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Making and Using Transport on the Goldfields

28 Mar 2018

Ballarat’s coachbuilding industry and horse-drawn transport, as depicted in Victorian cultural collections.

Curated By

Carissa Goudey, Historian, Sovereign Hills Museums Association

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Riding leggings

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

One pair of black leather riding leggings

Inscriptions & Markings

Leather, metal

Newspaper Clipping - Walk's glowing message

Greensborough Historical Society,

News clipping, black text and colour image.

Historical information

The annual "Light the Night Walk" took place at Anthony Beale Reserve on October 7th, 2016.

Postcard (six of six)

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

An embroidered postcard which was sent to an Australian family during World War I. The postcard is intricately and colourfully embroidered on silk framed with a cardboard backing. The design is of flowers, flags and the numerals 1918 with the words "souvenir of france".

Black ink

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8674.1 - Clear glass bottle with paper label and plastic cork style lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

- TRADE MARK - Commercial blue black writing ink. - Manufactured by Angus & Co. PTY. LTD. AUSTRALIA - The Celebrated "Commercial" Blue Black Writing Fluid Writes a deep blue colour and soon changes to a very deep Black. It is non-corrosive and flows cleanly and freely from the pen, and will keep for years in any climate. - Contents 20 Fl. Oz.

Programme - Our Town / by Thornton Wilder

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Theatrical programme for a production of Our Town by the Camberwell Grammar School Dramatic Society. The 4-page programme includes a cast list and information about supernumeraries.

Historical information

The back page of the programme includes details of previous productions: 1950 - The Resignation of Mr. Bagsworth, The Shirt, 1951 - Richard of Bordeaux, 1952 - Ned Kelly, 1953 - Saint Joan, 1954 - Treasure Island 1955 - Toad of Toad Hall, and 1956 School for Scandal.

Significance

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

Medal - Honor to the AIF, Anzac Day 1918,

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

26mm dia bronze coloured medal on red,white & blue ribbon l

Historical information

This medal is an example of the type issued by the Victorian Education Department and sold on behalf of the Australian branch of the British Red Cross Society. It was made by Stokes and Sons, Melbourne, in a variety of metals including bronze, silvered bronze (as with this one), sliver, and gold. The mintage quantity is not known. and the initials HH refer to Harry Harvey, an art assistant at the EVD who designed the bust.

Inscriptions & Markings

Gallipoli, France, Palestine, EVD, ANZAC DAY 1918

Slide - Fireworks over Lake Wendouree circa late 1950s

City of Ballarat Libraries, Ballarat

Historical information

An interesting night exposure. Unfortunately it is not known what event these fireworks were supporting. Mrs Bon Strange and her husband Bert were well known Ballarat residents. When Mrs Strange died some years ago, her extensive slide collection was sorted through and those relevant to Ballarat were gifted to the Ballarat Library.

Plaque

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

Plaque collection of various rememberance tokens and badges.

Booklet: ‘Welcome to Collingwood Technical College’ [Student manual] 1973

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Five page typed booklet welcoming students and introducing them to the college. A4 size

Microfiche - Early Church Records

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Photograph - Children's party/concert, Church of the Transfiguration, Research, 1926.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital scan of photograph - Original Source Copy: St Margaret's Parish Archives.

Ceramics (bowl): Chris SANDERS (b.1952 Vic, AUS) - Bowl with Blue Dove

Nillumbik Shire Council,

Form 3A 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 3A of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Insuflater - Metal Attachment

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

000098 - Photograph - 1948-9 - Inverloch - Geoff Bolger, Don Ross - M Rixon

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Megaphone

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Metal megaphone or loud hailer, with rolled wire rims, folded seam and riveted handle. Painted green and marked "R"

Book, Knitting - Patons Book no. 468: Totem

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

This book was owned by the late Dr Elizabeth Kerr and was donated to the Museum by the executor of her estate, Margaret Cameron. It was produced by Coats Patons and contains ten knitting patterns for womens garments.

Inscriptions & Markings

PATONS / Book 468 / TOTEM / Ten Knitting Designs for Ladies / Recommended Price 85c

Image - A Vineyard at Rutherglen

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white postcard photograph showing view of a vineyard with the winery in the background.

Historical information

Presented by the Corowa Historical Society to the Rutherglen Histroical Society

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of card: "Morris's Vineyard"

Booklet - Flitsen uit Delft's Verleden (Glimpses of Delft's Past)

Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria, Carnegie

A 104pp booklet by A. van Peer printed on poor quality paper. Illustrations are in black and white; the cover picture is of the Old Church in Delft. (See item The subtitle reads :1246 Delft 1946.

Historical information

This booklet was published in the year following the German occupation on 1940-1945. It celebrates the 700 years existence of the city.

Significance

See item

Book - Adam Lindsay Gordon a Comprehensive Bibliography by Ian F McLaren.-University of Melbourne Library 1986

Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee , Melbourne

Helmet

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

Helmet British (1942) (Relic) - Repurposed as "Civil Defense Warden, Volunteer" helmet.

Union Card

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Shipwright union card, for N.McKenzie. 1949, contribution book, clearance Certificate and with reference from Harland & Wolff.

Programme - 34th Reunion 1949

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Stone's

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Eleven (11) brown paper bags from Stone's Style Store, Ballarat. Bags are embossed with Stone's Logo & pictures of Stones Emporium 1860.

Burnbank St gates

Ballarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Pew

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Set of 15 varnished wooden church pews with no hinged kneeling stands. The pews were part of the original furnishings of St. Nicholas Seamen’s Church Williamstown, Victoria.

Historical information

This set of 15 church pews was originally used in St. Nicholas Seamen’s Church Williamstown, Victoria. The Church was operated by the Mission to Seamen organization.

Untitled

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Postcard Book - Souvenir de Chardleroi Belgium - JL McIntyre Xmas 1918

Photographs - black and white - Philip and Elizabeth Chatham: Wedding Day, Launchley, 1957

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

Black and white photograph in white square frame with stand

Historical information

Photograph of Philip and Elizabeth Chatham taken in the gardens at "Launchley" They were married in St Augustine Church, Creswick .

Stereographic Image

Australian Army Museum of Western Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160

Have Some Dinner with Us. 2nd WA Contingent at Karrakatta. Published in Australian Stereoscopic Views, WA Series, Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie

Historical information

The 1st Contingent departed Fremantle on 7 November 1899 and returned on 29 December 1900. The 2nd Contingent departed 3 February 1900 and returned 8 December 1900. Due to the shortage of khaki material, the 1st Contingent uniforms wore their blue militia tunics, blue puttees and a dark blue puggaree on departure. An Anglo Boer War Service of Reconciliation is held annually on the first Sunday in June at the "Fallen Soldiers" (Boer War) Memorial in Kings Park attended by descendants and representative of all combatant nations. The date selected is the closest Sunday to the date of signing of the Treaty or Peace of Vereeniging (31 May 1902). The culmination of the service is the laying of the Emily Hobhouse wreath.

Significance

Unique series of stereoscopic images showing both the 1st and 2nd West Australian Mounted Infantry Contingents to the Anglo Boer War. Images contain details of uniforms, accoutrements, camp life, civic honours and departure.

Inscriptions & Markings

Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie

Jar. Cloisonne Container.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Brass circular/tubular jar with lid, enamalled. Blue background with gold lines centre attraaction different coloured flowers - centre band around and on lid, green/red/blue arches around base and design continued around side of lid in blues/red/green. White features in the flowers.

Document - Petition from 'Ladies resident on Plenty River'

Greensborough Historical Society,

2p. col. printed 2 sides

Historical information

Copy of text of the Petition to the Governor of Victoria, C. J. La Trobe, from 'Ladies resident on Plenty River' requesting protection from bushrangers, 5 May 1842, with list of petitioners.

Significance

Indicates dangers of living in the remote location of Plenty River in 1842 and lists women living in the area.

Framed Tile

Seaworks Maritime Discovery Centre, Williamstown

Porcelain tile in wooden frame featuring image of a blue and green bird surrounded by branches with pink flowers. Below the tile is text.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "PORT OF HAKATA" Reverse side: "Presented by/ PORT OF HAKATA DELEGATION (55)/ VICE MAYOR, FUKUOKA CITY/ to DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE &/ GM COMMERCIAL & TECH SERVICES/ MONDAY 23 OCTOBER 1995" "PMA 0316/1"

Buttons

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

Buttons Army Apprentice School (5 large 2 small)

Photograph - Black and White - University of Ballarat Students in Snow, c2005

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

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF ST PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH AND YOUTH CLUB BUILDING.

Historical information

THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN FROM THE ROCKS IN CLUNES WITH A TELEPHOTO SHOT 1966.

School Magazines - PSC - Preston SEcondary College 1993.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

2 copies of Yearbook for 1993. Printed in black on white paper. Blue card cover.

Historical information

The 1993 Yearbook was the first to be published for many years and records the achievements and activities of Preston Secondary College for that year.

Significance

This Yearbook was developed by the SRC as a record of their year at PSC. Yearbooks had not been published for several years before this.

Photograph - Colour - University of Melbourne Old Commerce Building, 2010

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Colour photograph of The Old Commerce Building, later part of Architecture. An 1856 Reed designed Bank of New South Wales faced was incorporated into the original 1940 building.

Historical information

Melbourne University Old Physics Building (1889) was designed by Reed, Henderson and Smart. It later house the Univesity's Centre for Indigenous Education and a conference centre (2010).

Whip - Coachmans Presentation Whip

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Cane whip with nickled rings (bands) about body. Handle is encased by pressed tin and has a nickled knob on end. The remains of original paper underlay towards handle.

Photograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black and White Photograph of the sailing ship India. SH 133 Ships I - L.

Painting: "Star of the East, No. 2, Sebastopol" circa 1896

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Oil painting of the Star of the East No. 2 Mine at Sebastopol. The mine buildings are towards the back of the painting with a large amount of logs and log piles in the foreground. The main colours used are red, brown and yellow, with a blue sky backdrop. 2 men sawing a log, 2 men with billy cans walking up the road, 3 men in front of tall red brick building. Behind this red building is poppet head, and the top of a smoking chimney is on the left, behind a building with a pale green roof.

Commemorative Gift

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Wood plaque mounted with a metal medal and a plastic label which states 'US - Australia...September 28030, 1984'. Materials: Wood, Metal, Plastic

Booklet: Writing workshops for kids aged 6-80, edited by Barry Carozzi, 2007

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Booklet of 48 pages titled Writing workshops for kids aged 6-80, edited by Barry Carozzi, and contributors include: Myron Lysenko, Fiona Sievers, Kay Arthur, and published by NMIT's Flat Chat Press in 2007.

Camera

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Hanimex Box Camera

2 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

2NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car made of wrought iron and timber

Historical information

2NBH - Excursion Car NBH SECOND-CLASS EXCURSION CAR. The H was recognising their use for "Holiday" traffic. 15 of these cars were built in 1919 and numbered 1-15. Two more were built in 1981, and numbered 16 & 17. Two extended versions for wheelchair passengers were built in 1981 & 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series due to the different type of vehicle. Six, numbered 18-23, were built in 1997-98. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 18NBH entered traffic 19/4/1997; 19NBH on 5/12/1997; 20NBH on 19/12/1997, the others added in 1998. VR Service History : 14/ 5/1900 NWS Built new as 33 NQR converted & renumbered to 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 2 VR Service History NQR 33.VA - 14/ 5/1900 NWS Built new - 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 2.VA - *NBH 2.VA - / 4/1929 - Modified Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned Puffing Billy Service History or Notes 12 Apr 1919 - Nos 1 to 6 NBH (new) delivered to UPPER FERN TREE GULLY after this date. Mar 2013 - In for a hot box again

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car

Inscriptions & Markings

2NBH

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of the Trading Steam Ship "Hastings"

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 - Historical Records of Australia Series 1 Vol 14

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

"Historical Records of Australia Series 1 Vol 14 March, 1828 - May, 1829" Governors Despatches to and from England Publisher: Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament Date: 1922

Inscriptions & Markings

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

DIARY

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Diary, A.G Holley RAN. Seven page typed in blue ink with heading "Solomon Islands Landings" which began on 7th August 1942. There are no clear dates, detailed account of the action.

Historical information

Arthur George Holley No 13556 RAN HMAS Hobart. This is the 3rd part of a diary relating to 2147. Refer also 2134 for service history, 2135.3, 2137.

Book - Marketing Australia's Wool to the year 2000

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Marketing Australia's Wool to the Year 2000: conference, 31 August, 1990" Gordon Technical College.

Child's cloth book - Toddles on the farm

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small cloth book with four pages printed on both sides. Brightly coloured pictures of farm animals and their babies and "Toddles" the little boy. Spine machine sewn, each page doube thickness, top and bottom edges neatened with pinking shears.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front - A Toddles Press TP Production Toddles on the Farm Regd. Drawn by Iris Waton Back - Made in England, Copyright reserved

ILLUSTRATIONS

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Reproductions of paintings held at Australian War Memorial, Canberra depicting after battle of WWI.

Historical information

CF Reg No 2533.26, 2539.3, 2540.9, 2542.8

Inscriptions & Markings

Individual descriptions of paintings handwritten on back.