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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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Book - Tek Talk 1957

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Oct 2007 - October 2007

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

A4 paper printed both sides x1. Issue 4 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in October 2007 Dr G Whitehead’s talk on October 28 has been cancelled because the official ‘Re-opening of Joyce Park’ will be at 2pm that day and large crowds are expected. More volunteers at Box Cottage will also be needed that day. The excerpt from the CMHS Newsletter of March 1963 by Tom Sheehy, President, continues with ‘Higinbotham and the reshaping political scene of 1890’s’

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. Tom Sheehy, past President of CMHS, was an Historian and Author of 'Battlers tamed a Sandbelt'.

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / OCTOBER 2007 NEWSLETTER

Text - Auxiliary newsletter: Out and About

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 v. in various pagings

Historical information

Out and About was produced to keep RVIB auxiliaries informed of news, activities and events that occured across the state, and to recognise individual auxiliaries and their members undertaking the valuable work of raising funds for RVIB. Produced six times a year, changing to monthly and possibly quarterly. A photocopied issue of the original 1956 newsletter is included.

Inscriptions & Markings

Also titled: RVIB Auxiliary newsletter

Article - William David Sharpe

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William David Sharpe and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Greensborough

Advertising Booklet - Lake Park Blackburn - The Idael Place for Pic-Nics

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size 12cmHx15cmW; 12 pages

Historical information

The Australian Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria purchased and developed land at Blackburn Lake as a flower farm, the idea being to provide light occupation for the deaf and dumb unable to follow other regular employment, A home for aged and infirm deaf was also erected on the property.

Significance

A rare booklet advertising Lake Park Blackburn as an ideal public picnic spot.

Publication, e-book - The honey-bee: its natural history, physiology and management (Bevan, E.), London, 1827

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Annual Report - 30th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1914

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 94 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 - William Austin Mills

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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).

2012 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

2012 Program of events

Article - Harold Turner

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Harold Turner and his service in World War 1. Harold Turner lived in Greensborough.

Publication, e-book - Beekeeping basics (Pennsylvania State University), State College, 2004

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Booklet - Federation University Geoscience and Mining Group Annual Report, 2018

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

Blue and white soft covered report. A pdf of this report is available with this record.

Book - Wathawurrung and the Colac language of southern Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Rippleside

Technical linguistic grammar of Wathawurrung and the Colac Language. Includes a classification of Victorian languages and an English glossary for both languages with suggested phonetic transcriptions.

Inscriptions & Markings

maps, word lists

HAROLD'S FIELD DIARY (MANUSCRIPT) from enlistment 24 March 1915 to 12 August 1918 (3 days before his fatal gassing, 7 days before his death).

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Article - Edward Brownhill

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Letter

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Capt. Thomas' report - Flag captured

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

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.

Despatch

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Charles Hotham reporting the result of the trial of two of the Ballaarat rioters, at the Supreme Court

Historical information

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

Australian Historical Record Society papers - John M. Hood, A Few Recollections of the Long Ago

City of Ballarat Libraries, Ballarat

John Hood was originally from London, and arrived in Melbourne from Tasmania in 1842. He first dug for gold in Little Bendigo / Nerrina, in 1852. He died in 1909, a very old man, at the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum.

Historical information

The Australian Historical Records Society existed in Ballarat between 1896 and 1906. They were one of Australia's first historical societies, and were in the position to still be able to talk to early pioneers. They invited such pioneers to either submit letters or memoirs, or to address the Society's meetings, where their reminiscences were taken down in shorthand and later typed up. The Society also attempted to preserve memorabilia from Ballarat's early days, but on the disbanding of the group in 1906, materials were stored at the Ballarat Town Hall and were later lost. It is not known how the papers made their way to the then Ballarat Municipal Library, but they have been part of the Library's collection for many years.

Speech night program 1957

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

8 page buff coloured pamphlet printed in navy blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Page 3, written in pen: "? for Phys Ed. Jean E. Webb. Holes punched in left hand margin to allow for insertion into folder.

Article - Puffing Billy, by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

4 p. typescript with col. photographs

Historical information

Short history of the Puffing Billy Railway, from the 1900 Upper Ferntree Gully - Gembrook railway line to its rebirth in 1955, operating between Belgrave and Menzies Creek, later extended to Gembrook. Written to commemorate the 20th anniversary and the official re-opening of the Lakeside to Gembrook line on October 18, 2018.

Programme - Mount Alexander Shire 2000 Australia Day

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Document - Digital Image - Glenn Meredith. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 05252:04705 Digital copy of Citation

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Glenn Meredith 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 - Digital Image - Springthorpe and La Trobe Heritage Project

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

29 p., black text and colour and black and white images.

Historical information

A history of the Springthorpe area from pre-European settlement, includes Strathallan and Macleod, Mont Park, Gresswell, and La Trobe University Wildlife Sanctuary.

Significance

Show the historical significance of the area surrounding the Springthorpe estate.

Document, laminated photocopy of 'Plan of Moorabbin 1850'

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

A photocopy of a Map of the Moorabbin , County of Bourke c1850. A3 size laminated

Historical information

Weston Bate, 'A history of Brighton' 1962 informs us that in 1840 Henry Dendy, who was a farmer in Sussex England, paid 5,120 pounds sterling @ 1pound per acre for a 'Special Survey of Land in Port Phillip , Australia. Henry arrived in Australia in 1841 on the frigate 'York' with his wife, son, and three servants. He also took advantage of the Government Assistance of Free Immigrants for Survey Purchasers, to help on his estate and persuaded some Sussex men with their families to follow him. However when Dendy arrived in Port Phillip he found that LaTrobe and Gipps were trying to raise the price of land close to Town to 15pounds per acre. Dendy asked merchant J.B.Were to manage his affairs and they went ahead with plans to subdivide the surveyed land called 'The Brighton Estate' This area of land extended easterly from the Port Phillip Bay to East Boundary Road and from North Road to South Road in the Parish of Bourke Victoria. The Privy Council, England , decide that Henry Dendy could purchase the land at 1pound per acre. Land Sales proceeded from 1844 as more immigrants established market gardens, farms and varied businesses in 'Moorabbin'

Significance

This is a photocopy of a Map of the Moorabbin , County of Bourke c1850 showing the 'Henry Dendy Special Survey 1841'

Inscriptions & Markings

Left corner : MOORABBIN / COUNTY OF / BOURKE

Pamphlet - A. I. F. Combined Athletic Sports Meeting

RSL Victoria - Anzac House Reference Library and Memorabilia Collection, Melbourne

Pamphlet. Rectangular in shape. Made from paper. Printed text is black in colour.

Historical information

The A.I.F. Combined Athletic Sports Meeting was held at Gaza Ridge, Palestine on May 16 1942. The list of competitors contains individuals from many different units and states within Australia. This athletics meeting was held during World War II.

Significance

Lists the names and rank of competitors in the May 1942 A.I.F. Combined Athletic Sports Meeting at Gaza Ridge, Palestine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover has text and 'Rising Sun' insignia contained within a border. Other pages only contain text.

Document - Maldon Easter Fair Good Friday Program

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

High Tide 1970

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1970 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

Article - William Henry Thomas

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Henry Thomas and his service in World War 1. William Henry Thomas lived in Greensborough

Booklet - I Pledge Myself to Save Young Workers

Young Christian Workers (YCW Australia) Archive and Research Centre , Fitzroy North

9pp. colour booklet

Historical information

This booklet was produced by the national YCW as a means of engaging new and existing members. Divided into sections, the booklet places the Australian movement in an international context and includes pictures of founding chaplain of the Australian movement, Fr. Lombard.