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Collecting Fire: A new kind of practice

7 Feb 2019

“While museums have traditionally aspired to collect “the real thing” and to create repositories of tangible evidence of our collective past, the essence of this project and its emerging collection was in making real the intangible through personal stories, symbols, and metaphors – giving form to matters of the heart. A new kind of museum practice was therefore needed.” - Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster

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Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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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.

Photographs: CTC School Brass Bands 1971

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Black and white photos of members of the Collingwood Technical College Brass Band of 1971. One is of Gary Cincotta Form 1E 1971 playing the Tenor Horn in Room 2C5 (from Scott p.66). One of three Trombone players in the Junior Brass Band 1971 named left to right, as Victor Germankis (1A), John Thomas (1A) and Stephen Boyd (2B). Last two are of Mr. Bill Shea conducting the band.

Folder - Greensborough Cemetery

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Folder of details of invoices and photographs of graves in Greensborough Cemetery restored by Eric Poulter

Historical information

Record of restoration of Poulter family graves by Eric Poulter 2011- . with invoices for costs and photographs from GHS archives where available.

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.

Photographic Slides - Preston Technical School Activities 1981-1982

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

22 folders containing sets of photographic slides from 1981-1982 depicting Preston Technical School activities. Each set of slides is housed in a cut down manilla folder. Also 2 sets of unnamed slides and one short reel of staff portraits.

Historical information

Sets of slides in named folders: PTS Activities Programme. 51 col slides (processing date on slides DEC 75) 1975 Preston Technical School Camping Programme 1. 14 col slides (processing date on slides MAY/DEC 75) Preston Technical School Staff/Student Cricket match. 18 col slides (processing date on slides OCT/NOVDEC 75) Schools in! An overview of PTS . 52 col slides (processing date on slides JUL 75)1975 PTS visits Melbourne Zoo. 48 col slides (processing date on slides OCT 79) 1979 PTS Activities Programme. 24 col slides (processing date on slides MAY 75) 1975 7C Bonnie Doon Camp 1981 26 col slides (processing date on slides DEC 81) Preston Tech School Snow Trip 1981 19 col slides (processing date on slides AUG 81) Bonnie Doon Camp 1981 21 col slides (processing date on slides OCT 81) Bonnie Doon 1982 29 col slides (processing date on slides FEB 83) Canberra Year 9 1982 Part 1 40 col slides (processing date on slides AUG 82) Canberra Year 9 1982 Part 2 45 col slides (processing date on slides AUG 82) Canberra Year 9 1982 Part 3 45 col slides (processing date on slides AUG 82) Canberra Year 9 1982 Part 4 47 col slides (processing date on slides AUG 82) Scenic pictures of Canberra 1982 Part 3 35 col slides (processing date on slides AUG 82) Mt Martha Camp Year 7 1982. 72 col slides (processing date on slides MAR/SEP 82) Outdoor Education Camp Bonnie Doon 1982 Part 1. 30 col slides (processing date on slides MAR 82) Outdoor Education Camp Bonnie Doon 1982 Part 2. 32 col slides (processing date on slides MAR 82) Tasmanian Trip Year 10 1982 Part 1. 35 col slides (processing date on slides AUG 82) Tasmanian Trip Year 10 1982 Part 2. 40 col slides (processing date on slides AUG 82) Year 11 Beechworth Camp Art/History Part 1. 31 col slides (processing date on slides APR 82.) Year 11 Beechworth Camp Art/History Part 2. 44 col slides (processing date on slides APR 82.) Box of slides (no date) Slides of school areas “To use whenever guests are around” (36 slides) Loose slides (in elastic band) Various school activities. 31 col slides (processing date on slides 1982)

Significance

A visual record of activities at PTS during 1981-1982.

Inscriptions & Markings

Each folder is marked with the name of the activity and slides are marked with cataloguing details (Dewey number) from PTS library.

Theatre Flyer - Alice in wonderland presented by boyd productions and written and directed by Penny Farrow showing at the athenaeum theatre on the 9 &10 January 2018

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Coloured double sided flyer

Old boys Song - Recording

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Recording of Old Boys song sung to the tune of "Home Town Week". Sung by Jim Ottery

Publication, e-book - Bee-culture: I. Advice to beginners. II. Practical advice. III. Bees in relation to flowers & fruit. culture IV. Bees in relation to agriculture (Hopkins, I.), Wellington, 1909

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Service medals

Kew RSL, Kew

framed set of World War 1 medals comprising, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

Historical information

Awarded to Frank Sands for his WW1 service . Military Medal awarded for 'conspicuous gallantry' Mouquet Quarry France September 1916

Archibald Fowler report 1920

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Report booklet of white sheets covered in buff coloured card, 8 pages.

Historical information

Report book with results from all 3 terms of the 1920 school year, achieved by Archibald Fowler at Williamstown High School.

Inscriptions & Markings

See pdf above for complete document.

Publication, e-book - Practical queen rearing (Pellett, F. C.), Hamilton, 1918

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Flyer

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Mackenzie Lodge No 15 - Garibaldi Night 50th Anniversary The Story of the Bullboar as told by Bro. Geoff Beeforth 3/9/1977

Article - Gwladys Parker Field

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Sister Gwladys Parker Field and her service in World War 1. In the post-war period ,she was Matron of the Macleod Repatriation Sanatorium.

Article - Stephen Cox

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Stephen Cox and his service in World War 1. Stephen Cox is buried at St Helena Cemetery.

Article - A brief history of Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 pages of text and photographs.

Historical information

A brief history of Montmorency, prepared by June hall and first published on the GHS website.

Significance

Some information about the early owners of the "Montmorenci Estate".

Document - Objects and Membership Requirements

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Letter,Police Report

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Bentley predicts the destruction of his hotel

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Deposition

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Depositions VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 5

Historical information

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

Document

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 2 scanned newspaper articles from the Federal Standard.

Publication, e-book - How to keep bees: a handbook for the use of beginners (Comstock, A. B.), Garden City, 1911

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Flyer

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Inscriptions & Markings

This Bill is as phony as the McMahon Government Too many Billys - get rid of them on December 2 VOTE LABOR Authorised by H. Leonard, Seamen's Union of Australia 289A Sussex Street, Sydney North Sydney-Apollo Printing Pty Ltd

Article - The Willis Diary by Anne Paul. Based on A Pioneer Squatter's Life

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

15 page, text and colour illustrations. Digital copy.

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.

Article - Eliza Smith

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse Eliza Smith and her service in World War 1.

Text - Radio club papers

Vision Australia, Kooyong

3 log books and various loose papers including a brief history, radio licences, rosters and Wireless Institute of Australia Victorian Division membership cards.

Historical information

The RVIB Radio Club was established initially as an entertainment for the RVIB 18th Box Hill Scout group, however anyone who was interested was welcome to join. In 1966 a licence application was submitted and approved, with the call sign allocated initially being VA1277 and used by the group in their initial transmission of September 25, 1967 . An appeal was made to change this to VK3VIB however this was rejected. An alternative call sign of VK3AVI was approved however, and first used on October 23, 1967. The club fostered an interest in radio communications and some later obtained licences of their own. The Radio Club lasted for 20 years and eventually concluded on November 16, 1988 with the equipment donated to the Kooyong Radio Club. A potted history of the club has written by Alex Paterson.

Document

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

Five page collection of notes on history of 8th Light Horse Regiment

Historical information

The 8th Light Horse (Indi) Regiment superseded the 16th Light Horse in 1919. It had its headquarters at Benalla with sub-units throughout the Upper Murray and Northeast Victoria. In December 1941, the regiment converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 8th Reconnaissance Battalion then in July 1942 it became 8th Cavalry Regiment and served in Northern Territory. As Japanese threat to the mainland declined the regiment was disbanded.

Significance

Well researched notes with references on history of Regiment.

Document - Early recollections of the Diamond Valley Twins Club

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

6 p., typescript

Historical information

Account of the Diamond Valley Twins Club, a support organisation for mothers of twins, that started in Watsonia, written by Linda Court, Lynda Johnston, Helen Steele and Maree Walshe, encouraged by Rosie Bray

Student mid-year report 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet of white paper, printed in black with school name and table. Individual teachers have hand written, in various pens, a report on the student's first semester achievements. Signed in pen by the form teacher and principal.

Historical information

A record of the student's achievements in the first half of the year.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached PDF.

High Tide No. 2,1922 - High Tide No. 2

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A printed booklet with buff coloured card cover, printed in brown. Pages b & w. 16 p.: ill.

Historical information

School yearbook detailing achievements, principal's page, sports results, scholarships.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover "Phyllis". Also includes a hand written piece of paper listing the members of the girls basketball team photographed on p. 13. (see photo.)

Photograph

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 21 photos relating to the Schlue family including Frank, Fred Blacklock, Norman Rankin Springhurst, Clara and Fred Rankin, the Rose River Bridge, Norong Wine Cella and Pine Grove Norong.

2007 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

2007 Program of Events