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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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Article and Photograph - Henry Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Map and information about Henry Street Greensborough, map drawn in 1999 by Valma Simpkins (nee Poulter) of residents and businesses in Henry Street near Grimshaw Street in the 1930s. Further discussion about Poulter and Clayton family connections

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.

Set List - Maldon In Winter Concert 4 July

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Watercolour and pastel on paper - 'Still Life With Lantern' by Sue Jarvis

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed still life featuring a bowl of apples, a saucepan and a lamp. Gift of Dr David Alexander, 2013

Book - Digital Image - Primary Picture Outlines, January - June 1941

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Copy of Sunday school textbook. 20 pages, text and line drawings (some have been coloured by owner)

Historical information

Digital copy of a 1940s Sunday school text book for younger children. Illustrations depict Bible stories.

Inscriptions & Markings

Student's name on cover.

Photograph - Digital image - Greensborough Football Club Reserves, Premiers 1972

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1page, black and white team photograph

Historical information

Team photograph of the Reserves Premiership side, Greensborough Football Club 1972. Photo is captioned.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names of 21 of the 25 subjects, taken at Warringal Park, Heidelberg

Article - Edward James Curry

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Edward James Curry and his service in World War 1. At the time of Edward James Curry's enlistment, he was living at Greensborough Railway Station

Document

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

Report of patrol carried out by soldiers of 'A' Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles 18 September 1988 near Tindal Air Base Northern Territory. Six pages plus sketch map.

Historical information

In 1988, as part of a Defence of Mainland Australian policy, defence of facilities of strategic importance in northern Australia were allocated to Army Reserve units. ‘A’ Squadron was allocated the defence of Tindal Air Force base located 15 KM outside Katherine in Northern Territory. Consequently the Squadron deployed on Exercise ‘Northern Explorer’ to gain first-hand knowledge of operating conditions for mounted and dismounted patrolling in the area.

Significance

Rare patrol report made by soldiers of a Victorian regiment while on exercise in Northern Territory.

Programme - Citizens' Welcome Home to Castlemaine Service Personnel

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 2 Vol. 12 June 1972 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 2 Vol. 12 June 1972

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

3 pages x L 26cm x W 21cm printed on one side

Historical information

Topics ; Cheltenham Church of Christ; Maldon 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. 12 of the CMHS June 1972 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 / Vol 12 No 2 June 1972

Menu

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

Menu and Place mat for dinner at Commercial Club for the Cadre Club, 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles, 16 October 1986.

Historical information

Army Reserve regiments had ARA officers and senior NCOs for training and administrative purposes

Inscriptions & Markings

Both documents are extensively autographed by Cadre members and partners.

Article - Clarence Alexander Watson

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Clarence Alexander Watson and his service in World War 1. Clarence Watson was born in Greensborough.

Article - Spear Family, by Rosemary Hassett (Spear)

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 p., typescript

Historical information

Rosemary Hassett's recollections of her childhood in Greensborough, growing up in the Spear family

Article and Photograph - All Saints Anglican Church Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs of All Saints' Anglican Church Greensborough from the 1940s and 1950s. Includes a hand drawn map of the original site on the corner of Main Street and Grimshaw Street.

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.

Annual Report - Our Deaf and Dumb Fellow Citizens - 51st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1935

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 12 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.

Document - 1974 Australian Band Contest Hobart - Thompsons Foundry Band

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Genealogical document - Roland Hardley

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

5 x A4 sheets. Photocopy of 1935 obituary from Hurstbridge Advertiser for Mr Roland Hardley of Bundoora. 2-page family tree of Roland Hardley's family. Copies of 3 photographs of the Hardley family's Rotherham Farm Bundoora.

Historical information

Mr Roland Hardley was a Gallipoli veteran, vice president of the Permanently Disabled Soldiers Association and first branch president of the Greensborough RSL

Significance

Mr Roland Hardley was first branch president of the Greensborough RSL and his family were pioneers in Bundoora at Rotherham Farm.

Inscriptions & Markings

Various notations by Faye Fort

Postage Stamps - Von Mueller collection 4

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Front of envelope with address and postage stamps, and one first day cover enclosed in black stamp folder.

Historical information

Envelope front with stamps, addressed to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, and First Day Cover 1948. Upper image, 1 x 2 pence mauve Victoria, postmarked at Melbourne on February 2, 1885. Lower image, First Day Cover of Commemoration of Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller, Issued 13th September 1948; and addressed to Durban, Natal, Africa and postmarked at Lewisham NSW on 13th Sept 1948.

Significance

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-1896) was born in Germany and migrated to Australia in 1847.He was the Victorian Government Botanist (from 1853) and Director of the Botanical Gardens (1857-1873). These envelopes and stamps are from correspondence addressed to him.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Oct 2010 jpg, pdf - October 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 October 2010. . Notice of AGM October 30th and Celebration of 50th Anniversary of CMHS. The Founding Members of CMHS are thanked and praised for their foresight, generosity of time and energy and for organising the collection of historical artefacts that created ‘Box Cottage Museum” as it is today. Mrs Dorothy Booth, FoMRGS, has donated her mother’s wedding dress to Box Cottage Museum, and John O’Callaghan, Glen Eira Historical Society, will donate a rebuilt computer. We are now commencing a Catalogue of our Library Books. The Story of the Elster Creek is attached.

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. This Issue celebrates the 50th Anniversary of CMHS

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 and this month Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of CMHS.

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / OCTOBER 2010 NEWSLETTER

Article and Photograph - Watermarc 2009-2016

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Photographs and text sourced from social media.

Historical information

Aerial photographs of the Greensborough Pool site being redeveloped into WaterMarc (2009-2016). Images from nearmap.com.au

Significance

This text and photographs were 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.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Hill Climb

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Hill Climb included a copy of the 1945 aerial survey showing the track.

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.12 Vol. 4 November 1964 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No.12 Vol. 4 November 1964

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

1 x Foolscap paper printed on 2 sides folded for 4 pages

Historical information

Topics; CMHS ; C. Grimes Expedition; ' Moorabbin News'; Mitchell Library; List of Items in Volume 4 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. 12 Vol. 4 of the CMHS November 1964 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 NEWSLETTER / Vol. 4 No. 12 (1964) ( final paper in the fourth volume series)

Minutes - AGM 2014

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1916-1923

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

A red bound copy of the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, holding copies for years 1916 to 1923. 1916 The 1916 Students' Magazine features many references to World War One, including an image of Ted Cannon, a gifted artist attending the Ballarat Technical Art School (part of the Ballarat School of Mines [SMB] campus) from 1912. After completing his art course Ted was employed as an assistant teacher at the Art School, before taking a position as cartoonist with the Ballarat Star newspaper at the end of 1914. In 1915 Ted was awarded the prestigious Victorian Education Department Senior Technical School Scholarship. Only months into his scholarship, Ted volunteered for the AIF. He was killed in action on 14 September 1916 in France. 1917 Editorial staff, Natural Colour Motion Pictures, Chemistry, Caricatures, Old Art School Students, Old Science School Students, Broken Hill, Lal Lal Deposits, SMB Athletic Team, SMB Roll of Honor, Junior Technical School Senior Cadet Team, Ballarat, Junior Technical School; Ballarat Junior Technical School Bugle Band, A visit to Ronaldson's Workshop 1920 Historical Sketch of the Ballarat School of Mines, War Service, Editorial Staff, Maurice Copland Obituary, The Chemist, Separation of Lead and Zinc Sulphides, Explosives, Werribee Gorge Visit, Daylesford Visit, Sports Ground, Indian Art, Dressmaking, Herbert H. Smith, Drawing From the Antique, Caricatures, Ballarat School of Mines Football Team. 1921 A.F. Hesiltine, Editorial Staff, Feathertop and Mt Buffalo trip, Plumbing, frequency changer, Melbourne excursion, Melbourne Electric Railways, Dawn of Modern Art, Moorabool Trip, Guy Fawkes, Bush Camp, Caricatures, manual art, past students, SMB Athletic Team, Cadet camp at Broadmeadows, Ballarat Junior Technical School Athletics Team. 1922 Editorial Staff, Assaying, Plasticity of Clay, Lal Lal V Morwell, Cheap Electricity, Clyde Lukeis Obituary, Ken Moss Obituary, Past Students, Old Boy's Association, Reunion, SMB Athletic Team, Military News, Athletics 1923 Editorial Staff, Alfred Mica Smith Biography, caricature, Robert James Dowling Obituary, Chemistry, America, SM Football Team, Ballarat Junior Technical School, Wireless Telegraphy, Caricatures,

Historical information

The Ballarat School of Mines Magazine does not appear to have been publishing in 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1919.

Election card

Western Bulldogs, Footscray

A single-sided election card with blue text and image of Eddie Walsh

Historical information

An election card for Eddie Walsh, used in the Footscray Football Club committee elections of 1960. The card outlines his credentials, including his associations with the senior and junior football club and the Footscray Colts Cricket Club. The card refers to Roy Russell, the late Secretary of the Footscray Football Club. See Supplementary Information for related information on the election campaign in the Footscray Advertiser.

Significance

This item of ephemera is highly significant as only two copies of this election card are known to exist.

Inscriptions & Markings

'F.F.C Elections - 1960/For Progressive Administration Vote Eddie Walsh to Committee/Life Member Footscray Football Club/Hon. Secretary Footscray 3rd 18, 1948-57/Hon. Secretary F'scray Colts F.C., 1940-48/Life-Member Footscray Colts Cricket Club/Official Registrar F.F.C. 1959/Experienced and knowledge of recruiting gained with the late F.F.C. Secretary, Roy Russell/R. S. Smith, Printer, Footscray - MW 2871.'

Text - Do you know what this is?

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 page

Historical information

A leaflet produced to raise awareness of white canes. On the front a man's hand holds a white cane. Inside the leaflet reads "Bear in mind the white cane is a symbol of the visually handicapped" and was produced by the White Cane Committee, 247 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, Q, 4101.

Inscriptions & Markings

Illustration of a hand holding a white cane on the front page

Newsletter - August 2017

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia August-November 1906

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 7; Pink Cover; Size 29Hx14W; 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.

Book - The Warrnambool language : a consolidated account of the Aboriginal language of the Warrnambool area of the western district of Victoria based on nineteenth century sources

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Rippleside

A consolidated account of the Warrnambool language of the Western District of Victoria based on early sources. It is intended to serve as a convenient reference guide for the Aboriginal people of the Warrnambool area and for all researchers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Maps, tables, word lists

Article - Archie Price and Sarah

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Brief family notes, typed text, includes handwritten notes.

Historical information

Notes on the Price family - Archie and Sarah, and their daughter Mary Jane. Mary Jane married William Partington and following Mary's death, Sarah came to Greensborough to help raise Will and Mary's daughter Eva.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Station 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Station in 1967. Photos courtesy Paul de Sauty.

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.