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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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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Aug 2010 pdf - August 2010

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

Issue 18 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in August 2010. Notice re meeting august 29th. Items of Interest explain that volunteer Ronnie has completed The CMHS site on Vicnet, Dennis Maynard has built display benches for the Barn and repaired school desks, Mr Neil Follett has donated a photograph of the Tuck family and ‘Baydon Hill’ c1800, Trish Smythe, manager Kingston Library, has displayed Posters and Flyers about Box Cottage Museum, and 3 bridal gowns are now on display at Box Cottage. Robina Naughton has researched a photograph , 1906, of His Excellency Hwang Hon Cheng, Chinese Commissioner, donated by Frank and Lorna Thatcher. A copy of this photograph has been sent to Sophie Couchman, Curator of Museum Of Chinese History. Helen has compiled a 3 page history of Hwang Hon Cheng and the Chinese in Victoria 1840- 1906.

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 The issue of Chinese migration was very inflamed and caused much distress to local market gardeners c1900.

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / AUGUST 2010 NEWSLETTER

Contract - Sale of Land Chiltern Branch of Country Women's Association

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Dated 6th September 1937 Mr R Black with Country Women's Association Chiltern Branch

Inscriptions & Markings

Vendor Robert Black Chiltern Grazier sold property to The Chiltern Branch of the Country Women's Association All buildings and improvements thereon. President Isabel Hewson Hon Secretary Florence Dow

Article - Notes on Stan Judkins, by Noel Judkins

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

5 p. typescript, and 4 p. reprint from Wikipedia

Historical information

Stan Judkins was a Brownlow Medal winner playing for Richmond 1928-1936, whose first club was Greensborough.This article on Stan's career was written by his son, Noel Judkins for the Greensborough Football Club Hall of Fame 2016.

Photograph

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 20 photographs and 8 documents relating to the Toye family including Ellen Mary, Mary Ann Conrad John Rogers, McLean, Nicholls and Walt Toye.

Article - The Willis Diary by Anne Paul. Based on A Pioneer Squatter's Life

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

15 page, text and colour illustrations. Digital copy.

Historical information

The Willis Diary by GHS member Anne Paul is based on A Pioneer Squatter's Life (Item158). The Willis family were early settlers at Lower Plenty, just near where the hotel and old bridge are today. Anne has reviewed and analysed this chapter from Historical Records of Victoria, Vol. 6. The Crown, the land, and the squatter, 1835-1840. She includes further information on the Willis family and photographs of the archaeological dig at the Bridge Inn Hotel Mernda in 2017.

Significance

Diary of James L Willis from 1837, portraying hardships suffered in the young colony of Victoria.

Document - Digital Image - Alf Montfort. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 05253:04705 Digital copy of Citation

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Alf Montfort 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.

Shopping bags - Single and multiple use shopping bags

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Single use grey plastic supermarket shopping bags (2); reusable green and white supermarket shopping bag, with cardboard tag printed in green. Word document with history of the use of plastic bags.

Historical information

In 2018, most Victorian supermarkets ceased using single use shopping bags and made more substantial multi-use bags available for purchase by customers. Word document with history of the use of plastic bags (from Wikipedia) and comment on cessation of plastic bags in Greensborough.

Inscriptions & Markings

Green and white bag has Bar code, Woolworths logo and slogan " The fresh food people". Tag reads " Got your green bags?" with explanation on obverse.

Ballarat & Vicinity Book - published early 1900s, Drs Ochiltree, Treloar, Pinnock, Zichy-Woinarski, Morrison & Scott.

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Scanned Document

Deposition

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Depositions taken against Benjamin Ewins for Breach of the Peace charge/Gravel Pits Riot

Historical information

VA 283 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

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

Newsletter - July 2018

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Newspaper Clipping - List of members South Street 1906

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Book - Digital Image - St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Cookbook

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of cookbook. 32 pages, text.

Historical information

A digital copy of a cookbook, published in 1970 by St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Montmorency. Contains recipes gathered from the ladies of the Church and advertisements for local businesses.

Oral History - People that I have met: Cliff Lowerson; by Rosie Bray.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

4 pages, text and photographs.

Historical information

Rosie Bray talks with Clifford Alva Lowerson about life with his wife Iris in Eltham, Briar Hill, Montmorency and Watsonia.

Significance

Oral history first published in GHS Newsletter 2014.

Document

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Document containing information on the Saggers family.

DSWAA ANNUAL REPORT 2013 NO 9

Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia (DSWAA),

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

Musical Book - John Dimase: Love Songs Over The Metropolis By Sir Troy Anthony Platt (Knight of Kryal Castle) 4602072018

Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre Inc., Wendouree 3355

Musical Book File Photo by Amazon.com

Historical information

Written in Ballarat, published by Amazon.com in 2018

Inscriptions & Markings

John Dimase: Love Songs Over The Metropolis By Sir Troy Anthony Platt (Knight of Kryal Castle) 4602072018

Article - James Harold Beale

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Harold Beale and his service in World War 1. James Harold Beale was born in Greensborough

Article - May Caroline Shortall

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse May Caroline Shortall and her service in World War 1. When she enlisted, May was working as a nurse at 14 AAH Macleod.

High Tide 1951

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white publication. Buff cover printed in black and red.52 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1951 school year. Contains staff, prefects, house captains, form captains, leaders and team photographs, sports results, scholarship recipients, student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover 'L. Smith, Form 1E'.

Article - Cyril Edwin Elliott

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Cyril Edwin Elliott and his service in World War 1. Cyril Elliott was born in Greensborough.

Annual Report - 50th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1934

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 28 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.

Newspaper Clipping - Digital Image - John Miers of Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Scanned copy of newspaper advertisement, with caption

Historical information

John Miers was the proprietor of Miers' Electrical at 64 Main Street Greensborough. This advertisement was chiefly for Kriesler products

Article - William Anderson Wriedt

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Anderson Wriedt and his service in World War 1. William Wriedt lived in Lower Plenty.

Speech night program 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Paper, black and white printed pamphlet. 8 p.

Historical information

Contains the order of ceremony for the 1959 Williamstown High School speech night, held at the Williamstown Town Hall. Also includes the Head Master's report of the year.

Piccolo Spoleto 1988

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A letter confirming Williamstown High School musical groups performance in the Piccolo Spoleto festival "Workplaces" program. The band performed a lunchtime concert at Dunlop Olympic.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Documents - Establishment of the Ballarat School of Mines, 1870

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

Correspondence and planning documents relating to the setting up of the Ballarat School of Mines. it includes tenders for contractors for the refurbishment of the former Ballarat Circuit Court. .1) Rules for the pupils of the Mining School at Zurickau, 18/11/1870 (not translated by Emanuel Steinfeld, perhaps by W. Henderson) .2) Regulations of the Mining Academy at Frieberg, 18/11/1870 .3) Einrichtungen, Freiberg, 1870 (written in German) .4) Letter from Somerville Learmonth of Ercildoun to Harrie Wood, Clerk of the Board of Mines Ballarat, accepting a position as one of three trustees of the Ballarat School of Mines, along with Redmond Barry and R.H. Bland, 08/01/1870 .5) Printing order with Robert Wreford, 26/01/1870 .6) H. Waymouth to Mr Bickett re the Ballarat School of Mines, 1780 .7) Letter from R.H. Bland of Clunes to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board, 27/01/1870 .8) Letter from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth of Ercildoun to Harrie Woods of the Ballarat Mining Board refusing the offer to be a Trustee of the Ballarat School of Mines, 28/01/1870 .9) Minutes of the meeting of the Ballarat School of Mines Executive Council, 05/02/1870 and Correspondence from Harrie Wood to J. Warrington Rogers re the lease of the building for the Ballarat School of Mines, 21/01/1870 .10) Chief Secretary's Office to Ballarat Mining Board re Life Membership of the Ballarat School of Mines, 02/02/1870 .10b) Letter from Redmond Barry, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne re the visit of the Governor of Victoria to the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/02/1870 .12) Letter from Charles Pucke on behalf of Mr McCulloch to H, Ainswood, Secretary of the Ballarat Mining Board, 11/07/1870 .13) Correspondence from Henry Rosales of Walhalla (Chairman of the Gippsland Mining Board) to James Baker of the Ballarat School of Mines, 28/12/1870 .11) Meeting of the Executive Council, Bickett, Eddy Downes, 08/02/1870 .14) Letter from John Phillips, contract surveyor of St Arnaud to Mr Newman, Vice-President of the Ballarat School of Mines, 15/12/1870 .15) Articles ordered and obtained for the Ballarat School of Mines, 03/01/1870 .16) Telegram from John Lewis of Clunes to the Ballarat School of Mines. .16b) Quote from painter Thomas Robson for painting the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/06/1870 .17) Note from Duncan Gillies to Harrie Wood re grant for the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/06/1870 .18) Correspondence re Grant to the Ballarat School of Mines, Duncan Gillies, 04/07/1870 .19) Correspondence concerning the Ballarat School of Mines from F. Valient to Harrie Wood, 14/05/1870 .19b) Correspondence from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth to Harrie Woods - an apology for a meeting with Judge Rogers, 23/05/1870 .20) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 15/07/1870 .22) Telegraph from J. Warrington Rogers to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board concerning tenders for the Ballarat School of Mines, which was established in 1870. .23) Letter from Ballarat Mining Board to Judge Warrington Rogers, 31/05/1870 .24) Telegraph to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board from J. Warrington Rogers concerning Sir Redmond Barry. A note at the bottom of the telegraph notes ‘This telegram has been delayed through repairs on line. .25) Letter on Melbourne Public Library Letterhead from librarian Augustus Fulk, 05/08/1870 .26) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 30/05/1870 .27) Letter from Robert Park re alteration of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/05/1870. .28) Letter from G. Whitty re painting of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/05/1870 .29) Letter from William Newman re plastering of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/05/1870 .30) Letter from Charles A. Abbott re teaching Mechanical Drawing at the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/04/1870 .32) Letter from Redmond Barry to the Ballarat School of Mines, 07/1870 .31) National Insurance Company of Australia insurance for the Ballarat School of Mines (former Ballarat Circuit Court), 01/05/1870 .33) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 09/1870 .34) Letter from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth to Harrie Wood, 06/09/1870 .35) Letter to the Chief Secretary to the Ballarat School of Mines Library & Museum, 30/11/1870 .36) Parliament house (Kitto) to the Ballarat Mining Board, 15/11/1870 .37) H. de la Poer Wall of Grenville College to R.W. Newman of the Ballarat School of Mines, 27/04/1971 .38) W.H. Odgers to the Ballarat East Town Clerk, 20/05/1870 .39) Correspondence to the Borough of Clunes for the Ballarat Mining Board requesting a grant to set of a school of mines at Ballarat. 25/03/1870 .40) Surveyor to Harrie Wood, Mining Registrar, 27/04/1870 .40) Letter to Judge Warrington Rogers re the contractor's account for satisfactory completion of work on the Ballarat School of Mines, 11/07/1870 .43) Desks for the Ballarat School of Mines by Henry Gough, 1870 .44) Ballarat Star Office to James Baker of the Ballarat School of Mines, 1870

Book - Chewton Primary School: 100 Year anniversary

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Photograph

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 1 photo and 1 document relating to Neil Olholm and the Ipsen family.

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