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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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Oral History - Memories are rushing back. By Trinnie Di Giacomo.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 pages, colour illustration.

Historical information

This oral history tells the story of Trinnie Di Giacomo (nee Whittingham) and her family's experiences on their farm on Diamond Creek Road in the early part of the 20th century.

Significance

A recollection of life in early Greensborough.

Annual Report - 56th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1940

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink 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.

Newspaper (digital) - Caulfield Contact - 1986

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Caulfield Contact from 1986 includes Vol. 13, no. 1 -Vol. 13 no. 11

Historical information

The Caulfield Contact was the official newspaper of the City of Caulfield from 1976-1994. The City of Caulfield was the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Following Amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Caulfield Contact was followed by the Glen Eira News.

Annual Report - 32nd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1916

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 96 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 (digital) - Caulfield Contact - 1978

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Caulfield Contact from 1978 includes 9 editions from Vol. 4, no. 1 (Feb 1978)-v. 5 no. 3 (December 1978)

Historical information

The Caulfield Contact was the official newspaper of the City of Caulfield from 1976-1994. The City of Caulfield was the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Following Amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Caulfield Contact was followed by the Glen Eira News. Contains References to the following Freedom of Entry to 3rd ordinance of the RAAOC, visit by Sir Zelman Cowen, Return to Rosstown, A 'spacy new home' (nursery at Caulfield Park), Profile on Gus Theobold, Meals on Wheels

Photograph - 'Mornington' - Jolimont Square, East Melbourne

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

19cmHx24.5cmW

Historical information

'Mornington' is a two storey residence with basement, built in bi-chromatic brickwork and erected in 1869. Following the purchase by the Society of Jolimont Square this building was tenanted until early 1935, when Mr. and Mrs. Abraham moved in from Blackburn. Following Abraham's death in early 1940 the building was rented out again. In 1947 the then Welfare Superintendent and Missioner (Mr. Ernest A. Reynolds) and Mrs. Reynolds, established a Young Mens Hostel using "Mornington" and the adjoining house "Highgate". This Hostel operated until "Horace Bedggood Hostel" was opened in 1959. Mornington, later known as the 'Red Brick Building' or 'H.E.A.R. Service Building' was used in later years for the Society's H.E.A.R. Service.

Significance

Jolimont Square is significant as part of an early sub-division in Melbourne. The building is an early example of well resolved bi-chromatic brickwork, and has unusual curved bays for the ground floor windows.

Newsletter - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association News & Notes June 1991

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Photograph: CTS 1944 RAAF Electroplating Trainees

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Black and white photograph of the Collingwood Technical School 1944 RAAF Electroplating Trainees with Principal Alex Strang and Fred Beringer in charge Electroplating (Scott p41) Also pages 40-43 from Scott, Ian D Coltech: a story of technical education in Collingwood 1870-1987 written in 1988.

Document - Thankyou from Maldon Pre-School

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

High Tide 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1964 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

Text - Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight souvenir program (2005-2017)

Vision Australia, Kooyong

40 pages, illustrations

Historical information

In 2005, Carols by Candlelight concerts began to be hosted by Vision Australia - an amalgamation of three state based agencies (RVIB, RBS and VAF). From 2005-2008, Ray Martin was the host, with Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic taking over the role from 2009 onwards. These Carols programs contain the Christmas songs, photos of the performers and advertisers wishing Christmas cheer and support for this iconic event.

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.

Photograph c. 1980s - Introduction of TTY Technology

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Size 20.5cmHx25.5cmW; 5 photographs

Historical information

TTY means a Text Telephone, or is sometimes referred to as a Telephone typewriter or telecommunication device for the Deaf. TTY is the more widely accepted term, however, many people use TTYs, not just people who are deaf. A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hearing impaired, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth. With early TTY models (such as in the photos) you set a telephone handset onto special acoustic cups built into the TTY. As you type, the message is sent over the telephone line, just as your voice would be sent over the telephone line if you talked. You can read the other person's response on the TTY's text display.

Significance

These photos are significant as they record the introduction of TTY technology at Vicdeaf. TTY technology is a text-based system for communicating over phone lines and its introduction made the deaf and hearing impaired less isolated.

Document - The Unknown Soldier

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 pages, black type x 18 pages which is the script of an address given about the Unknown Soldier

Historical information

A copy of an address to Legatees, in July 1993, regarding establishing of Tomb to The Unknown Soldier in Canberra. The speaker is unknown. Legatees met regularly and had guest speakers to entertain and inform on different subjects. This document was from a file of information about guest speakers (see also 00812-00822 and 00829-00837).

Significance

A record that Legacy provided many speakers at Legacy functions from different walks of life and the subects spoken on were many and varied.

Inscriptions & Markings

Black type

Newsletter - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association News & Notes April 1981

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Document - Invitation to 1919 Reunion

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Inner West Music Festival 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet flyer advertising the Inner West Music Festival where Williamstown High School performed as the Wind Symphony. The event was at Sunshine North Primary School.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 2013

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 2013 includes Volume 177 to Volume 187. Newsletter containing information on Council services and to inform local residents of happenings and changes in the Municipality of Glen Eira.

Historical information

The Glen Eira news is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.

Programme - Citizens' Welcome Home to Castlemaine Service Personnel

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Article - Robert Lindsay Medley Maddison

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Robert Lindsay Medley Maddison and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Greensborough

Pamphlet - Book Launch 24 June 2017: Robert Whatmough by Jacinta Crealy

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

32p., illus.

Historical information

Copy of talk given by Jacinta Crealy to GHS members at the launch of her book on Robert Whatmough.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names of attendees at the book launch.

Book - A Century in Freemasonry - The History of the Mackenzie Lodge No 15 VC Newstead

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

First edition FERN - Front Engine Racing Car News

Australian Motor Sport History Archives (AMSHA),

electronic file of FERN

Inscriptions & Markings

FERN 001

Theatre Flyer - Twelfth Night

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Booklet, Coloured, Good Condition

Document - Maldon Easter Fair Good Friday Program

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

Article - George Campbell

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Booklet: Student's Record Book Preston Technical School (Girls) 1950s

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Booklet with orange cover, with Education Department Victoria logo on front, white rectangle for student's name and across the bottom of the cover 'Student's Record Book'. This is for the Girls school and is blank (unused). Also held are copies of 2 Record Books for the Boys School. These have a green cover and are titled 'Pupil's Record book'. All date from 1950s.

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.

Envelope - Addressed to Mr C Rilen

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Inscriptions & Markings

The old Castlemaine Schoolboys Associtation Mr C. Rilen Greaves Street Castlemaine Paid at Castlemaine - 20 September 1945

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Shelley Wood

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

CD and transcript of interview with Shelley Wood. Shelley was born in Williamstown, as was her mother Margaret McLean. Shelley recalls her mother telling her about spending many hours in the Gardens when she was young with her friend Chic, who was the daughter of the Curator Ernie Anderson. Shelley, who was the first female gardener appointed in the western region, served her apprenticeship at Gardens and is currently the Curator.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens and witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

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