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27 Jun 2019

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Article - John Cecil Jessop: a community minded individual.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

7 pages, text and photographs.

Historical information

Cecil Jessop was an important figure in the development of Greensborough. This outline of his life by Norm Colvin discusses his work as a councillor, MMBW, and Sutherland Homes. Additional material on his War Service by John Gibson with photographs from the collection of Jean Luxford.

Significance

A brief outline of an important Greensborough identity.

Publication - Pollination Australia: education and training. (Brous, D. & Nettleingham, J.). Canberra, 2008.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Oct 2011 pdf - October 2011

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

4 x A4 paper printed on 1 side Issue 24 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in October 2011. Notice of AGM October 30th, resignation of Jamie Hyams, President CMHS 2003 -2011, Box Cottage will be open October 29th and 30th as part of History Week and members have been meeting for a monthly ‘working bee’ to arrange displays and re-label artefacts as suggested by Peta Knott MAV. Items submitted for Glen Eira CC funding have been purchased. Attached are 3 pages of descriptions with photographs of ‘Tiny Treasures in Box Cottage Museum’ that have been catalogued, photographed and entered on MAV website.

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 2011 NEWSLETTER

Flyer - White Deceives Public

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Ponderings 5 - Spring 2003

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Document - Leigh and David Hay, by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

9 p. text and colour photographs

Historical information

Biographical notes about Leigh and David Hay, community residents and activists, with additional details by Rosie Bray

Oral History - 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.

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1858

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks. Ledger filled out by hand with 152 entries (not alphabetically arranged). A number of blank pages are included. Copy re-bound in green hard leather look card by Arnall & Jackson Pty Ltd Brunswick, 1968

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes a compliments slip taped to the cover from Arnall & Jackson Pty Ltd. with handwritten inscription: "Ian, I hope the hysterical society doesn't get historical about this". Organised 1968 I. Maynard Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 1 per acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

Newsletter - June 2017

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

High Tide 1975

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication with card cover. 48 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1975 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, sports results, camp details, student work.

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

Document - The History of Dragline Gold Mining Bucket Dredge at a site on Bendigo Road

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Oral History - Lesley Hooper's story

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

6p. typescript

Historical information

This oral history by Lesley Hooper (nee Hills) recounts her reminiscences of people and places in Greensborough between 1936 and 1957.

Ponderings 17 - Autumn 2007

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Document

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Five page collection of notes on history of 8th Light Horse Regiment

Historical information

The 8th Light Horse (Indi) Regiment superseded the 16th Light Horse in 1919. It had its headquarters at Benalla with sub-units throughout the Upper Murray and Northeast Victoria. In December 1941, the regiment converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 8th Reconnaissance Battalion then in July 1942 it became 8th Cavalry Regiment and served in Northern Territory. As Japanese threat to the mainland declined the regiment was disbanded.

Significance

Well researched notes with references on history of Regiment.

Oral History - The Big Paddock: Eric Barclay / as told to John Gibson

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

10 pages, text and colour and black and white photos.

Historical information

Eric Barclay relates his life in Greensborough from the 1940s, living in Grace Park. The story was written from an interview by John Gibson. Photographs courtesy of Eric Barclay.

Significance

A primary source relating to life in rural Greensborough mid-20th Century.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - July-Aug 1931

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 4, July-August 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.

Photograph Collection - Mystery mine photographs

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

7 pages cut from a scrapbook, containing 30 black and white photographs of mining operations.

Historical information

Photographs include a mining operation, thought to be a tin mine in Tasmania. Photos researched by GHS and captions by Norm Colvin. A word document with these captions accompanies photographs. Comments or clarification welcome. Individual entries for each photograph (as digital copy) from items 7100 to 7122.

Inscriptions & Markings

Photos have no markings or dates. Donor unknown.

Letter

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Squatters pledge their support to the Government

Historical information

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

Musical High Program 1996

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Purple paper, A4 folded into B5 sized program for the Musical High, Williamstown High School concert held on 15th November 1996 at Williamstown Hall.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Newsletter - June 2014

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

School Magazine- 1972 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1972

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1972 School Magazine with 48 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1972 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1972

Article and Photograph - Amy Clayton and family

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs Amy Clayton and family, posted by great granddaughter Vicki Wilson. Amy Clayton owned tearooms in Henry Street Greensborough (later Foard's Store). Amy's son Frederick Clayton was killed in World War 1 and is remembered on the Greensborough Fallen Soldiers' Memorial.

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 - Greensborough Premiership Team 1931

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Team photograph mounted on board. Accompanied by typed caption.

Historical information

Caption: Greensborough Premiership Team 1931. Front row (L-R) Lyal Clayton, Andy Ferrari, Percy Jurss, Les Collard, Fred King. 2nd row (L-R): Horrie Burkett, Jack Carlon, Joe Brownhill, Tony Crees, Bill McDowell, Bob Bennett, Les Iredale, Vin Broderick, Jeff Collard. 3rd row (L-R): Oliver Ely, Ted Godwill, Chas Aller, ?Nelson, Alf Purcell, Alan Partington, Wal Reid, Alan Splatt, Dave Barber. Back row: Bill Horn, Joe Stock, Rupert Jessop, Mr Holahahn, Norm Poulter, Dolf Purcell, Bill Mills.

Significance

Records the team - players and support staff - of Greensborough's 1931 Premiership side.

Inscriptions & Markings

On mount: 'Allan Studios 318 Smith Street Collingwood'

Postage Stamps - Von Mueller collection 1

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Front of envelopes with address and postage stamps, enclosed in black stamp folder.

Historical information

Envelope fronts with stamps, addressed to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. Upper image, 2 x 1penny yellow/brown Victoria Stamp Duty, postmarked at Melbourne on Sept 29, 1894. Lower image, 1 x 2 pence orange, South Australia, postmarked at Adelaide GPO on March 25 1900.

Significance

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-1896) was born in Germany and migrated to Australia in 1847.He was the Victorian Government Botanist (from 1853) and Director of the Botanical Gardens (1857-1873). These envelopes and stamps are from correspondence addressed to him.

CD-ROM - Greensborough Primary School: 140th anniversary celebrations 2018

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 x CDs containing digital images of anniversary celebrations

Historical information

Greensborough Historical Society participated in and supported Greensborough Primary School as part of the School's 140th anniversary celebrations. These disks contain: Disk 1:140th Anniversary Advertising, 140th Anniversary photos taken on Saturday 18/08/2018 by GHS members: Marilyn Smith, Rosie Bray, Sandy Anton, Sue Ballantyne, Atis Lejins (past student and now member of Latvian Parliament) letter, bio and photos of time in Greensborough, GPS Dress up day May 2018, photos by Marilyn Smith, Guest book and school rolls photographed by Faye Fort at Open Day Disk 2: 2 PowerPoint presentations prepared by Greensborough Historical Society for the Open Day

Significance

Photos of students, staff and activities at Greensborough Primary during 140th anniversary celebrations 2018.

Chalice

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Pewter chalice with accompanying letter.

Historical information

The chalice is one of a pair.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Presented to Rev. J.A.Finlay by the Oatlands Kirk Session 1937"

Photograph: Mr. George Thomas Teacher and Councillor CTS 1937-1972

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Black and white photographs of Mr. George Thomas who had a long association with Collingwood Technical School and Collingwood Technical College, spanning the years 1937-1972. He began his connection with the school as a teacher and went on to become a member of the School Council. He introduced Electroplating as a trade to be taught at Collingwood Technical School in 1937. (Scott p36) The photographs include one of Mr. George Thomas in Monash University regalia 1971. Another of Collingwood Technical School Council 1972 with Mr. Thomas. Images also include an excerpt from Mr. Scott's history.

Historical information

Mr. George Thomas' connection with Collingwood Technical School began as a junior technical student at Collingwood in 1913. He then became an apprentice in the electrical trades during which time he also undertook a Diploma course in Electrical Engineering. Mr Thomas was appointed as a teacher (part-time) of Electrical Wiring at Collingwood in 1922 having had previous experience teaching in Geelong at the Gordon Institute of Technology. In 1930 Mr Thomas became a full-time teacher in Electrical Trades, the year of the commencement of the Apprenticeship Commission in Victoria. In 1937 he was instrumental in introducing electroplating as a trade whereas it had previously only been taught as a section of the Electrical Trades. This was a period of severe economic constraints following the Great Depression and spending on education was limited. Needing the latest knowledge of industrial practices, Mr Thomas canvassed electroplating industries around Melbourne seeking employment opportunities and met with favourable responses. He approached Quinton’s electroplating firm in North Melbourne with the proposal to work for them on Saturday mornings without payment. In return for his labour, he asked to be taught the basics of the trade. During the week he was able to impart his knowledge to his students. Initially, he wanted to develop electroplating as an outlet for the Youth Employment Training Scheme. Once the class was firmly established, he submitted a proposal to the Education Department to establish an Electroplating Department, and this became the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. He gave up teaching in 1939 to become the Northcote City Electrical Engineer where he served for 26 years. During this time he was also a Consulting Electrical Engineer to Box Hill and Port Melbourne Councils. His association with Collingwood Technical School (and later, College) continued, first as an examiner on the State Electricity Commission (SEC) panel and from 1947 as a member of the School Council. He was president of the Council in 1961 and 1962. He also represented the College on the Northern Regional Council and participated in the selection of Electrical Trades teachers. For four years, 1967-1971, he represented the metropolitan Technical Schools and Colleges on the Council of the Monash University, in which capacity he gave outstanding service to technical education. George H. Thomas attended his first Council meeting on June 12, 1947 and remained on the Council until the secondary and post-secondary sections were separated in 1981 – a period in excess of 34 years. (See Scott p36).

Folder of Documents - Nurse Alice Broadbent

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Folder of photographs, CD and text.

Historical information

This folder contains copies of two albums of photographs from Nurse Alice Broadbent who served at the 16th Australian General Hospital Macleod in 1920.

Newsletter - Federation University Aboriginal Education Centre Newsletter, 2017

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

Newsletter from the Federation University Aboriginal Education Centre.