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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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School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1976 Grade 6W.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour group photograph.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Class name marked on photograph.

Photograph - Colour - Ceramic Plate by Graham Masters of Sweenies Creek Pottery

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Historical information

Graham MASTERS Graham Masters is a potter based at Sweenies Creek, just outside Bendigo, Victoria. He specialises in a patented technique of low relief stoneware depicting Australian animals and landscapes. He obtained a Diploma of Art and Design in Ceramics from the Bendigo Institute of Technology in 1973, then operated a pottery for a year in Bendigo, before becoming an employee, then a partner at Maldon Pottery, Maldon, Victoria, with Neville Wilson and Thomas Metcalf. He left Maldon to set up his own pottery at Sweenies Creek in 1983 and has been there over 20 years. In 2000 Graham Masters started working at Bendigo pottery, and is one of five in the business, specialising in large works such as vases, platters and wine barrels, all handmade on the pottery wheel.

Photograph

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

Black and White photograph mounted on card, of soldiers crowded onto open cars on a light rail train

Inscriptions & Markings

" No11 - A party of Australian Pioneers returning to their dugouts,"

Pill rolling pin

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Pill making device including a grooved base board and grooved sliding board with two pill moulds

Historical information

Used as the companion item to pill-maker base, item 488.2

DVD - History of Australian Cinema- 1896-1940

Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee , Melbourne

Gold Licence

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

No. 18, name faded , ( Clued to back of item below )

000710 - Photograph - 1997 - Korumburra - Bob Newton Museum - Beach Shack from flat rocks - from Nancye Durham

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of a painting by F Wheatley National Portrait Gallery, of Vice Admiral Arthur Phillip standing on beach between water and rocks. Small boat with sailor nearby and ship under sail in background.

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Vice Admiral Arthur Phillip - first Governor of New South Wales. The man after whom Phillip Island was named.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUPILS AT CLUNES CIRCA 1927

Historical information

SCHOOL PHTOGRAPH - ABOUT 1927

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES CIRCA 1927

Hat

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

Officers Hat X Lt Col Laurie Sargent (RAEME)

Book - My Memories of New Guinea 1944 Vol 2

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Books, one of a set of two, "My Memories of New Guinea 1944 Vol 2". Leather bound books with gold lettering ("My Memories" lettering shows signs of wear). The bottom right corner of the cover has embossed in gold the initials “G.A.R."

Inscriptions & Markings

gold lettering on cover "G.A.R."

Banner - University of Ballarat Banner

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

University of Ballarat Banner and stand for tabletop in black carry case

Theatre Program - Hedda Gabler (play) by Henrik Ibsen performed by the Melbourne Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre commencing 26 May 1982

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

The paper program includes reviews, photographs, actor profiles;good condition

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Legacy boys beside a pool.

Historical information

A photo of a group of young legatees at a swimming pool. There are 8 boys, of various ages, in swim gear and 2 men who could be the instructor and a Legacy member. Legacy clubs ran classes for junior legatees for many years, such as gymnastics and swimming classes. It was part of providing for the children of their deceased comrades. The skills they learned were show cased in an annual demonstration usually at the Melbourne Town Hall. It appears to be photo taken professionally, as there are several photos of different classes (see 00862 - 00867) perhaps to record Legacy classes for promotion purposes. The names are, At rear: K. O'Farrell. Back row: I. McGowan, Bill Spendlove, G Spong, Charlie Hayward Front row: Sammy Wheeler, J Alford, Arthur Spendlove In front: M Hoffmann Instructor: Junior Legatee Ian McDonald

Significance

A record of a way Legacy provided classes for junior legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped '531' in blue ink. Handwritten 'P4 Legacy' in blue pen and 'Same size' in pencil. Pencil notes detail the boys' names.

Images - Views of Ballarat

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

Six views of Ballarat. .1) Sturt Street Gardens Ballarat, c1920 .2) Gong Gong Reservoir, Ballarat, c1920 .3) Sturt Street, Ballarat, c1920 .4) Sturt Street, Ballarat, c1920 .5) Sturt Street Looking Towards Mount Warrenheip, Ballarat, c1920 .6) Ballarat Arch of Victory, Ballarat, c1920. This view shows newly planted trees in the Ballarat Avenue of Hunour.

Photograph, Cyclotron, Duplicate Set

The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum, Parkville

Black and white photograph of bench with cyclotron equipment in white envelope entitled “”Cyclotron Photographs (Duplicate set)

Not by myself (Don Woodward Collection)

Unions Ballarat, Ballarat

Book; 240 pages. Cover: green/grey; gold lettering; author's name and title on the spine. Dust jacket: mottled green-grey background; sepia photographs on the front and back; yellow and white lettering; author's name and title.

Historical information

Story of the Fletcher Jones men's-ware store that was originally established in Bendigo on 14 August 1895. Autobiographical account.

Significance

Autobiographical interest. Relevant to the birth of the textile and clothing industry in Victoria.

Knitted ladies swimsuit 1930 - Knit wool black patterned ladies swimsuit by Seagull 1930s

Circa Vintage Archive,

One piece ladies swimsuit with boy style leg and plunging backline. Thin shoulder straps. Built in black woollen knickers. The advert pictured is from the Adelaide Register News, 28 Nov 1930

Historical information

Manufactured by Botany Knitting Mills Pty Ltd

Inscriptions & Markings

Seagull Flex-o-knit

Letter - [Squatter]

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

Robert Lloyd

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Colour photograph of the interior of the Common School Museum, Home Economics Room, showing several displays.

Historical information

Photograph taken at reopening of Common School Museum, after repairs to floor.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: "12/11/03"

CONCERT & LECTURE PROGRAMME

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL PROGRAMME YELLOW PROGRAMME ADVERTISING CONCERT AND LECTURE IN CLUNES TOWN HALL 21ST NOVEMBER, 1918. PROCEEDS IN AID OF RED CROSS. CHAIRMAN HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR CR. J PHILLIPS J.P. PROMOTER MRS. M.R.WEICHARDT. TWO PHOTOS OF SECTION FRASER STREET, CLUNES FROM NEWSAGENT, HARDENS BOOT PALACE, TOBACCONIST SHOPS AND CLUB HOTEL, THE NOW MUSEUM AND AUCTION ROOM? DON'T KNOW

Historical information

CONCERT AND LECTURE CELEBRATING THE SURRENDER OF AUSTRIA NOV. 4TH 1918. SPECIAL PROGRAMME RENDERED BY NEW EDISON DIAMOND DISC, OPERATED BY EDISON SHOP 265 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. MR. F. CUTTLE AND LANTERNIST MR. WADMAN SMITH, ITEMS BY MISS MAY HULL, MISS CHAMPION, MR. F.W. WEICHARDT, MRS. GREEN, MISS DUNSTAN, MR. EBERHARD

Document - Waranga Conservation Study 1988. Volume 2

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

White plastic back, Clear plastic on front. Picture on cover of former Walbran's store C 1920.

Historical information

Environmental history of Waranga Shire. Includes early history. Chronology from 1839 - 1943.

2 photographs of 13 Princess Street.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

2 photographs of 13 Princess Street weatherboard house. Owner-Farrer.

Inscriptions & Markings

.1: Farrer 13 Princess St., .2: Farrer. 13 Princess St.

Photograph - Colour - Watching the Output from a Dot Matrix Printer

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

A male stands beside a printer and computer, and watches the pages being outputted from the printer

Framed photograph - Lt Lewis Birch 4th Light Horse Regiment

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

Framed b & w photo of Lt Lewis Birch, 4th Light Horse Regiment, in work dress standing in front of wooden building, probably stables

Inscriptions & Markings

4th Light Horse Regiment No 540 Lieut Lewis Birch Enlisted 20 Aug 1914 RTA 15 Nov 1918

Documents NX200845 A E Beale

Geelong RSL Sub Branch,

Soldier's Pay Book Form WF 5(a) Revised July, 1944 - Oblong yellow covered book with grey pages, Pay Book Number C523278. AMF Army Driving Licence AAF G11, Revised March,1943 - Oblong brown covered book, folds into three, a white page pasted to the inside cover with Pte Beal's authority to drive military vehicles.

Historical information

The Pay Book and the Driving Licence belong to NX 200845 A E Beale who served during WW2 with the AIF 101 and 114 Australia General Hospitals.

Significance

The document are the originals belonging to NX 200845 A E Beale.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pay Book and Driving Licence - NX 200845 Pte Alan Edgar Beale.

Ashtray

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

smooth round dish with risen lip, risen in centre where two kookaburras are sitting by side facing opposite directions with beaks open. engraving on dish is "to the premier hon. h.e. bolte. with gratitude from mcdonald house bendigo 4.5.64."

Photograph - Black and White - Chatham-Holmes Collection: Lance Corporal Horace Pickford

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

Postcard - black and white portrait

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back: "Lance Corporal Horace Pickford 2882 C Company 58th Battalion Aust Imp Forces On Active Service Abroad"

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

The Pier, San Remo

Historical information

View of San Remo and the Pier taken from Westernport Bay entrance. "U" shaped pier, busy with fishing vessels, a large shed on the connecting Jetty to beach and the frame of a new building. Beyond is the Pier Hotel, more buildings to the extending left. behind the coastal trees to back of photo is a tree lined bare hill.

book - Ballarat School of Mines Council Minute Book, 1949-1956

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

.1) Hard green covered book with part leather binding. Finance Committee, Council and one Christian Education (or chaplaincy) on sub-committee minutes Dr James Stewart, 1950, pp. 64, 138, 160 G. Baragwanath, carpenter, 1950 G.W. Barrell, 1950, p. 24 V. Belikov, 1950, p. 35 G.W. Cornell, 1950, pp. 37, 44, 78 R.M. Cutter, 1950 H. Edwards, 1950, pp. 14, 15 Arthur Gouday, 1950, p. 29 J.E. Hewitt, 1950, p. 119 D. Kellock, 1950, p. 117 H.H. Kerr, 1950, p. 74 L. Lederman, 1950, obituary, pp. 19, 28 A,W, Lynch, 1950, p. 24 D. Mullins (plumbing), 1950, pp 44, 78 A.M. Praetz, 1950, p. 95 Kevin White, 1950, p. 75 S.E. Williams, 1950 C.M. Chisholm, 1951 N.F. Dewsnap, 1951 F.A. Farr, 1951 R.P. Flower, 1951, p173 L. Garner, 1951, p128 Douglas R. Mills, 1951, p182 F.G. Proctor, 1951 A.J. Andreartha, 1952 B. Bryan, 1952 D. Cotton, 1952 D. Duggan, 1952 Hans Fumberger, 1952, p260, 287 V.C. Jones, 1952, p248 J.R. Lyall, 1952, p206 E.G. Savage, 1952, p228 Geoffrey F. Stevens, 1952 Albert Watts, 1952, p260 K.C. Webb, 1952, p248 William Baragwanath, 1953, p324 Ronald G. Barlyn, 1953, p314 C.M. King, 1953, p272 W. Murton, 1953, p340 F. Ritchie, 1953, p303 J. Turnbull, 1953, p274 J.R. Allsop, 1954 David Morris, 1954, p350 W.J. Paterson, 1954, p424 John Peyton, 1954, p348 William Sadler, 1954, p352 Mrs Connors, 1955 Corbould, 1955, p497, 503, 514, 521, 550 A. Causland, 1955, p507 W.W. Leggatt, 1955, p504 B.D. Ngip, 1955, p462 L.K. O'Down, 1955, p460 R. Rowlands, 1955, p508 J.A. Strange, 1955, p501 L. Wilson, 1955, p459 Harry Brew, 1956, p516 H.L. Coburn, 1956, p571 I.R. Gordon, 1956, p541 B.M. Hearn, 1956, p 550 John Miles, 1956, p571 H.A. Patterson, 1956, p553 Ballarat School of Mines Proposed Gymnasium (Corbould Recreation Hall) 364, 403, 445, 452, 458, 523, 531, 540 Ballarat School of Mines Museum, 1950, p38, 105, 112 poliomyelitis, 1952 Ballarat School of Mines Agrostology, 1952, p242, 312, 360, 362, 370 Ballarat School of Mines Neon Sign, 1953 Ballarat School of Mines Basketball site, 1953 Hickman Street, Ballarat, Deviation near White Flat, 1954 Ballarat School of Mines Bicycle sheds, 1954 Ballarat Technical School, Norman Street, Ballarat, 1954 Ballarat North Technical School , 1956, p521 Ballarat School of Mines Christian Education, 1956, p569 Blacksmithing, 1956, p523 Ballarat School of Mines Museum Future, 1956, p526, 535, 542, 561, 568 Ballarat School of Mines War Museum, 1956, p516 Fossils, 1955, p462 Shearing, 1955, p504 .2) Typed and handwritten documents in plastic envelope at back of book on sundry topics.

Boy's soccer shorts

Plutarch Project, Caulfield Junction

Navy blue polyester soccer shorts with white string around waist and side inscription. Part "B" of a two piece soccer uniform.

Historical information

The full costume was worn by players belonging to the Thessaloniki Association "The White Tower" taking part in outdoor and indoor soccer matches organised by the Association as part of the annual "Dimitria" celebrations called DIMITRIA CUP, starting from 1997 and beyond. It is not know exactly when was the last time the tournament was held.

Significance

Historical significance for the purposes it was used by Thessaloniki Association "The White Tower", in tournaments, indoor and outdoor soccer competitions at the DIMITRIA CUP, which was done through co-operation of Thessaloniki Association and Pan-Macedonian Association

Number Plate - 5A

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Victorian Railways produced 5a number plate. made of cast iron

Historical information

Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 5A Loco: 5A In service Saturday, 23rd March 1901 Scrapped Monday, 7th July 1958 Livery Black Owner VR Gauge 762 Status Scrapped Service History : Mar 1901 Colac - initial allocation of a new locomotive Mar 1901 - Feb 1902 Colac Dec 1902 - Oct 1908 UFTG. Nov 1908 - Oct 1912 Colac Nov 1912 - May 1913 Other Jun 1913 - Jun 1915 UFTG. Sep 1915 - Sep 1920 Moe Oct 1920 - Nov 1921 UFTG. Mar 1922 - Jan 1927 Colac Mar 1927 - Aug 1927 Moe Oct 1927 - Jan 1928 UFTG. Feb 1928 - Dec 1934 Colac Jan 1935 - Mar 1935 Moe Apr 1935 - Sep 1942 Colac Mar 1943 - Mar 1949 Moe Apr 1949 - Nov 1957 Colac Dec 1957 Colac - Stored. Feb 1958 - Jul 1958 Workshops - Scrapped

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 5A

Inscriptions & Markings

5a

Bowl

Hellenic Museum , Melbourne

The interior centred with dot, painted around edge, the wishbone handle with stripes, the exterior with double crossed lines in circle.

Historical information

Cypriot White Painted Ware from Middle/Late Cypriot Bronze Age

Photograph - Details unknown

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Photograph - Castlemaine High School Medals

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Inscriptions & Markings

C.H.S. Senior championship in Athletics 1923 - C. Collard Runner Up Colin Charles Collard 1924

Photograph - Sherman Flail Tank

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

Photograph of a Sherman Flail Tank viewed at ground level from the left front

Bodice

Brighton Historical Society, Brighton

A hand sewn cream silk satin evening bodice from c.1865. This bodice features a very low, wide scooped neckline with a set in sleeve and four small pleats across the head of the shoulder. The elbow length, straight fitted sleeves are trimmed with a pleated ruffle that extends around the arm finishing at the elbow crease at the inside arm and tapering to mid forearm length at the back. The fitted bodice, lined with waxed linen, fastens down the centre front with eight covered buttons of the bodice fabric. The front two panels wrap around the sides of the bodice to meet another series of panels creating a princess line with a delineated central spine. The waist position is just below the natural waist at the sides, tapering to an elongated front covering the belly. From the sides towards the back it curves up to the natural waistline and then down again to a central point. The bodice is decorated with strips of the same fabric, which has been tucked, pleated and padded to create ruching. The ruching edge has a multi coloured thread, suggestive of rosettes, on both sides. In the front of the bodice, a strip runs down the centre front, concealing the buttonholes, and finishing at the elongated point. It then goes up the bodice over the bust line where it meets the neckline. It follows the neckline around the nape of the neck and back down the front over the bust line to the centre front. More strips run around the base of the fitted sleeve near the elbow above the ruffle. The rosette like coloured thread finishes the base of the ruffle.

Historical information

A bodice belonging to the family of George Ward Cole in the late 1800’s.

Significance

George Ward Cole was an early member of the Victorian Parliament and the family featured prominently in Melbourne Society in their time. They established a substantial home known as “St Ninians” at 10 Miller Street in 1841. The family reportedly entertained Melbourne’s first Royal visitor The Duke Of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria’s second son at St Ninians in 1867. In later years St Ninians was subsequently sub divided and later demolished.

School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1975 Grade 3-O.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour group photograph.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Class name marked on photograph.

Newspaper clipping - Hearts soar at sighting

Greensborough Historical Society,

News clipping, black text, colour image.

Historical information

The endangered swift parrot has been spotted at La Trobe University and surrounding parklands in Bundoora and Macleod.

Coaster - Watsonia Sergeant's Mess

Greensborough Historical Society,

Cardboard drink coaster. White with blue text.

Historical information

Drink coaster from Royal Australian Corps of Signals Sergeant's Mess Watsonia [Simpson Barracks]

Book - The Dirty Thirteen

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Picture of an Anti Aircraft Personel on a horse on a beige front cover with a grey, red and black triangle

Historical information

Collected and recorded experiences and details of the lives of The Dirty Thirteen during the 2nd World War

Flyer - Leslie Howard in Recital (recital) solo piano recital program included works from Liszt, Beethoven and Schubert, performed at Athenaeum Theatre on August 28 1994

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

coloured flyer

Photograph - Digital image - Camel transport at Marsaid

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows camel transport at Marsaid

Inscriptions & Markings

"Camel transport at Marsaid"

Photo

Merbein RSL Sub Branch, Merbein

Head and shoulders shot of a soldier wearing a peaked hat.

Newspaper article.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Photograph (police car)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Front of four cars. Top two cars are Alvis and bottom two cars are Wolseley 25HP, circa 1927-39

Photograph - Day breaks over the destroyed Adventure Playground at Elham North, 16 December 2017.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital file

Historical information

Taken at approx. 6:45am on the morning of 16 December 2017 by Vicki Ward, MP for Eltham

Cake Cooler

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Circular wire cake cooler, supported by 6 "feet"

Historical information

Made and used by internees at Camp 3

Photograph - colour - Rock Art in the Playground of the Former Dry Diggings Primary School

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

Colour photograph in digital format of the shape of Australia carved into a rock in the playground of the former Dry Diggings Primary School near Hepburn Springs and Daylesford. The carved area has been filled with white quartz stone.

Historical information

The Dry Diggings area is located outside Hepburn Springs in the shadow of Mount Franklin. It was an early goldmining area, but little remains of the thriving town of the 1860s.

Photograph - black and white - Alfred Brown

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

A sitting man poses for a studio photograph, wearing a jacket and bow tie. The photograph is surrounded by an oval shaped metal frame, and that in turn is located within an ornate rectangular frame.

Historical information

Fred Brown was awarded a certificate in Telegraphy at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1880. (SMB Annual Report 1880, p64)