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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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High Tide No. 3 - High Tide 1923

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed booklet of olive coloured card cover and glossy white paper pages.Cover printed in dark olive. Pages printed in black. Some black and white photographs.

Historical information

School year book detailing achievements of the school community, including sporting, academic, social and the arts. Scholarship recipients details are included and examples of student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on front cover: Leslie Hill 391 1858 Les Hill 46 Elphin St Newport

Document - Maldon Easter Fair Good Friday Program

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 246 June 2019

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • Still a Part of Our History by Jim Connor • Our Next Meeting • July Excursion – Exploring Lower Plenty • George Coop Photograph Collection by Peter Pidgeon • The Garden of the Wilderness by Alistair Knox • Alistair Knox – Author • One Hundred Years Ago by Liz Pidgeon • Our Collection • Association of Eastern Historical Societies – Regional Conference 2019 • Office Bearers 2019-2020 • Eltham Cemetery Stories by Richard Pinn o o Beatrice Wanliss Irvine o o Anton Brinkkotter • RHSV Award of Merit • Vale – David Johns • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Significance

The Shire of Eltham Historical Society was formed in October 1967. The first newsletter of the Society was issued May 1978 and has been published continuously ever since on a bi-monthly basis. With the cessation of the Shire of Eltham in late 1994, the Society's name was revised to Eltham District Historical Society and this name first appeared with issue No. 103, July 1995. The collection of the Society's newsletters provides a valuable resource on the history of the Society's activities, office bearers and committee members, guest speakers and subjects of historical interest pertinent to the former Shire of Eltham and the Eltham District.

High Tide 1956 - High Tide 1956; magazine of High School Williamstown

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. 36 p.: ill.

Historical information

Williamstown High School Year book for the 1956 school year. Contains staff information, sports results, photographs, student's work, scholarship winners and examination results.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: Danute Jakubauskas

Article and Photograph - All Saints' Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the original All Saints' Church of England in Greensborough; the land was later sold to Coles to build a new store and the Church was rebuilt on its current site on corner of Grimshaw and Church Streets Greensborough.

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.

High Tide 2011 - High Tide

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed publication in full colour, cardboard cover, with glossy pages. 81p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for Williamstown High School for the year 2011. Contains Principals' reports, events reports, sports achievements, student work and lots of photographs.

Significance

A snapshot of a year in the life of Williamstown High School.

High Tide 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white publication. Buff card cover printed in black, yellow and red. 42 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1961 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written inside front cover 'Yvonne L. Francome, Form VS Williamstown High School 1961. 14 Wellington St, West Footscray, Vic. 68.3057'.

Annual Report - 22nd Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1906

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 56 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission 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 Mission 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 Mission but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Document collection - Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre 1983-2015

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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.

Booklet - Scenic Walk Around Maroondah Lakes

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Details of 20 points of interest on 12 kilometre return trip from Croydon Lake and Library, including Ringwood Lake (circa 1990s)

Australian Historical Record Society papers - Mr. J. Vallins reminiscences

City of Ballarat Libraries, Ballarat

Mr. J. Vallins - Reminiscences given before the AHRS, City Hall, Ballarat on Nov 26th, 1899 : Vallins, born in Berkshire in 1831, arrived in Australia at Geelong in 1854. He came to Ballarat for the gold and spent most of the rest of his life here, living in Ligar Street. He died in 1904 and is buried in the Ballarat Old Cemetery.

Historical information

The Australian Historical Records Society existed in Ballarat between 1896 and 1906. They were one of Australia's first historical societies, and were in the position to still be able to talk to early pioneers. They invited such pioneers to either submit letters or memoirs, or to address the Society's meetings, where their reminiscences were taken down in shorthand and later typed up. The Society also attempted to preserve memorabilia from Ballarat's early days, but on the disbanding of the group in 1906, materials were stored at the Ballarat Town Hall and were later lost. It is not known how the papers made their way to the then Ballarat Municipal Library, but they have been part of the Library's collection for many years.

Article and Photograph - All Saints Anglican Church Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

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

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Publication, e-book - British bee-keeper's practical note-book (Cowan, T. W.), London, 1904

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Annual General Meeting Minutes 14 April 1989 with Balance Sheet and Annual Report

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 12 November 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Article and Photograph - Leech Street Briar Hill

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of the Leech Street Briar Hill.

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.

Photograph - Digital image - Hewitt - Keys family group

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 01522:01232:02367 Digital copy of black and white studio photograph. Includes short family history.

Historical information

Group photograph of members of the Hewitt and Keys family. From Nola Parish (nee Iredale) "This is a photo of taken at my grandparents wedding in Heidelberg and includes daughters of Edward Keys and his wife Eliza formally Elizabeth Hewitt who's maiden name was Eliza Joyce daughter of Thomas Joyce and Mary A'Hearn. The Keys family lived in Worns Lane Yarrambat formally Tancks Corner." A short history of the family is included.

Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 16 October 1986

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 10 December 1982

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Photograph

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Article and Photograph - Michael Kenneth Pratt

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article sourced from social media.

Historical information

Article from the London Gazette, relating the bravery of off-duty police officer Constable Michael Pratt, stationed at Heidelberg and Greensborough resident. He was wounded as he attempted to stop a bank robbery.

Significance

This 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.

Genealogical document - Roland Hardley

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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

Historical information

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

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Various notations by Faye Fort

Document - 'Dynamite' Andrews

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages,typescript.

Historical information

Compilation of several newspaper articles 1936-1942 about Mr J. Andrews, Assistant Stationmaster at Greensborough Railway Station, nicknamed "Dynamite" owing to his behaviour towards railway travellers.

Article - Frederick Geoffrey Ely

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Frederick Geoffrey Ely and his service in World War 1. Frederick Ely was born in Greensborough

Article - Notes on Stan Judkins, by Noel Judkins

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

5 p. typescript, and 4 p. reprint from Wikipedia

Historical information

Stan Judkins was a Brownlow Medal winner playing for Richmond 1928-1936, whose first club was Greensborough.This article on Stan's career was written by his son, Noel Judkins for the Greensborough Football Club Hall of Fame 2016.

Newsletter - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association News & Notes May 1992

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Article - Thomas Coventry

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Thomas Coventry and his service in World War 1. At the time of Thomas Coventry's enlistment, he was living at Diamond Creek. He and his brothers are commemorated on the Greensborough State School Honor Board.

Parliament Aust letter 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Letter from the speaker, John E. Delzoppo, confirming arrangements for the Williamstown High School Concert Band performanace in Queen's Hall. The performance was part of the Schools' Musical Programme during the Autumn Session of Parliament, 1993.

Significance

The Finn Koren Collection.

Photograph - Digital image - Jane Henrietta Coventry

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Photograph and notes, 2 p. black and white

Historical information

Photograph of Jane Henrietta Coventry nee Spencer 1863-1940 with details of her husband and 10 children. Jane and Henry Coventry's family included two champion AFL footballers, Syd and Gordon Coventry. Coventry Street [Montmorency] is named after her son Tom Coventry, who lived in the area.

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes March 1997

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park