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The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing.

1 Jun 2017

Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War

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Walter Barber, Guest Curator

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Men's Soccer Jersey

Plutarch Project, Caulfield Junction

Men's navy blue and white soccer jersey, with white collar and inscriptions. Has Thessaloniki logo across the chest and in white writing, S.S.I. logo, and Pronto Refrigeration logo of same name sponsor. S.S.I. manufacturer logo also on white collar. Polyester material and part "A" of a two piece uniform.

Historical information

Full uniform used by Thessaloniki Association's soccer team in a tournament organised as part of "Dimitria" celebrations in soccer matches, outdoor and indoor.

Significance

Historical significance for the purposes it was used by Thessaloniki Association "The White Tower", in indoor and outdoor soccer matches

Inscriptions & Markings

Thessaloniki, S.S.I., Pronto Refrigeration

Annual Report - We Work in Silence - 64th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1948

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Brown Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 22 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, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Oct 2009 - October 2009

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

2 x A4 paper printed on 3 sides with attached A4 page of photocopied photographs of St Peter’s Schoolchildren at Box Cottage Issue 14 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in October 2009. Notices of the meeting October 25th , the purchase of a Sign directing visitors to Grace Lewis Room, the maintenance work on Box Cottage by Glen Eira Council and the construction by Dennis Maynard CMHS of bench for the wash-trough in Barn. A report on the visit by Grade 1 pupils from St Peter’s Primary School, East Bentleigh on October 12th and a page of photographs of the event.

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / October 2009 NEWSLETTER

Publication - Nectar and pollen sources of New Zealand. (Walsh, R. S.). Wellington, 1978.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

59 pages, illustrated.

Article - Donald Stewart Chapman

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Donald Stewart Chapman and his service in World War 1. Donald Stewart Chapman was born in Greensborough.

Publication; Publication e-book - Money in bees in Australasia: a practical treatise on the profitable management of the honey bee in Australasia. (Rayment, Tarlton). Melbourne, [1916?].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

293 pages, illustrated

book - Footprints

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A book titled "Footprints", which portrays the struggles of Lucy and Percy Pepper in the first half of the twentieth century. It was published jointly by the National Archives of Australia and Public Record Office Victoria, both of which hold original records of the family's correspondence with bureaucracy over the years. The book was authored by Simon Flagg and Dr Sebastian Gurciullo. The cover has a dark brown background with black footprints printed over it. They are both bare foot and shoe prints. It has a b /w photograph of a family posed for the camera. Across the top is the title FOOTPRINTS printed in pale yellow. At the bottom of the photo in pale yellow script is "the journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper". At the foot of the front cover is " An Aboriginal Family's struggle for survival".

Historical information

Co-author Simon Flagg from the Koorie Records Unit, Public Record Office Victoria, did most of the research for the book. Rita Watkins, a descendent of Percy and Lucy, provided photographs and family stories for the book. "As well as brief chapter introductions, the book contains transcripts of the letters to, from and about the Pepper Family. Among various aspects of the family's life, the letters show Lucy Pepper's long battle with tuberculosis and her request to live with other family members on a mission. But she was denied this natural wish because 'half-caste' Aboriginal people were excluded from the missions." -co-author Simon Flagg from the Koorie Records Unit, Public Record Office Victoria,

Significance

This book, with its transcripts of original letters, is an invaluable historical resource for university and school students on Aboriginal history in Victoria and what happened on Aboriginal reserves.

Publication, e-book - The honey bee: a manual of instruction in apiculture (Benton, F.), Washington, 1899

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Letter to School Council 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A letter to school council asking for in principal support a music camp to Tasmania, which would include tuition, workshops, rehearsals, performances and sight seeing.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Publication - The honey and other bee products market in the EU: CBI market survey. (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries). The Hague, 2009.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

32 pages.

Tons of money Tusmore program 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed black and white folded pamphlet on paper. 4 p. 2nd copy mounted on board in Historical Display Box 11.7 (2 items - program & stage shot).

Historical information

The item details the Williamstown High School Dramatic Group's 1948 performance of Tons of Money. The play toured South Australia, performing at Tusmore. (see 17.1 for main program).

Book - University of Ballarat Annual Report, 2013

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

52 pages soft covered annual report. Contents include the University charter, highlights of 2013, University of Ballarat Foundation, Sustainability, About the University, Council Members, Industrial relations, public information and financial statements.

Historical information

On 01 January 2014 University of Ballarat became Federation University Australia. The 2013 University of Ballarat Chancellor was Dr Paul Hemming, and the Vice-Chancellor was Professor David Battersby. The Manufacturing Technology Training Centre (MTTC) was opened at the SMB Campus, and the Science and Engineering Building, as well as the Sports and Recreational Centre were completed at the Mount Helen Campus. Members of the 2013 University of Ballarat Council were Mashelle Parrett, George Fong, Michael Ryan, Peter Wilson, Tony Stone, Steve Davies, Warwick Spargo, Meredith Doig, Rowena Coutts, Deborah Spring, Karen Douglas, Paul Hemming, David Battersby, and Kim Dowling.

Document

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Document "Early Records of the Warrnambool Harbour" from the Royal Commission in 1923, from the W.R. Angus Collection. Seven (7) typewritten foolscap sized pages, official document, page 1 embossed with mark of Warrnambool Harbour Board. Summary of historical records, 1850 - 1884

Historical information

This document "Early Records of the Warrnambool Harbour" from the Royal Commission in 1923 is embossed with mark of Warrnambool Harbour Board. It gives a summary of historical records, 1850 - 1884, associated with the Warrnambool Harbour, such as diary entries from lighthouse keepers. It covers the period from when the lighthouse and other buildings were located on Middle Island to the moving of the lighthouse and buildings to where they now stand at Flagstaff Hill, Warrnambool. The document was amongst the personal effects of Dr. (William) Roy Angus, who was appointed by the Commonwealth Government as a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool until the 1940's and may have procured it due to his interested in the background to his appointment. This document was donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by the family of Doctor William Roy Angus, Surgeon and Oculist. It is part of the “W.R. Angus Collection” that includes historical medical equipment, surgical instruments and material once belonging to Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Thomas Francis Ryan, (both of Nhill, Victoria) as well as Dr Angus’ own belongings. The Collection’s history spans the medical practices of the two Doctors Ryan, from 1885-1926 plus that of Dr Angus, up until 1969. ABOUT THE “W.R.ANGUS COLLECTION” Doctor William Roy Angus M.B., B.S., Adel., 1923, F.R.C.S. Edin.,1928 (also known as Dr Roy Angus) was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1901 and lived until 1970. He qualified as a doctor in 1923 at University of Adelaide, was Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1924 and for a period was house surgeon to Sir (then Mr.) Henry Simpson Newland. Dr Angus was briefly an Assistant to Dr Riddell of Kapunda, then commenced private practice at Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, SA, where he was physician, surgeon and chemist. In 1926, he was appointed as new Medical Assistant to Dr Thomas Francis Ryan (T.F. Ryan, or Tom), in Nhill, Victoria, where his experiences included radiology and pharmacy. In 1927 he was Acting House Surgeon in Dr Tom Ryan’s absence. Dr Angus had become engaged to Gladys Forsyth and they decided he would take time to further his studies overseas in the UK in 1927. He studied at London University College Hospital and at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and in 1928, was awarded FRCS (Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh. He worked his passage back to Australia as a Ship’s Surgeon on the on the Australian Commonwealth Line’s T.S.S. Largs Bay. Dr Angus married Gladys in 1929, in Ballarat. (They went on to have one son (Graham 1932, born in SA) and two daughters (Helen (died 12/07/1996) and Berenice (Berry), both born at Mira, Nhill ) Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . The organisation began in South Australia through the Presbyterian Church in that year, with its first station being in the remote town of Oodnadatta, where Dr Angus was stationed. He was locum tenens there on North-South Railway at 21 Mile Camp. He took up this ‘flying doctor’ position in response to a call from Dr John Flynn; the organisation was later known as the Flying Doctor Service, then the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A lot of his work during this time involved dental surgery also. Between 1928-1932 he was surgeon at the Curramulka Hospital, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. In 1933 Dr Angus returned to Nhill where he’d previously worked as Medical Assistant and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what was once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr L Middleton was House Surgeon to the Nhill Hospital 1926-1933, when he resigned. [Dr Tom Ryan’s practice had originally belonged to his older brother Dr Edward Ryan, who came to Nhill in 1885. Dr Edward saw patients at his rooms, firstly in Victoria Street and in 1886 in Nelson Street, until 1901. The Nelson Street practice also had a 2 bed ward, called Mira Private Hospital ). Dr Edward Ryan was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1884-1902 . He also had occasions where he successfully performed veterinary surgery for the local farmers too. Dr Tom Ryan then purchased the practice from his brother in 1901. Both Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan work as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He too was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1902-1926. Dr Tom Ryan had one of the only two pieces of radiology equipment in Victoria during his practicing years – The Royal Melbourne Hospital had the other one. Over the years Dr Tom Ryan gradually set up what was effectively a training school for country general-practitioner-surgeons. Each patient was carefully examined, including using the X-ray machine, and any surgery was discussed and planned with Dr Ryan’s assistants several days in advance. Dr Angus gained experience in using the X-ray machine there during his time as assistant to Dr Ryan. Dr Tom Ryan moved from Nhill in 1926. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1927, soon after its formation, a rare accolade for a doctor outside any of the major cities. He remained a bachelor and died suddenly on 7th Dec 1955, aged 91, at his home in Ararat. Scholarships and prizes are still awarded to medical students in the honour of Dr T.F. Ryan and his father, Dr Michael Ryan, and brother, John Patrick Ryan. ] When Dr Angus bought into the Nelson Street premises in Nhill he was also appointed as the Nhill Hospital’s Honorary House Surgeon 1933-1938. His practitioner’s plate from his Nhill surgery states “HOURS Daily, except Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday afternoons, 9-10am, 2-4pm, 7-8pm. Sundays by appointment”. This plate is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Tom Ryan had an extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926 and when Dr Angus took up practice in their old premises he obtained this collection, a large part of which is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. During his time in Nhill Dr Angus was involved in the merging of the Mira Hospital and Nhill Public Hospital into one public hospital and the property titles passed on to Nhill Hospital in 1939. In 1939 Dr Angus and his family moved to Warrnambool where he purchased “Birchwood,” the 1852 home and medical practice of Dr John Hunter Henderson, at 214 Koroit Street. (This property was sold in1965 to the State Government and is now the site of the Warrnambool Police Station. ). The Angus family was able to afford gardeners, cooks and maids; their home was a popular place for visiting dignitaries to stay whilst visiting Warrnambool. Dr Angus had his own silk worm farm at home in a Mulberry tree. His young daughter used his centrifuge for spinning the silk. Dr Angus was appointed on a part-time basis as Port Medical Officer (Health Officer) in Warrnambool and held this position until the 1940’s when the government no longer required the service of a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool; he was thus Warrnambool’s last serving Port Medical Officer. (The duties of a Port Medical Officer were outlined by the Colonial Secretary on 21st June, 1839 under the terms of the Quarantine Act. Masters of immigrant ships arriving in port reported incidents of diseases, illness and death and the Port Medical Officer made a decision on whether the ship required Quarantine and for how long, in this way preventing contagious illness from spreading from new immigrants to the residents already in the colony.) Dr Angus was a member of the Australian Medical Association, for 35 years and surgeon at the Warrnambool Base Hospital 1939-1942, He served as a Surgeon Captain during WWII 1941-45, in Ballarat, Victoria, and in Bonegilla, N.S.W., completing his service just before the end of the war due to suffering from a heart attack. During his convalescence he carved an intricate and ‘most artistic’ chess set from the material that dentures were made from. He then studied ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital and created cosmetically superior artificial eyes by pioneering using the intrascleral cartilage. Angus received accolades from the Ophthalmological Society of Australasia for this work. He returned to Warrnambool to commence practice as an ophthalmologist, pioneering in artificial eye improvements. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to Warrnambool Base Hospital for 31 years. He made monthly visits to Portland as a visiting surgeon, to perform eye surgery. He represented the Victorian South-West subdivision of the Australian Medical Association as its secretary between 1949 and 1956 and as chairman from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 Dr Angus was elected member of Spain’s Barraquer Institute of Barcelona after his research work in Intrasclearal cartilage grafting, becoming one of the few Australian ophthalmologists to receive this honour, and in the following year presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne In his personal life Dr Angus was a Presbyterian and treated Sunday as a Sabbath, a day of rest. He would visit 3 or 4 country patients on a Sunday, taking his children along ‘for the ride’ and to visit with him. Sunday evenings he would play the pianola and sing Scottish songs to his family. One of Dr Angus’ patients was Margaret MacKenzie, author of a book on local shipwrecks that she’d seen as an eye witness from the late 1880’s in Peterborough, Victoria. In the early 1950’s Dr Angus, painted a picture of a shipwreck for the cover jacket of Margaret’s book, Shipwrecks and More Shipwrecks. She was blind in later life and her daughter wrote the actual book for her. Dr Angus and his wife Gladys were very involved in Warrnambool’s society with a strong interest in civic affairs. Their interests included organisations such as Red Cross, Rostrum, Warrnambool and District Historical Society (founding members), Wine and Food Society, Steering Committee for Tertiary Education in Warrnambool, Local National Trust, Good Neighbour Council, Housing Commission Advisory Board, United Services Institute, Legion of Ex-Servicemen, Olympic Pool Committee, Food for Britain Organisation, Warrnambool Hospital, Anti-Cancer Council, Boys’ Club, Charitable Council, National Fitness Council and Air Raid Precautions Group. He was also a member of the Steam Preservation Society and derived much pleasure from a steam traction engine on his farm. He had an interest in people and the community He and his wife Gladys were both involved in the creation of Flagstaff Hill, including the layout of the gardens. After his death (28th March 1970) his family requested his practitioner’s plate, medical instruments and some personal belongings be displayed in the Port Medical Office surgery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and be called the “W. R. Angus Collection”.

Significance

The Warrnambool Harbour Board and its records are an integral part of Warrnambool's early history The W.R. Angus Collection is significant for still being located at the site it is connected with, Doctor Angus being the last Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool. The collection of medical instruments and other equipment is culturally significant, being an historical example of medicine from late 19th to mid-20th century. Dr Angus assisted Dr Tom Ryan, a pioneer in the use of X-rays and in ocular surgery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Page 1 embossed with mark of Warrnambool Harbour Board.

Article - Alfred William McDougall

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Alfred William McDougall and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Brunswick and his parents lived in Greensborough.

Article - Gilbert Oliver Barnard

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Gilbert Oliver Barnard and his service in World War 1. At the time of Gilbert Oliver Barnard's enlistment, he was living in Bundoora.

Article - James Richard Bell

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Richard Bell and his service in World War 1. James Richard Bell is buried in St Helena Cemetery.

1995 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

1995 Program of Events

Report - Arthur Phillip by Ken Clements

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

Typed research notes on Arthur Phillip held in digital form.

Historical information

Ken Clements, a member of the First Fleet Fellowship, prepared these notes for a talk presented to that organisation on 25 May 2014.

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.

Article - James George Gosstray

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James George Gosstray and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment, James was living in Diamond Creek.

Oral History - The story of the Foard family store by Ian Foard and June Hall

Greensborough Historical Society,

3 typed pages, illustrations.

Historical information

Ian Foard's parents Russell and Nance Foard owned the corner store on the site that is now Safeway. Ian tells the history of the store in the 1950s.

Significance

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

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

Newsletter - February 2013

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Tons of money program, 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed and stapled publication. Blue and white cover and black and white pages. 18 p.: ill.

Historical information

The item details the Williamstown High School Dramatic Group's 1948 performance of Tons of Money. The play was presented at the Mechanics Institute, Williamstown on September 21 - 23, 1948. The play also toured South Australia, performing at Tusmore. (see 17.2)

Article - Procession of the fruit, by Blamire Young

Greensborough Historical Society,

Typescript transcription of article in the Argus, Saturday 2 February 1907. 4 p. text and photograph

Historical information

This article, written by noted artist Blamire Young, is a lyrical description of carts bringing produce from the Greensborough area to market. Young lived in Greensborough 1906-1908

Significance

A description of Greensborough as a rural area in the early 20th century

Publication, e-book - The bee-keepers' guide, or, manual of the apiary (Cook, A. J.), Chicago, 1902

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Williamstown summer festival program 1989

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

One single sheet folded to A4 size. Program of the 1989 Williamstown Summer Festival held on Australia Day weekend, 27th - 30th January 1989.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Newspaper clipping - Grimshaw Street Greensborough (to the editor) 1935

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 00540.00584.02947 Reprint of a letter to the Editor by D. Medhurst from Hurstbridge Advertiser Friday 6 December 1935 p. 5. Printed from Trove.

Historical information

Deals with the matter of Council responsibility for the construction and maintenance of Grimshaw Street Greensborough

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.

Oral History - Mr and Mrs Coe, David and Grace Lowe,Thomas and Irene Black / interviewed by Bev Moss 1980.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Copy of original handwritten manuscript (14 pages) and typed transcript.(4 pages)

Historical information

These interviews took place in 1980 as part of an Oral History Unit at Latrobe University. The interviewer, Bev Moss, is a GHS member. The interviewees were Mr and Mrs (Victor Preston) Coe, David and Grace Low and Thomas and Irene Black. They discuss life in the 1930s in Greensborough.

Significance

These oral histories relate life in a country town during the Great Depression.

Oral History - Mavis Solum recalls

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 00771:01260:01261 2 typed pages.

Historical information

Mavis Solum (nee Thomas) recounts stories of her life and neighbours in Greensborough from 1932. The family lived in Sellars Street and ran a chicken hatchery.

Significance

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

Publication, e-book - Dadant system of beekeeping (Dadant, C. P), Hamilton, 1920

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Document - Biography

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Black plastic A4 display folder. CD soft case with CD. Folder contains printed biographical information regarding Bernhard Hermann Gerstle. CD contains copies of same documents and also copies of photographs of Bernhard & the Gerstle family.

Historical information

Bernhard Gerstle & his family (parents & siblings) were German nationals working in Tehran, Iran upon the outbreak of World War II. In 1941, after the installation of a pro-British ruler to the Persian throne, all German nationals were targeted as threats to national security. The women and children evacuated to Stuttgart, Germany via Turkey, while the men were handed over to British forces. Bernhard was taken by ship (the SS Rona) to Bombay & then to Australia (on the SS Rangitiki). He was then marched in to Loveday internment camp 10, South Australia. In January 1945 the German & Italian internees at Loveday were transferred to Tatura Camp 1. Bernhard remained there until after the war & his eventual release, on 29th August 1946. Bernhard chose & was granted permission to remain in Australia post-war, as did many civilian internees, after their examination by a Committee of Inquiry which investigated their political leanings & other criteria for their supposed suitability as Australian residents. The biography also recounts his employment post-war, marriage in 1952 & his later naturalisation as an Australian citizen. Other material includes Gerstle family history from the perspective of Bernhard's sister & family, who remained in Stuttgart; background on the Gerstle family's Russian origins; and a biography of Oskar Speck, famous kayaker, amongst other things, who was interned along with Bernhard & who became good friends with the family; a brief historical background of the Allied forces/Persia invasion; and extracts of Tatura Camp 3 internee Helga Griffin's book, "Sing Me That Lovely Song Again".

Inscriptions & Markings

Folder: Bernhard Hermann Gerstle/ Gerstle Family/ Loveday and Tatura Internment Camps 1941-1946/ Sydney 1946-1978/ Compiled by Mary Henderson 2013 CD: BH Gerstle; 1941 - Interned by British/ 1941-1946 - Internee at Loveday SA, Tatura VIC/ Sydney 1946-1978.

Article - Willis Vale Homestead 1841-1962

Greensborough Historical Society,

3 pages, text and black and white images

Historical information

Willis Vale was built in 1841 by George Maygar and named after his wife's maiden name of Willis. This article outlines the lessees and owners of the property, Robert Whatmough (1863) and Charles Partington (1878).

Significance

Outlines the history of this Geensborough property.

Publication, e-book - A radical cure for the swarming habit of bees (Jones, H.), Preston, 1909

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Document collection - Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre 1983-2015

Greensborough Historical Society,

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.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 6 Vol. 4 June 1964 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 6 Vol.4 June 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

Topic Junior Citizen of the Year 1964; Collins Expedition 1803; ti-tree, lieutenant tuckey; 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. 4 of the CMHS June 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 / (Affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria ). Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 6 June 1964 / ; President ; R Ashley ...... / Secretary; Mrs L. Harvey……./ : Historian : T.A.Sheehy

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.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News June 1937

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 5 (New Series) June 1937; Size 24.5cmHx19cmW; 16 pages

Historical information

Published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

'The Victorian Deaf News' Newsletter is a significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - September-October 1931

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 5, September-October 1931; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

A bi-monthly magazine published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

'The Victorian Deaf' Newsletter is a significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Book of Common Prayer

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

A miniature book of common prayer, with front page(s) missing and notation inside rear cover " T R Cook, William Road, Carrum Downs, Received France"

Inscriptions & Markings

On last printed page, a notation "Eyre & Spottiswoode, Kings Printers, London NE

2006 Festival Program - Emerging Writers' Festival Program 2006

Emerging Writers' Festival, Melbourne

A small black, white and red Program from the 2006 Emerging Writers' Festival.

Historical information

This is the program from the 2006 Emerging Writers' Festival, held from April 7-9 in 2006. The program provides information about the events and programming of the festival, the first EWF programmed by Artistic Director Steve Grimwade.

Menu

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Menu, or Bill of Fare, on cream coloured stationery from the sailing vessel “Schomberg”. Two rectangular pieces of paper, each bears the printed words “Black Ball Line of Australian Packets, Bill of Fare, Ship, Schomberg”, a printed symbol of the Black Ball line (a black ball on a red flag) and a decorative border. Both pages are handwritten, in similar but different sized writing, with a Bill of Fare and a date, Page (1) dated May 10th 1856 and (2) dated May 12th ’56, (Both dates are AFTER the Schomberg sank in December 26th 1855.) Both pages have three fold lines spaced across their width. To be used for the return voyage.

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A “Bill of Fare” is a menu or list of food offered for a meal. This Bill of Fare from the sailing ship Schomberg is handwritten in pen in hard-to-read script on the printed pages specifically for the Schomberg ship, of the Black Ball Line of Australian Packets. (‘Packets’ were vessels that had a regular trade run of cargo, passengers and mail; the sailing ship Schomberg was designed for long voyages between England and Australia.) These menus posed a puzzle as they have the handwritten dates of, May 10 and 12, 1856, by which time the Schomberg had sunk (she sunk on December 26, 1855). The donor of these pages of Bill of Fare is a stamp collector from Melbourne. He came across the menus in a package that he bought in 1980 at a stamp auction in Tasmania. He decided to give the menus to Flagstaff Hill this year during his annual family holiday in Warrnambool. A 1981 newspaper article about this donation included an interview with Flagstaff Hill’s curator Mr Peter Ronald, who said that the stationery of these menus is genuine. He went on to say that there would have been much stationery printed for use on the Schomberg although she sank on her maiden voyage. These menus could have been written at a dated late because the surplus Schomberg stationery could have been used for menus on other ships. We will probably never be sure of the answer but none-the-less the pages are still connected to the Schomberg. Below is what we believe the menu consists of although some of the writing is indecipherable - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (first menu) Roast Mutton Boiled Mutton? Ox Tail Mulligatawny? Or possibly Ox Tail Vegetables? Mutton Pies? ------------------------------- Vegetables Potatoes ---------------------------------- Dessert Fruit Puddings? Saturday May 10, 1856 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AND - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (second menu) Boiled Mutton Roast Mutton? Roast Geese? Ox Tail?? Calves Head Broth? ------------------------------- Vegetables Potatoes ------------------------------- Dessert Tarts? Rice Pudding? ?...Maids?? Monday May 12, 1856 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Background of “SCHOMBERG” When SCHOMBERG was launched in July, 1855, she was considered the “Noblest ship that ever floated on water.” SCHOMBERG’s owners, the Black Ball Line (one of three companies by that name), commissioned the ship for their fleet of passenger liners. She was built by Alexander Hall of Aberdeen, UK at a cost of £43,103. She was constructed with 3 skins: one planked fore and aft, and two diagonally planked, fastened together with screw threaded trunnels (wooden rails). Her first class accommodation was luxurious: velvet pile carpets; large mirrors; rosewood; birds-eye maple; mahogany; soft furnishings of gold satin damask; an oak-lined library; and a piano. Overall she had accommodation for 1000 passengers. SCHOMBERG’s 34 year old master, Captain James ‘Bully’ Forbes, had promised Melbourne in 60 days at the launch, "with or without the help of God." James Nicol Forbes was born in Aberdeen in 1821 and rose to fame with his record-breaking voyages on the famous Black Ball Line ships MARCO POLO and LIGHTNING. In 1852 in the MARCO POLO he made the record passage from London to Melbourne in 68 days. There were 53 deaths on the voyage but the great news was of the record passage by the master. In 1954 Captain Forbes took the clipper LIGHTNING to Melbourne in 76 days and back in 63 days, this was never beaten by a sailing ship. He often drove his crew and ship to breaking point to beat his own records. He cared little for the comfort of the passengers. On this, the SCHOMBERG’s maiden voyage, he was going to break records. SCHOMBERG departed Liverpool on her maiden voyage on 6 October 1855 flying the sign “Sixty Days to Melbourne”. She departed with 430 passengers and 3000 tons cargo including iron rails and equipment intended to build the Melbourne to Geelong Railway as well as a bridge over the Yarra from Melbourne to Hawthorn. She also carried a cow for fresh milk, pens for fowls and pigs, and 90,000 gallons of water for washing and drinking. SCHOMBERG also carried 17,000 letters and 31,800 newspapers. The ship and cargo was insured for $300,000, a fortune for the time. The winds were poor as she sailed across the equator, slowing SCHOMBERG’s journey considerably. Land was first sighted on Christmas Day, at Cape Bridgewater near Portland, and Captain Forbes followed the coastline towards Melbourne. Forbes was said to be playing cards when called by the Third Mate Henry Keen, who reported land about 3 miles off. Due in large part to Forbes regarding a card game as more important than his ship, SCHOMBERG eventually ran aground on a sand spit near Curdie's Inlet (about 56 km west of Cape Otway) on 26 December 1855, 78 days after leaving Liverpool. The sand spit and the currents were not marked on Forbes’s map. Overnight, the crew launched a lifeboat to find a safe place to land the ship’s passengers. The scouting party returned to SCHOMBERG and advised Forbes that it was best to wait until morning because the rough seas could easily overturn the small lifeboats. The ship’s Chief Officer spotted the steamer SS QUEEN at dawn and signalled it. The master of the SS QUEEN approached the stranded vessel and all of SCHOMBERG’s passengers and crew were able to disembark safely. The SCHOMBERG was lost and with her, Forbes’ reputation. The Black Ball Line’s Melbourne agent sent a steamer to retrieve the passengers’ baggage from the SCHOMBERG. Other steamers helped unload her cargo until the weather changed and prevented the salvage teams from accessing the ship. Later one plunderer found a case of Wellington boots, but alas, all were for the left foot! Local merchants Manifold & Bostock bought the wreck and cargo, but did not attempt to salvage the cargo still on board the ship. They eventually sold it on to a Melbourne businessman and two seafarers. In 1864 salvage efforts were abandoned after two men drowned when they tried to reach SCHOMBERG. Parts of the SCHOMBERG were washed ashore on the south island of New Zealand in 1870, nearly 15 years after the wreck. The wreck of the SCHOMBERG lies in 825 metres of water. Although the woodwork is mostly disintegrated, the shape of the ship can still be seen due to the remaining railway irons, girders and the ship’s frame. A variety of goods and materials can be seen surrounding the wreck, by divers. Flagstaff Hill holds many items salvaged from the SCHOMBERG including a ciborium (in which a diamond ring was concealed in concretion), communion set, ship fittings and equipment, personal effects, a lithograph, tickets and photograph from the SCHOMBERG.

Significance

These Bills of Fare are significant due to their connection to Flagstaff Hill’s collection of artefacts from the Schomberg, which is significant for its association with the Victorian Heritage Registered shipwreck S612. The collection is primarily significant because of the relationship between the objects, as together they have a high potential to interpret the story of the Schomberg. The Schomberg collection is archaeologically significant as the remains of an international passenger ship. The shipwreck collection is historically significant for representing aspects of Victoria’s shipping history and its potential to interpret sub-theme 1.5 of Victoria’s Framework of Historical Themes (living with natural processes). The collection is also historically significant for its association with the shipwreck and the ship, which was designed to be fastest and most luxurious of its day. The Schomberg collection meets the following criteria for assessment: Criterion A: Importance to the course, or pattern, of Victoria’s cultural history. Criterion B: Possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of Victoria’s cultural history. Criterion C: Potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of Victoria’s cultural history.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the pages ““BLACK BALL LINE OF AUSTRALIAN PACKETS.” “Bill of Fare, / SHIP / “SCHOMBERG”.” Handwritten list of food, and on one page “Saturday May 10 1856” and on the other page “Monday May 12”

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 Vol. 11 March 1971 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 11 March 1971

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

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

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Topic ; SEHA Summer School; Names; LaTrobe Library 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. 11 of the CMHS March 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 1 March 1971

Compass

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Pocket compass, brass, set into square wooden case with hinged lid and small hook catch. Compass is marked with 360 degrees and compass points and has two pointers; one to show magnetic north and one to set direction of travel. Hinges are triangular and inset into wood. Lid has an attached brass plaque with inscription “Chas Gray, Leith, 1839” (It is likely that it belonged to Charles Gray, Leith, UK, who migrated to Port Phillip Australia in 1839 and became a successful pastoralist.)

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This magnetic compass is a good size to fit easily into a person’s pocket or personal luggage, and is protected from knocks by its wooden case. It could have been used for reference when travelling on land or sea. There is no visible manufacturer’s mark, which may mean that it was not of high monetary value. Leith is a district of Edinburgh in the country of Scotland, U.K. It was once the Port of Edinburgh and many migrant ships departed from here bound for the Australian colony. It had a busy shipbuilding industry, with wet and dry docks. It appears from the inscription on the case “Chas Gray, LEITH, 1839” that this pocket compass once belonged to Charles M. Gray (Chas is a common abbreviation for the name Charles). The inscription coincides with the name, place and date that the Western Victorian pioneer Charles M. Gray left Scotland and arrived in Australia. Charles Gray was born in Anstruther, Scottland, in 1818. His family was connected with the Royal Marines, which may have created his in nautical instruments such as this pocket compass. Charles Gray arrived in Hobsons Bay on 15 June 1839 in the ship “Midlothian”. That same ship had departed from Leith, Scotland on February 15th 1839. Did Charles Gray acquire the pocket compass in Leith, perhaps as a gift or a souvenir of his motherland? Charles Gray was an early squatter and went on to become a very successful settler as a sheep pastoralist in the Western District of what is now Victoria (originally the colony of New South Wales). He and his wife had a large property called “Nareeb Nareeb”, Green Hill Creek District (now Glenthompson), Victoria, from 1840-1886. He was also a local councillor and Justice of the Peace, and had an interest in the local aboriginal people; he named his property after their tribe. Charles returned to England in 1890 and died there in 1905. Charles Gray had written an account in 1890 of his life at Nareeb Nareeb, called Western Victoria in the forties: reminiscences of a pioneer, a valuable historical reference to colonial Victoria. His book was published by the Hamilton Spectator in 1932. Charles Gray’s photograph is one of 713 historical photographs of early Victorian settlers, created as a montage by Thomas Foster Chuck in 1872. The State Library of Victoria holds the framed montage titled “The Explorers and Early Colonists of Victoria”. To qualify for inclusion on this montage the Settlers must have arrived in Victoria before 1843. Charles Gray’s photograph is number 349! POSSIBLE SCENARIOS FOR THIS LITTLE POCKET COMPASS The inscription on the case could indicate that - it once belonged to Charles Gray of Leith - it could have been presented to Charles Gray, of Leith, in 1839. - It could have been a congratulatory gift to Charles Gray for an event in 1839 - It may have been a departing gift to Charles Gray of Leith when he set sail - it may have been a souvenir when Charles Gray was to depart Leith, Scotland, in 1839 - it may have been given to someone by Charles Gray at, or of, Leith in 1839 - it was made by Charles Gray in 1839 when he was in Leith [References; Charles Gray, Artist (draughtsman) and Pastoralist, Design & Art of Australia online, https://www.daao.org.au/bio/charles-gray/; Charles Gray of Nareeb Nareeb, Mount Rouse and District Historical Society Inc. https://sites.google.com/site/penshurst1855/charles-gray-of-nareeb-nareeb ; The Explorers and Early Colonists of Victoria, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Explorers_and_Early_Colonists_of_Victoria; Vessels departing by year, Blaxland.com, ozships. http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/year/depart/s11.htm; Western Victoria in the forties : reminiscences of a pioneer / by Charles M. Gray, Trove, National Library of Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/14192497]

Significance

The pocket compass is significant for its likely association with Charles Gray, one of the early squatters and settlers in Western Victoria,

Inscriptions & Markings

“Chas Gray / LEITH / 1839” engraved on brass plaque on lid.

Publication, e-book - The anatomy of the honey bee (Snodgrass, R. E.), Washington, 1910

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Folder of articles - World War 1 Project

Greensborough Historical Society,

Red plastic binder containing over 150 articles, printed text and images. Each article is filed in plastic pocket.

Historical information

With the centenary of World War I, members of the Greensborough Historical Society researched the local lads who signed up to serve in the Great War. We have included Nurses from the area and those who served at Mont Park. The Greensborough and district soldiers listed in the World War I Project all had a connection with the area. Names have been taken from the Fallen Soldier’s Memorial, Greensborough Primary School Honour Board, the Greensborough District Honour Board housed at the RSL and by searching through Australian War Memorial and National Archives of Australia records. Some of our soldiers settled in and made great contributions to life in Greensborough after the War. Articles are also available on the GHS website. Descendants or relatives with further information are urged to contact the Society. Family stories and photographs would be appreciated. Suggestions for additions to the list are most welcome.

Annual Report - 34th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1918

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 93 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 - Edward James Curry

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Lithograph

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Lithographs of various types pertaining to Suez Canal, shipwrecks and marine art of the 1800s. Also included in this collection are lithographs connected with cable laying done during this particular period. These woodcut lithographs appeared in "The Illustrated London News"