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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

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Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes September 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Programme - 1938 Australian Championship Band Contest : Official Programme (incorporating the Bandsman's yearbook)

Victorian Bands' League, Yarraville

Programme printed in A5 size

Historical information

This programme was printed for the 1938 Australian Championship Band Contest and incorporates the Bandsman's Yearbook. This was the year of Australia's 150th Celebrations and this contest was held in Sydney. It contains a wealth of information not only from a National level but also articles and results from State competitions. There are also short essays, obituaries, articles of interest, advertisements and other material that is interesting from a historical perspective.

Significance

This programme is unique in the information that it contains, the photographs and other historical information. It provides a record of bands that existed during this time as well as a multitude of competition results.

Artwork - 'Jobs, Policy and LOST' (tryptich) by Patrice Mahoney

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

This unique edition triptych involves the techniques of intaglio copper plate, pigment, soft ground, open bite, aquatint, spit-bite, stamping, relief, drawing and burnishing on paper. It was awarded the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards Federation University Acquisitive Award for for work by a Victorian regional artist. Artist's Statement: These works are a display of my frustration of hour our family were lucky we were not beheaded, scalped, taken away and impaled as a warning to others not to enter farming lands, which had been traditional lands of the Nganyaywana country. The word 'Policy' represents the White Australia Policy, the word "Lost' stands for those lost including hundreds of family members, 'Jobs' asks why Aboriginal people can only find employment if through Aboriginal positions and policies,. The number 3 symbolises myself and my siblings, red is for bloodshed, blue is for secrets and black the family history. The Selection Panel of the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards made the following comments on the work: 'The selection panel for the Federation University Acquisitive Award for 2014 were highly impressed by this work and applauded the vigorous use of symbolism and metaphor in a well scripted visual composition. The poignancy of connectedness to the past, memory, place and country is palpable and enhanced by the suggestive employment of text and minimal colour. A provocative and evocative work of art!

Historical information

Patrice MAHONEY Anewan/Nganyaywan/Dunghutti country. Patrice Mahoney is a printmaker, sculptor, weaver, drawer and painter. he work challenges mainstream and Aboriginal Australians and is profoundly influenced by space, place and country, taking inspiration from nature, environment and looking forward to a time when she can return to her family's traditional country to make work. In 2012 the artist completed a Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts at Monash University’s Churchill campus (from 2014 Federation University's Churchill Campus). The Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2014 were exhibited and judged at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Annual Report - 30th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1914

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 94 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.

Newsletter - 5 March 2018

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Programme - Victorian Bands' League: Champion Concert Band

Victorian Bands' League, Yarraville

Printed programme on card

Historical information

This programme dates from 1957 when the VBL formed a large brass band made up of the finest brass band musicians from across the state. This band was conducted by the great Harry Shugg of which was probably one of his last engagements before his passing. The musicians came from a number of brass bands including Malvern Municipal, Kingsville & Yarraville, Hawthorn, Preston, Ballarat, Thompson's Foundary, St John's Ambulance, Coburg, the Red Cross and Footscray,

Significance

This propgramme is significant as it highlights the activities of the Victorian Bands' League when they presented major events. The list of names on the forth page of the program display a who's who of banding at the time. It is also significant as it again shows the many facets of the work of Harry Shugg.

Cup - Gullett Cup

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Historical information

Gullett Cup (Cup) Donor: Sir Henry Gullett Deed of Gift: Yes, 1929 The trophy is awarded to the winner of a Combined Division race on PHD handicap which is sailed on the same day as the Almeida Cup for AMS handicap and the Worcester Trophy for IRC handicap. First Winner: Toogooloowoo II, W. S. Dare 1928

Bottles - Coffee and chicory essence bottles

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Small collection of 4 bottles.

Historical information

Before the era of powdered instant coffee; the main method of non-percolated coffee was to have a bottle of 'coffee essence' on hand. These bottles contained a thick liquid compound of coffee and chicory and were added to hot water to make a drink. The product is still available. The earlier bottles had the name of the manufacturer embossed into the glass but later versions had a label panel onto which a label was affixed. This allowed for several different flavours or variations to be sold in one type of bottle with different labels. The bottles came in brown or clear glass and have a distinctive shape. Bottle One has a screw top enclosure with 'Robur Tea Co. Limited' on a side panel. The bottle manufacturer's mark is AGM; used post 1938. It is a 2-piece mould and mould marks are visible on the shoulders and through thread of screw top. The neck is slightly askew and looks stretched on one side; perhaps because it was removed from the mould before being fully cooled. Bottle Two has a cork stoppered neck in clear glass. It has no embossing and has the AGM monogram on its base. It is from a 2-piece mould with a strong mould mark through to the top of the stopper closure. Bottles are 8 ounce size and were recovered from the garden of a GHS member.

Document collection - Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre 1983-2015

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

8 pages, text and illustrations.

Historical information

A collection of documents prepared over several 'milestone' events such a 20 and 30 year anniversaries. Access given by Neighbourhood Centre Chris Burroughs in 2015. The centre was renamed Greenhills Neighbourhood House in 2016.

Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Minutes of AGM Meeting 10 April 1992

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Mosquito Forceps - Medical Equipment

South West Healthcare, Warrnambool

Stainless steel scissor like instrument with self adjusting lock. Teethed end.

Inscriptions & Markings

"SKIDMORE & CO" "STAINLESS STEEL" "MADE IN ENGLAND"

Journal- Geography Excursion by Special Train - THE ASHWOOD ROCKET- 27 Nov 1972 to 2 Dec 1972

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

JOURNAL: 'The Ashwood Rocket'- Ashwood High School Geography Excursion by Special Train- 27 Nov 1972 to 2 Dec 1972

Historical information

Fifth Journal of the Ashwood High School Geography Excursion by Special Train

Significance

Details of the excursion including names of the teachers and students who participated, where the excursion went and the rules for the trip.

Form 1E 1968

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1E of 1968

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF above.

Letters

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

Collection of letters written by Trooper J McGlade, 8th Light Horse Regiment during World War One (1914-1918). Transcribed but transcriber unknown.

Historical information

No. 105 Trooper John Matthew McGlade, born Belfast, Northern Ireland, was a 30 year-old architect .iving in East Gippsland when he enlisted in 8th Light Horse 24th September 1914. He served at Gallipoli; was wounded at the Nek : later seved in Palestine : wounded at Gaza 1917. World War Two service in 12th Garrison Battalion VDC. Died of Jaundice 2 March 1943.

High Tide 1986

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School yearbook for the 1986 school year. Black and white glossy card cover, this yearbook has 44 pages. It contains reports from all year levels and departments, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

Newsletter - September 2010

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Yearbook - 1954 Tek Talk

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Geoff Williams Scrapbook

Geelong Football Club, Geelong

Scrapbook detailing the recruitment and career of Geelong Champion Geoff Williams. 54 pages in total

Historical information

Loaned to the Geelong Football Club by Mr Geoff Williams for the purposes of digitisation. Geoff Williams Born: 18/11/1930 From: East Geelong via Warragul Height: 183cm Weight: 83kg Natural kicking foot: Right Guernsey number: 21 First senior match: Round 1, 1952 v Melbourne at the MCG The fast mover quickly established himself as a top half-back flanker. His ball-winning skill, judgment and ability to concentrate were obvious. He always played the game fairly but strongly, and no player tried harder to perform well. His kicking wasn’t stylish but generally it was effective. He liked to knock the ball clear of opponents and shoot after it at great speed. He won the club Best and Fairest award in his first season – an outstanding achievement in a Premiership year. Total Brownlow Medal votes: 22 Premiership team selection: 1952 Club Best & Fairest: 1952, 1955 GFC Hall of Fame inductee (2002) GFC Life Membership (1959) Career span: 1952-59 Total matches: Premiership 121, Night/Pre-Season Series 4 Total goals: Premiership 1, Night/Pre-Season Series 0 Finals matches: 9 Finals goals: 0 Last senior match: Round 5, 1959 v Essendon at Windy Hill Information provided by Mr Col Hutchinson GFC Historian

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Aug 2010 pdf - August 2010

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

Issue 18 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in August 2010. Notice re meeting august 29th. Items of Interest explain that volunteer Ronnie has completed The CMHS site on Vicnet, Dennis Maynard has built display benches for the Barn and repaired school desks, Mr Neil Follett has donated a photograph of the Tuck family and ‘Baydon Hill’ c1800, Trish Smythe, manager Kingston Library, has displayed Posters and Flyers about Box Cottage Museum, and 3 bridal gowns are now on display at Box Cottage. Robina Naughton has researched a photograph , 1906, of His Excellency Hwang Hon Cheng, Chinese Commissioner, donated by Frank and Lorna Thatcher. A copy of this photograph has been sent to Sophie Couchman, Curator of Museum Of Chinese History. Helen has compiled a 3 page history of Hwang Hon Cheng and the Chinese in Victoria 1840- 1906.

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

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 The issue of Chinese migration was very inflamed and caused much distress to local market gardeners c1900.

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / AUGUST 2010 NEWSLETTER

Cadet Dinghy Trophies - Cadets

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Historical information

Cadet Dinghies have a long proud history at RBYC with many Trophies awarded over the years. Apart from the Stonehaven Cup (see separate entry) the other trophies are shown here. You can see these by clicking on the right arrow on the photo above.

Newsletter - May 2018

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 2 September 1961 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 2 September 1961

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

2 pages of Foolscap paper printed on 1 side.

Historical information

This is Newsletter No 2 produced by CMHS members in September 1961 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’ 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 No 2 of the Newsletter of CMHS Setember 1961 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitalization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY OF MOORABBIN HISTORICAL / SOCIETY / NEWSLETTER No 2 / SEPTEMBER 1961

Publication, e-book - Advanced bee-culture: its methods and management (Hutchinson, W. Z.), Flint, 1905

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Document - The Unknown Soldier

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 pages, black type x 18 pages which is the script of an address given about the Unknown Soldier

Historical information

A copy of an address to Legatees, in July 1993, regarding establishing of Tomb to The Unknown Soldier in Canberra. The speaker is unknown. Legatees met regularly and had guest speakers to entertain and inform on different subjects. This document was from a file of information about guest speakers (see also 00812-00822 and 00829-00837).

Significance

A record that Legacy provided many speakers at Legacy functions from different walks of life and the subects spoken on were many and varied.

Inscriptions & Markings

Black type

Document - List of Officers 1982-1983

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

Publication, e-book - The honey-bee: its nature, homes, and products (Harris, W. H.), London, 1884

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

DIARY & LETTERS, from July 1915 to July 1919. TRANSCRIBED by Walter J R Barber). Bob's diaries and letters are mostly typed. Some letters were hand-written, in ink or pencil, on letter-headed paper. Page1 of Bob's original diary. 3 sample letter-heads.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

This collection of Bob Snape's diary and letters was transcribed because of the large body of material. 55 numbered letters (out of some 160 plus) survive. Many letters were typed. As a clerk in HQ, Bob had constant access to a type-writer, and sometimes said to his family that typing was much more efficient for him than writing by hand. There are many letters in hand-writing, some in ink , others in pencil. Some letters are on letter-headed paper, eg: YMCA, TSS (HMAT) 'Demosthenes', hotels, family in Wales.

Document

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

Typed document giving judging scores for Hutton Trophy and Lord Forster Cup for year 1938 - 1939

Historical information

Hutton Trophy was competed for annually by Light Horse Troops. Forster Cup was for competition by Light Horse Machine gun Sections.

Ponderings 8 - Winter 2004

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Ponderings 52 - Spring 2016

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon