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Collecting Fire: A new kind of practice

7 Feb 2019

“While museums have traditionally aspired to collect “the real thing” and to create repositories of tangible evidence of our collective past, the essence of this project and its emerging collection was in making real the intangible through personal stories, symbols, and metaphors – giving form to matters of the heart. A new kind of museum practice was therefore needed.” - Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster

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Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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Program Review Newsletter Poster Articles - Spare Me Bloomin' Days by C. J. Dennis directed by David Small

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Sulphone Salts

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

Sulphone salts with ethylene radicals. Masson's Edinburgh work, 1885.Bottles labelled:

Letters Patent - Letters Patent for the Grant of Arms to the City of Caulfield presented on 1st May, 1977

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Mounted Letters Patent illuminated document for the Grant of Arms to the City of Caulfield presented on 1st May, 1977. Hand written and hand painted on cream coloured parchment using different coloured inks, mainly black, blue, red and gouache and gold paint. The bottom edge is folded up over itself approx. 45mm revealing the flesh side of the parchment, which displays black ink signatures and three sets of two horizontal slits that hold three blue ribbon. The ribbons support three wax seals in round, gold coloured metal cases held by the wax through slots in the casing. Although covered by the cap top, each wax seal within displays a different flag emblem with a crown on top, surrounded by a ring of text (difficult to read), noted when the cases were opened during conservation treatment.

Historical information

Glen Eira has a long history of association with various heraldic forms. From its early years the municipality of Caulfield had used the armorial bearings of the Caulfield Family (the Charlemonts of Castle Caulfield) to represent the roads board and later the town and city. In 1969 Caulfield City Council began planning to apply for an official coat of arms for the City. In 1974 Horace Hall, a Balwyn North resident and member of the Heraldry Society in London advised Council that the current usage was illegal, and that the Houston family, current owners of the Caulfield Arms could take legal action against Council for 'usurping their arms'. Mr Hall was commissioned to develop new heraldry for the City, and in conjunction with J. P. Brooke Little at the College of Arms, London, he prepared an acceptable design for Caulfield's Coat of Arms. The Council paid an additional sum to have a standard painted on the Letters Patent and the municipality's new coat of arms was drawn up in June 1975. The Coat of Arms retains a number of heraldic elements from the original Caulfield family insignia, including the dragons, the colours and the elements of the shield. The newly registered coat of arms and Letters Patent document for the granting of arms was presented at a civic service to mark the granting of armorial ensigns and the city banner to the City of Caulfield on the 1st May 1977. Significant elements of the coat of arms granted by these Letters Patent are as follows: The motto 'Labore Vinces' translates to 'By our labours we will conquer'. The helmet represents the rank of the owner. Public authorities are granted an esquire's helmet. The brickwork on the crest is a recognised emblem of local government. The Letters Patent also display a banner and a badge, both official symbols of the City of Caulfield. The badge, which is displayed on the banner as well as on its own, features a bridled horse. This represents the importance of racing, the Caulfield racecourse and the Caulfield cup to the municipality.

Significance

These letters patent officially proclaim the granting of the coat of arms to the City of Caulfield. They are highly significant to the City of Glen Eira as they are the primary document that signifies the official and ceremonial heraldic powers of the Coat of Arms of the City of Caulfield.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached transcription.

Two hand written notes

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

Two notes written by Janet Amess: 1. Real Limeric Lace from Ireland. Valuable don't destroy 2. Grandmother about 1850 Third note; Written by my mother Janet Amess.

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

Packaged with 2036 (0036)

Scienceworks - What's on Today 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet with program for the day at Scienceworks Museum. Williamstown High School Concert Band performed 3 times on Sunday 5 April, 1992 in preparation for their New Zealand tour in 1992.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Document

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 2 documents containing photos relating to Leon Rosengren and Black Dog Creek.

Document - The Last Days of Ballarat Teachers’ College by Frank Nolan

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

Scanned copy of reminiscences of Frank Nolan regarding the end of the Ballarat Teachers' College.

High Tide No. 4 - High Tide 1924

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A booklet, comprising 16 p. Some black and white photographs and illustrations included. Cover of olive card printed in dark olive green.

Historical information

School year book for the 1924 academic year. Contains sports results, scholarships awarded and student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On cover in pen: Les Hill, 46 Elphin St Newport.

Theatre Flyer - No Teeth no entry tour by Tom Segura commencing Saturday 12th August

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

coloured flyer

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Nov. 2015

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

A4 x 3 paper folded to A5 x 4 pages with colour photographs

Historical information

This is Vol. 4 of the Moorabbin Mirror produced by CMHS members Fran & Holger Bader , Valma Sharp November 2015 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. Members are asked to assist GECC Arts & Culture Dept. with information about the Caulfield Repatriation Hospital. Fran compiled a brief history of the 'Garden Suburb of Ormond, Henry Lawson and ANA Society with a contribution from Rosemary Kelleher describing her father Brian's love of poetry. All members are invited to attend the final Open day on November 29th to join with the Henry Lawson Society and ANA for their Annual Brian Kelleher Memorial Picnic . Photographs of the CMHS at Bunnings, Stanley's Menswear and the 'Unmentionables' display at Box Cottage are included in this issue. The CMHS thanks the retiring President Frank Thatcher and Treasurer Bill Richardson for their work for the Society and welcomes the incoming Committee lead by Mrs Valma Sharp President. Mrs Lorna Thatcher was recognised for her long service to CMHS with Life Membership accepted by members. Open Days are listed with an invitation for new members showing the benefits and duties of CMHS membership. CMHS thanks The Office of the Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP Minister for Trade & Investment, Federal Member for Goldstein, who photocopied this newsletter under community printing entitlements.

Inscriptions & Markings

Moorabbin / Mirror / November 2015 Issue 4

Article - Lionel Almond

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Lionel Almond and his service in World War 1. Lionel Almond was born in Greensborough.

High tide 2001

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 2001 school year. Coloured card cover, 52 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains student work, sports reports, school news and class photographs.

Article - The Case of the missing wallet, by Atis Lejins

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

5 p. typescript

Historical information

Personal account of a common 'crisis' situation, written by GHS member Atis Lejins.

Document

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Document containing photos of Place Battery.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News June 1937

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 5 (New Series) June 1937; Size 24.5cmHx19cmW; 16 pages

Historical information

Published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

'The Victorian Deaf News' Newsletter is a significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Newspaper Clipping - Thompsons's Foundry Band - Castlemaine's Pride

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

School Magazine- 2004 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2004

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2004 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2004 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2004

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

63 pages, illustrated.

Article - Charles George Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Article - Australia Day Awards 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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.

Hight Tide 2013 - High Tide

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A printed document of cardboard cover and glossy pages. Contains a record of the year 2013 at Williamstown High SChool, including Principals messages, sports and scholarship results, school events and production, students work and lots of photographs. 80 p. : col. ill.

Photos Newletter Memorabilia Playbill Special Events - 1991 HTC General Memorabilia - Heidelberg 150th Anniversary, Re-enactment of first meeting of Heidelberg Road Trust

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photograph

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 29 photos and 1 document relating to the Snow family, including Ebbie, Eliza Brewer Snow nee Own, Ethel B Snow nee Gillman, John H Gillman and Wilf Snow, Mavis Snow, Florrie, Sam and Blanch Snow, Sarah Anderson, Annie Snow, Lila Dennis, Doreen Dennis, Mabel Webb, Hazel Snow, Wilfred, Jack and Rupert Snow and Mt Ophir. Includes military material from the WWI project.

Certificate - Raise the Roof - Bendigo Health

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

Photograph

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Photo relating to the Tidyman family and Southern Chiltern Valley United. Batch of military documents and photographs relating to Robert Lincoln and George Tidyman. Research material from the WWI project.

Card - Installation R E C Rowan

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

Newspaper clippings - Happy Hollow articles from Trove (past owners)

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 p. transcription of newspaper articles

Historical information

Obituaries of three residents of Happy Hollow, Francis Oxley, John Henry Daymond and May Daymond

Grand Youth Concert 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

B5 size booklet with brick red cover. Program for the Grand Youth Concert held at Melbourne Concert Hall in 1992. Williamstown High School participated in the event through the soul band The Wet Reeds and also several students were part of the Combined Secondary School Concert Band.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Significance

The Finn Koren Collection.

Newsletter - August 2009

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Article - Walter David Starling

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Walter David Starling and his service in World War 1. Walter Starling was born in Diamond Creek. .