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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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1998 items

Article - James Harold Beale

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Harold Beale and his service in World War 1. James Harold Beale was born in Greensborough

book - Nature Fantasy in Australia

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A blue covered book covered in plastic, Inside the front cover is a library card with a stamped date - 27 February 61 - 2 March 1983. On the back cover is a bar code. written by Alec H. Chisholm. Published by J M Dent & Sons.

Historical information

The book was used in the Orbost High School library.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped throughout is High School Orbost

1993 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

1993 Program of Events

Newsletter - The Cog Issue 1

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

medals

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Two medals in recognition of service during WW1. 1846.3 is a silver medal a WW1 1914-18 British War Medal. Obverse: Bare head of King George V facing left; text around, 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:'; the artist's initials 'B.M.' (Bertram MacKennal) are on the neck truncation. Reverse: Naked figure of St. George on horseback advancing right trampling a shield bearing an eagle design and a skull and crossbone. It has a blue/white/orange striped ribbon attached. 1846.4 is a gold coloured medal. The obverse in the medal shows the winged, full-length, full-front, figure of 'Victory' with her left arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand. The reverse has the words ‘THE GREAT / WAR FOR / CIVILISATION / 1914-1919' in four lines, all surrounded by a laurel wreath. It has a purple/blue/green/yellow and orange striped ribbon attached.

Historical information

These medals are part of the Lawless Collection. The Lawless family lived in Orbost from 1907 - c 1920. John Francis Lawless had a saddlery shop. He died at an early age - 47 years - June 7 1912, leaving his wife, Elizabeth and seven children. The eldest son, Victor Rowland lawless volunteered for serv ice in WW1 but did not leave Australia because of illness. The second son, Edward Vincent Lawless (b 1895 d 1917) worked for McCoy & Co. in Orbost, coachbuilding, undertakers, general blacksmiths and farriers, prior to enlisting in WW!. He was trained as a signaller and was sent to France where he was killed in action on 9.10.1917. Elizabeth Lawless worked as a ladies' nurse (midwife) in Orbost prior to leaving the district in 1920. She lived to 6.6.1975 aged 104 years. The British War Medal was a medal given to people who had fought in the First World War. The Victory Medal (also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal) is a First World War campaign medal of Britain and her then colonies and dominions which included Australia.

Significance

These personal documents, photographs, medals and books give an insight into the human element of World War 1 ensuring that those who were part of the Orbost community and died while playing a vital role during this time are remembered.

Newspaper Clipping - Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Newspaper clipping downloaded from Trove. 1 page.

Historical information

An outline of the changes in the Greensborough district following the advent of the 'electric train', particularly in housing development.

Publication - Breeding hygienic disease resistant bees. (Wilkes, K. & Oldroyd, B.). Canberra, 2002.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

TRENCH MAP, 1:20,000 FRANCE. Sheet 36 NW. Edition 6 B. GSGS 2742. Ordnance Survey 1916. Trenches corrected to 5/5/1916.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

School Magazine- 2002 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2002

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2002 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2002 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2002

Document - Certificate of Registration of Water Hole or Spring for Domestic Purposes

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 05255:04705 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.

Student Magazine - Hotch Potch

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

PDFs of the University of Ballarat student magazine 'Hotch Potch'

Historical information

University of Ballarat was later Federation University Australia

Article - William Austin Mills

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Austin Mills and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Upper Diamond Creek (Plenty).

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 3 Vol. 6 April 1966 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 3 Vol. 6 April 1966

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

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

Historical information

TOPIC ; Display at Cheltenham Banks ; Cheltenham Park; Friendship Square 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.3 Vol. 6 of the CMHS April 1966 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 AND THE CHELTENHAM ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY/ President Mrs N. Blackman….Editor of Newsletter Mr T.A.Sheehy Secretary Mrs F.Neville / VOLUME 6 No.3 NEWSLETTER APRIL 1966

Invitation - 1989 International Masonic Conterence

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

Regalia - Harmony Ray sash

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

2 Royal blue cotton sash, with white border, and one white bar worn in the centre, and a rosette in royal blue, white and gold. MGC 008.1 MGC 008.2

Historical information

Methodist Gris' Comradeship Rays' Section, Albert Street, Ballarat.

Article - Greensborough RSL History

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 pages text.

Historical information

History of the formation of the Greensborough RSL copied from the RSL website.

Publication - A beekeepers' guide to understanding control measures for European foulbrood. (Goodman, R., McKee, B. & Kaczynski, P.). Canberra, 2004.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Despatch

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Charles Hotham reporting the result of the trial of two of the Ballaarat rioters, at the Supreme Court

Historical information

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

Theatre Flyer - No Teeth no entry tour by Tom Segura commencing Saturday 12th August

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

coloured flyer

Publication, e-book - The weather and honey production (Kenoyer, L. A.), Ames, 1917

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 7 Vol. 4 July 1964 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 7 Vol. 4 July 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 Citizens ; Collins Expedition 1803 ; William Buckley; 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. 7 Vol. 4 of the CMHS July 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 / / (Affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria ) / Vol. 4 No. 7 July 1964 /

National Catholic Girls' Movement (NCGM) Leaders' Programme Booklets - NCGM Leaders' Programme

Young Christian Workers (YCW Australia) Archive and Research Centre , Fitzroy North

Collection of seven programme booklets produced by the NCGM National Exectutive.

Letter

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:A letter from a young Englishman living in Ballarat supporting the diggers movement

Historical information

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

Report

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Record of meeting between miners delegates and Hotham re: demanding release of prisoners charged with riot

Historical information

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

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat School of Mines students making the Possum Skin Cloak "Dyirranga", 2002

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

Photograph of students makig the Ballarat School of Mines Possum Skin Cloak.

Historical information

The artists who contributed to this work were undertaking an Advanced Certificate in Koori Art and Design, which ran at the Ballarat School of Mines from 1995-2002)

High Tide 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white publication. Buff cover printed in yellow, red and black. 39 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1964 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

Newsletter - November 2018

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Document - A little girl lost in a storm at Pigeon Hill

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Photograph - Maldon Brass Band EST 1863

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon