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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 - Francis Gordon Scott

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Francis Gordon Scott and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Diamond Creek

Article - Hubert Vince Guthrie

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Hubert Vince Guthrie and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment, Hubert was living at Bundoora

Article - William Austin Mills

Greensborough Historical Society,

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 Feb 2010 pdf - February 2010

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

5 x A4 paper printed on 1 side Issue 15 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in February 2010. Notices for the meeting February 28th , subscriptions due, and this is 50th Anniversary of CMHS. Water flooded Joyce Park, the grounds of the Cottage and a little seeped into Grace Lewis Room in December 2009 when a water main at the neighbouring Bowling Club burst, but little damage occurred and the Glen Eira Council will install drainage pipes between Box Cottage and the Bowling Club. In January, 2 brush tailed possums had taken up residence in the Barn and after failed attempts by Helen and Dennis to move them, Glen Eira Council relocated them. A description of the establishment of Cobb & Co Coaches by Freeman Cobb in 1853, for cartage between Melbourne and the Ports but they soon began transporting people and mail to the gold fields around Victoria. 3 photocopied photographs of Cobb & Co Coaches and 1 photo of the 2 Possums

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 / February 2010 NEWSLETTER

Article - Arthur Samuel Poulter

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Arthur Samuel Poulter and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Yanndaga Western Australia, he was related to the Poulter family of Greensborough.

Photograph - Black and White - St Peter's Daylesford Communion Breakfast, 1930

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Black and white photograph taken in Daylesford Town Hall depicting numerous men standing, and sitting at tables during the St Peter's Catholic Church Communion Breakfast. Arch Bishop Daniel Mannix stands centre back.

Historical information

"ST. PETER'S DAYLESFORD. General Communion and Breakfast. On Sunday November 9, a general Communion of the men; of the parish will be held in St Peter's Church, Daylesford. A communion breakfast will subsequently take place."<ref>Melbourne Advocate, 30 October 1930.</ref> "General Communion and Breakfast, Daylesford War Memorial Protest by Rev. Dr. Collins Rights of Catholics Ignored THE splendid Catholicity of the Daylesford parish was demonstrated on Sunday morning last when a general Communion of the men of the parish took place at the 8 o'clock Mass at St. Peter's Church. This proud and edifying demonstration of faith concluded a very successful mission in the parish, conducted by the Rev. Fr. O'Flynn, C.SS.R., and Rev. Fr. Frean, C.SS.R., Daylesford parish is fairly scattered, and from every corner of it came men to take their part in the general Communion. The missioners and the Rev. W. M. Collins. D.D., P.P.. have reason to be deeply gratified at the result of the mission. His Grace the Archbishop of Melbourne (Most Rev. Dr. Mannix) was the celebrant of the Mass. He was assisted in administering the Sacrament by Rev. Dr. Collins. At the close of the Mass the hymn, "Faith of Our Fathers." was sung. The breakfast was served in the Daylesford Town Hall, the men marching there from the church. More than 250 partook of breakfast. In the balcony were lady parishioners who wished to listen to the speeches. His Grace the Archbishop was at the head table, and with him were Rev. W. M. Collins, P.P.; Crs. Bolton and Gleeson (Shire of Glenlyon), and Courtney (Shire of Davlesford); Messrs. Cleary and Egan (Blampied). Mr. J. T. Murphy. Mr. Considine, and Mr. O'Donnell (BuIIarto). Several selections were played by the Holy Cross Convent orchestra, Daylesford, and the catering was admirably carried out by Mrs. Mann. It was a well-organised and successful function, and the general arrangements reflected the highest credit on the Rev. Dr. Collins and those associated with him. Much favourable comment was made upon the great success achieved. A WAR MEMORIAL SERVICE. Strong Protest by Rev. Dr. Collins. The Rev. Dr. Collins said it was no exaggeration for him to say that he was a proud pastor that day. He had reason to be proud of the magnificent demonstration of faith made by the Catholic men of the parish at St. Peter's Church. It was promoted by a supernatural motive, and the men were sure to get their reward. He knew that many men had attended at great sacrifice, and that numbers had to grope about in the early hours to get everything in readiness at their farms and dairies. He was deeply thankful for the fine response made by the men to his invitation, and no greater encouragement could be given to him in his work in the parish. They had made a creditable demonstration before the people of Daylesford, whose good opinion they valued and wanted to retain. Catholics were part of the community, and the community's troubles were their troubles. Generally they had a few of their own troubles, but they were not wanting in helping the community to bear its troubles. Just now they were passing through a difficult time. The surrounding shires seemed to be better off than Daylesford, but the municipal fathers at Daylesford had spent a lot of money wisely in attracting tourists to the beautiful district. The money spent, he was certain, would come back a hundredfold. They appreciated the good work done by the municipal authorities, and were prepared to do their part in shoulder-ing their civic obligations. A Frankly Protestant Memorial Service. He could not let the occasion pass without calling the attention of the Daylesford people to an injustice that was being done the Catholic body, unwittingly he believed. Hie referred to the ceremony for the unveiling of the Soldiers' Memorial. It had been decided to adopt a frankly Protestant service. Catholics could not take part in a non-Catholic service, and that was not due in any way to any recent whim or caprice. Catholics had made common sacrifices, and the war memorial should stand for the Catholic boys who had fallen as well as non-Catholic soldiers. Catholics had contributed towards the cost of the memorial, and yet a programme had been adopted on the occasion of the public unveiling that excluded Catholics from taking part. They had a right to be at the ceremony, but it was asking them too much to shed their principles in order to be present. Their forefathers did not shed their principles when there was much more at stake, and they did not intend to shed theirs. They took that stand for Faith, and were still loyal citizens of Australia. The great majority, he was certain, did not realise the difficulties of Catholics, and that the stand taken was a matter of principle. There was always a minority, however, who were ever ready to score a victory over Rome at any price. Thanks to Non-Catholics. Having made his protest, he would not be honest if he did not express his gratitude to many non-Catholics in Daylesford for their help. In the Boxing Day carnival, which was their principal effort on behalf of the schools, non-Catholics gave splendid support, which he very much appreciated. The success of the carnival was dependent to a large extent on the generous help of Protestants. He trusted that the Catholic men generally would take note of what he said, and turn over a new leaf, as so many new leaves had been turned over since the mission. Missioners and Nuns Thanked. The work of the Redemptorist Fathers had been fruitful of results in the parish, and what they had done had paved the way for the magnificent men's demonstration. He wished heartily to thank the Fathers, and his thanks were also due to the Holy Cross Convent. If the Faith were strong in Daylesford, it was largely due to the Catholic schools in the district. They should never forget the Presentation nuns, and should be prepared to help them in every possible way. He was very thankful to the Rev. Mother for her kindness in entertaining many at the convent, and also for providing the orchestra at the Communion breakfast. A Splendid Success. He was greatly delighted at the presence of his Grace the Archbishop. When he started to talk about the breakfast, many told him it would not be a success. First of all, it was intended to hold the breakfast in the schoolroom, but the response was so good that it was considered they should get the Rex Theatre. Finally, they were compelled to take the Town Hall in order to accommodate the large number who purchased tickets. The presence of his Grace gave additional lustre to the successful demonstration. He was proud of the men of the parish, and hoped God would bless them and their families. (Applause.) The first toast honoured was that of "The Pope and the King." WELCOME TO HIS GRACE Proposing the toast of "His Grace the Archbishop," Cr. J. Bolton said he wished to congratulate the Rev. Dr. Collins on the wonderful success of the two functions. All parts of the parish were represented at the general Communion in St. Peter's Church, and it was an inspiring spectacle. It showed that the Faith was deep and strong in Daylesford. A great privilege had been given to them, and they owed grateful thanks to the Rev. Dr. Collins. He wished to welcome his Grace the Archbishop, and he trusted that he would enjoy his visit to the district. The country was passing through a difficult time at present, and it required plenty of clear thinking and acting to put things right again. He hoped his Grace would touch on the situation, and give them the benefit of his thoughtful and wellreasoned views. Whatever his Grace said would be worth listening to. (Applause.) THE ARCHBISHOP CONGRATULATES PASTOR AND PEOPLE. DAYLESFORD A MODEL PARISH. His Grace the Archbishop said he need not assure them that he came to Daylesford with great pleasure. His visits to Daylesford were always pleasant, but the present visit was addi-tionally pleasant and memorable because he had the opportunity of assisting at one of the most inspiring functions that it had ever been his good fortune to attend. He was really touched to the heart when he stood on the altar and saw the beautiful St. Peter's Church—there were few churches to compare with it in the country—filled with the men of Daylesford and of the surrounding districts. Practically all the Catholic men in the parish were present at the general Communion, and it gave him very deep satisfaction and genuine pleasure to be amongst them. As the Rev. Dr. Collins and Cr. Bolton had said, it was a proof of the depth and soundness of the Faith of the Catholic people of the parish. He wished to congratulate the Rev. Dr. Collins upon the magnificent success that had attended his efforts since he came to Daylesford. He thought the Rev. Dr. Collins had been a very happy man since he took up work in the parish. He came to Daylesford more or less broken in health, and his best friends were doubtful whether his health would stand the strain of parochial duty. However, he had never looked back. He doubted if Dr. Collins would care to leave Daylesford, unless he were appointed Prefect of Propaganda, Rome, or some very high distinction was conferred on him. At all events, things had gone on well with Dr. Collins since he came to Daylesford, and he could see some of the reason for it in looking at the fine gathering before him. The Rev. Dr. Collins was a very zealous and spiritual man, and his lot had been cast amongst people who had responded to his labours. ... (Melbourne Advocate, 13 November 1930)

2013 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

2013 Program of Events

book - A Mallee kid with the Flying Sword

Wycheproof & District Historical Society Inc., Wycheproof

A hard covered blue book with gold inscription. Contents describe the author's overseas service in World War II. Two final chapters are the End of the War and Reflections.

Historical information

W.M. Matheson 409169 F/LT who lives at Wycheproof, relates his wartime experiences as a Flying Officer - William "Murdoch" Matheson made 194 operational flights and his accounts of missions and descriptions of different locations are interesting.

Significance

An autobiographical account of service with the Royal Auxiliary Air Force in World War II.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Wycheproof Historical Society/With Best Wishes/Murdoch/409169 F/LT MATHESON WILLIAM MURDOCH

Document - Digital Image - Brett Fowler. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 05237:05226:04705 Digital copy of Citation and photograph

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Brett Fowler as he is inducted into the Greensborough Football Club's Hall of Fame as a Legend

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.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 Vol. 7 February 1967 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 7 February 1967

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 ; Cheltenham Park water spring plaque; T LePage photos of pre Southland; N D Allen Church histories; new state school names; 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. 1 Vol. 7 of the CMHS February 1967 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 7 No.1 NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 1967

Article - Jasper Lewis Bolton - World War 1 stretcher bearer

Greensborough Historical Society,

3 pages, 2 web articles and personal recollection.

Historical information

Jasper Lewis Bolton's daughter, Jo Petrovic, supplied this information on her father's role as a stretcher bearer in World War I. Jasper Bolton moved to Briar Hill in the inter-war period.

Book - The Story of Maldon's First Easter Charity Fair

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Digital File, A5 in size paper, 7 pages

Historical information

This booklet was produced by L.D. Bear of the Tarrangower Times to raise money for the Maldon Easter Fair in 1949.

Inscriptions & Markings

1878 Then, 1949 Now, The Story of Maldon's First Easter Charity Fair - From Issues of "Tarrangower Times" 1878. Compiled, Printed and Donated by L. D. Bear, "Tarrangower Times" To Aid 72nd Fair, 1949

Publication - Investment opportunities in the New Zealand honey industry: part of the Food and Beverage Information Project. (Coriolis [management consulting and marketing firm]). Auckland, 2012

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

68 pages, illustrated.

Program - Good Friday 2017

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

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)

Deposition

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Depositions VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 5

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Minutes - Melbourne Committee 8 April 1960

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Deposition

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Depositions taken against George Goddard for Breach of the Peace charge/Gravel Pits Riot

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Article - Plenty Gorge Park dig May 2015

Greensborough Historical Society,

5 p., black text and photographs

Historical information

Account of a dig carried out by Heritage Victoria at the site of the Thomas flour mill, a three-story building with a small cottage built in 1855, which ceased operation in 1863. Article written by GHS member John Gibson.

High tide: 75th anniversary edition 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 book with glossy blue card cover. Year book 96 pages, contains some colour illustrations and text. Includes spports reports, student work, reports from all year levels. Page proofs can be found at 97.2 (store room).

Artwork - "West Park Proposition' by Ash Keating

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

'West Park Proposition', 2012, is a three channel and screen video installation, utilising multiple camera video documentation of an endurance painting intervention undertaken on the morning of 01 September 2012 on the east facing wall of a newly built tilt-slab industrial building, situated on the direct edge of the current urban and rural boundary in Truganina, Victoria. The multi-screen work documents an endurance guerilla-style action painting intervention and ritualised painting performance in which a symbolic violence is enacted against a storehouse of commodity production and consumption. Upon winning the award artists Ash Keating said; “The work was made near Ballarat on the Deer Park bypass. It is an aesthetic comment about the way these new tilt-slab industrial buildings spring up without caring for the environment." The work, which took eight hours to create, was about reclaiming the space from “cost-effective architecture” without any aesthetics. The inaugural judge for the Prize, Jason Smith, Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) said, "Selecting the winner of this inaugural GNAP was exhilarating and excruciating: exhilarating because the seriousness of each artist's enterprise, and their uncompromising resolution of concepts, has created an inaugural exhibition of exceptional power. This first GNAP is a survey of some of the most poetic and provocative imaginations working in Australia today. Selecting one winner from such a show in which each of these artists has in some way transformed my thinking about the world was the excruciating part. Ash Keating's work West Park Proposition, 2012 kept drawing me back in the several hours I spent viewing the works. It simultaneously affirms the political and critical role of the artist as a key agent of change and action, and someone who reminds us of the beauty and resilience of humanity and nature in the face of unrelenting change. As a work combining performance, collaboration and hope, Keating's West Park Proposition is a work of immense and compelling poetry."

Historical information

This artwork won the 2012 Guirguis New Art Prize, a prestigious national acquisitive biennial art prize administered by Federation University Australia. The Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) is a national acquisitive $20,000 contemporary art prize which presents a selection of Australia's most exciting contemporary artists with works that explore and embrace new ways of artistic expression, utilising existing mediums and new technologies in innovative ways. Initiated and generously supported by local Ballarat surgeon Mr Mark Guirguis, this prestigious art prize is administered by the Federation University Australia (FedUni). As a local philanthropist and art collector, in developing the Prize, Mark Guirguis' aims were to celebrate the significance of the arts to communities and to Ballarat, emphasising contemporary art and 'living' culture, and to highlight FedUni's Arts Academy. Artist Ash Keating works across a conceptual, site-responsive and often collaborative art practice that incorporates painting, sculpture, installation, video, performance and public interventions, and has referenced a wide range of social and environmental issues within his art. Frequently working beyond the gallery, and often harnessing community narrative and energy, his work also draws upon myth, ritual and ceremony.

Newsletter - July 2007

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Article - George Alexander Bloxham

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about George Alexander Bloxham and his service in World War 1. George Alexander Bloxham was born in Bundoora.

Publication, e-book - Biggle bee book: a swarm of facts on practical bee-keeping, carefully hives (Biggle, J.), Philadelphia, 1909

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Article - Robert Beauchamp Spencer

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Robert Beauchamp Spencer and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Bundoora.

Article - William Henry McLean

Greensborough Historical Society,

3 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Henry McLean and his service in World War 1. William McLean was born in Bundoora

Letters (digital copies) - World War One Letters relating to the Boyce Brothers

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

6 letters dated as follows .1) 23 November 1916 .2) 03 May 1917 .3) 15 November 1917 .4) 13 December 1917 .5) 10 January 1918 .6) 25th April 1918 .7) 03 October 1918 .8) 10 October 1918 .9) 17 October 1918

Document - Green Hill History

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

Three pages History of Greenhill by Anne Beggs Sunter, and two further pages of notes.

Historical information

The Green Hill settlement dates from the 1860s. Developers in the 1960s chose to call it Mt Helen rather than Green Hill. Mt Helen is believed to be named after Helen Hastie, the daughter of Reverend Hastie of Buninyong. In 1866 a 241 acre site was purchased for a new tertiary institution. It is now known as the Federation University Mount Helen Campus. Green Hill is a scoria dome and though dominated by Mt Buninyong (Elevation 2442 feet) it is thought to have been formed earlier.

Genealogical document - Roland Hardley

Greensborough Historical Society,

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

Article - Arthur William Dineen

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Arthur William Dineen and his service in World War 1. Arthur William Dineen is commemorated on the Greensborough District Honor Board at the Greensborough RSL.

The Ringer program 1950

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed pamphlet. 4 p.

Historical information

A program to accompany the Williamstown High School Dramatic Group production on The Ringer. The play toured South Australia, performing at the Civic Hall, Port Lincoln, Friday 19th May 1950.

Newsletter - The Cog Issue 2 - September 2017

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Annual Report - 24th Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1908

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 60 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.

Annual Report - 34th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1918

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 93 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.

Programme - Victorian Bands' League: Champion Concert Band

Victorian Bands' League, YARRAVILLE

Printed programme on card

Historical information

This programme dates from 1957 when the VBL formed a large brass band made up of the finest brass band musicians from across the state. This band was conducted by the great Harry Shugg of which was probably one of his last engagements before his passing. The musicians came from a number of brass bands including Malvern Municipal, Kingsville & Yarraville, Hawthorn, Preston, Ballarat, Thompson's Foundary, St John's Ambulance, Coburg, the Red Cross and Footscray,

Significance

This propgramme is significant as it highlights the activities of the Victorian Bands' League when they presented major events. The list of names on the forth page of the program display a who's who of banding at the time. It is also significant as it again shows the many facets of the work of Harry Shugg.

Publication, e-book - Obsevations sur l'origine du miel (Boissier de Sauvages, Pierre Augustin), Nismes, 1763

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Pollination aware: the real value of pollination in Australia. (Keogh, R. C., Robinson, A. P. W. & Mullins, I. J.). Canberra, 2010.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

57 pages, illustrated.

Journal

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Journal, comprising a collection of sixty (60) medium weight cartridge paper covers of the “Ladies’ Supplement of the London Journal” with a selection of newspaper clippings pasted to the back of all but two of the covers. The journal covers are dated between years 1868 – 1877. They each have a hand coloured engraving. Below some of the illustrations is a name and address (in French). Some of the covers have a portrait orientation and others are landscape. Some of the covers have a length of additional paper on the left/top with small print, as though there has been a magazine spine attached. The covers have printed dates and numbers, and some of the illustrations are numbered and have one or two signatures. On the reverse of the covers is a selection of newspaper cuttings, including poetry, Household Receipts (recipes, helpful hints on household matters, quotes, fashion, etc.) and personal notes, carefully cut to fit onto the pages. Hand written dates on some of these articles show that they are not all from the same date, and don’t necessarily correspond to the date of the cover. Some of these pages have been assembled upside down to the front cover. Also included are additional notes and loose newspaper cuttings from 1878 – 1927.

Historical information

This Journal contains a wide variety of lifestyle subjects, showing an interest in in collection of ladies’ fashion covers, newspaper clippings and personal notes appear to have been gathered by a person with interests in fashion, poetry and the home. The covers dating up to 1870 have signatures such as “E. Preval”, a mid to late 19th century watercolour artist. Covers from 1871 have no signatures but have the word “COPYRIGHT” included in the printing. The name below the illustrations “Moine et Falconer” is a French fashion printer and publisher. The loose newspaper cuttings are dated from 1878 to 1927.

Inscriptions & Markings

Under some of the hand coloured engravings are the printed words “Moine et Falconer, imp. r. St Victor, go Paris” (or similar). There are also one or two signatures on the earlier engravings including “E. Preval”. Printed onto the Journal pages “Price one Penny”. Several of the pages have hand drawn lines and pencil script notes. Many of the newspaper cuttings have a date written in pencil on them. For example, “Stuffing Birds”.. The Ladies’ Supplements have been printed with number for “Published with No. –“, and a number for “Presented with Part -”. Some of the reverse pages have pencil notes beside them.

Photograph - Thompsons Machine Room Circa 1910

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Medal - Royal Humane Society of Australasia - Bronze Medal for Bravery 1983

Cockatoo History & Heritage Group, Cockatoo

Bronze Medal. Ribbon navy blue edged with silver & gold central strip. Observe (face or main design) the female figure represents Australasia placing a wreath on the head of a kneeling figure, under the Southern Cross. The Latin motto translates as "Bravery Rewarded". Reverse: the name of the awardee is inscribed inside a wreath of laurel and eucalyptus.

Inscriptions & Markings

Awarded to DJ Griffin 16-2-1983

Annual Report - University of Ballarat Annual Report, 2013

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

Digital copy of the University of Ballarat Annual Report

Historical information

This is the last annual report of the University of Ballarat. On 01 January 2014 it became Federation University Australia.

Bottles - Coffee and chicory essence bottles

Greensborough Historical Society,

Small collection of 4 bottles.

Historical information

Before the era of powdered instant coffee; the main method of non-percolated coffee was to have a bottle of 'coffee essence' on hand. These bottles contained a thick liquid compound of coffee and chicory and were added to hot water to make a drink. The product is still available. The earlier bottles had the name of the manufacturer embossed into the glass but later versions had a label panel onto which a label was affixed. This allowed for several different flavours or variations to be sold in one type of bottle with different labels. The bottles came in brown or clear glass and have a distinctive shape. Bottle One has a screw top enclosure with 'Robur Tea Co. Limited' on a side panel. The bottle manufacturer's mark is AGM; used post 1938. It is a 2-piece mould and mould marks are visible on the shoulders and through thread of screw top. The neck is slightly askew and looks stretched on one side; perhaps because it was removed from the mould before being fully cooled. Bottle Two has a cork stoppered neck in clear glass. It has no embossing and has the AGM monogram on its base. It is from a 2-piece mould with a strong mould mark through to the top of the stopper closure. Bottles are 8 ounce size and were recovered from the garden of a GHS member.

Honour Roll - City of Caulfield Great War Honor Roll

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Large, rectangular, bronze panels displaying polished bronze relief letters alphabetically detailing names of living and deceased citizens who served in the First World War. The panels have been mounted on stone walls with a marble appearance. There are 31 panels - vertically arranged in groups of 9, 1, 2, 2, 4, 3, 2, 3, 2 (clockwise direction) on the walls of the portico entrance foyer, Glen Eira Road entrance to Glen Eira Town Hall. Each panel has 50 names, for a total of 1,550 names.

Historical information

Caulfield Town Hall was built in 1891. By the 1920's the population of the area had grown rapidly and the building was no longer fit for purpose. A major redevelopment was undertaken in 1930-31, including the building of the large portico entrance and entrance hall. This roll of honour was installed around the inside walls of the entrance hall. Labour on the rebuilding project was largely undertaken by unemployed workers, one of the key ways that Council supported the community during the depression.

Significance

This roll of honour has considerable local significance to the community of Glen Eira across all of the significance criteria. Alongside the war memorial in Caulfield Park and Caulfield's avenue of honour this roll is a central site of memorial for the residents of the municipality who served in the First World War. It contains the names of all Caulfield residents, including nurses, and makes no distinction between those who returned and those who were killed, making it a rare example amongst Victoria's memorial rolls. The extensive list of names makes it a valuable research tool, and its capacity to interpret municipal, social and military history makes it one of Glen Eira's most significant sites.

Inscriptions & Markings

City of Caulfield Honor Roll / Erected to the honor of the living and the glory / of the dead who served in the Great War 1914-1919 (See attached file for list of names)

Document, notes - Speakers

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White note paper x 9 pages, handwritten tables of dates and speakers and remarks in blue and red pen.

Historical information

List depicts a wide variety of prospective guest speakers that spoke at Tuesday luncheons between 1977 and 1981. Their subjects were noted down and the remarks column included comments such as "Excellent / Good / Fair ". Subjects included: Gallipoli; The Shrine of Remembrance; The Swiss Alps -with slides; Tatooing the history and social significance of; supporting the army in the 80s; people of India. Legatees met regularly and had guest speakers to entertain and inform on different subjects at their Tuesday Luncheons. This document was from a file of information about guest speakers (see also 00812-00822 and 00829-00837). The Programme Committee was responsible for organising the speakers.

Significance

A record that the speakers at Legacy functions were from very different walks of life and the subjects spoken on varied. Much time and effort would go into contacing and organising guest speakers and the topics that they would speak on.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten list of speakers for Tuesday luncheons.

Publication, e-book - Bee-keeping for profit. (Morley, W. S.). London, 1914.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

124 pages, illustrated.

Article - Watsonia Primary School Wa4838 - Mr. John Eddy remembers

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 02233:04626 4 p. typescript, with col. photograph of House Captains and Mr Eddy in 1995.

Historical information

John Eddy was Principal of Watsonia primary School from 1993-1997. This interview is a revised version of the original conducted by Rosie Bray.

Article - James Richard Bell

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Richard Bell and his service in World War 1. James Richard Bell is buried in St Helena Cemetery.

Report

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Report from C.Pasley to the Honorable Colonial Secretary about the aftermath of the battle

Historical information

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

Plaque, Memorial

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

First World War Memorial Plaque, bronze, in recognition of Private Sydney Frederick TURNER, from C Company, 9 Battalion who was KIA at Pozieres on 25 July, 1916. it is housed in a wooden surround with pattern embossed in the margins with a liking of the rising sun at the top. He is recorded on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial and is listed with an Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau File, a copy of which is attached.

Historical information

1914-1918 Memorial Plaque In early 1920 it was announced that the next-of-kin of all Australian servicemen and women whose deaths were attributable to the First World War would receive a memorial plaque and scroll "as a solace for bereavement and as a memento". The memorial plaques were not uniquely Australian. In fact they were designed and produced in Britain and issued to commemorate all those who died as a result of war service from within the British Commonwealth. The idea for the plaques was originally conceived mid-way through the war. In 1917 a competition was announced to obtain a suitable design and 800 entries were eventually received. The winner, Mr. E. Carter Preston of Liverpool, England, was chosen in 1918. He was awarded a prize of 250 pounds. Mr Manning Pike directed the manufacture of the memorial plaques at the Memorial Plaque Factory set up at Acton, London. Some later plaques were also made at the Woolwich Arsenal. The cost of manufacturing so many plaques must have been considerable. Each plaque had the name of the soldier commemorated individually embossed (some were engraved) as part of the design. The full name was given without any indication of rank or honours to show the equality of sacrifice of all those who had lost their lives. The scroll designed to accompany the plaques was of thick paper, headed by the royal coat-of-arms, and bore the following message: "He whom this scroll commemorates was numbered among those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those that come after see that his name is not forgotten". Underneath the message the serviceman or woman’s name, rank, honours and unit were written by hand in red ink. Because of the late arrival in Australia of the plaques many scrolls were sent out separately. A message from the King, "I join with my grateful people in sending you this memorial of a brave life given for others in the Great War", was included with the scroll. The first plaques were distributed in Australia in 1922. Each plaque was sent out from Base Records Office at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne by second-class mail. Approximately 60,000 plaques were issued in Australia. Families of deceased members of the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Army Nursing Service also received plaques and scrolls

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed around the edge of the plaque "HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOVR". The name of the serviceman is embossed on the plaque, right of centre, SYDNEY FREDERICK TURNER

Document - Digital Image - Percy Adamson. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 05236:05231:04705 Digital copy of Citation and photograph

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Percy Adamson as he is inducted into the Greensborough Football Club's Hall of Fame as a Legend

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.