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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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Scroll

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Scroll, embossed. Dr. Warwick Rosenthal, commissioned to rank of Captain 13/10/1942. NB. This is a rolled parchment. Has been folded at some stage.

Photograph - Public Works,

Kew Historical Society, Kew

Public works. A photograph of a suburban street under construction using a steamroller. Neither the street nor the location has been identified. It is believed that the photograph can be dated to the 1920s.

Historical information

An original photograph donated to the Kew Historical Society by the City's Engineering Department following the amalgamation of Kew into the City of Boroondara. While not all of the photographs are of Studley Park, Kew or East Kew, each photo provides a fine snapshot of the work of local government engineering departments of the period. They reveal they types of labour conducted, the techniques used and the equipment and machinery in the possession of the local government authority.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription on reverse: "Road making. (?1920s cars)".

Poem - The Old Boys' Reunion

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Trophy

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Cup, G.I.C.A.. G. Simmonds cup B Section Premiers won by Collins Bros. B 1941-42

Inscriptions & Markings

G.I.C.A.. G. Simmonds cup B Section Premiers won by Collins Bros. B 1941-42

bridle and reins

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Horse bridle and reins made of narrow brown leather straps with metal attachments.

Historical information

This item was used by Nancy Bland in 1934 when she rode Silver King from Coonalpyn in South Australia to Melbourne - a distance of 370 miles. The trip took took seven days and four hours. Nancy did this trip as a personal challenge.

Weights

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8697.1 - Small wooden box with a metal latch used to house the small weights. 8697.2 - Brass weight. 8697.3 - Brass weight. 8697.4 - Brass weight. 8697.5 - Brass weight. 8697.6 - Brass weight. 8697.7 - Brass weight. 8697.8 - Brass weight.

Inscriptions & Markings

8697.1 - NAG BROWN MAKERS - Melbourne - Scientific instruments - Fine weighing machines

Book - Andrews Recollections.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Bound copy of hanwritten pages.

Historical information

Letters written by Mr. Andrews, subsequently copied and bound. Scanned for electronic copy at Tatura Museum.

Teapot

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Presented to Mr R W Pettitt.

Historical information

Silver "Robur" teapot, presented to Mr R W Pettitt.

Inscriptions & Markings

PERFECT TEA-POT/ PATENT/AUS.1O373. 14-11-27/N.Z.59615/ U.S. At. 816.28/ G.B.300540-28/D.C.285311-28/IS AM271289/ WARRANTED HARD SILVER SOLDER [PERFECT TEA-POT/ PATENT]/AUS.1O373. 14-11-27/N.Z.59615/ U.S. At. 816.28/ G.B.300540-28/D.C.285311-28/IS AM271289/ WARRANTED HARD SILVER SOLDER

Mulberry Spur with views, 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Land proposed as Parklands. View of houses in Bennett Street, Alphington and Northcote Hill in the distance. The artichoke weed can be seen across the foreground.

Historical information

The widespread artichoke weed and other environmental weeds had to be cleared before planting could commence.

Oral History - Early Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

5 p. typescript

Historical information

Jean Luxford's reminiscences, with notes on some of the earlier history of Greensborough. As told to John Gibson, updated by Jean and John in 2017.

Significance

Firsthand reminiscences of Greensborough in the 20th century.

Photograph - Watsonia High School 1966 Form 4A

Greensborough Historical Society,

A photograph of Watsonia High School 1966 Form 4A

Historical information

A photograph of Watsonia High School 1966 Form 4A

Caulfield, John

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Four items about a third John Caulfield. Handwritten research on John Caulfield by Garryowen p662, undated and unsigned., Handwritten research on “Garryowen”- Edmont Finn from ‘Google’., Handwritten notes from Melbourne Benevolent Society showing admission application for John Caulfield and Hannah Caulfield., Photocopy of deaths register No. 149895 in the district of West Hotham for Caulfield, John.

Book - Particulars of Stations Sold No 1

National Wool Museum, Geelong

"Particulars of Stations Sold No 1", comprising records of station sales from 1873 to 1898. "Particulars of Stations Sold No 1", comprising records of station sales from 1873 to 1898.

Historical information

"Particulars of Stations Sold No 1", comprising records of station sales from 1873 to 1898. Appears to have been first compiled by Hugh Horden, with the 1972 additions by Murray Nutchey.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hugh Hordern Murray Nutchey 23 Grosvenor Street, Middle Brighton, 3186

Replica pike

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

Wooden replica pike with sharpened metal head.

Historical information

Formerly at the Eureka Centre

Key Tag - Ross Motors.

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Cream oval plastic disc for key ring. Black text.

Historical information

Ross Motors operated a car dealership in Fairy Street in the mid 20th century. They sold a number of different makes of vehicles as well as sales and service of milking machines and car accessories.

Significance

A link to a Warrnambool business.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ross Motors Pty Ltd Warrnambool. Distributors of Buick, Pontiac, Vauxhall, cars and Bedford trucks. Phones : 213, 219. On Reverse: Finder of these keys please return to address on reverse side.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

FLOODLIT PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES TOWN HALL - TAKEN DURING EASTER CLUNES CENTENARY APRIL1939.

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN OF CLUNES TOWN HALL DURING THE CLUNES EASTER CENTENARY APRIL 1939.

HISTORICAL RESEARCH PAPER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

RESEARCH PAPER ON THE CLUNES KNITTING MILL 3 SECTIONS, 1ST;GOLDEN UNDERWEAR-CLUNES KNITTING MILL 2ND;EXHIBITION BRIEF 3RD; THE MILL & BUSINESS

Historical information

RESEARCH PAPER PUBLIC HISTORY.

Inscriptions & Markings

GOLDEN UNDERWEAR - CLUNES KNITTING MILL. JOANNE MONK PUBLIC HISTORY . MONASH UNI.

Airport Ballarat

Ballarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A THOUGHT FOR EACH DAY IN 1940

Historical information

THIS BOOK WAS FOUND UNDER THS HOUSE WHERE MRS. L. HUDSON USED TO LIVE.

Music Book - Czerny, 40 tägliche Übungen

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Front cover discoloured, title: Czerny, 40 tägliche Übungen (Exercices journaliers - Daily Studies) Opus 337. (Ruthardt) Edition Peters No. 2409

Inscriptions & Markings

L. Clarke Paid Mrs. Dodd Olive M. Walter

Photocopy

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Acquired when "Classweave Industries" closed down.

Inscriptions & Markings

H L S POTTER/ PHOTO STORES/...

Pennant

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Inscriptions & Markings

S.S. ORONSAY ORIENT LINE

Sculpture - Metal - 'Laser' by Michael Kitching'

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Metal and timber 3-dimensional wall artwork in grey and red.

Historical information

Michael KITCHING (1940 - ) Born Hull, England Arrived Australia 1952 Without any formal art education, sculptor, painter, print maker and designer Mike Kitching emerged as one of the original voices of the 1960s art movement in Australia. 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.

A mass grave of 33 VBP in a cemetery in Kuala Terengganu

Archive of Vietnamese Boat People, Flemington

Postcard - black and white - Albert Memorial, belfast, Ireland

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

A street is lined with four storey buildings and has a double decker tram running down it, and a large clock tower in the middle of an intersection.

Periodical - Victorian historical journal : music, migration and multiculturalism

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Inscriptions & Markings

b&w photographs, b&w illustrations, musical notations

Booklet - The Enemy

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

Soft covered booklet providing information about typical Asian Communist military forces in sufficient detail for their organisations, characteristics, weapons and tactics to be portrayed realistically in training. This booklet covers Part 1 - Communist Insurgent Guerilla Units

Inscriptions & Markings

DFSN 7610-66-035-7506

lace collar

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

Maltese bobbin (NGV) Bedfordshire Cluny style hand made plaited lace (Lace Group Embroiderers Guild 1/3/12) See photos (2)

Historical information

The names of the Amess women who owned the lace are: Jane Amess (nee Straughan) – donor Unity’s great grandmother (pet name Janet, but not used as it will confuse with Unity’s mother). Jane was the wife of Samuel Amess, first Samuel Amess to own Churchill Island. Frances Amess (nee Turnbull) – grandmother, married Robert Lisle Straughan Amess, 4th child of Samuel and Jane Janet Jickell (nee Amess) – mother, 2nd of two children of Robert and Francis, married James Jickell Unity Mary Bright (nee Jickell) was the donor, 2nd of two children of Robert and Francis.

Significance

The Amess family owned Churchill Island from 1872 to 1929. This lace collection was owned and contributed to by four generations of Amess women, see above.

Book - Fabric Society. The Templer Journey. An Embroidered History

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Beige soft cover book with 2 street scenes on the front cover and a large rural scene on the back cover

Historical information

This book covers in word and pictures the vision, the evolution and the creationof "The Templer Society - Fabric of Society

Programme - Boys' Brigade Brass Band Festival Concert, 1961

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

Navy blue, light blue and white programme of The Boys' Brigade, Brass Band Festival Concert of the Massed Bands of the London District, held at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 January 1961. The band items were specially arranged for the Boys Brigade by Frank Wright who was the guest conductor. On the back of the programme is a short biography of Frank Wright.

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born. 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 appointed in 1934 as the Musical Director of the London County Council (the GLC or Greater London Council), where he organized many amazing concerts in most of the 150 parks, in and around the London district. He was also responsible for some of London’s major concerts at Kenwood, the Crystal Palace and Holland Park. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and Conducting and was a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. Frank was awarded an M.B.E. in 1967. 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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written in pen on page 2 - Besson, Written in pen on page 3 - B & H, Encore, The Eshgrove

Photograph - Digital Image - Wedding of Faye Partington and Eric Fort 1957

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph

Historical information

The marriage of Faye Partington to Eric Fort at the Greensborough Methodist Church, Main Street, 1957. Left to right: Karin Anderson [child], Faye Partington.

Significance

One of a series of Partington wedding photographs taken at the old Methodist Church.

SHIRE DOCUMENT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

MINUTES & REPORTS, TALBOT & CLUNES HERITAGE PROJECT COMMITTEE, RESTORATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BICENTENIAL, HERITAGE PROJECT

Book of Psalms

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

(Translated out of the original Hebrew). Black cloth covered pocket book.

Booklet - No Survivors

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Soft cover off- white coloured booklet with a picture of HMAS Sydney on the front cover and picture of 2 medallions on the back cover. Black text.

Historical information

Booklet printed to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney

Photograph - Methodist Church Annual Picnic at Ferntree Gully 1920

Narre Warren and District Family History Group, Fountain Gate

Black and white photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Max Thomson Collection NN 9.05 Methodist Church Annual Picnic at Ferntree Gully 1920. Identified:

Lathe - Watchmakers

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc, Caulfield

Watchmakers brass lathe.Pat No 19/10/1858

Historical information

This item is part of the Thomas Caine Collection owed by the National Trust of Victoria.

Book - Portraying Finland

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Blue cover depicting the sea, land on the horizon, white writing facts and insights. Small sketches of buildings, birds, ship on bottom

Historical information

Lifestyle, society, history, economy, nature of Findland

Photograph - 4-stand self contained shearing plant

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Photograph of Cooper shearing plant.

Historical information

Photograph of Cooper shearing plant.

Inscriptions & Markings

4-stand self contained shearing plant powered by 4 H.P. Cooper petrol engine designed for use in South Africa circa 1950

Lock

Seaworks Maritime Discovery Centre, Williamstown

Small Lock

Inscriptions & Markings

W D/ Jacksons

Periodical - Victorian historical journal : origins of the rotary hoist

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Inscriptions & Markings

b&w photographs, b&w illustrations, document reproductions, tables

letter book

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A greenish-grey hard covered letter book used by the orbost Butter Factory. It contains hand-written letters from the secretary. One glued in typed letter is addressed to the prime minister (Billy Hughes) in Melbourne.

Significance

The Orbost Butter and Produce Co. Ltd was registered on June 1st 1893 and was an important source of income to the Orbost district.

Inscriptions & Markings

On spine - Letter Book

Framed Embroidery of Dutch Coat of Arms

Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria, Carnegie

Pupils Register

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Pupils register covering enrollment years 1973 - 1975. Register numbers 16173 - 16529. Columns include :- Reg.No., Name, DOB, Date of Enrollment, Name of Parent or Guardian, Residence of Parent or Guardian, Occupation of Parent or Guardian, School Last Attended, Date of Last Attendance at former School, Date of obtaining Qualifying Certificate, Date of obtaining Merit Certificate, Date of Last Attendance, Destination.

Inscriptions & Markings

PUPIL'S REGISTER/STATE PRIMARY SCHOOL/School No 3572, Canterbury

Cloth

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Note found with object dated 1800?

Historical information

From 1800s (Note on envelope - Judith Laging). Note found with object - "This cloth was made in Geelong Woollen Mills from Gala Super Merino wool. Brought the highest price for fine merino wool in 1/6' per pound the world. 1800?"

Plan - Livinstone creek and Mitta Mitta River

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

Plan showing geological eras and soil types. Scale 80 chains to 1 inch

Indigenous Collection - 3 tapping Sticks

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Artwork- Marquette - 'Robert James Lee Hawke' by Peter Nicholson

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

A plaster marquette of the bust of Prime Minister Bob Hawke used for the bronze bust in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

Historical information

Prime Minister Bob Hawke had a strong trade union leadership background. A member of the Australian Labor Party, he became Prime Minister after only two years in Parliament, serving in that role from 1983 til 1991. He established an "Accord" between Government, business and unions. After winning four elections he lost a caucus ballot in favour of his treasurer, Paul Keating. Sculptor Peter Nicholson was born in Melbourne in 1946. He become known for his cartoons, and in 1985 the "Rubbery Figures" TV puppets. When sculpting the busts, of Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard and Kevin Rudd he has imparted an expression of the character of the individual 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.

bottle

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Very long, thin, green tinged bottle with spiralling glass neck. Contained salad oil.

Significance

This bottles is aesthetically pleasing and reflects an earlier stage of development in glass manufacturing.

Plane

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Plane Moulding type marked Gabriel 1720 Also has JBHB stamped on end.

PTS, 1968, Ballarat Base Hospital

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

photo - black & white

Historical information

PTS, 1968, Ballarat Base Hospital

Significance

Preliminary Training School, 1968, January, Ballarat Base Hospital,