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27 Jun 2019

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Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Text - RVIB Client newsletter

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 v.

Historical information

Bi-annual newsletter that aimed to provide RVIB clients with an understanding of the programs, services and publications available at RVIB.

Inscriptions & Markings

Also titled: RVIB Volunteer update.

Publication - Understanding the spread of honeybee pests and diseases: an agent-based modelling approach. (Arundel, Jonathan). Canberra, 2011.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

19 pages.

Publication, e-book - The ABC of bee culture. (Root, A. I.). Sydney, 1891

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Text - Out and About: RVIB Auxiliaries newsletters 2005 (March, June, Spring)

Vision Australia, Kooyong

20 pages of text and images

Historical information

RVIB Auxiliaries raised monies for the organisation at a grassroots level, via a variety of meetings, fundraisers and events. To keep them in touch with head office and to let branches what other branches were doing across the state, regular newsletters were sent out. The final meeting of the Central Council of Auxiliaries at the home of Trudi Westh, and the winding down of the Leongatha, Essendon, Korumburra, Greensborough, Wodonga and Koo Wee Rup branches, the launch of the RVIB history book 'Lighthouse on the Boulevard' and an interview with RVIB client Karen Nelson about her upcoming book on her life story.

Photographs

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Photographs; black and white (12) of Reginald M, and colour (1) of Polly Woodside, with negative strips (6) in packet, plus letter in stamped and postmarked envelope addressed to Mr A Clapham of Footscray. All are contained in Kodak envelope. They are associated with Flagstaff Hill’s acquisition of the vessel “Reginald M”. Envelope postmarked 9 Dec 1972 3280, 7c Australian postage stamp.

Historical information

Andy Clapham owned and operated a boat yard on the Maribyrnong River in Footscray, Victoria. The river runs into Port Phillip Bay (sometimes known as Hobson’s bay) at Williamstown, an area with a history of trades associated with the shipping and construction industry. Andy Clapham’s photographs include those of the Reginald M and one of Polly Woodside, another vessel restored and used as a maritime exhibition. Andy Clapham’s letter of 1972 was posted in a and envelope with an early Australian decimal currency stamp showing the profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and valued at 7c (cents). Andy offered invaluable advice to the Flagstaff Hill Historic Park Planning Board regarding the purchase a vessel suitable for use as an exhibit once Flagstaff Hill was opened. The Planning Board was set up ty the Warrnambool Chamber of Commerce and approved by the City Council and State Government. Flagstaff Hill was investigating vessels in Adelaide and Tasmania as well as Melbourne. Andy looked at several vessels in 1972-1973. He also serviced the Reginald M among other vessels belonging to Captain Julian Dyson of Yarra Ferries, who had casually offered the vessel to Flagstaff Hill as a price that was unattainable at the time. Flagstaff Hill later requested photographs of the hull to discern the dimensions and also the condition of the timbers as well as wanting advice on its seafaring capability. In 1972 the Flagstaff Hill Historic Park Planning Board – Chairman J. (John) S. Lindsay (1972-1980), Secretary J. (James) Mark – wrote a letter of appreciation to Mr A. (Andy) Clapham of 3 Charles Street Footscray ... “Dear Mr. Clapham, The Board has asked me to write to you to express our appreciation for the assistance you have offered us through our Chairman John Lindsay. The information you have already given us has been invaluable, in that is shows us that we have not been setting out to do something that is impossible. We look forward to receiving further information from you as it becomes available and we appreciate that you must be busy enough without our problems. Members of our Board hope to call and see you on a trip to Melbourne in the near future. The Board is optimistic about the future of Flagstaff Hill as a Maritime Museum and look forward to you visiting Warrnambool to examine what we believe will be an ideal site. Yours faithfully, James Mark.” ABOUT the vessel “Reginald M” The vessel “Reginald M” was a two-masted, timber coastal vessel built by John Henry Murch in Birkenhead, Port of Adelaide, South Australia. It was named after Reginald Murch. (It was occasionally referred to as the Reginald “Emm”). Its construction took approximately 6 months using many materials and fittings from salvage yards. It is believed that the keep was hewn from two telegraph poles! Reginald M was launched at Largs Bay in 1922. Reginald M was approximately 30 metres long and was fore-to-aft ketch rigged with an ‘auxiliary’ motor to support any loss of sail power. The Reginald M was built to service the coastal ports of South Australia to Port Victoria on the York Peninsular, Spencer Gulf. It freighted cargo from port to port cheaply and efficiently. It had a very shallow draft and a flat bottom, enabling it to come close to shore and sit high and dry at low tide, or to be beached on the sand. It could easily skim over reefs due to its flat bottom. Wagons could be loaded and unloaded directly from the side of the vessel. Over the years her cargo included guano, barley, wool, horses, cattle, timber, explosives, potatoes, shell grit and gypsum. The Murch brothers from Port Adelaide were owners of the Reginald M and Richard Murch as the Captain. On April 9, 1931, Reginald M weathered a large storm in St. Vincents Gulf, SA, suffering much damage; the mast snapped and the crew laboured for four hours to free it up by severing the mast and rigging. The crew patched it up and slowly returned to Port Adelaide with only a portion of the insured cargo being damaged. The crew members at that time were owner Mr John Henry Murch of Wells Street Largs Bay, Skipper Mr R Murch – John’s brother, Murray – son of Captain Murch and Seaman John Smith. At some stage it seems that the Reginald M was used as a Customs vessel “H.M.C. No. 3, Pt Adelaide” as shown in a photograph in Flagstaff Hill’s collection. In 1969 Reginald M’s last freight trip left Marion Bay, carrying grain, wool and explosives. In late 1970 it was sold to the Mount Lyall Mining and Railway Clompany and used as a barge to carry explosives. In 1972 The Navy League of Strahan, Tasmania, purchased the vessel for use by the Strahan Sea Cadet Unit at Macquarie Harbour; it was renamed “T.S. Macquarie”. (This plan did not come to pass.) In 1974 Mr Andrew Rennie of East Brighton, Melbourne, brought Reginald M for shipping purposes, He sailed it from Strahan to Melbourne, planning to use it for pleasure sailing. The Reginald M was later sold at auction to Captain Julian Dyson, owner of Yarra Passenger Ferries in Melbourne. Later in 1975 funds became available to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village to purchase the Reginald M. It was then restored and used as an exhibit here for many hears. Flagstaff Hill’s collection also includes various objects related to the Reginald M: - Photographs of Reginald M over the years in various aspects of its use - a life buoy with the inscription of “Pt. Adelaide” - helm section that was removed and replaced during restoration - a bullet found in pieces of timber during the 1979 restoration [references include "Transfer of Reginald M from sea to Flagstaff Hill – John Lindsay" ]

Significance

The letter and photographs are significant for their association with the Reginald M, an Australian built coastal trader now on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels (number HV000562). The letter and photographs are also significant as part of both the history of Flagstaff Hill and the history of the vessel “Reginald M” that has been on display in the lake for many years. Objects retained from this boat are included in Flagstaff Hill’s collection of maritime history.

Inscriptions & Markings

Outer envelope W 16 x H 11cm

Article - Caroline Elizabeth (Bessie) Gallagher

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

5 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Sister Caroline Elizabeth (Bessie) Gallagher and her service in World War 1. She worked at Mont Park in 1915.

Oral History - My life in Montmorency, by Dot Jewell as told to June Hall

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2p., typescript

Historical information

Reminiscences of post-war life in Beattie Street Montmorency, by Dot Jewell as told to June Hall.

Certificate - Raise the Roof - Bendigo Health

Freemasons Victoria - Southern Cross Lodge No. 24 (Maldon), Maldon

Letter

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Hotham and the foreigners

Historical information

The Argus

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Queen Elizabeth and L/ Joynt in 1977 and 2 typed sheets, black and white.

Historical information

Part of a photo album (Cat.No. 01588), with a photo of Donovan Joynt and Queen Elizabeth II reading from a pamphlet he is holding. Another copy of this photo is marked as 17 March 1977, it is believed to when the Queen visited Royal Park. It is unknown who the veteran on the right is. Queen Elizabeth visited Melbourne as part of her Silver Jubilee tour of Australia and attended a children's rally in Royal Park wearing this outfit. A crowd of 18,000 people greeted her. Footage of the visit can be seen in National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NSFA-ID 44325). The typed sheets were composed to mark Joynt's 88th birthday with a full account of the actions which won him the Victoria Cross, and was extracted from the book "1914-1918 - War Services of Old Melburnians".

Significance

Part of the collection of material held by Melbourne Legacy on Legatee Donovan Joynt, a prominent Australian.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on the back of the photograph "Copyright The Herald & Weekly Times Ltd., Melbourne Australia. Not to be reproduced or displayed without written permission."

Notes - Lower Plenty Bridge notes by Russell Yeoman.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 typed pages.

Historical information

Notes on the history of Lower Plenty by Russell Yeoman, Eltham Historical Society; including references to Andrew Ross from his "Reminiscences" and an article from Trove on the Lower Plenty Bridge.

Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Minutes of Monthly Meeting 30 May 1980

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Document - Binns Street Montmorency heritage Report 2009

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 p., typescript and black and white photograph

Historical information

Heritage citation report for the shop and residence at 8-12 Binns Street Montmorency

School Magazine- 1986 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1986

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1986 School Magazine with 28 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1986 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1986

Letter - Leslie Harold Taylor

Freemasons Victoria - Southern Cross Lodge No. 24 (Maldon), Maldon

Document - Launch of One Flintoff Project

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2p. black and white text plus photographs

Historical information

Launch of the three level project "One Flintoff" to accommodate 320 council staff from Ivanhoe, Rosanna and Greensborough. The offices will be over the Watermarc complex.

Article and Photograph - Briar Hill shops 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs about Briar Hill shops, 1968.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Document,leaflet 'Brief History of the City of Moorabbin 1850 - 1934'

City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum), Ormond

1 x A4 printed both sides, black and white, folded x 3

Historical information

2015 CMHS members D. Maynard. Fran & Holger Bader compiled this Leaflet to provide a condensed information Leaflet about the origin and development of the area known as 'The City of Moorabbin' from 1850 -1994. Topics ; Aboriginal Bunurrung people, Henry Dendy's Special Survey 1841 in County of Bourke ; J.B Were, land agent, Pastoralists/ Squatters John O'Shannassy, Richard & John King, Moysey Family, Alexander MacDonald; Parish of Moorabbin Land Developers 1850 J.Holloway, A. Balcombe, D.Wickham, S. Charman, Keys Family; Road District of Moorabbin 1862 - 1870; Shire of Moorabbin 1871 - 1934; City of Moorabbin 1934 - 94; Amalgamation of Councils 1994 divided the City of Moorabbin between the Cities of Glen Eira, Bayside, Kingston and Monash; Origin of suburb names,

Significance

This Leaflet was compiled in 2015 to provide a condensed history of the area known as 'The City of Moorabbin' for visitors , schools and local community

Inscriptions & Markings

page 1 'BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CITY OF MOORABBIN' ; CITY OF MOORABBIN /1934-1994 page 2 'CITY OF MOORABBIN / 1934 - 94

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 2 Vol. 11 June 1971 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 2 Vol. 11 June 1971

City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum), Ormond

1 x L 26cm x W 21cm printed both sides

Historical information

Topic ; Cheltenham Tennis Club 1880; Youth Expo; The Aims of the CMHS are ‘to record the history of the City, and register something of the Australian Atmosphere, which the necessary speed-up in post-world-war two (WW11) immigration has caused to be lost; to produce a magazine at regular intervals, featuring the work of pioneers and the changing Australian scene; to work constantly with a long range view towards building a hall where records and exhibits can be housed’ (1961) The Original Newsletters reflect the history and heritage of the former City of Moorabbin — derived from Mooroobin, ‘a resting place’ in the Bunurrung spoken language. In 1994, the City of Moorabbin was integrated into the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston and Monash.

Significance

This is Newsletter No. 2 Vol. 11 of the CMHS June 1971 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY OF MOORABBIN HISTORICAL / SOCIETY / President / Mrs C Whitehead Secretary Mrs P. Brodie / NEWSLETTER / Volume 11 No 2 June 1971

Article and Photograph - Montmorency Post Office 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photo of Montmorency Post Office 1968

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 6 Vol. 6 July 1966 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 6 Vol.6 July 1966

City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum), Ormond

2 x L 26cm x W 21cm page 1 printed both sides

Historical information

TOPIC ; Cheltenham Arts & Crafts; J B Clay family ; S Clayton family The Aims of the CMHS are ‘to record the history of the City, and register something of the Australian Atmosphere, which the necessary speed-up in post-world-war two (WW11) immigration has caused to be lost; to produce a magazine at regular intervals, featuring the work of pioneers and the changing Australian scene; to work constantly with a long range view towards building a hall where records and exhibits can be housed’ (1961) The Original Newsletters reflect the history and heritage of the former City of Moorabbin — derived from Mooroobin, ‘a resting place’ in the Bunurrung spoken language. In 1994, the City of Moorabbin was integrated into the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston and Monash.

Significance

This is Newsletter No. 6 Vol. 6 of the CMHS July 1966 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY OF MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / AFFILIATED WITH THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF / VICTORIA AND THE CHELTENHAM ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY/ President Mrs N. Blackman…........ Secretary Mrs F.Neville / VOLUME 6 No.6 NEWSLETTER JULY 1966

High tide 2000

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 2000 school year. A4 size white card cover with colour illustration. 48 pages, with photographs and illustrations, some colour. Contains student work, sports results, class photographs, school news.

Document, newsletter - The Answer. A newsletter from Melbourne Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white printed newsletters from 1994 in pdf format 69.74 MB.

Historical information

This pdf contains all six editions of the Melbourne Legacy Club newsletters in 1994, covering the activities of Melbourne Legacy Widows' Club. It includes photos of events. Information includes a notice from the Chairman of the Widows' Committee, dates of meetings, possible day trips and theatre outings, and cruises. The ladies were welcome to attend many activities including, monthly meetings, card afternoons, indoor bowls competitions, outings and tours, plus the annual fete and Christmas concert. The first edition of the newsletter was in 1960, previously there had been a quarterly magazine but the distribution was limited, they changed to a 4 page newsletter format to reach more of the widows. The September 1992 edition of the Melbourne Legacy newsletter was the first to be called 'The Answer'. The name comes from the verses that guides the work of Legacy - 'In Flanders Field' and 'The Answer'. Editions were published January, March, May, July, September and November, they have approximately 24 pages.

Significance

Brings to life the activities provided for the widows and the work of Melbourne Legacy.

National Catholic Girls' Movement (NCGM) Leaders' Programme Booklets - NCGM Leaders' Programme

Young Christian Workers (YCW Australia) Archive and Research Centre , Fitzroy North

Collection of seven programme booklets produced by the NCGM National Exectutive.

Fooball Team Photograph - 1958 Collingwood YCW Football Team

Young Christian Workers (YCW Australia) Archive and Research Centre , Fitzroy North

Correspondence - Email messages - Springthorpe Project

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3p., black text and images.Word document of email from Anne Paul.

Historical information

A report on the Springthorpe and La Trobe Local History Project. Gives details of themes and activities as well as contact for Project team members.

Document

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

Typed report on Operational efficiency of AFV vehicles and crews prepared by Lance Corporal Van De Velde ' A ' Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles following Exercise ' Northern Explorer' 15-20 September 1988. Two pages, dated 22 September 1988.

Historical information

Example of after training report following annual exercise.

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 2007

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 2007 includes Volume 114 to Volume 124. Newsletter containing information on Council services and to inform local residents of happenings and changes in the Municipality of Glen Eira.

Historical information

The Glen Eira news is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.

Newspaper (digital) - Caulfield Contact Monthly - 1994

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Caulfield Contact Monthly from 1994 includes Vol. 20, no. 1 -Vol. 20 no. 11. These are all numbered as Volume 20 but should in fact be Volume 21.

Historical information

The Caulfield Contact was the official newspaper of the City of Caulfield from 1976-1994. The City of Caulfield was the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. It was renamed the Caulfield Contact Monthly in September 1989. Following Amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Caulfield Contact was followed by the Glen Eira News.

Newspaper Clipping (copy) - The Murder at Greensborough. Inquiry...

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

7 p. copy of newspaper article from Trove database

Historical information

Inquest on the body of John Mitchell, murdered 24 September 1862. Accused was Josiah Grimshaw.