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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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The Cheltenham Leader 1892

Kingston Libraries, Parkdale

Article - William Martin

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Martin and his service in World War 1. William's wife lived in Greensborough.

Photograph of a medal dated 1908 and corresponding newspaper article

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club, Warrnambool

Photograph of a pocket sized medal.

Historical information

A medal held in the Price family won by William Price in 1908. Reported on page 2 on the 2nd January 1908 the results of a regatta held in Colac the day before. The Warrnambool A.N.A. team won the Friendly Society’s Fours.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front: ? H.P ?date...08 W.R.C. Won By W. Price Society fours on back.

004355 - Document - Lets Celebrate 101 years - Our Lady of the Sea, Inverloch - 1906 to 2007 - from Nina Banks

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

meeting minutes

Australian Multicultural Community Services, Maidstone

2 sheets of paper from exercise book

Historical information

Australian Polish Community Services was established in 1983 as a community, non for profit and charitable organisation, with the main purpose of responding to the needs and aspirations and promoting the interests of the Polish Australian community in western suburbs of Melbourne. The first Committee of Management meeting was held on 10/05/1983

Significance

first official document in history of Australian Polish Community Services

Inscriptions & Markings

handwritten document

Theatre Flyer - Six Ribbons ;remebering Jon English by Peter Cupples commencing producuction at the athenaeum theatre on the 19th of March 2017

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

coloured flyer

Historical information

Jon English was one of few Australian performers to combine a stellar career in music,television and stage. For over four decades he remained one of this country's most successful.loved, and enduring recording and performing artists.Jon sadly and unexpectedly passed away on the 9th of march 2016,just as he was about to record a new album and embark on a national tour . on the first anniversary of Jon's passing we present 'Six Ribbons'' - a two and a half hour tribute show to an extrodinary man who.over the coursr of his long professional life, brought such joy and entertainment to so many in many genres

Significance

tribute show

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia October November December 1903

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

No. 3; Pink Cover; Size 28Hx22W; 16 pages

Historical information

"The Gesture" was an independent organ of the Deaf and Dumb having no direct connection with any single organisation. Its aim was to help all agencies established to promote the advancement of the Deaf and Dumb. The aim was to be the "Voice" of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia". To educate the public as to the real condition and needs of the afflicted brothers and sisters, to bring prominently before the hearing and speaking community the peculiar difficulties and obstacles that Deaf Mutes have to encounter in the battle of life. The magazine was named "The Gesture" with the single object of impressing upon the minds of the hearing friends the uncontrovertable fact that whatever the system of instruction the Deaf Mute invariably resorts to the manual alphabet and the language of gesture as the only expedient means of communication with those similarly afflicted.

Significance

The "Gesture" is significant as the first national newsletter of the Australasian Deaf.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Oct 2008 - October 2008

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

A4 paper printed both sides x1. Issue 8 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in October 2008. Notices re AGM on October 26th and a visit by Mrs Pam Seymour-Gough who gave the method / recipe for soap making pioneer style. Another excerpt from CMHS Newsletter October 1963 by Tom Sheehy, President, ‘The Early Twentieth Century’, .describes social life in 1903 centred around St Peter’s Church Hall c1862, East Brighton ( East Bentleigh), and The East Brighton Hall c 1894, East Brighton ( East Bentleigh) and Mechanics Institute Cheltenham c 1887. The Moorabbin Shire Hall c 1867 was too small for social events. Social activity lead to Progress Associations and one group pressed for the removal of ‘Brighton’ from Shire of Moorabbin locations. 1906 ‘South Brighton’ street signs were replaced with ‘Moorabbin’.

Historical information

The City of Moorabbin Historical Society was formed c 1960 by a group of Moorabbin residents who were concerned that the history of the area should be preserved. A good response to a call for items related to the historical area of Moorabbin Shire brought donations of a wide variety of artefacts which are now preserved by the current members of CMHS at Box Cottage Museum . Helen Stanley, Secretary of CMHS, began producing a Newsletter for members in April 2007 to provide current information and well researched items of historical interest.

Significance

Statement of Significance Helen Stanley has produced a bi-monthly Newsletter, 2007 - 2013, for the members of the City of Moorabbin Historical Society that contains well researched interesting historical items, notification of upcoming events, current advice from Royal Australian Historical Society , Museums Australia Victoria and activities of Local Historical Societies. The Newsletter is an important record of the activities of the CMHS. Tom Sheehy, past President of CMHS, was an Historian and Author of ‘Battlers Tamed the Sandbelt’.

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / OCTOBER 2008 NEWSLETTER

Publication, e-book - Productive bee-keeping: modern methods of production and marketing of honey (Pellett, F. C.), Philadelphia, 1923

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Oral History - People that I have met: Cliff Lowerson; by Rosie Bray.

Greensborough Historical Society,

4 pages, text and photographs.

Historical information

Rosie Bray talks with Clifford Alva Lowerson about life with his wife Iris in Eltham, Briar Hill, Montmorency and Watsonia.

Significance

Oral history first published in GHS Newsletter 2014.

TRENCH MAP, 1:20,000 FRANCE. Sheet 36 NW. Edition 6 B. GSGS 2742. Ordnance Survey 1916. Trenches corrected to 5/5/1916.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Newsletter - 5 March 2018

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Pulley

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

This item is an oval-shaped brown and orange wooden shell from a ship’s pulley. The original wooden material is now petrified but the lighter coloured concentric rings of the wood's grain are still visible. A metal sheave or drum is fitted into the centre hole and some of the edge of its sheave’s collar has corroded and broken away. The collar has three holes of equal size that are evenly spaced around it. The bearing ring is now detached but still connected to the pulley with a string on which a label is attached. Most of the six cylindrical metal roller bearings are sand encrusted but some are still visible.

Historical information

Wooden pulley wheel section from the wreck “Newfield”. The Newfield was a three-masted iron and steel barque, built in Dundee, Scotland, in 1889 by Alexander Stephen and Sons. It was owned by the Newfield Ship Company in 1890 and later that year It was registered in Liverpool to owners Brownells and Co. The Newfield left Sharpness, Scotland, on 28th May 1892 with a crew of 25 under the command of Captain George Scott and on 1st June left Liverpool. She was bound for Brisbane, Australia, with a cargo of 1850 tons of fine rock salt, the main export product of Sharpness. At about 9pm on 28th August 1892, in heavy weather, Captain Scott sighted, between heavy squalls, the Cape Otway light on the mainland of Victoria but, due to a navigational error (the ship’s chronometers were wrong), he assumed it to be the Cape Wickham light on King Island, some 40 miles south. He altered his course to the north, expecting to enter Bass Strait. The ship was now heading straight for the south west Victorian coast and at about 1:30am ran aground on a reef about 100 yards from shore and one mile east of Curdie’s Inlet, Peterborough. The ship struck heavily three times before grounding on an inner shoal with 6 feet of water in the holds. Rough sea made the job of launching lifeboats very difficult. The first two lifeboats launched by the crew were smashed against the side of the ship and some men were crushed or swept away. The third lifeboat brought eight men to shore. It capsized when the crew tried to return it to the ship for further rescue The Port Campbell rocket crew arrived and fired four rocket lines, none of which connected with the ship. A local man, Peter Carmody, volunteered to swim one mile to the ship with a line to guide the fourth and final lifeboat safely to shore. Seventeen men survived the shipwreck but the captain and eight of his crew perished. The Newfield remained upright on the reef with sails set for a considerable time as the wind slowly ripped the canvas to shreds and the sea battered the hull to pieces. The Marine Board inquiry found the wreck was caused by a "one man style of navigation" and that the Captain had not heeded the advice of his crew. According to Jack Loney ‘… when the drama was over . . the Newfield was deserted except for the Captain’s dog and two pigs.’ Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum has several artefacts that have been salvaged from the wreck. See also other items in the Flagstaff Hill Newfield Collection.

Significance

The report from SHP documented the following in regards to the Newfield collection: Flagstaff Hill’s collection of artefacts from the Newfield is of historical and archaeological significance at a State level, because of its association with the shipwreck, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register. The collection is significant because of its relationship between the objects. The Newfield collection is archaeologically significant as it is the remains of an international cargo ship. The Newfield collection is historically significant for representing aspects of Victoria’s shipping history and its potential to interpret sub-theme 1.5 (Living with natural processes). The collection is also historically significant for its association with the shipwreck. The Newfield collection meets the following criteria for assessment: Criteria A: Importance to the course, or pattern, of Victoria’s cultural history Criteria B: Possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of Victoria’s cultural history Criteria C: Potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of Victoria’s cultural history

Inscriptions & Markings

The pulley has a string through it that attaches it to the bearing. The label on the string bears the handwritten words “PULLEY WHEEL / NEWFIELD / PETER ROLAND”.

Article - A Squatter's life on the Plenty River at 'Wanstead' by Anne Paul

Greensborough Historical Society,

10 pages, text and colour illustrations. Abridged hard copy of item 4491.

Historical information

The Willis Diary by GHS member Anne Paul is based on A Pioneer Squatter's Life (Item158). The Willis family were early settlers at Lower Plenty, just near where the hotel and old bridge are today. Anne has reviewed and analysed this chapter from Historical Records of Victoria, Vol. 6. The Crown, the land, and the squatter, 1835-1840. She includes further information on the Willis family and photographs of the archaeological dig at the Bridge Inn Hotel Mernda in 2017.

Significance

Diary of James L Willis from 1837, portraying hardships suffered in the young colony of Victoria.

Publication, e-book - Practical beekeeping (Benton, R.), Bozeman, 1907

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Document - The Coventry Boys, by Bruce McDowell

Greensborough Historical Society,

1p., typescript

Historical information

Bruce McDowell recounts stories of the Coventry boys told to him by his grandmother, their youngest sister. Word document revised by Bruce in November 2017.

Correspondence

City of Whittlesea, South Morang

Correspondence. Letter, paper, handwritten text with seal. Letter from James Ryan, Shire Secretary, Shire of Whittlesea to Mrs Moses Thomas on the death of Moses 18 May 1878.

Historical information

In 1851 Moses Thomas purchased 400 acres, including a half mile frontage to the Plenty River, at Mernda (then known as Morang) where he operated a farm, inn and other business. In 1865 Moses Thomas was appointed Engineer, Clerk and Collector for the Morang District Road Board. In this role he would have been responsible for overseeing the collection of local property rates and the maintenance and construction of local roads and drains. Road District Boards were one of the earliest forms of local government in Victoria. The Morang or Upper Plenty Road District was established in 1862. It covered part of what is today Mernda, Doreen, South Morang, Mill Park and Bundoora. In 1875, the area merged with the Whittlesea Road District to form the Shire of Whittlesea. Moses Thomas briefly served as a Councillor with the Shire of Whittlesea until his death in 1878.

Invitation - 1989 Ladies Fashion Parade and Dinner

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

Mummified Cat - Charlie

Australian Institute of Archaeology, Bundoora

Mummified cat remains.

Historical information

Neutron scans from ANSTO reveal that only portion of the animal, probably a cat, was wrapped in the mummy. Preliminary reports of C14 dating indicates that it dates from about 600BCE. It was discovered in the 1850s in Egypt. Many animals in ancient Egypt were deemed to represent a specific deity. Egyptologists have suggested that in the first millennium B.C. an act of popular piety was to place a mummified animal as a votive offering in a catacomb established at a cult center of that deity. Such an act may be expected to afford protection and bring good fortune. More recently, a close connection between the veneration of sacred animals and the worship of the king has been proposed, with the suggestion that these offerings were obligatory for religious officials and soldiers connected with certain royal cults. Interment of sacred animals was quite common in the Ptolemaic period (304-30 BCE) and continued well into the first half of the Roman period, or the second century CE. Cat cemeteries have been found throughout Egypt, and it is probably the Goddess, Bastet's association with her divine sisters in the wild, the malevolent Sakhmet and other lion-headed goddesses, that accounts for the presence of very large cat catacombs at Saqqara, Thebes, and Beni Hasan, where these leonine deities were particularly revered. There were several ways in which the cats were prepared for deposition; in the simplest cases the bodies were mummified and wrapped in linen strips, which were sometimes dyed different brown tones and woven to form geometric patterns. Usually the limbs were positioned close to the body, making a compact bundle but some mummies held lifelike poses. Egyptians considered certain individual animals to be living manifestations of a god, such as, the Apis bull. Individuals were mummified when they died and buried for eternal life, then replaced by another single living manifestation. Research on animal mummies shows that the majority of mummies found at the large animal cemetery sites are pre-adults who were purposely killed for use, sometimes by breaking the neck. Some mummies are 'substitutes' containing only a few bones or feathers or possibly sticks or sand.

Student Magazine - Hotch Potch

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

PDFs of the University of Ballarat student magazine 'Hotch Potch'

Historical information

University of Ballarat was later Federation University Australia

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 Vol. 9 February / March 1969 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 9 February / March 1969

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

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

Historical information

Topic ; MCC re 'Museum' ; Inscriptions 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. 1 Vol. 9 of the CMHS February / March 1969 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 9 No.1 Newsletter Feb. - March 1969

Document - Briar Hill as I knew it: the memories of Ray Hooper

Greensborough Historical Society,

3p. typescript

Historical information

Reminiscences about people and places in Briar Hill, written by the late Ray Hooper.

24 NB - Carriage (NB 2nd series) 6 compartments (36)

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Historical information

24 NB - Carriage (NB 2nd series) 6 compartments (36) Vehicle Length 29 feet 6 inches ( 8992 mm) Coupled Length 31 feet 4 inches (9550 mm) Width 6 feet 7 inches (2007 mm) Height 9 feet 9 inches (2972 mm) Weight 11 tons Capacity 40 passengers, or 36 with guard's compartment. Built 1906 - 1915 Number Built 17 In use NB 24 Future restoration NB 14 VR Service History NABAB 4.VA - 18/ 9/1909 NWS Built new - circa 1910 - To NAB 4.VA - NAB 4.VA - 18/ 6/1917 - To NB 24.VA - *NB 24.VA - / 6/1926 - Modified AC Malco 19/ 1/1932 NWS Into Workshops - 10/ 5/1932 NWS Out of Workshops (113 days) 21/ 6/1933 NWS Into Workshops - 17/ 8/1933 NWS Out of Workshops (58 days) 28/ 8/1934 NWS Into Workshops - 13/ 9/1934 NWS Out of Workshops (17 days) 9/ 2/1937 NWS Into Workshops - 17/ 3/1937 NWS Out of Workshops (37 days) 31/ 5/1940 NWS Into Workshops - 5/12/1940 NWS Out of Workshops (189 days) 27/ 1/1948 NWS Into Workshops - 29/ 7/1948 NWS Out of Workshops (185 days) 12/12/1954 - Scrapped Body to Eng. Spcl Works 17/ 8/1957 - Traced at Stocktake STET - Return to Register Puffing Billy Service History or Notes NB (second series) The Puffing Billy Railway built a guard's compartment built in 24 NB. This reduced the passenger capacity to 36. The car retained its classification as NB in an attempt to emphasise that this was only a temporary conversion. The NBC classification was already in use. One day the guard's compartment will be removed and the vehicle returned to the classification of NB. The guard's compartment has a radio, air brake taps and gauges but no hand brake.

Article - Jessie May Partington

Greensborough Historical Society,

Brief family notes, typed text, includes handwritten notes.

Historical information

Notes on the life of Jessie May Partington and her relationships with other members of the Partington family.

Article - Frederick Thomas Snodgrass

Greensborough Historical Society,

Two pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Frederick Thomas Snodgrass and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Kerang; Fred is commemorated in Greensborough on the Fallen Soldiers' Memorial.

Article - Charles Allan Rawson

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Charles Allan Rawson and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he and his family were living at Greensborough

Book - Old England: a pictorial museum of Regal, Ecclesiastical, Baronial, Municipal and Popular Antiquities

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

A large leather brown/gilt cover book with black leather bound and corners. 392 p. with coloured and b/w illustrations. It includes a table of contents of volume 1, 18 illuminated engraved (colour) plates, indexes to the engravings at the end of the book. 'Old England' gilt decoration on spine. The book shows how life was like in old England in regards to people, places, architecture and fashions, etc. from Roman times through to Industrial age. The book is published in two volumes, the book in hand contains volume 1 only.

Historical information

Charles Knight is an English publisher and author. He was born at Windsor in 1791, and died in 1873 at Addlestone, Surrey. This book covers the period of English history from pre Roman times to the Industrial age. It shows how life was like in old England in regards to people, places, architecture and fashions, etc. The book contains 1000's of wonderful engravings, hand coloured plates beside 100's of pages of text contained in one volume.

Inscriptions & Markings

A plate inside front cover titled "Ballarat Technical Art School Library No. R/170"

Newsletter, CMHS Moorabbin Mirror Vol 3 August 2015 - Moorabbin Mirror Vol 3 August 2015

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

A4 x 3 paper folded to A5 x 6pp with colour photographs.

Historical information

This is Vol. 3 of the Moorabbin Mirror produced by CMHS members Fran & Holger Bader , Valma Sharp August 2015 The Moorabbin Mirror reflects 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. Members are informed of the Heritage Display at Stanley's Menswear, Bentleigh East, in conjunction with Glen Eira HS, Market Garden Display at Bendigo Bank Ormond and the Sandbelt Milestones at Brighton Cemetery, Godfrey Street Community House, St Peter's Church & School, the ongoing Gallipoli Centenary and Moorabbin Saints AFL team at Linton Street. Dates for Committee Meeting, General Meeting and the upcoming AGM in October. Photos from The Booklet and Leaflet Launch on May 13th, a request for information about the Womens’ Farm Mordialloc c 1916 , advertisements for the Bayside Arts & Cultural Exhibition featuring Tommy Bent and the RHSV Exhibition re MacPherson Robertson featuring the bust made by August Reitman at Box Cottage . Open Days are listed with an invitation for new members showing the benefits and duties of CMHS membership. CMHS thanks The Office of the Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP Minister for Trade & Investment, Federal Member for Goldstein, who photocopied this newsletter under community printing entitlements.

Significance

This is Vol. 3 of the Moorabbin Mirror, Newsletter of CMHS August 2015

Inscriptions & Markings

Moorabbin / Mirror / August 2015 Issue 3

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia July-August-September 1911

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

No. 12 New Series; Pink Cover; Size 29.5Hx14.5W; 24 pages

Historical information

"The Gesture" was an independent organ of the Deaf and Dumb having no direct connection with any single organisation. Its aim was to help all agencies established to promote the advancement of the Deaf and Dumb. The aim was to be the "Voice" of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia". To educate the public as to the real condition and needs of the afflicted brothers and sisters, to bring prominently before the hearing and speaking community the peculiar difficulties and obstacles that Deaf Mutes have to encounter in the battle of life. The magazine was named "The Gesture" with the single object of impressing upon the minds of the hearing friends the uncontrovertable fact that whatever the system of instruction the Deaf Mute invariably resorts to the manual alphabet and the language of gesture as the only expedient means of communication with those similarly afflicted.

Significance

The "Gesture" is significant as the first national newsletter of the Australian Deaf.

Lady's dancing costume Jacket - Γιλέκο στολής βλαχοπούλας

Plutarch Project, Caulfield Junction

Lady's dancing costume Jacket, gold and silver embroidery around edges. It has orange lining of silk material, lace and linen frill sleeve. Whole costume is called "Vlahopoula". Velvet outer. Part "C" of a four piece costume.

Historical information

The full costume used traditionally by ladies in the 16th to 19th century AD. Now used in Greek dances, parades and theatrical performances as a traditional costume.

Significance

Historical significance due to the variety of traditional functions it was used during the 1990's

Publication, e-book - The Townsend bee book, or, how to make a start in bees (Townsend, E. D.), Medina, 1914

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

High tide 2001

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 2001 school year. Coloured card cover, 52 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains student work, sports reports, school news and class photographs.

Booklet - The Fallen Soldiers' Memorial: Greensborough War Memorial Park

Greensborough Historical Society,

16p., A5 booklet, black & white and col. photos

Historical information

Details of 15 soldiers from the Greensborough district who lost their lives in World War 1. With photos of some of Leigh Conkie's chainsaw sculptures, and of the Greensborough War Memorial (Fallen Soldier's Memorial) first erected in Main Street in 1919, now in the Greensborough War Memorial Park. The booklet was prepared for a group walk around War Memorial Park.

High Tide 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. Buff cover printed in red and black. 64 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1953 school year. Contains staff, house captains, form school captains, school captains, scholarship recipients, sports results, team photographs, student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover '1953'. Inside front cover ' Donald G. Jamieson, 3B'. Inside back cover, student signatures.

PROPOSED RAILWAY TO POOWONG. 1881 - PROPOSED RAILWAY TO POOWONG.

Poowong Historical Group, Poowong

Hold Fast Vol. 1, No. 5. Nov 1944 - Official magazine of the Williamstown High School

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

8 page magazine of Williamstown High School, edited by P.Weate and C. Curtain. Includes report of the combined sports meet, editorial, letters, student contributions and form notes.

High Tide 1987

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1987 school year. Contains reports from all departments, staff, student leaders, captains, sports results, camp details, student work and many black and white photohgraphs.

Theatre Flyer - Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Flyer coloured

Historical information

Performed by Citi Opera

Significance

25th of February, 1st and 4th of March, 2017.

Article - Rowland Hardley

Greensborough Historical Society,

Two pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Rowland Hardley and his service in World War 1. Rowland Hardley was Foundation President of the Greensborough RSL.

Newsletter, CMHS June 2014 pdf

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

4 x A4 paper pages printed on one side with colour photograph, Jim Dale, President, welcomes members to the June 29th Meeting and recounts the discovery of a large brush tailed possum in the Cottage on April 27th. The courageous removal of this possum by Carol, the damage to artefacts and the clean up by members. All added to the excitement of the visitors especially children. Glen Eira Council was notified Monday 3oth April, requesting a grate over top of Chimney but no action has been taken yet. Dennis has installed a temporary barrier at base of chimney in fireplace.. CMHS has received a Grant of $2500 from Public Records Office Victoria for the purchase of a Glass Museum Display Case and Mannequin for the Mary Box Wedding Dress c1918. Jim has compiled a story of W.F.Lees WW1 soldier

Historical information

The City of Moorabbin Historical Society was formed c 1960 by a group of Moorabbin area residents who were concerned that the history of the area should be preserved. A good response to a call for items related to the historical area of Moorabbin Shire brought donations of a wide variety of artefacts that are now preserved by the current members of CMHS at Box Cottage Museum. Helen Stanley, Secretary of CMHS, began producing a Newsletter for members in April 2007 to provide current information and well researched items of historical interest. Jim Dale continued to produce the Newsletter in 2013 after Helen resigned

Inscriptions & Markings

City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter JUNE 2014

Photograph - Digital image - Uncle Bill's kids, 1935

Greensborough Historical Society,

1p., sepia photograph and notes

Historical information

Members of the Coventry and McDowell family, with some family relationships in the notes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names and relationships of the nine subjects

3 NBH - Excursion Car (28)

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Historical information

3NBH - Excursion Car (28) as 36 NQR converted & renumbered to 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 3 VR Service History NQR 36.VA - 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 3.VA - *NBH 3.VA - / 3/1929 - Modified AC Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned - / 5/1967 BEL Photograph #9.2: part view Puffing Billy Service History or Notes 12 Apr 1919 - Nos 1 to 6 NBH (new) delivered to UPPER FERN TREE GULLY after this date. April 2016 - Lifted

Inscriptions & Markings

3NBH

Manuscript - Late Thoughts! by June Roberts.

Greensborough Historical Society,

A 3 page typed manuscript and a hand drawn plan of Greensborough shopping area based on the document.

Historical information

This was prepared by June Roberts with assistance from Grace Cavill. Written in 1978 it includes details of Greensborough's Main Street from circa 1958-1978.

Significance

Describes the locations of the Main Street traders in the 1950s. Also mentions the efforts needed to replace the Plenty River footbridge after it was washed away in a flood.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sept 78 in blue biro on front page.

Deposition

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Depositions VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 2

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Article - Caroline Elizabeth (Bessie) Gallagher

Greensborough Historical Society,

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.

Annual Report - 26th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1910

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 80 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria, now known as Vicdeaf, (the Victorian Deaf Society), was founded in 1884 as the Victorian Society for Promoting the Spiritual and Temporal Welfare of the Adult Deaf and Dumb. The provisional committee being Mr W Bates, Mr J M Bruce, Mr J D Gowan, Mr Edwin Newbiggin, Mr C M Officer, M. L, A., and the Rev. W. Moss. The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission's objects were: 1. To provide the means for religious worship and instruction for the adult deaf and dumb of Victoria 2. To visit the deaf and dumb in their homes, especially when sick or in distress 3. To assist the deaf and dumb of good character in obtaining suitable employment 4. To provide technical and other education for the adult and dumb 5. To give pecuniary assistance to adult deaf and dumb who are in need

Significance

The Annual Reports of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society are historically significant providing insight into the history of the evolving Deaf Community in Victoria. They are a annual 'snapshot' of the year with references not only to the progress of the Society but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Article - Ivy Vera Delany

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse Ivy Vera Delany and her service in World War 1.

Despatch

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Lieutenant Governor Hotham comments on the Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the management of the Gold Fields of Victoria

Historical information

VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Book - Final recommendations Ballarat Study Area Land Conservation Council, Victoria, 1982

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

Yellow soft covered report of 95 pages . The contents of the report include: Parks, reference areas, wildlife reserves, water production, harwood production, softwood production, flora Reserves and Flora and Fauna reserves, bushland reserves, historic area and reserves, rivers and streams, Roadside conservation and Highway parks, Education areas and School Plantations, Lake Reserves, geological reserves, recreation, scenic reserves, agriculture, mineral and stone production, utilities and survey, township land, Uncommitted Land, military training, other reserves and public land. Maps include: The Study area 1: 250 000 Supplementary Maps

Oral History - My memories by Eric Barclay

Greensborough Historical Society,

4 typed pages.

Historical information

Eric Barclay recalls his life and times as a child in Greensborough from 1938, later his various employment opportunities.

Significance

A primary source recollection of Greensborough in the mid to late 20th century.