQ, in Belgium, late 1918. Yellowed with age, but despite some tears along the folds and a hole the size of a 20 cent piece, it is a good legible document with a front-line map

Photograph - Stanhope Estate, Eltham; great suburban subdivisional auction, New Year's Day - Tuesday 1st January 1924

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 3 strips

Historical information

Subdivision of Stanhope property into 80 blocks; auction sale 1 Jan 1924

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CL 200 5093

troops eating - robertson thomas135.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

photo

School Records - Individuals - Spencer, Robert Glen

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Individual school records of the pupils of the Higher Elementary School, Rutherglen.

Historical information

From School records, some more complete than others. Reports should contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. They should also show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are indexed on a spreadsheet at the Common School Museum.

Newspaper clipping - "12 brave men saved homes," John Sorell, unidentified publication, 1965

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 photographic print from digital image of news clipping

Historical information

About the 1965 bushfire at Laughing Water and West Warrandyte. Names referenced Ann Johnson, Betty Hosking, C.E. Moss, Don Hosking, Dorothy Ruttledge, Ken Guest, Margot Bennett, Ray Freeman

hat pin

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Metal hat pin. Brass bobble on end shows British coat of arms.

Historical information

It is possible that this hat button was originally a shank button from a British World War One army tunic.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of button : Smith & ??? - Bir..........( possibly Smith & Wright -Birmingham)

Document - Greensborough Football Club [team sheet]

Greensborough Historical Society,

Green ink on white paper.

Historical information

Blank game record form, to include participants, date, location and team member names.

Inscriptions & Markings

With compliments of AAJAY Plumbing Service..

Scrapbook Album - The Colour and Texture of Eltham, 1997

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Scrapbook album approx 40 x 30 x 4 cm, black hardcovers and 36 double page openings, numerous blank pages.

Historical information

Put together by a member of the Eltham Community Action Group in participation with various artists, writers, local business people and other local citizens and sent to Minister Maclellan, Planning Minister in the Kennet Government in protest of proposed plans to sell the former Eltham Shire Office site at 895 Main Road Eltham in order to develop a Shell Service Station and Hungry Jacks fast food outlet. The purpose was to express what is unique about the character of Eltham, why people live and work there and why such a development would be out of character and inappropriate for the Eltham Gateway along with alternative development proposals. This protest was the catalyst for the formation of the Eltham Community Action Group.

Book - Classing the Clip

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Classing the Clip: a handbook on wool-classing" by Clarence Edward Cowley, 4th ed., 1944.

Inscriptions & Markings

W.G. Stanley / 53 Brinsley Road / East Camberwell

Painting - The Busy Tug Boat

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Contemporary framed in limed wood, mounted and glazed watercolour painting by R.T. MILLER in portrait format. Mat mount is white. Image features freighter with black hull at mooring in dockland setting; wire hanging system

Inscriptions & Markings

Interpretation label adhered to back, includes photographic portrait of the artist Value on label Signature

Biscuit tin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical shaped aqua coloured tin with small rectangles on sides. They are gold, lemon, blue, pink, green in colour and depict roses and small flowers. The lid is stuck on.

Inscriptions & Markings

on sticker - dollar symbol 3-0

Photograph - Presentation of certificate, c. 1970s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Presentation of certificate, c. 1970s.

Spectacles case

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Spectacles case spring loaded with soft material inner material is water marked and attached sticker has been torn off.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Aerial photograph of the Cowes Kindergarten in Chapel Street, Cowes. Now next to the Cowes State School in Settlement Road. (JG 2017)

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

Book - I.C.S Reference Library No. 107

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"I.C.S Reference Library no. 107: worsted preparing, worsted carding, backwashing, worsted combing, open and french drawing, cone drawing, worsted spinning, worsted twisting, winding, reeling and warping" International Correspondence Schools, c.1923.

Digitised 35mm Microfilm - Rutherglen Sun and Chiltern Valley Advertiser Newspaper 6-1-1928 to 29-5-1931

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

spooled roll of 35mm film in a cardboard box

Historical information

This microfilm produced in 1988 is a duplicate of the original Microfilm

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Tournament Programme: Davis Cup 1984; Pakistan vs Indonesia Materials: Paper, Ink

Violin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Light coloured timber body and neck with dark brown timber chin rest and finger board. Only one string key and one string.

Inscriptions & Markings

The letters GES GECH on chin rest bracket with 3 in Roman numerals scratched into the bottom section of the instrument.

Digital photographs - Skipping Girl

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Colour photograph of the Skipping Girl light.

BADGE

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Female Relative Badge. The Badge has a Map of Australia in the centre surrounded by two sets of laurel leaves.It is topped by a Crown. The Bar is suspended beneath the medallion by rings with one five pointed star on the bar.

Historical information

The badges were first issued in 1940 to the nearest female relative of a soldier on Active Service. Each star on the bar represents one person. This badge was issued to Billy Birds Mother. William (Billy) Bird No VX113169 2/14 Batt AIF. Refer 1601. William Bird was born on the 15th of April 1924, enlisted in the AIF on the 19th of October 1942 when he was 18 years of age. He was discharged from the 2/14 Australian Infantry Battalion on the 21st of August 1946.

Inscriptions & Markings

"To the Women of Australia" The rear of the Badge has "Issued By Commonwealth of Australia A182120"

RIBBONS

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Service Ribbons mounted on brass plate representing; War medal 1939 - 45 star. Australian Service medal.

Historical information

Item issued to Robert George Bennetts. Refer 560.3 for service history.

Artwork - Banksia spinulosa by Celia Rosser

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Un-numbered limited edition offset photolithograph of Banksia spinulosa.

Historical information

Celia Rosser (1930- ) Born Melbourne, Victoria Celia Elizabeth Rosser is a renowned Australian botanical artist, best known for having published The Banksias, a three-volume series of monographs containing watercolour paintings of every Banksia species. She trained in Art at the Melbourne Institute of Technology In 1970, Celia was appointed Science Faculty Artist at Monash University. Four years later she was appointed University Botanical Artist, and began the project of painting every Banksia species. The project took over 25 years to complete, and resulted in the publication of a three volume monograph entitled The Banksias, with accompanying text by Alex George. Publication of the final volume in 2000 represented the first time that such a large genus has been entirely painted. In 1977 Celia Rosser was awarded the Linnaean Society of London's Jill Smythies Award for botanical illustration, and in 1995 was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia. Monash University awarded her an honorary Master of Science degree in 1981, and an honorary PhD in 1999. Banksia Rosserae is the last banksia species discovered and was named after the artist. Since 2002, the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne have awarded the "Celia Rosser Medal for Botanical Art" to outstanding exhibitors at their "The Art of Botanical Illustration" exhibition.

Program - Goulburn Weir Rehabilitation Works Opening Ceremony

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Program of Opening Ceremony. White paper, black writing, blue water wheel logo in plastic sleeve

Historical information

Includes weir construction history, aboriginal names of Victoria, map, Goulburn River system

Photograph - Goulburn Weir Sign

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Medium sized black and white photograph. Sign describing Goulburn Weir - "State rivers and Water Supply Commission/Goulburn Weir/Diversion Headworks for Goulburn Irrigation System/Designed and Constructed by Victorian Water Supply Department 1891./Full Supply Level is 408 Feet Above Sea Level/Stuart Murray M.I.C.E Chief Engineer/William Henderson A.M.I.C.E Supervising Engineer."

Historical information

Taken by photographer for State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.

Barbers’ Equipment, hair clippers steel

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

A set of hand held barbers’ hair clippers with an adjustable screw. Chrome plated, in good condition, c1950

Historical information

Hair clippers are specialized implements used to cut human head hair. They work on the same principle as scissors, but are distinct from scissors and razors. :Hair clippers comprise a pair of sharpened comb-like blades in close contact one above the other which slide sideways relative to each other, a mechanism which may be manual or electrical to make the blades oscillate from side to side, and a handle. The clipper is moved so that hair is positioned between the teeth of the comb, and cut with a scissor action when one blade slides sideways relative to the other. Friction between the blades needs to be as low as possible, which is attained by choice of material and finish, and frequent lubrication. Hair clippers are operated by a pair of handles that are alternately squeezed together and released. Barbers used them to cut hair close and fast. The hair was picked up in locks and the head was rapidly depilated. Mid 20thC such haircuts became popular among boys, and young men in the military and in prisons.

Publication - The velocity of honey: and more science of everyday life (Ingram, J.), London, 2003

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Internet Article - Hanya Yanagihara (author) in conversation with Jason Steger at Melbourne Athenaeum Theatre on 23 May 2016 as part of The Wheeler Centre

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Card, Design

National Wool Museum, Geelong

W7201.1 W7201.2 Page 1 of a history of Brintons Carpets. Page 2 of a history of Brintons Carpets. A list of catalogues/items in the Brintons Collection donated after closure of Fellmongers Road factory in July 2008.

Historical information

A Brintons carpet design card printed the same month that the Fellmongers Road factory closed down. Acquired on the closure of the factory.

Inscriptions & Markings

D6679 Brintons PTY - Boardroom QUALITY: Sp Ax - 12bu LOOM WIDTH: 200cm STRAIGHT LENGTH REPEAT: 467 ROWS CARD WIDTH AND MATCH: 276 ENDS STRAIGHT MATCH Design ID: D6679 Design Size: 3ft 3.43in by 3ft 2.92in Ends*Rows: 276*467 Quality: 7*12 per inch Match: 233 row drop

Wooden Suitcase

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Wooden suitcase from former child internee in camp 3. (Father was Friedrich "Fritz" Gottlieb Kubler). Brown painted plywood (appears to be from packing case). Metal lock, clasp & bracket for handle. Thick leather handle.

Historical information

Donor was former child internee at Camp 3 (father Friedrich "Fritz" Gottlieb Kubler).

Inscriptions & Markings

L. Kubler (stencilled in black paint on top of suitcase)|Stamp with "Empire Brand" on lining inside.

Saw

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Virginia pattern 2 man cross cut saw with "w" teeth pattern. Wooden handle attached to blade with wing nut locking device. Made by WTY Zack Sons & Turner. Sheffield. Length 1340mm

Theatre Flyer - Songs of Songs : a love poem outside time (musical theatre) by Theatreworks performed at Athenaeum commencing 30 April 1994

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

coloured flyer

Historical information

''It's dangerous to allow yourself to be loved'' This Theatrical adaptation of the ''Song of Solomon'' will challenge your perception of love. Cost at the door: $19.90 Full / $17 Friends and $12 Concession. Directed by Robert Draffin Designed by Lloyd James Cast : Mary Sitarenos , Paul English , Kerry Armstrong , Margaret Mills , Deidre Rubenstien. Musician : Chris Young .Music by Tyrone Landau and Chris Young

Significance

It was played as a limited three week performance. It was sponsored by the Sidney Myer Fund, SBS 1224, Arts Victoria and Australian Council for the Arts.

Shirt and Accessories

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

White cotton formal Dress-Shirt and accessories from the W.R. Angus Collection. (.01) Long sleeved shirt, round neck, button front, button back opening, textured bib front. Made by Henry Bucks Pty Ltd of Melbourne and makred as property of Dr Angus. (.02) Collar white cotton, button on, point finish, printed label Made in Ireland by Radiac, Embassy. (.03) Bow Tie, white cotton, with attached. Made by Henry Bucks of London and Melbourne. (04) Waist coat, white cotton, button front, adjustable width, fob pockets. Made in England and tailored in London.

Historical information

This white cotton formal Dress Shirt and accessories were worn by Dr Angus for his wedding. They are from the W.R. Angus Collection was donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by the family of Doctor William Roy Angus, Surgeon and Oculist. It is part of the “W.R. Angus Collection” that includes historical medical equipment, surgical instruments and material once belonging to Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Thomas Francis Ryan, (both of Nhill, Victoria) as well as Dr Angus’ own belongings. The Collection’s history spans the medical practices of the two Doctors Ryan, from 1885-1926 plus that of Dr Angus, up until 1969. ABOUT THE “W.R.ANGUS COLLECTION” Doctor William Roy Angus M.B., B.S., Adel., 1923, F.R.C.S. Edin.,1928 (also known as Dr Roy Angus) was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1901 and lived until 1970. He qualified as a doctor in 1923 at University of Adelaide, was Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1924 and for a period was house surgeon to Sir (then Mr.) Henry Simpson Newland. Dr Angus was briefly an Assistant to Dr Riddell of Kapunda, then commenced private practice at Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, SA, where he was physician, surgeon and chemist. In 1926, he was appointed as new Medical Assistant to Dr Thomas Francis Ryan (T.F. Ryan, or Tom), in Nhill, Victoria, where his experiences included radiology and pharmacy. In 1927 he was Acting House Surgeon in Dr Tom Ryan’s absence. Dr Angus had become engaged to Gladys Forsyth and they decided he further his studies overseas in the UK in 1927. He studied at London University College Hospital and at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and in 1928, was awarded FRCS (Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh. He worked his passage back to Australia as a Ship’s Surgeon on the on the Australian Commonwealth Line’s T.S.S. Largs Bay. Dr Angus married Gladys in 1929, in Ballarat. (They went on to have one son (Graham 1932, born in SA) and two daughters (Helen (died 12/07/1996) and Berenice (Berry), both born at Mira, Nhill ) According to Berry, her mother Gladys made a lot of their clothes. She was very talented and did some lovely embroidery including lingerie for her trousseau and beautifully handmade baby clothes. Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . Its first station was in the remote town of Oodnadatta, where Dr Angus was stationed. He was locum tenens there on North-South Railway at 21 Mile Camp. He took up this ‘flying doctor’ position in response to a call from Dr John Flynn; the organisation was later known as the Flying Doctor Service, then the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A lot of his work during this time involved dental surgery also. Between 1928-1932 he was surgeon at the Curramulka Hospital, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. In 1933 Dr Angus returned to Nhill and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital (a 2 bed ward at the Nelson Street Practice) from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what previously once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr Tom and his brother had worked as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He had been House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1902-1926. Dr Tom Ryan had one of the only two pieces of radiology equipment in Victoria during his practicing years – The Royal Melbourne Hospital had the other one. Over the years Dr Tom Ryan had gradually set up what was effectively a training school for country general-practitioner-surgeons. Each patient was carefully examined, including using the X-ray machine, and any surgery was discussed and planned with Dr Ryan’s assistants several days in advance. Dr Angus gained experience in using the X-ray machine there during his time as assistant to Dr Ryan. When Dr Angus bought into the Nelson Street premises in Nhill he was also appointed as the Nhill Hospital’s Honorary House Surgeon 1933-1938. His practitioner’s plate from his Nhill surgery is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. When Dr Angus took up practice in the Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan’s old premises he obtained their extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926. A large part of this collection is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. In 1939 Dr Angus and his family moved to Warrnambool where he purchased “Birchwood,” the 1852 home and medical practice of Dr John Hunter Henderson, at 214 Koroit Street. (This property was sold in1965 to the State Government and is now the site of the Warrnambool Police Station. and an ALDI store is on the land that was once their tennis court). The Angus family was able to afford gardeners, cooks and maids; their home was a popular place for visiting dignitaries to stay whilst visiting Warrnambool. Dr Angus had his own silk worm farm at home in a Mulberry tree. His young daughter used his centrifuge for spinning the silk. Dr Angus was appointed on a part-time basis as Port Medical Officer (Health Officer) in Warrnambool and held this position until the 1940’s when the government no longer required the service of a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool; he was thus Warrnambool’s last serving Port Medical Officer. (Masters of immigrant ships arriving in port reported incidents of diseases, illness and death and the Port Medical Officer made a decision on whether the ship required Quarantine and for how long, in this way preventing contagious illness from spreading from new immigrants to the residents already in the colony.) Dr Angus was a member of the Australian Medical Association, for 35 years and surgeon at the Warrnambool Base Hospital 1939-1942, He served with the Australian Department of Defence as a Surgeon Captain during WWII 1942-45, in Ballarat, Victoria, and in Bonegilla, N.S.W., completing his service just before the end of the war due to suffering from a heart attack. During his convalescence he carved an intricate and ‘most artistic’ chess set from the material that dentures were made from. He then studied ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital and created cosmetically superior artificial eyes by pioneering using the intrascleral cartilage. Angus received accolades from the Ophthalmological Society of Australasia for this work. He returned to Warrnambool to commence practice as an ophthalmologist, pioneering in artificial eye improvements. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to Warrnambool Base Hospital for 31 years. He made monthly visits to Portland as a visiting surgeon, to perform eye surgery. He represented the Victorian South-West subdivision of the Australian Medical Association as its secretary between 1949 and 1956 and as chairman from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 Dr Angus was elected member of Spain’s Barraquer Institute of Barcelona after his research work in Intrasclearal cartilage grafting, becoming one of the few Australian ophthalmologists to receive this honour, and in the following year presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne In his personal life Dr Angus was a Presbyterian and treated Sunday as a Sabbath, a day of rest. He would visit 3 or 4 country patients on a Sunday, taking his children along ‘for the ride’ and to visit with him. Sunday evenings he would play the pianola and sing Scottish songs to his family. One of Dr Angus’ patients was Margaret MacKenzie, author of a book on local shipwrecks that she’d seen as an eye witness from the late 1880’s in Peterborough, Victoria. In the early 1950’s Dr Angus, painted a picture of a shipwreck for the cover jacket of Margaret’s book, Shipwrecks and More Shipwrecks. She was blind in later life and her daughter wrote the actual book for her. Dr Angus and his wife Gladys were very involved in Warrnambool’s society with a strong interest in civic affairs. He had an interest in people and the community They were both involved in the creation of Flagstaff Hill, including the layout of the gardens. After his death (28th March 1970) his family requested his practitioner’s plate, medical instruments and some personal belongings be displayed in the Port Medical Office surgery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and be called the “W. R. Angus Collection”.

Significance

The clothing is representative of men’s formal wear in the 1920’s in Victoria, Australia. The W.R. Angus Collection is significant for still being located at the site it is connected with, Doctor Angus being the last Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool. The collection of medical instruments and other equipment is culturally significant, being an historical example of medicine, administration, household equipment and clothing from late 19th to mid-20th century. Dr Angus assisted Dr Tom Ryan, a pioneer in the use of X-rays and in ocular surgery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Shirt: Label "HENRY BUCKS PTY LTD / ACTUAL MAKERS / MELBOURNE", hand written on label "1.2.724". Hand written on collar "W.R. Angus" Collar: "ALL COTTON / MADE IN N. IRELAND" and "RADIAC / EMBASSY 1 3/4 X 17" Bow tie: label "HENRY BUCKS / LONDON & MELBOURNE" Waist Coat: "ALL COTTON / MADE IN ENGLAND" and "Beaucaire / tailored in London" and "CF 2210"

Badge - Queensland The Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Enamel badge with in fastening: The Ladies' Flying Angel Guild in the form of a blue enamel "Q" with the flying angel flag (see also notes on reverse).

Historical information

The Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild originally inspired by the Central Mission in England was established in Melbourne in 1906. The first secretary Miss Ethel Godfrey is known to have addressed and established LHLG groups in Brisbane and Sydney circa 1918 to 1920 (see clipping MTS scrapbook 1906-1935).

Significance

This badge therefore represents a link with LHLG groups elsewhere in Australia. The LHLG groups were vital in raising funds and maintaining facilities around Australia for seafarers.

Inscriptions & Markings

At the front: Queensland The Ladies' Harbour Lights Guild. On reverse stamped in upper case the word "SILVER" and initials "W.B." (possibly W.Blake?)