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

27 Jun 2019

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Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Article - William Bryant

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Bryant and his service in World War 1. William Bryant was born in Bundoora.

Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 10September 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Article - Philip David Anderson

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

17 pages, illustrated.

Grand Concert 1940

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Folded buff paper with red, yellow and black stripe in corner. 4 leaves, printed in black. Program for Grand Concert, held at Williamstown Town Hall, Monday 26th August, 1950.

Historical information

Performed by High School Students for the War Relief Fund.

Ballarat Courier - Later Ballarat Doctors - W.A. Griffiths, G.T. James, W.A. Pryor, J. Bitten, B.A. Baker, Richardson, Greening, A.C.H. Salter, Dorney

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Newspaper

c.1924. A self-guided battlefields tour retracing his brothers' footsteps? Young brother, FRANK SNAPE dressed up in Army uniform, for the photo opportunity, just for fun. "You didn't think I could grow one like this, did you?" is written on the back of the photograph, posted home to Bob. (As a small child, whilst playing with the fire in his family sitting-room, Frank accidentally burnt his hand badly on the fire-grate. Unable to properly open and close his hand, Frank would later have proven to be medically unfit for military service.)

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Hold Fast Iss.4, March 2019

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A3 black and white newspaper, comprising 12 pages. This is the Williamstown High School student newspaper. This is the Bullying issue. It also contains sport, trivia, student art, trivia, crossword.

Inscriptions & Markings

see pdf and image above

Document - Maldon Carols by Candlelight 2016

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Article and Photograph - Macleod Station 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs of Macleod Station 1968. Photographs courtesy Paul de Sauty.

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.

Newsletter - November 2007

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

STORIES / ESSAYS....... 'On leave in PARIS'. [N.B: 'My 2nd Trip to Paris' (typed) has a pencilled cautionary note at the head of page 1: "Don't let this out of your possession. It is far too personal for any eyes save yours and Mother's and Frank's"].

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

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.

Programme - The 33rd Reunion

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

High Tide 1960

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. Off-white card cover printed in red, black and yellow. 39 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1960 school year. Contains staff, student, sport leaders, prefects, form captains, sports results, production and camp news, team photographs, students work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover 'Danute'. Last two pages, student signatures.

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

24 pages.

Document

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

Typed administrative instruction for parade through main streets of Cobram 24 August 1985 to mark the Centenary of the Victorian Mounted Rifles. 3 pages dated 14 Augusst 1985.

Historical information

The Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as the mounted arm of the Victorian Colonial defence force in 1885. It was under the command of Colonel Thomas Caradoc Rose (Tom) Price (1842-1911). Price was born in Tasmania, educated in Hobart Town and at Scotch College, Melbourne, before entering the East India Military College, Addiscombe, England. He was commissioned on 7 July 1861 in the Madras Infantry and began twenty years’ service in India with several regiments, retiring in April 1883. On his return to Victoria he was tasked with raising of a force of one thousand, to be known as the Victorian Mounted Rifles, and appointed a lieutenant-colonel in the Permanent Military Forces. Companies of the Victorian Mounted Rifles were raised in rural districts throughout Victoria. The soldiers were paid a small annual allowance and were required to provide their own horse. Many members served in contingent to the Boer War. After Federation the VMR was gathered up into the Australian Light Horse.

Booklet - University of Ballarat Handbook, 2003

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

.1) University of Ballarat Higher Education Handbook .2) University of Ballarat TAFE Handbook .3) University of Ballarat Handbook PDFs in subject and theme sections.

Historical information

The University Handbook was presented online for the first time in 2004.

Annual Report - 55th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1939

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 24 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.

Publication, e-book - Practical beekeeping (Benton, R.), Bozeman, 1907

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - First lessons in beekeeping (Dadant, C. P.), Hamilton, 1918

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 6 January / February 1962 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 6 January / February 1962

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

2 x pages Foolscap paper printed on 1 side.

Historical information

This is Newsletter No.6 produced by CMHS President Mr T.A. Sheehy in January / February 1962 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. This Issue - Centenary Year Moorabbin; from Pastoral, Fishing, market gardening to suburban industrial; 'The Tuck Family'; Moorabbin City Band;

Significance

This is No 6 Newsletter of CMHS January / February 196 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 T.A Sheehy ...... Ssecretary Mrs L. Harvey ...../ NEWSLETTER No 6 January / February 1962

Document - Green Hill History

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

Three pages History of Greenhill by Anne Beggs Sunter, and two further pages of notes.

Historical information

The Green Hill settlement dates from the 1860s. Developers in the 1960s chose to call it Mt Helen rather than Green Hill. Mt Helen is believed to be named after Helen Hastie, the daughter of Reverend Hastie of Buninyong. In 1866 a 241 acre site was purchased for a new tertiary institution. It is now known as the Federation University Mount Helen Campus. Green Hill is a scoria dome and though dominated by Mt Buninyong (Elevation 2442 feet) it is thought to have been formed earlier.

Poowong North-last church service 1970

Poowong Historical Group, Poowong

This rather poor copy was scanned from what appears to be the minister's original typed copy. Mrs Ailsa Attenborough had kept it and was at this final service as organist, 12th July 1970. The minister for the day was the Methodist minister Rev. Norman Higgitt? who lived in 'The Parsonage' 38 Nyora Road Poowong with his wife Lettie. This document along with all the Loch Poowong Uniting church parish achives are about to be sorted and sent to the Uniting Church archives in Melbourne where they will be housed appropriately and can be accessed by the public.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Jun 2011 - June 2011

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

5 x A4 paper printed on 1 side Issue 22 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in June 2011. Notice of meeting June 26th and CMHS members exhibited some artefacts at the ‘Fun4over50’s’ event at Kingston (Moorabbin ) Town Hall June 5th. Glen Eira City Council Building Dept. Officers inspected erosion along the North side of the Barn floor, members have planted seedlings in the garden and Helen and Joan are entering data about our ‘Collection’ onto the MAV website while Jim Dale has photographed some of the farm machinery. Small paragraphs about early local Religious groups – Salvation Army, Methodist and Presbyterian Ministries – with 2 photocopied photographs. Helen also provides the notes penned by Mrs Nance Blackman in 1978 for the Centenary of The Cheltenham Church of Christ.

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. Mrs Nance Blackman’s notes in 1978 for the Centenary of The Cheltenham Church of Christ.. The Blackman family were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire.

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / JUNE 2011 NEWSLETTER

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 Vol. 9 February / March 1969 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 9 February / March 1969

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

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

Historical information

Topic ; MCC re 'Museum' ; Inscriptions 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. 9 of the CMHS February / March 1969 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 AND THE CHELTENHAM ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY/ President Mrs N. Blackman…. Secretary Mrs F.Neville....... / Volume 9 No.1 Newsletter Feb. - March 1969

Letter - Thankyou from Maldon Pre-School

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Article - Henry Green

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Henry Green and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment, Henry was living at Grace Park Greensborough

Oral History - I remember by Elaine Drakeford (nee Roberts)

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 00452:00714:01513 2 typed pages.

Historical information

Elaine Drakeford (nee Roberts) recounts her story of growing up in Greensborough from the 1940s. As part of a large family, the 9 children played together and made their own fun.

Significance

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

Article - Caroline Elizabeth (Bessie) Gallagher

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

5 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Sister Caroline Elizabeth (Bessie) Gallagher and her service in World War 1. She worked at Mont Park in 1915.