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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Men's Soccer Jersey

Plutarch Project, Caulfield Junction

Men's navy blue and white soccer jersey, with white collar and inscriptions. Has Thessaloniki logo across the chest and in white writing, S.S.I. logo, and Pronto Refrigeration logo of same name sponsor. S.S.I. manufacturer logo also on white collar. Polyester material and part "A" of a two piece uniform.

Historical information

Full uniform used by Thessaloniki Association's soccer team in a tournament organised as part of "Dimitria" celebrations in soccer matches, outdoor and indoor.

Significance

Historical significance for the purposes it was used by Thessaloniki Association "The White Tower", in indoor and outdoor soccer matches

Inscriptions & Markings

Thessaloniki, S.S.I., Pronto Refrigeration

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

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No.12 Vol. 4 November 1964 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No.12 Vol. 4 November 1964

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

1 x Foolscap paper printed on 2 sides folded for 4 pages

Historical information

Topics; CMHS ; C. Grimes Expedition; ' Moorabbin News'; Mitchell Library; List of Items in Volume 4 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. 12 Vol. 4 of the CMHS November 1964 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY OF MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER / Vol. 4 No. 12 (1964) ( final paper in the fourth volume series)

A3- size,small poster - Reader’s Theatre – Literary Seasons,a variiety of imporartant literary peices present my varuous individuals in ascoiation with reader's feast at the melbourne Athenaeumv theatre 4 August 2016

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

A3-size poster coloured

Historical information

Produced by Reader's Feast (Book shop) -actors –Don Bridges, Suzy Cato-Gashler, Sue Jones and David Tredinnick)

Article and Photograph - Briar Hill bonfire

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs about a bonfire and barbeque held in Briar Hill circa 1962. Frank Davis MP is lighting the bonfire with Bob Manuell looking on.

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.

Article and Photograph - Main Street Bluestone bridge

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the bluestone bridge over the Plenty River in Main Street Greensborough

Significance

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

Correspondence

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Catholics protest over the treatment of Smyth's servant

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Newspaper clipping - Grimshaw Street Greensborough (to the editor) 1935

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 00540.00584.02947 Reprint of a letter to the Editor by D. Medhurst from Hurstbridge Advertiser Friday 6 December 1935 p. 5. Printed from Trove.

Historical information

Deals with the matter of Council responsibility for the construction and maintenance of Grimshaw Street Greensborough

Document

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

Printed letter from former 8th Cavalry Regiment Padre Leslie Cula to all ranks upon his departure in May 1944

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

Rare letter from Padre to all ranks of 8th Cavalry Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

In ink manuscript top left hand corner " present address " 2/7th AGH AIF "

Resolution

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Bendigo Reform League call for the abandonment of the State Trial

Historical information

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

School Magazine- 1981 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1981

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1981 School Magazine with 46 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1981 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1981

Regalia - Companion Ray sash

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Royal blue cotton sash, with white border, and three white bars worn in the centre, and a rosette in royal blue, white and gold.

Historical information

Methodist Gris' Comradeship Rays' Section, Albert Street, Ballarat.

Booklet (Digital Copy) - Album of Melbourne Views

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of 10 page booklet of black and white photographs of Melbourne

Historical information

Photographs of Melbourne's grand architecture, mainly built following the gold rush boom.

1978 Orientation booklet

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

White folded paper, printed in black booklet of 20 pages. Contains school rules, plan of class rooms, school hours and general information.

Mortlake Dispatch - Photograph

Mortlake and District Historical Society, Mortlake

Black and White photgraph

Historical information

In 1880, when the Mortlake Dispatch printing office moved from A. S. Stewart's General Store in Officer Street to the site shown in this photgraph, the Editor William Manson and his wife and two daughters lived in the house on right side of the photgraph, William Manson continued from here as editor and printer of the newspaper with his daughter selling newspaper and magazines from the front shop until his death in 1903,after which his son William John took over as editor until his own death in 1910. His mother Mary carried on the business with the help of her two daughters and in 1910 she appointed William John Bray of the Port Fairy Gazette as the editor of the Mortlake Dispatch. Willam Bray or Bill as he was affectionately known married one of the Manson daughters, (Mary Swinton Manson) and the Manson family continued to own the newspaper until the death of Mary Manson Snr in 1928 when it was purchased by Bill Bray. When the shop and building were demolished in about 1938 William Bray moved his printing works and news shop further up Dunlop Street.

Significance

The Mortlake Dispatch was printed on this site for 58 years firstly by William Manson, then his son and then William Bray

Geoff Williams Scrapbook

Geelong Football Club, Geelong

Scrapbook detailing the recruitment and career of Geelong Champion Geoff Williams. 54 pages in total

Historical information

Loaned to the Geelong Football Club by Mr Geoff Williams for the purposes of digitisation. Geoff Williams Born: 18/11/1930 From: East Geelong via Warragul Height: 183cm Weight: 83kg Natural kicking foot: Right Guernsey number: 21 First senior match: Round 1, 1952 v Melbourne at the MCG The fast mover quickly established himself as a top half-back flanker. His ball-winning skill, judgment and ability to concentrate were obvious. He always played the game fairly but strongly, and no player tried harder to perform well. His kicking wasn’t stylish but generally it was effective. He liked to knock the ball clear of opponents and shoot after it at great speed. He won the club Best and Fairest award in his first season – an outstanding achievement in a Premiership year. Total Brownlow Medal votes: 22 Premiership team selection: 1952 Club Best & Fairest: 1952, 1955 GFC Hall of Fame inductee (2002) GFC Life Membership (1959) Career span: 1952-59 Total matches: Premiership 121, Night/Pre-Season Series 4 Total goals: Premiership 1, Night/Pre-Season Series 0 Finals matches: 9 Finals goals: 0 Last senior match: Round 5, 1959 v Essendon at Windy Hill Information provided by Mr Col Hutchinson GFC Historian

PROPOSED ITINERARY FOR VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, ON TUESDAY, 2ND JULY, 1918. (as scribed by Bob Snape).

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Report

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Captain Pasley's report - follow up

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Document

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

Typed report on exercise ' Northern Explorer ' 15-20 September 1988 prepared by Captain G. Carrington ' A ' Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles. Seven pages, dated 1 October 1988.

Historical information

In 1988, as part of a Defence of Mainland Australian policy, defence of facilities of strategic importance in northern Australia were allocated to Army Reserve units. ‘A’ Squadron was allocated the defence of Tindal Air Force base located 15 KM outside Katherine in Northern Territory. Consequently the Squadron deployed on Exercise ‘Northern Explorer’ to gain first-hand knowledge of operating conditions for mounted and dismounted patrolling in the area.

Oral History - I wish I had a photo by Val Wilson (nee Rolfs)

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 typed pages of text.

Historical information

Val Wilson (nee Rolfs) recounts her teenage years in Greensborough, when square dancing was a popular pastime for Val and her friends.

Significance

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

Untitled

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

4 numbered, scalloped edged pages; cream colouring; handwritten; single-sided.

Historical information

An old collegian's account of the history of Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College. Author possibly Jeannie Hastie Kelsall. Jeannie entered Clarendon College in 1893. This account was possibly written in 1964 for the 100th celebration of the College.

Document - Maldon Easter Fair Program 2016

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Flyer - Richard Edwin Cox - 1921-2016

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes March 1995

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Book - Chewton Primary School: 100 Year anniversary

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Document - 1985 State Party Championships

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Invitation - 1989 Thanksgiving Service - UGL

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

Clipping - Masons Donate to Hospital

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

Inscriptions & Markings

ON Behalf of the Maldon Hospital, Nursing Director Katrina Sprrow and resident Ruby were please last week to accept two donations - a total of $1000 - from the Masons. Southern Cross Lodge Master Peter Thompson presented a cheque for $400 which will be used to buy an ice machine for the Hospital. This was welcome news to Ruby, who enjoys a few blocks of ice in her drinks. Peter was joined at the presentation by fellow masons Ray Lindstrom and Art Lynch. On behalf of the Masonic Foundation, District Co-ordinatior Ken Crouch handed over a cheque for $600, which will be used to upgrade the Hospital's barbecue facilities.

Article - Frank Hedley Winsor

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Frank Hedley Winsor and his service in World War 1. Frank Winsor lived in Greensborough.

Newsletter, CMHS Moorabbin Mirror Vol 7 August 2016 - Moorabbin Mirror Vol 7 August 2016

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

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

Historical information

This is Vol. 7 of the Moorabbin Mirror produced by CMHS members Fran & Holger Bader , Valma Sharp in August 2016 The Moorabbin Mirror reflects the history and heritage of the former City of Moorabbin — derived from Mooroobin, ‘a resting place’ in the Bunurrung spoken language. In 1994, the City of Moorabbin was integrated into the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston and Monash. In this Issue

Significance

This is Vol. 7 of the Moorabbin Mirror, Newsletter of CMHS August 2016

Inscriptions & Markings

Moorabbin / Mirror / August 2016 Vol 7