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

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Newsletter - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association News & Notes July 1991

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Posters - Ballarat School of Mines Interpretation Panels

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

Eight interpretive panels relating to the Ballarat School of Mines: 1. Beginnings 2. Mining 3. Architecture 4. Art 5. Engineering 6. Innovation 7. Trades 8. UBtec

Book - Federation University Annual Report

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

Blue soft covered annual report.

Report

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Meeting of Diggers in Bendigo

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Article and Photograph - Eltham High

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Photograph of Eltham Higher Elementary School in 1948, later to become Eltham High School

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.

Article - James Richard Purcell

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Richard Purcell and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Greensborough

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

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

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

Historical information

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

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / OCTOBER 2008 NEWSLETTER

Wallet

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Black wallet in a white cloth envelope addressed to Mrs W.C. Smith, Leongatha, Vic. Wallet contains 2 x small photos, a 1916 calendar, a lock of hair, photos of wife and child. and an Army form 'B' pass. Wallet belonged to 382 Pte W.C. Smith.Pte Smith was KIA in France 13OCT17.

Historical information

WWI historical significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Letter from Mrs Smith on postcards. Envelope addressed to Mrs W.C. Smith, Leongatha, Vic. Photos contain letters on rear for Pte Smith.

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 - Honeybee RD&E plan: 2012 to 2013. (Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation). Canberra, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

24 pages.

Artwork - Dyirranga: 'A Long Journey' - Possum Skin Cloak by the Ballarat School of Mines Koorie Art Class

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

A number of possum skin pelts stitched together, engraved and coloured with ochre. The work was undertaken by students in the Ballarat School of Mines Advanced Certificate of Koori Art and Design in 2002. Artists: Greg Clark, Laura Guest, Tim Karpany, Kym Krasa, Joe Lee, Jason Marks, Sam Morrison, Bianca Nikkelson, Diana Nikkelson, Kelly Saylor.

Historical information

This project was initiated by teacher Fred Cahir inspired by an 1894 painting by Eugene Von Guerard called 'Barter', which depicted the exchange of possum skins between indigenous peoples and white settlers in the early 1800s. The students were each directed to research their own stories and totems which would then become the basis for the possum skin cloak design. Further discussions led to the central image and overall theme - the platypus. The swimming, egg laying marsupial, with its duck bill and webbed feet, aptly represented Ballarat and its many nations of people who journeys far to settle here, so too the artists who worked on the project - indigenous peoples from different 'nations' around Victoria and Australia. Prior to starting the project research was undertaken into how possum skin claks were traditionally made. Due to the fact that possums were, and still are, a protected species in Australia; twenty pelts were sourced from New Zealand. Textile teacher Valda D'Angri worked with students on sewing the pelts together with kangaroo gut, burning designs into the skins and creating a permanent resin for the ochres that had been collected from the surrounding areas by the artists themselves. Apart from the platypus, there are ten different designs adorning the cloak; the eel trap, whale, cockatoo, snake, turtle, fish, eagle, emu, swan and the gathering place. The cloak is relatively smaller than traditional cloaks, which used anywhere between 60-80 pelts. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Significance

This Possum Skin Cloak was created by eleven indigenous students.

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.

Text - RVIB Chronic

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 v.

Historical information

This staff newsletter aimed to keep staff members up to date with what was happening around RVIB, with its often informal manner and chatty style. A Rebel Chronic was produced at times, which consisted of two A3 folded pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

Also titled: The RVIB Chronic, The newsletter of the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, The Rebel Chronic

Document - Digital Image - Glenn Meredith. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of Citation

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Glenn Meredith as he is inducted into the Greensborough Football Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. This Citation outlines the player's contribution to the Club.

Article - Robert Morton Tait

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Robert Morton Tait and his service in World War 1. In the post-war period, Robert and his wife lived in Alexandra Street Greensborough.

Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 8 March 1991

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Shelley Wood

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

CD and transcript of interview with Shelley Wood. Shelley was born in Williamstown, as was her mother Margaret McLean. Shelley recalls her mother telling her about spending many hours in the Gardens when she was young with her friend Chic, who was the daughter of the Curator Ernie Anderson. Shelley, who was the first female gardener appointed in the western region, served her apprenticeship at Gardens and is currently the Curator.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens and witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

Article - William Anderson Wriedt

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Anderson Wriedt and his service in World War 1. William Wriedt lived in Lower Plenty.

Oral History - My life in Montmorency, by Dot Jewell as told to June Hall

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2p., typescript

Historical information

Reminiscences of post-war life in Beattie Street Montmorency, by Dot Jewell as told to June Hall.

Despatch

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Charles Hotham, requesting troops from the 99th Regiment to be sent to Melbourne,

Historical information

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

Chart Case

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Chart case (or map case), wooden, has hinged opening at top. Front of case folds down and has a hook closure. It contained 65 British Admiralty navigational charts, which are listed and stored separately. (See separate items 2928.2 to 2928.66)

Inscriptions & Markings

There is a hand written name on the back of the case.

Article - Frederick George Starling

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Frederick George Starling and his service in World War 1. Fred Starling was born in Diamond Creek. .

Photograph - Playing at the opening shoe co Maldon Circa 1940

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

School Magazine- 1964 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1964

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1964 School Magazine with 53 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1964 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1964

Document - Digital Image - Horrie Richmond. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of Citation

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Horrie Richmond as he is inducted into the Greensborough Football Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. This Citation outlines the player's contribution to the Club.

Article - David Iredale

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about David Iredale and his service in World War 1. David was born in Greensborough.

Memoir - William Arthur Cecil by Bill Cecil.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 typed pages.

Historical information

Bill Cecil moved to Greensborough in 1944 aged 14. His family ran the post office and Bill became acquainted with most Greensborough families as he delivered the mail on horseback. Bill recounts his life both in Greensborough and other parts of the country.

Significance

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

Theatre Flyer - A-lister Comedy Sampler presented by Alist entertainment at the Athenaeum thetre on the 3rd of April 2017

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

colored flyer

CD-ROM - Interviews and Recordings by John Gibson

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

CD-ROM with 7 interviews and 3 recordings of presentations at GHS meetings. 2 copies.

Historical information

Oral history stories written by John Gibson came from these original interviews with Betty Thatcher (2011), Bill and Thelma Hutchinson (2012), Eric Barclay (2014), Graeme and Lorraine Collins (2011), Jean Luxford (2016), and Keith and Margaret Willimott (2011). Three presentations at GHS meetings are also recorded: Felicity Williams on teaching history and research into the soldiers on the "Fallen Soldiers' Memorial" (2011), Noel Withers on the Bosch family of Greensborough (2011) and Val Wilson on the Brown Brothers of Bundoora.

Pamphlet - We Are Proud of Our City - Ringwood (1973)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Community information brochure issued in 1973 by Ringwood Council outlining local services, sporting, and cultural facilities. Includes names of Ward Councillors, and two City of Ringwood Free Tipping Vouchers valid until the end of 1974.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Frontpiece: A quiet corner of the Fred Dwerryhouse Swimming Centre, Jubilee Park." "The staff at the Civic Centre are at your service. Ring 8704311 for guidance on - Town Planning applications, Road and footpath construction, Building matters, Garbage clearance, Connection to sewer by end of 1973, Immunisation times and places, Home help, Rate payments and valuations, Booking of meeting rooms, Clearance of fire hazards, Stray dogs and all nuisance complaints."