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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

During the First World War, the theatres of Europe felt worlds away for Australians on the home front. The Second World War’s Pacific stage brought war closer to home. For some Victorian country towns, the repercussions of war arrived right on their doorstep.

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Alana Bennett Mazzilli, Work experience student, Academy of Mary Immaculate

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Article - Edward Brownhill

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Article - Geoffrey Hughes

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Geoffrey Hughes and his service in World War 1. Geoffrey Hughes lived at Greensborough

International Women's Day assembly 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Pamphlet of purple paper, size B5 detailing order of service for the 1993 International Women's Day Williamstown High School assembly of 1993. Music students performed at the assembly.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Theatre Flyer - The Snorkler ( stand - up comedy )performed and produced by Dave Hughes commencing at the Athenaeum Theatre 29 March 2018

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

colored paper flyer

Newspaper Article - My dad wrote a porno(comedy) commencing at the Athenaeum Theatre August 18

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

newspaper article

Document - Minutes of City of Castlemaine 26th February 1979

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Publication - Future of the beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia. (Australia. Senate. Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport). Canberra, 2014.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

66 pages.

Publication - Beefriendly: a planting guide for European honeybees and Australian native pollinators. (Leech, Mark). Canberra, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

319 pages, illustrated.

Theatre Flyer - Dolly Diamond : Because I'm worth it: 15th year anniversary Gala (concert)performed by Dolly Diamound with accompiant provided by Melbourne Gay and Lesbian CHorus , Footscray - Yarraville city band and the Melboprne Rainbow Band at melbourne athenaeum feb 3rd

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Coloured flyer

Historical information

15th year anniversary featured reunion of "the phones " as well as Rachel Dunham and Luke Gallagher

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

Greensborough Historical Society,

15 page, text and colour illustrations. Digital copy.

Historical information

The Willis Diary by GHS member Anne Paul is based on A Pioneer Squatter's Life (Item158). The Willis family were early settlers at Lower Plenty, just near where the hotel and old bridge are today. Anne has reviewed and analysed this chapter from Historical Records of Victoria, Vol. 6. The Crown, the land, and the squatter, 1835-1840. She includes further information on the Willis family and photographs of the archaeological dig at the Bridge Inn Hotel Mernda in 2017.

Significance

Diary of James L Willis from 1837, portraying hardships suffered in the young colony of Victoria.

Letter - Thankyou from Maldon Pre-School

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Document - Memories of walking up the Plenty River, by William (Bill) Cecil

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 page, typescript

Historical information

Bill Cecil remembers activities from his youth including rabbit hunting on the Plenty River

Invitation - 1989 Combined Craft Lodge Meeting

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

High Tide 1987

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1987 school year. Contains reports from all departments, staff, student leaders, captains, sports results, camp details, student work and many black and white photohgraphs.

Oral History - Betty McKenzie (Adams/Joyner) memories

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 pages typescript (2 copies), one with background notes by Dawn Bennetts

Historical information

Memories of life at Briar Hill from the late 1930s to about 1960 as told by Betty McKenzie.

Postcard

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Black and white Postcard of R. M. S. Baltic. (SH 032 Ships A - B).

Resolution

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Resolutions from the public meeting forwarded

Historical information

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

High tide 1998

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1998 school year. Blue, black and white card cover, black and white inside with some illustrations. Contains student work, sports news, school happenings, class photographs. 48 pages.

Athletic meet 1947

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Program of the Williamstown High School Annual Athletic Sports meeting of 8th October, 1947. Program consists of 8 pages, printed on white paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signatures on front cover. See pdf above.

Hold Fast Vol. 1, No. 1. June 1944 - Official magazine of the Williamstown High School

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

4 page magazine of Williamstown High School 1944 school year. Contains sports results, student work. Editorial by C. Curtain and P. Weate; 'Visit to His Majesty's Australian dockyards,' by Eric Willis.

Poster

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:New Constitution recommended from the people of Victoria

Historical information

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

Photograph - Camp 13 Sergeants Mess

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Sgt. Lesock centre row, 5th. from left.

Newsletter - August 2009

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Article - Donald James Creighton

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Donald James Creighton and his service in World War 1. Donald Creighton was born in Bundoora.

Newspaper Advertisement (withdrawn) - Golden Gloves 1958

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

Historical information

The Australian YCW ran a number of sporting services throughout its history. One of these was the amateur boxing Golden Gloves competition in Melbourne between 1945 and c.1960.

Significance

This promotional flyer produced for the 1958 competition was withdrawn from distribution due to a typesetting error on the reverse page, where it suggests accommodation could be found at Mulqueen and Sons rather than the Lomond Hotel.

Invitation - Shield of Unity 1989

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

Document

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Document relating to the Butler family. Used in WWI project.

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Grain Store, Para Road. Closure notice.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of Facebook post

Historical information

This Facebook post explains the move by Greensborough Grain Store to close the business at 183 Para Road in 2017.

Significance

In 2017, the Greensborough Grain Store closed its Para Road premises and now trades online.

2008 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

2008 Program of Events

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.

Annual Report - 32nd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1916

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 96 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.

Document

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 12 documents relating to the Bernard family including Neil Patrick, James Vincent, Frank, Peter. Used in WWI project.

Annual Report - 26th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1910

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 80 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.

Photograph

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 3 photos and 1 document relating to Matthew Joseph McLean. Used in WWI project.

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

Photograph

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of photos of the Evans family, to include Elizabeth Evans (nee Wild) and George Evans.

Scienceworks - What's on Today 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet with program for the day at Scienceworks Museum. Williamstown High School Concert Band performed 3 times on Sunday 5 April, 1992 in preparation for their New Zealand tour in 1992.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Article - Archie Price and Sarah

Greensborough Historical Society,

Brief family notes, typed text, includes handwritten notes.

Historical information

Notes on the Price family - Archie and Sarah, and their daughter Mary Jane. Mary Jane married William Partington and following Mary's death, Sarah came to Greensborough to help raise Will and Mary's daughter Eva.

Article - Gordon Hickson

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Gordon Hickson and his service in World War 1. Gordon Hickson was born in Janefield/Yan Yean.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 2 Vol. 8 March 1968 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 2 Vol. 8 March 1968

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

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

Historical information

Topic ; Cheltenham Red Cross; SEHA Report 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. 2 Vol. 8 of the CMHS March 1968 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… Secretary Mrs F.Neville..... / Volume 8 No.2 NEWSLETTER March 1968

Document

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Seventeen discharge papers relating to H Dummer

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.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Aug 2008 - August 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 August 2008. Notices of a talk by Dorothy Booth, “ The Historic Mentone Railway Gardens’ on August 31st and a request for volunteers to begin an Inventory of the Box Cottage artefacts and to assist at upcoming Open Days. An excerpt from the CMHS Newsletter March 1965 ‘ Three Pieces of Paper’, by Mrs Nance Blackman, a member, describing items from “The Moorabbin News” ‘ 1907 that included The Cheltenham Butter Factory, and advertisements aimed at the local people and their occupations. Note is made of 3 businesses run by Women – butcher, milk delivery and a ‘delicatessen’ - and an ‘Oriental Laundry’ in Cheltenham, as well as the trading hours for shops and weekly wages. Gas light and candles were in common use because Electricity did not come to Bentleigh until 1916 and several Fire Brigades were formed in the Shire. A photocopied photograph of an Electric Power pole c1930.

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. The Blackman family were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / AUGUST 2008 NEWSLETTER

Oral History - Ernest "Mick" Henry Evans - ANZAC

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 typed pages, black and white photograph.

Historical information

Written by his daughter, June Hall, this is the story of Ernie (Mick) Evans during World War II. He fought as an ANZAC with the Rats of Tobruk. In 1947 the Evans family moved to Greensborough.

Significance

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

Student report - Nov. 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet of white paper, printed in black with school name and table. Hand written reports in a variety of pens, by teachers. Signed by headmaster.

Historical information

End of school year report presented to student to be taken home and shown to parents. The bottom portion of the sheet (not attached) was signed by parent as confirmation that they have seen it and returned to school.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached PDF

Article - George Frederick Moore

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about George Frederick Moore and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Eltham. George Moore is commemorated on the Greensborough State School Honor Board.

Oral History - Allan Bishop remembers the early years. Interview by Dawn Bennetts

Greensborough Historical Society,

8 page text, black & white and col photographs

Historical information

Recollections of Allan Bishop, resident of the Greensborough area for about 40 years, as interviewed and written by his niece Dawn Bennetts (nee Petts)

Brief for the Prosecution

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Brief for the Prosecution against Henry Seekamp (Seditious libel)

Historical information

VA 667 Office of the Victorian Government Solicitor (previously known as the Office of the Crown Solicitor)

DSWAA Archive & Collection Policy - Archive Policy

Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia (DSWAA),

Newsletter, CMHS Moorabbin Mirror Vol 3 August 2015 - Moorabbin Mirror Vol 3 August 2015

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

A4 x 3 paper folded to A5 x 6pp with colour photographs.

Historical information

This is Vol. 3 of the Moorabbin Mirror produced by CMHS members Fran & Holger Bader , Valma Sharp August 2015 The Moorabbin Mirror reflects 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. Members are informed of the Heritage Display at Stanley's Menswear, Bentleigh East, in conjunction with Glen Eira HS, Market Garden Display at Bendigo Bank Ormond and the Sandbelt Milestones at Brighton Cemetery, Godfrey Street Community House, St Peter's Church & School, the ongoing Gallipoli Centenary and Moorabbin Saints AFL team at Linton Street. Dates for Committee Meeting, General Meeting and the upcoming AGM in October. Photos from The Booklet and Leaflet Launch on May 13th, a request for information about the Womens’ Farm Mordialloc c 1916 , advertisements for the Bayside Arts & Cultural Exhibition featuring Tommy Bent and the RHSV Exhibition re MacPherson Robertson featuring the bust made by August Reitman at Box Cottage . Open Days are listed with an invitation for new members showing the benefits and duties of CMHS membership. CMHS thanks The Office of the Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP Minister for Trade & Investment, Federal Member for Goldstein, who photocopied this newsletter under community printing entitlements.

Significance

This is Vol. 3 of the Moorabbin Mirror, Newsletter of CMHS August 2015

Inscriptions & Markings

Moorabbin / Mirror / August 2015 Issue 3