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Victorians and Native Birdlife

9 Jan 2018

An evolving relationship as illustrated through Victoria's cultural collections.

Curated By

Rohan Long, Technical Officer – Zoology and Collections Manager of the Tiegs Museum, School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.

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Article - John Raywood Poulter

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about John Raywood Poulter and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Greensborough

26 NQR - Open Medium Truck (11)

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

26 NQR - Open Medium Truck (11)

Historical information

26 NQR - Open Medium Truck (11) 10/12/1898 NWS Built new Vehicle Length 25 feet 2 inches ( 7671 mm) Coupled Length 27 feet 4 inches (8330 mm) Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm) Weight 5 tons Capacity 11 tons Built 1898 - 1915 (1992) Number Built 218 (223) In use 14 To be restored 6 VR Service History *NQR 26.VA - 10/12/1898 NWS Built new - / /1926 - To NQ 26.VA - NQ 26.VA - 24/10/1936 NWS Into Workshops - 7/12/1936 NWS Out of Workshops (45 days) /10/1954 - Sold (to) - Puffing Billy Service History or Notes

Inscriptions & Markings

26 NQR

Book - Digital Image - St David's Presbyterian Church Ladies Guild Cookbook

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of cookbook. 24 pages, text and line drawings.

Historical information

A digital copy of a cookbook, published in 1970 by St David's Presbyterian Church Ladies Guild, Greensborough. Contains recipes gathered from the ladies of the Church.

Article - Notes on Stan Judkins, by Noel Judkins

Greensborough Historical Society,

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.

Document - Digital Image - Jack Waites. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of Citation Link:5256:5230:4705

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Jack Waites as he is inducted into the Greensborough Football Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. This Citation outlines the player's contribution to the Club.

Booklet - Federation University SMB Campus

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

Twenty page booklet outlining some of the buildings on the Federation University SMB Campus

Article - Frederick William Chanter

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Frederick William Chanter and his service in World War 1. At the time of Frederick William Chanter's enlistment, he was living at Greensborough. He married Alice Splatt of Greensborough in 1915.

Annual Report - Over the Wall of Silence - 67th Report of the Adult and Dumb Society of Victoria 1951

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 20 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.

10NBH Carriage - Excursion Car (28)

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

10NBH Carriage - Excursion Car (28)

Historical information

10NBH Carriage - Excursion Car (28) In Active Service - Belgrave Station Yard NBH SECOND-CLASS EXCURSION CAR. The H was recognising their use for "Holiday" traffic. 15 of these cars were built in 1919 and numbered 1-15. Two more were built in 1981, and numbered 16 & 17. Two extended versions for wheelchair passengers were built in 1981 & 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series due to the different type of vehicle. Six, numbered 18-23, were built in 1997-98. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 18NBH entered traffic 19/4/1997; 19NBH on 5/12/1997; 20NBH on 19/12/1997, the others added in 1998. VR Service History : *NBH 10.VA - 8/12/1919 NWS Built new - /12/1928 - Modified AC Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned -

Significance

Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H2187 The Puffing Billy Rolling Stock Collection is of historical significance for its role in the history of tourism in Victoria. The Puffing Billy Rolling Stock Collection is of social significance for its connection to the Puffing Billy Tourist Railway, visited by thousands of Victorians annually. This was demonstrated in the groundswell of public support which led to the continued running of Sunday tourist services from Upper Ferntree Gully to Belgrave from the time of the closure of the line in 1954 to 1958 and in the operation of the Puffing Billy Railway from 1962 to the present. - See more at: http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/35572#sthash.pNdpRGSe.dpuf

Inscriptions & Markings

10NBH Carriage - Excursion Car (28)

Newsletter - July 2009

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

20 NBH - Excursion Car (28)

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Historical information

20NBH - Excursion Car (28) VR Service History Puffing Billy Service History or Notes Between 1979 and 1988 the Puffing Billy railway built six more NBHs, numbered 18-23. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 20NBH entered traffic on 19/12/1997 Currently these six steel framed NBHs (numbers 18-23) are being modified to provide double doors and space for wheel chairs at one end. The photo on the right shows the exterior of one such NBH. These have a seating capacity of 24 passengers.

Inscriptions & Markings

20NBH

Publication, e-book - First lessons in bee culture (Mitchell, N. C.), Indianapolis, 1871

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Annual Report - 49th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1933

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 28 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.

Article - Mary Elizabeth Jane Roberts

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse Mary Elizabeth Jane Roberts and her service in World War 1.

Furniture, Table and Chairs

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Board Room Table - Clear varnished timber table with a two piece glass top Table legs are turned timber on wheels x 5. Two at each end and one in the centre. Chairs - Clear varnished timber with leather cushions x 20. Each chair has an engraved plaque with an officer's name from 24th Battalion. With the exception of one who died shortly after returning to Australia all were KIA in various battles during WW1. The 24th Battalion (the Kooyong Regiment) Robinson Road, Surrey Hills. Vic

Historical information

The table and chairs once belonged to the Officers' Mess, 24th Battalion. From 1928 - 1936 the CO 24th Battallion was Lt Col S.G. Savige, DSO MC. It was during this time that the chairs were made and used for dining-in nights. During the a ceremony of remembrance, each officer stood behind his chair and called the name on its back as a mark of respect for those KIA during WW1. At the inaugural meeting of the Club, from which arose Melbourne Legacy in September 1923, eight of the fourteen members had worn the colour patch of 24th Battalion.

Significance

The connection to Savige and the fact that many of his officers from 24th Battalion became members of Melbourne Legacy. This table and its chairs were formally gifted to Melbourne Legacy on 9th May 1956 when the Club moved to Legacy House. They have been used since in the Club's Board Room, now located on level 1, Legacy House, 293 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Two Legatees were responsible for fully refurbishing the table and chairs - Legatee Gordon Beith (Morrabbin Branch) and Legatee Ted McKenzie (Footscray/Sunshine Branch)

Inscriptions & Markings

Names inscribed on each chair: Lt A.L. Bacon, 2Lt W.A. Baldie, Capt J.C.L. Biggsley, Lt P.S. Carne MSM, Lt J.B.N. Carvick MC, Lt J.R. Clarke, 2Lt F.M. Coffee, Lt P.G. Denton-Fethers, Lt W.S. Finlay, Capt J.H. Fletcher, Lt A.C. Fogarty, 2Lt A.G. Gilchrist, Lt J. Harris, Lt A.J. Kerr, Maj. C.E. Manning, Capt G.L. Maxfield MC, 2Lt H.L. Rhynehart, Capt W.H. Tatnall, 2Lt R.N. Thomas, Capt C.M. Williams MC

Letter

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Capt. Thomas' report - Flag captured

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

V.R NC Class Full Guard's Van 3 NC

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Historical information

V.R NC Class Full Guard's Van 3 NC ( marked underneath as 22 NQR) 3 NC Brake Van (4 ton capacity) Service History : *NC 3.VA - 17/ 6/1914 NWS Built new - / 5/1928 - Modified AC Malco BO 13/ 8/1932 NWS Into Workshops - 26/10/1932 NWS Out of Workshops (75 days) 11/ 8/1937 NWS Into Workshops - 21/ 9/1937 NWS Out of Workshops (42 days) 19/ 3/1945 NWS Into Workshops - 17/ 8/1945 NWS Out of Workshops (152 days)

Inscriptions & Markings

V.R NC Class Full Guard's Van 3 NC ( marked underneath as 22 NQR)

Minutes - AGM 2015

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Document - Digital Image - Teddy Godwill. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of Citation and photographs Link:5249:4705

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Teddy Godwill as he is inducted into the Greensborough Football Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. This Citation outlines the player's contribution to the Club.

Inner West Music Festival 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet flyer advertising the Inner West Music Festival where Williamstown High School performed as the Wind Symphony. The event was at Sunshine North Primary School.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Schedule Booklet, horticultural prizes - "1879 Schedule of Prizes Brighton Horticultural Society"

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

Booklet with mauve paper cover and 16 pages listing the Schedule of prizes for the 1879 annual exhibition of the Brighton Horticultural Society to be held in Brighton, Victoria.

Historical information

This booklet from 1879 was given to the Moorabbin Historical Society when the Robert Keys Leader Cup Trophy, 1882-1883 was re-discovered at 'Box Cottage' Museum in 2009. The Leader Cup Trophy is also itemised in this booklet (p9) The Leader Newspaper offered the 'Silver Cup, value Five Guineas for the best fruit garden in the Brighton District. The Proprietors of the English, Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank offered an second prize of three Guineas Commencing in 1856, the Brighton Horticultural Society only disbanded in 2009, and most of their archival holdings were given to the Brighton Historical Society. This booklet gives a good idea of the large varieties of plants, poultry and the skills of the pioneer settlers of the Brighton District.

Significance

This Booklet describes the Schedule of Prizes for the 1879 Grand Annual Exhibition of the Brighton Horticultural Society in Brighton Victoria. The Booklet was donated to the Moorabbin Historical Society in 2009 upon the disbanding of the Brighton Horticultural Society..at that time. The Moorabbin Historical Society possesses the 1882 'Leader Cup Trophy' (cat 00001) presented to Robert Keys for the best Fruit Garden. This booklet is kept in the same cabinet as the Robert Key's Silver Trophy. After Henry Dendy's Special Survey in 1841 allotments of land were sold or rented to pioneer settlers who developed market gardens , fruit gardens and poultry farms in the Brighton area. Their produce was sold at the St Kilda and Melbourne Markets for the growing population of Melbourne

Inscriptions & Markings

"1879/ SCHEDULE OF PRIZES/OFFERED FOR COMPETITION BY THE/ BRIGHTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY,/ AT THEIR/ GRAND ANNUAL EXHIBITION/ OF / ROSES,/ CUT FLOWERS, POT PLANTS,/ FRUITS, VEGETABLES,/ POULTRY, PRODUCE, &c.,/TO BE HELD IN THE/ ARTILLERY PARADE GROUND, CRESCENT, / BRIGHTON,/ Near the North Brighton Railway Station, / ON / SATURDAY, 8th NOVEMBER, 1879./ ADMISSION 1s. / Doors open at 2 o'clock. / Brighton: / G. H. ORFORD, MACHINE PRINTER, NEXT NORTH BRIGHTON STATION. / 1879 ;

Document collection - Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre 1983-2015

Greensborough Historical Society,

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.

14 NBH - Excursion Car (28)

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Historical information

14NBH - Excursion Car (28) VR Service History 8/12/1919 NWS Built new *NBH 14.VA - 8/12/1919 NWS Built new - / 7/1928 - Modified AC Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned Puffing Billy Service History or Notes 8 Dec 1919 - Nos 7 to 15 NBH (new) delivered to UPPER FERN TREE GULLY after this date.

Inscriptions & Markings

14NBH

Article - Alfred George Abbott

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Alfred George Abbott and his service in World War 1. At the time of Alfred Abbott's enlistment, he was living at Greensborough in the Mount Morey Estate.

Document - List of Woodbrook School Headmasters

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 7 Vol. 6 August 1966 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 7 Vol.6 August 1966

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

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

Historical information

Topic ; South-Eastern Historical Association 5/6/1966; mrs H Biehl letter of grandfather 1845 ; Harry Hawker Memorial; changing times and words. The Aims of the CMHS are ‘to record the history of the City, and register something of the Australian Atmosphere, which the necessary speed-up in post-world-war two (WW11) immigration has caused to be lost; to produce a magazine at regular intervals, featuring the work of pioneers and the changing Australian scene; to work constantly with a long range view towards building a hall where records and exhibits can be housed’ (1961) The Original Newsletters reflect the history and heritage of the former City of Moorabbin — derived from Mooroobin, ‘a resting place’ in the Bunurrung spoken language. In 1994, the City of Moorabbin was integrated into the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston and Monash

Significance

This is Newsletter No. 7 Vol. 6 of the CMHS August 1966 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY OF MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY/ AFFILIATED WITH THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF / VICTORIA WITH THE CHELTENHAM ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY/ President Mrs N. Blackman ...... Secretary Mrs F. Neville...../ VOLUME 6 No.7 NEWSLETTER AUGUST 1966 / ........

Steam Locomotive - Victorian Railways Na class steam locomotive number 7A

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Historical information

7A Built in 1905 and painted Canadian Pacific red & dark brown, this locomotive was issued to the Wangaratta to Whitfield line and saw service on all four lines with most of its service on the Upper Fern Tree Gully to Gembrook line. It was temporarily withdrawn from service in 1958 and returned to service at Belgrave in 1962 for the reopening of this line where it has seen almost continuous service since. 1979 saw the early two-tone green colour scheme applied to this loco as a trial even though it never historically carried it, but its physical configuration was not altered accordingly. It is now painted its original livery of Canadian Pacific red & dark brown and will eventually be returned, as far a possible, to its original condition with a low bunker, narrow ash-chute, etc. Loco: 7A In service Saturday, 6th May 1905 Livery Maroon Owner Puffing Billy Gauge 762 Status Preserved - Operational Service History : May 1905 Wangaratta - initial allocation of a new locomotive May 1905 - Apr 1906 Wangaratta Jul 1906 - Nov 1910 Colac Feb 1911 - Jul 1912 Moe Sep 1912 - Dec 1917 Colac Mar 1918 - Sep 1921 UFTG. Nov 1921 - Sep 1923 Colac Dec 1923 - May 1925 UFTG. Jun 1925 - Aug 1925 Workshops Sep 1925 - Aug 1927 UFTG. Aug 1927 - Feb 1928 Workshops Mar 1928 - May 1928 UFTG. Jul 1928 - Moe Sep 1928 - Mar 1930 UFTG. Apr 1930 - Sep 1930 Workshops Oct 1930 - Oct 1936 UFTG. Nov 1936 - Moe Dec 1936 - Aug 1945 UFTG. Dec 1946 - May 1953 Colac Sep 1953 - Oct 1954 Moe Dec 1954 - Jun 1955 Workshops Nov 1955 - Dec 1957 UFTG. - Stored Feb 1958 - Apr 1962 Workshops May 1962 - Apr 2004 Belgrave - In active service at Puffing Billy Railway Belgrave

Invitation - Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria - Annual Meeting and Social Evening

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Size 12cmHx20cmW; 4 pages

Historical information

An example of the invitations produced by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria for their Annual Meeting early in 20th Century.

Significance

A rare example of the invitations produced by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria for their Annual Meeting early in 20th Century.

Article - James George Gosstray

Greensborough Historical Society,

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James George Gosstray and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment, James was living in Diamond Creek.

Willy High news April 1984

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

22 page A4 sized newsletter, printed in black and white. Contains message from the principal, information for parents, interviews and reviews of events. Also includes photographs.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF for full text.

Article - James Davey

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Article - Ruby Emily Olive Wilson

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse Ruby Emily Olive Wilson and her service in World War 1. Ruby was born at Yan Yean.

Publication, e-book - The new beekeepers' text book (King, A. J.), New York, 1878

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Effects of logging on nectar-producing eucalypts: Spotted Gum and Grey Ironbark. (Law, B. & Chidel, M.). Canberra, 2007.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Newsletter - Greensborough Historical Society Newsletter. Issue 2. December 2010

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 x A4 pages. Letter to members. Colour photos.

Historical information

Issue 2 of the GHS Newsletter

Significance

Updates development of GHS in its first year of operation.

Inscriptions & Markings

[Issue 2 December 2010]. Contents: Letter from President detailing news and activities of the GHS

Article - Kenneth Gordon Sharpe

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Kenneth Gordon Sharpe and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at North Fitzroy; his parents lived in Greensborough.

Oral History - The adventured of the Brown brothers on the playing fields of Greensborough by Val Wilson (nee Rolfs)

Greensborough Historical Society,

3 typed pages.

Historical information

Val Wilson (nee Rolfs) recounts the problems faced by the Brown brothers in their quest to play cricket for Greensborough Cricket Club in the late 1800s.

Significance

This story is supported by articles in the Evelyn Observer.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - July-Aug 1931

Vicdeaf, 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.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - July-August-September 1928

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Vol. 24 No. 7,8,9 July Aug Sep 1928, Size 37cmHx21cmW; 14 pages

Historical information

A Bi-Monthly News Letter - Under the auspices of 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.

2009 Emerging Writers' Festival Poster

Emerging Writers' Festival, Melbourne

A black, grey and white poster advertising the 2009 Emerging Writers' Festival.

Historical information

The 2009 Emerging Writers' Festival was programmed by Director David Ryding, with highlights including the 48 Hour Play Generator and Speakers' Corner.

High Tide 1966

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication with white card cover. 71 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1966school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

The Visor Magazine

Australian Motor Sport History Archives (AMSHA),

Artwork - photolithograph - Banksia media (Southern Plains Banksia) by Celia Rosser, 1987

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Unframed photolithograph of Banksia media (Southern Plains Banksia)

Historical information

In 1977 Celia Rosser was awarded the Linnaean Society of London's Jill Smythies Award for botanical illustration, and in 1995 was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia. Monash University awarded her an honorary Master of Science degree in 1981, and an honorary PhD in 1999. Banksia Rosserae is the last banksia species discovered and was named after the artist. Since 2002, the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne have awarded the "Celia Rosser Medal for Botanical Art" to outstanding exhibitors at their "The Art of Botanical Illustration" exhibition.

Despatch

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Support for the Governor from the Legislative Assembly in maintaining law and order

Historical information

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

Newsletter - The Deaf Citizen 1931

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

No. 1, First Quarter 1931; Size 24.5cmHx18.5cmW; 16 pages

Historical information

Newsletter of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

The Deaf Citizen Newsletter (Organ of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria) is significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Souvenired German Pay-book of CARL BILLERT, MUSKETIER - GOLDBUCH fur den MUSKETIER, CARL J BILLERT.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Orange cardboard-covered booklet

Historical information

Probably souvenired by Bob Snape from Australia Corps HQ Intelligence archives, after hostilities.

Annual Report - 27th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1911

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 88 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.

Post Office Receiving Pillar

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Post Office Receiving Pillar, or letterbox.1885 “High Door Round” design. Tall cast iron cylinder with decorative dome cap with crown on top. Side has a slot and a hinged door with handle shaped as a fist. Painted red with gold trim. “POST OFFICE / RECEIVING PILLAR” lettering cast into cylinder. Restored in 1980 and once again operating as an Australia Post mailbox. Commemorative plague on pillar.

Historical information

This Post Office Receiving Pillar was restored in 1980 and is now a fully operational Australia Post mailbox. In early August 1980 Prime Minister Mr. Fraser posted Warrnambool’s first commemorative envelope into this restored Post Office Receiving Pillar at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. The special limited edition envelopes are numbered 1 – 7000. When posted, the envelopes would have the Flagstaff Hill Logo and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village’s own postmark of a ship’s steering wheel surrounding a lighthouse and a sailing ship, and were dated August 3 on the First Day Cover. Amongst Flagstaff Hill’s collection is that very first letter posted by Prime Minister Fraser. HISTORY OF POST OFFICE RECEIVING PILLARS In 1851 ‘pillar boxes’ were installed at roadside locations in the island of Jersey, England; they had already been successful in several European countries. The use of new prepaid, adhesive postage stamps as well as the roadside pillar boxes meant there was no need for the public to take a trip to the Post Office just to post a letter. By 1855 London had installed its first six Pillar Boxes. In 1856 the pillar boxes were first introduced in Sydney. These were circular with a crown on the dome, supported by leaves. Early Victoria Mail was originally collected by ‘letter carriers’, first appointed in Melbourne in 1841, equipped with leather bag and hand bell. He wore a red coat with brass buttons and a black top hat! In 1844 two wooden receiving boxes were erected in Melbourne. The first cast iron boxes were installed in South Melbourne (Emerald Hill) and were still in service until 1967. They were a fluted circular design and made in England. In the early 1860’s the ‘low door round’ design posting box was introduced, being circular and surrounded by a crown, with two broad embossed bands around its circumference. The clearance door was in front of the box and low down. These were made in Australia. In the early 1870’s square boxes with a tapering top were being used. These too were made in Australia by different manufacturers with slight variations on style such as the orientation and number of slots. Next came the circular boxes again, similar to the ‘low door round’ but with the clearance door extending to just below the posting slot, often referred to as ‘high door round’. These boxes did not have embossed bands. In 1887 small cast iron boxes were introduced, attached to posts and poles and called ‘lamp post receivers’. Around 1930 a ‘London’ model was used in Victoria. It was copied from the flat-domed type in London but made in Tasmania. [References: Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village records, The Warrnambool Standard, August 1st, 1980, “Stamps.Au” http://www.stampsau.com, 4th April 2011 (Extracted from “Australian Street Posting Boxes” by Ken Sparks – out of print)]

Inscriptions & Markings

“POST OFFICE / RECEIVING PILLAR” lettering cast into cylinder. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum – Port of Warrnambool. This letter receiver was officially commissioned on 3rd August 1980 by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser M.P. on completion of 25 years’ service as the Federal Minister for Wannon.”

146 NQR - Open medium trucks with seats & canopy (28)

Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek

Historical information

146 NQR - Open medium trucks with seats & canopy (28) VR Service History 14/ 9/1910 NWS Built new Vehicle Length 25 feet 2 inches ( 7671 mm) Coupled Length 27 feet 4 inches (8330 mm) Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm) Weight 5 tons Capacity 11 tons Built 1898 - 1915 (1992) Number Built 218 (223) In use 14 To be restored 6 *NQR 146.VA - 14/ 9/1910 NWS Built new - / /1926 - To NQ 146.VA - NQ 146.VA - /10/1954 - Sold (to) by Stores Branch Puffing Billy Service History or Notes April 2016 - Rubber floor being fitted May 2016 - Repairs to the roof and doors

Inscriptions & Markings

146 NQR

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 Vol. 12 March 1972 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 12 March 1972

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

3 pages x L 26cm x W 21cm printed on one side

Historical information

Topic; MCC re 'Museum' Gordon Boys home Chapel; 1945 ; LaTrobe Library 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. 12 of the CMHS March 1972 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 / President / Mrs C Whitehead Secretary Mrs P. Brodie / NEWSLETTER / Vol 12 No 1 March 1972