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18 Apr 2017

Institutional care through Victoria's cultural collections

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Rachael Cottle, Guest Curator

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Article - Australia Day Awards 2017

Greensborough Historical Society,

1 program, 1 report, 1 letter,7 colour photographs

Historical information

A collection of information on the Jagajaga Community Australia Day Awards 2017. Report written by GHS member Rosie Bray. Awards were made to GHS President Noel Withers and GHS member Jean Luxford.

Big Drum 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A letter from Margaret Trail, Big Drum Co-ordinator, to thank WHS for participating in this event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection. The Big Drum was part of the Next Wave Festival, held on Friday 29th May 1992.

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.

Genealogical Document - The Iredales of Greensborough by Noel Withers.

Greensborough Historical Society,

4 typed pages.

Historical information

The origins of the Iredale family are traced from Huddersfield in Yorkshire to the arrival of James Iredale in Greensborough (circa 1858).

Significance

An outline of the life and origins of a pioneer Greensborough family.

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 City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 August 1961 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No 1 August 1961

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

Foolscap paper printed on 1 side.

Historical information

This is No.1 the first Newsletter produced by CMHS members in August 1961. Topics : October 1960 Mayor Cr. D.H. Clark called a meeting in the Moorabbin Town Hall to form the City of Moorabbin Historical Society. Local residents attended including descendants of early settler families - Coates, LePage, Shipston - and a Committee was elected. Mr T.A.Sheehy, President, Mr R.Colbourne, Secretary, Mrs F.Wright, Treasurer set the Annual Membership Fee at 5/- ( shillings), arranged the next meetings at the Moorabbin Town Hall and began to compile a Newsletter to tell the ' story of Moorabbin'. The Cheltenham & District Society Co-operative Limited (est.1896) sponsored this 1st CMHS Newsletter published August 1961. 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’ 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 the 1st Newsletter of CMHS in August 1961 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 No 1 / AUGUST 1961

Article - Procession of the fruit, by Blamire Young

Greensborough Historical Society,

Typescript transcription of article in the Argus, Saturday 2 February 1907. 4 p. text and photograph

Historical information

This article, written by noted artist Blamire Young, is a lyrical description of carts bringing produce from the Greensborough area to market. Young lived in Greensborough 1906-1908

Significance

A description of Greensborough as a rural area in the early 20th century

Article - William and Jean Partington

Greensborough Historical Society,

Brief family notes, typed text, includes handwritten notes.

Historical information

Notes on the Partington family - Wlliam James and Jean Isobel. Also a brief note on Jonah Britnell.

Yearbook - 1959 Tek Talk

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Photograph of a medal dated 1908 and corresponding newspaper article

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club, Warrnambool

Photograph of a pocket sized medal.

Historical information

A medal held in the Price family won by William Price in 1908. Reported on page 2 on the 2nd January 1908 the results of a regatta held in Colac the day before. The Warrnambool A.N.A. team won the Friendly Society’s Fours.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front: ? H.P ?date...08 W.R.C. Won By W. Price Society fours on back.

An evening of entertainment 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single A4 green sheet Folded to B5 size, Program of a musical evening held at St Stephens church, Williamstown on 14th & 15th May 1993. The Williamstown High School Saxophone Quartet comprising Jamila Brogan, Shaun Murray, George Smpyrakis and Aydin Abdullah performed at the event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Publication - Fatty acids: an alternative control strategy for honeybee diseases. (Hornitzky, M.). Canberra, 2003.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Oral History - I loved Greensborough by Val Wilson (nee Rolfs)

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 typed pages.

Historical information

Val Wilson (nee Rolfs) recounts stories of her childhood growing up in rural Greensborough. In this story Val tells of a little girl who thought she could ice skate on a pond behind Grimshaw Street.

Significance

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

Publication - Nosema disease: literature review and survey of beekeepers. (Hornitzky, Michael). Canberra, 2005.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

17 pages, illustrated.

THE COOK FAMILY: BOB & HAROLD'S MATERNAL RELATIVES AND THEIR HISTORY as told by cousins, Jeff Miers and Marion ('Bab') Hulme and Bob Snape himself.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Historical information

The Cook family was vitally important to the Snape boys who seem to have enjoyed a specially close relationship with Grandfather, 'Charlie Cook the Carpenter' and this largely female branch of the family many of whom lived nearby in Moonee Ponds when the boys were young. Charlie Cook was born at Blackheath in England. He voyaged to the USA to seek his fortune on the Californian goldfields. Hence, he was known as a 'Forty-niner". From California, he sailed to Australia, fetching up in Hobart in 185........... where he met and married Eliza Gardiner...............

Publication, e-book - Hints on the history and management of the honey bee (Bevan, E.), Hereford, 1851

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 Vol. 13 March 1974 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 13 March 1974

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

3 x L 26cm x W 21cm

Historical information

MCC purchase of 'The Grange' property for a 'Museum' ; Eulogy Everest Lepage ; Sounds of Moorabbin 1870

Significance

This is Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 13 of the CMHS March 1974 which is the last of this series. CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Publication, e-book - How to keep bees: a handbook for the use of beginners (Comstock, A. B.), Garden City, 1911

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Article - Archie Price and Sarah

Greensborough Historical Society,

Brief family notes, typed text, includes handwritten notes.

Historical information

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

Oral History - The Noel Withers story

Greensborough Historical Society,

3 typed pages.

Historical information

Noel Withers recounts his background in England, emigrating to Australia and settling in Greensborough. He discusses the development of his interest in the Greensborough cemetery and local history.

Significance

A primary source account of Noel's background and interest in local history.

Publication, e-book - The anatomy of the honey bee (Snodgrass, R. E.), Washington, 1910

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No.5 Vol. 12 June 1973 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 5 Vol. 12 June 1973

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

3 x L 26cm x W 21cm

Historical information

SEHA ; School 1900;

Significance

This is Newsletter No. 5 Vol. 12 of the CMHS June 1973 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

CAPTURED GERMAN DOCUMENT RELATING TO A SECRET WEAPON(?)

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Publication - Carbohydrates and the sweetness of honey. (National Honey Board). Firestone, CO, [nd].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

4 pages.

Pasco Music Concert Program 2009

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Yellow paper program for the Pasco Music Concert, held at Williamstown Town Hall on June 18th 2009. A4 sized folded into B5.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Publication - Pollen analysis of eucalypts in Western Australia. (Manning, Rob). Canberra, 2001.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

63 pages, illustrated.

Publication - National honey report. (United States. Department of Agriculture). Washington, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

10 pages.

Genealogical Document - Edward Bernard Green - Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 typed pages.

Historical information

A short history of Edward Bernard Green, after whom Greensborough was named. Describes his various business activities including his purchase of property on the Plenty River and his contract for the carriage of mail overland between Melbourne and Sydney. Author unknown.

Significance

Background on the origins of "Greensborough".

Sculpture - Installation - 'Dead Still Standing' by Lou Hubbard

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

'Dead Still Standing ' won the was awarded the prestigious 2015 $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize.

Historical information

In announcing the award 2015 Guiguis New Art Award the judges applauded Hubbard on her compelling installation, which comprised a deflated, disembowelled latex horse collapsed over a Coalbrookdale patio chair, table and bench seat situated over a skateboard and plastic dog. “Occupying a space between the traditions of equine, assemblage and unmonumental sculpture, Lou Hubbard’s Dead Still Standing confounds and compels viewers in its uncanny play of materials and movement,” senior curator, contemporary art, National Gallery of Victoria and judge Max Delany said. “In this elaborate yet concise work, Hubbard has created a form of surprising and unsettling effect that reflects our experience of a world in translation.” The win came as a surprise for Hubbard, who said she was overwhelmed at the talent of all 15 finalists. “I was so surprised, because I was in good company with the other artists, who were all quite extraordinary,” she said. “In the nature of the competition, I feel very lucky.” With multi-layer meanings to her piece, Hubbard said it was actually Ballarat’s rich history that inspired her work. She said it was the Ballarat goldfields and the idea of what horses might have gone through during those years that gave her a concept to work with. But that wasn’t the only source of ideals portrayed in the piece – Hubbard also explored the effect training had on horses. “The horse stands in a way that portrays (how) the human exhorts the way of training,” she said. “The horse is edging like it wants to move, which is impossible, and the furniture acts in lots of ways. The chair, for example, is like the horse’s ribs, which are being ripped out.” It was these multiple meanings that also had the curator of the Post Office Gallery, Shelley Hinton, impressed with the work. “The work challenges us ethically and culturally, in a way that pleads for analysis, as we do in our complex daily lives,” she said.

Publication - Demographics of the European apicultural industry. (Chauzat, Marie-Pierre and others). np, 2013.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

13 pages, illustrated.

Publication, e-book - Bee-keeping by "The Times" bee-master (Cummings, J.), London, 1864

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Honeybee RD&E plan: 2012 to 2013. (Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation). Canberra, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

24 pages.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 Vol. 8 February 1968 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 8 February 1968

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

SEHA Local History record; T Tilley Eulogy;

Significance

This is Newsletter No.1 Vol. 8 of the CMHS February 1968 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Publication, e-book - The ABC and XYZ of bee culture (Root, A. I. & Root, E. R.), Medina, 1910

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Ophthalmological Papers

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Ophthalmological Papers, booklet "Living Intrascleral Implants" by W.R. Angus, published in Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia 1965. Papers detail Dr Angus' surgical procedures for eye operations. Ten (10) pages

Historical information

These Ophthalmological Papers booklet, "Living Intrascleral Implants" were written by W.R. Angus and published in Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia 1965. The papers detail Dr Angus' surgical procedures for eye operations. These earlier papers were updated in 1969 and presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne. This document was donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by the family of Doctor William Roy Angus, Surgeon and Oculist. It is part of the “W.R. Angus Collection” that includes historical medical equipment, surgical instruments and material once belonging to Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Thomas Francis Ryan, (both of Nhill, Victoria) as well as Dr Angus’ own belongings. The Collection’s history spans the medical practices of the two Doctors Ryan, from 1885-1926 plus that of Dr Angus, up until 1969. ABOUT THE “W.R.ANGUS COLLECTION” Doctor William Roy Angus M.B., B.S., Adel., 1923, F.R.C.S. Edin.,1928 (also known as Dr Roy Angus) was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1901 and lived until 1970. He qualified as a doctor in 1923 at University of Adelaide, was Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1924 and for a period was house surgeon to Sir (then Mr.) Henry Simpson Newland. Dr Angus was briefly an Assistant to Dr Riddell of Kapunda, then commenced private practice at Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, SA, where he was physician, surgeon and chemist. In 1926, he was appointed as new Medical Assistant to Dr Thomas Francis Ryan (T.F. Ryan, or Tom), in Nhill, Victoria, where his experiences included radiology and pharmacy. In 1927 he was Acting House Surgeon in Dr Tom Ryan’s absence. Dr Angus had become engaged to Gladys Forsyth and they decided he would take time to further his studies overseas in the UK in 1927. He studied at London University College Hospital and at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and in 1928, was awarded FRCS (Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh. He worked his passage back to Australia as a Ship’s Surgeon on the on the Australian Commonwealth Line’s T.S.S. Largs Bay. Dr Angus married Gladys in 1929, in Ballarat. (They went on to have one son (Graham 1932, born in SA) and two daughters (Helen (died 12/07/1996) and Berenice (Berry), both born at Mira, Nhill ) Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . The organisation began in South Australia through the Presbyterian Church in that year, with its first station being in the remote town of Oodnadatta, where Dr Angus was stationed. He was locum tenens there on North-South Railway at 21 Mile Camp. He took up this ‘flying doctor’ position in response to a call from Dr John Flynn; the organisation was later known as the Flying Doctor Service, then the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A lot of his work during this time involved dental surgery also. Between 1928-1932 he was surgeon at the Curramulka Hospital, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. In 1933 Dr Angus returned to Nhill where he’d previously worked as Medical Assistant and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what was once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr L Middleton was House Surgeon to the Nhill Hospital 1926-1933, when he resigned. [Dr Tom Ryan’s practice had originally belonged to his older brother Dr Edward Ryan, who came to Nhill in 1885. Dr Edward saw patients at his rooms, firstly in Victoria Street and in 1886 in Nelson Street, until 1901. The Nelson Street practice also had a 2 bed ward, called Mira Private Hospital ). Dr Edward Ryan was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1884-1902 . He also had occasions where he successfully performed veterinary surgery for the local farmers too. Dr Tom Ryan then purchased the practice from his brother in 1901. Both Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan work as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He too was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1902-1926. Dr Tom Ryan had one of the only two pieces of radiology equipment in Victoria during his practicing years – The Royal Melbourne Hospital had the other one. Over the years Dr Tom Ryan gradually set up what was effectively a training school for country general-practitioner-surgeons. Each patient was carefully examined, including using the X-ray machine, and any surgery was discussed and planned with Dr Ryan’s assistants several days in advance. Dr Angus gained experience in using the X-ray machine there during his time as assistant to Dr Ryan. Dr Tom Ryan moved from Nhill in 1926. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1927, soon after its formation, a rare accolade for a doctor outside any of the major cities. He remained a bachelor and died suddenly on 7th Dec 1955, aged 91, at his home in Ararat. Scholarships and prizes are still awarded to medical students in the honour of Dr T.F. Ryan and his father, Dr Michael Ryan, and brother, John Patrick Ryan. ] When Dr Angus bought into the Nelson Street premises in Nhill he was also appointed as the Nhill Hospital’s Honorary House Surgeon 1933-1938. His practitioner’s plate from his Nhill surgery states “HOURS Daily, except Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday afternoons, 9-10am, 2-4pm, 7-8pm. Sundays by appointment”. This plate is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Tom Ryan had an extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926 and when Dr Angus took up practice in their old premises he obtained this collection, a large part of which is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. During his time in Nhill Dr Angus was involved in the merging of the Mira Hospital and Nhill Public Hospital into one public hospital and the property titles passed on to Nhill Hospital in 1939. In 1939 Dr Angus and his family moved to Warrnambool where he purchased “Birchwood,” the 1852 home and medical practice of Dr John Hunter Henderson, at 214 Koroit Street. (This property was sold in1965 to the State Government and is now the site of the Warrnambool Police Station. ). The Angus family was able to afford gardeners, cooks and maids; their home was a popular place for visiting dignitaries to stay whilst visiting Warrnambool. Dr Angus had his own silk worm farm at home in a Mulberry tree. His young daughter used his centrifuge for spinning the silk. Dr Angus was appointed on a part-time basis as Port Medical Officer (Health Officer) in Warrnambool and held this position until the 1940’s when the government no longer required the service of a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool; he was thus Warrnambool’s last serving Port Medical Officer. (The duties of a Port Medical Officer were outlined by the Colonial Secretary on 21st June, 1839 under the terms of the Quarantine Act. Masters of immigrant ships arriving in port reported incidents of diseases, illness and death and the Port Medical Officer made a decision on whether the ship required Quarantine and for how long, in this way preventing contagious illness from spreading from new immigrants to the residents already in the colony.) Dr Angus was a member of the Australian Medical Association, for 35 years and surgeon at the Warrnambool Base Hospital 1939-1942, He served as a Surgeon Captain during WWII 1941-45, in Ballarat, Victoria, and in Bonegilla, N.S.W., completing his service just before the end of the war due to suffering from a heart attack. During his convalescence he carved an intricate and ‘most artistic’ chess set from the material that dentures were made from. He then studied ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital and created cosmetically superior artificial eyes by pioneering using the intrascleral cartilage. Angus received accolades from the Ophthalmological Society of Australasia for this work. He returned to Warrnambool to commence practice as an ophthalmologist, pioneering in artificial eye improvements. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to Warrnambool Base Hospital for 31 years. He made monthly visits to Portland as a visiting surgeon, to perform eye surgery. He represented the Victorian South-West subdivision of the Australian Medical Association as its secretary between 1949 and 1956 and as chairman from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 Dr Angus was elected member of Spain’s Barraquer Institute of Barcelona after his research work in Intrasclearal cartilage grafting, becoming one of the few Australian ophthalmologists to receive this honour, and in the following year presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne In his personal life Dr Angus was a Presbyterian and treated Sunday as a Sabbath, a day of rest. He would visit 3 or 4 country patients on a Sunday, taking his children along ‘for the ride’ and to visit with him. Sunday evenings he would play the pianola and sing Scottish songs to his family. One of Dr Angus’ patients was Margaret MacKenzie, author of a book on local shipwrecks that she’d seen as an eye witness from the late 1880’s in Peterborough, Victoria. In the early 1950’s Dr Angus, painted a picture of a shipwreck for the cover jacket of Margaret’s book, Shipwrecks and More Shipwrecks. She was blind in later life and her daughter wrote the actual book for her. Dr Angus and his wife Gladys were very involved in Warrnambool’s society with a strong interest in civic affairs. Their interests included organisations such as Red Cross, Rostrum, Warrnambool and District Historical Society (founding members), Wine and Food Society, Steering Committee for Tertiary Education in Warrnambool, Local National Trust, Good Neighbour Council, Housing Commission Advisory Board, United Services Institute, Legion of Ex-Servicemen, Olympic Pool Committee, Food for Britain Organisation, Warrnambool Hospital, Anti-Cancer Council, Boys’ Club, Charitable Council, National Fitness Council and Air Raid Precautions Group. He was also a member of the Steam Preservation Society and derived much pleasure from a steam traction engine on his farm. He had an interest in people and the community He and his wife Gladys were both involved in the creation of Flagstaff Hill, including the layout of the gardens. After his death (28th March 1970) his family requested his practitioner’s plate, medical instruments and some personal belongings be displayed in the Port Medical Office surgery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and be called the “W. R. Angus Collection”.

Significance

The W.R. Angus Collection is significant for still being located at the site it is connected with, Doctor Angus being the last Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool. The collection of medical instruments and other equipment is culturally significant, being an historical example of medicine from late 19th to mid-20th century. Dr Angus assisted Dr Tom Ryan, a pioneer in the use of X-rays and in ocular surgery.

Book - World War II Honour Roll Ballarat College

Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat

Leather covered blank book with gilt writing and border on front cover, plum-coloured page marker ribbon. Pages list handprinted names of WW2 returned soldiers who were past students of Ballarat College

Historical information

According to the school magazine 'The Minervan December 1954' the book was compiled to honour former students who were members of the forces in World War II. See file attached. The book was displayed in the ballarat College reception area until 2014. In 2013 following research by James Affleck the information contained within the book was updated and a formal honour board created and displayed in Memorial Hall together with the WW2 Pro Patria Roll of Honour.

Significance

Significant record of WW2 returned service old collegians

1995 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

1995 Program of Events

Newsletter CMHS April 2014 pdf

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

3 x A4 paper pages printed on one side with colour photographs, Jim Dale, President, welcomes members to the April 27th Meeting at Box Cottage. There were many visitors on the February Open Day including Jeff Marriot. In March some guests from a Wedding at the Rotunda in Joyce Park visited. Chris and Judy Hawker, relatives of early aviator Harry Hawker were presented to Her Excellency, the Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce during the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show, held at Point Cook on March1st & 2nd. Jim representing CMHS attended this memorable occasion. Jim also attended Moorabbin Primary School March 3rd where he told the pupils about Harry Hawker. March 22nd Jim, Valma and Anne attended the Moorabbin Primary School Fete handing out leaflets and talking about Box Cottage Museum. City of Glen Eira is conducting a project for WW1 Centenary involving significant Street names in the area eg Monash, Chauvel, Birdwood etc. Jim has compiled a story about Thomas Calcutt 1809 - 45, a shepherd who emigrated from Oxford, England to Brighton Victoria 1842. He was part of the Henry Dendy 's assignment of settlers. Thomas obtained employment with Public Works and lived in Brighton with his family. Sadly he died during the 6km walk home from his work in St Kilda to Brighton 1845. After a 2 day search his body was found. He was the first immigrant to die in this area and subject to an Inquest.

Historical information

The City of Moorabbin Historical Society was formed c 1960 by a group of Moorabbin area 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 that 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. Jim Dale continued to produce the Newsletter in 2013 after Helen resigned.

Inscriptions & Markings

City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter APRIL 2014

Article - Alexander John McDonald's Great War / John Gibson

Greensborough Historical Society,

Black and white text and photographs

Historical information

Story of Alexander John McDonald's war service with the 8th Light Horse AIF at Gallipoli 1914-1916.

Newsletter - Greensborough Historical Society Newsletter. Issue 1. August 2010

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 x A4 pages. Articles and colour photos.

Historical information

First newsletter of the Greensborough Historical Society. Includes news of the formation of the GHS and some early activities.

Significance

Contents: President's Report, Local History - The Beale Family

Inscriptions & Markings

August Newsletter [Issue 1 2010]

IRREGULAR DIARY NOTES on a scrap of foolscap paper re FROMELLES

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Note

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

See photocopy. Packaged with items 0011 to 0019

Historical information

The names of the Amess women who owned the lace are: Jane Amess (nee Straughan) – donor Unity’s great grandmother (pet name Janet, but not used as it will confuse with Unity’s mother). Jane was the wife of Samuel Amess, first Samuel Amess to own Churchill Island. Frances Amess (nee Turnbull) – grandmother, married Robert Lisle Straughan Amess, 4th child of Samuel and Jane Janet Jickell (nee Amess) – mother, 2nd of two children of Robert and Francis, married James Jickell Unity Mary Bright (nee Jickell) was the donor, 2nd of two children of Robert and Francis.

Significance

The Amess family owned Churchill Island from 1872 to 1929. This lace collection was owned and contributed to by four generations of Amess women, see above.

Inscriptions & Markings

"To whom it may concern:- my apologies for this jumble. It is just as it was left to me and i have no knowledge as to whether there is anything of interest or not. Please do as you see fit with it. U Bright."

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 2 Vol. 7 March 1967 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No.2 Vol. 7 March 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

Death of J W Allnutt; School tours; G & Bills horse troughs; SE HSA exhibition ; LaTrobe Uni Weston Bates;

Significance

This is Newsletter No. 2 Vol. 7 of the CMHS March 1967 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Oral History - The Vickers Family story / by Marilyn Smith

Greensborough Historical Society,

3 pages text.

Historical information

Tom Viickers was the well respected chemist/pharmacist in Main Street Greensborough. His story is the result of an interview with his widow Beryl. Written by Marilyn Smith.

Significance

Oral History written for GHS and first published in "As I Recall" 2013.

Report - Arthur Phillip by Ken Clements

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

Typed research notes on Arthur Phillip held in digital form.

Historical information

Ken Clements, a member of the First Fleet Fellowship, prepared these notes for a talk presented to that organisation on 25 May 2014.

Magazine: Collingwood Technical School 1960- - Turawan: the magazine of Collingwood Technical School 1960-

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

The cover of the monthly is a coloured lithograph of a bird. Copies held include May, June, July, August and September 1960. The cover of the annual edition consists of a simple black and white cover with title, the year and the school logo. Annual editions held include 1960, 1962, 1963, 1969. The school changed its name to Collingwood Technical College and the cover of these magazines feature a black and white Magpie. Magazines held for this entity range from 1970-1975.

Significance

The school magazines present a record of each year's school events such as staffing, programs, outings and includie student writings and drawings, reports and photos of events and teams.

Correspondence

City of Whittlesea, South Morang

Correspondence. Letter, paper, handwritten text with seal. Letter from James Ryan, Shire Secretary, Shire of Whittlesea to Mrs Moses Thomas on the death of Moses 18 May 1878.

Historical information

In 1851 Moses Thomas purchased 400 acres, including a half mile frontage to the Plenty River, at Mernda (then known as Morang) where he operated a farm, inn and other business. In 1865 Moses Thomas was appointed Engineer, Clerk and Collector for the Morang District Road Board. In this role he would have been responsible for overseeing the collection of local property rates and the maintenance and construction of local roads and drains. Road District Boards were one of the earliest forms of local government in Victoria. The Morang or Upper Plenty Road District was established in 1862. It covered part of what is today Mernda, Doreen, South Morang, Mill Park and Bundoora. In 1875, the area merged with the Whittlesea Road District to form the Shire of Whittlesea. Moses Thomas briefly served as a Councillor with the Shire of Whittlesea until his death in 1878.

2014 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

2014 Program of Events

Publication - The honey and other bee products market in the EU: CBI market survey. (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries). The Hague, 2009.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

32 pages.

Oral History - Stan and Hazel Amos

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 00441:00761 3 pages, includes photographs.

Historical information

This oral history relates the family history of Stan and Hazel Amos, living in Greensborough from the 1950s.

Significance

A story of harsh conditions and the development of Greensborough in the second half of the 20th century suburb.

Inscriptions & Markings

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