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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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Genealogical Document - Edward Bernard Green - Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 typed pages.

Historical information

A short history of Edward Bernard Green, after whom Greensborough was named. Describes his various business activities including his purchase of property on the Plenty River and his contract for the carriage of mail overland between Melbourne and Sydney. Author unknown.

Significance

Background on the origins of "Greensborough".

YCW Newsletter April 1971 - YCW Newsletter

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

Black and white printed newsletter with photos over four pages.

Historical information

Throughout its history, the YCW movement produced numerous publications for members and for the wider community. Some of these were regular papers or newsletters with high production values. Others were short lived efforts, produced 'in house' on low budgets. Reading across the collections, these public expressions of YCW communication provide insight into the movement's methods, the concerns of young women and men of the period, and how these shifted over time and across location.

Significance

This four page document reveals the key concerns of the YCW movement in Melbourne in 1971; internal migration from regional Australia to the cities and road safety. It features photographs taken by chaplain Jim Nippard.

Document

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

Printed letter from former 8th Cavalry Regiment Padre Leslie Cula to all ranks upon his departure in May 1944

Historical information

The 8th Light Horse (Indi) Regiment superseded the 16th Light Horse in 1919. It had its headquarters at Benalla with sub-units throughout the Upper Murray and Northeast Victoria. In December 1941, the regiment converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 8th Reconnaissance Battalion then in July 1942 it became 8th Cavalry Regiment and served in Northern Territory. As Japanese threat to the mainland declined the regiment was disbanded.

Significance

Rare letter from Padre to all ranks of 8th Cavalry Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

In ink manuscript top left hand corner " present address " 2/7th AGH AIF "

Oral History - Recollections of Watsonia and Crellin Street Kinder, by Patricia Hogan

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 p., typescript

Historical information

Recollections of Watsonia in the 1950s and 1960s, written by Patricia Hogan.

Court Record

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Goodenough's testimony

Historical information

VA 475 Chief Secretary's Department

Document

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Historical information

Batch of 2 photos and 9 documents relating to Martin Balsarini. Used in WWI project.

School Magazine- 1965 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1965

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1965 School Magazine with 53 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1965 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1963

Newsletter, CMHS Moorabbin Mirror Vol 6 April 2016 - Moorabbin Mirror Vol 6 April 2016

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

A4 x 3 paper folded to A5 x 6pp with colour photographs.

Historical information

This is Vol. 6 of the Moorabbin Mirror produced by CMHS members Fran & Holger Bader , Valma Sharp April 2016 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. This issue of the Moorabbin Mirror is dedicated to all the young, and not so young, men and women from the former City of Moorabbin who served ‘King and Country’ during the Great War. Especially those who never came home including a photo of WW1 Mordialloc Memorial and the 2016 Local Commemorative Services. Valma Sharp CMHS President 'officially opened' the new WC and thanked GECC for this amenity. Members and Guests then shared light refreshments before welcoming visitors to the BCM Extra Open Day. Unfortunately Lorna Thatcher was unable to attend due to a sudden illness and Committee and members sent Get Well wishes via Frank. The Diary informs members of the Extra Open Days, upcoming publicity events , Meetings and Community Group visits to BCM, Local interest items include Lees Nursery, Market Gardening Heritage, Westall UFO, Joyce Park Playground Solar System., Moorabbin Ten Pin Bowl and the School Amateur Radio Special Event. The Committee is very grateful for the help provided by David Hardham GEHS to set up our new CMHS website. An informative article re the 2012 GESAC that replaced the 1964 Olympic Pool. Information is requested for the Roving Curator August Rietman display 2017.

Significance

This is Vol. 6 of the Moorabbin Mirror, Newsletter of CMHS April 2016

Inscriptions & Markings

Moorabbin / Mirror / April 2016 Vol 6

Audio / Transcript - Mabel Badenhop

Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society Inc., Mt Dandenong

mp3 audio tape interview conducted by John Lundy-Clarke with Mabel Badenhop runs for16.33 minutes. 8 page transcript of tape.

Historical information

Thomas, Eliza and eight children (Kate, Eva, Eliza, Florence, Mabel, Alice, Frederick and William) lived at Mountain Grange. Thomas was employed as an engineer for Lillydale Shire, but died suddenly in 1888, aged 42. About 1910, Eliza and her daughter Florence opened the Kalorama Post Office. Eliza died in 1918. Born in 1881, Mabel Badenhop nee Hand was the youngest child of Thomas and Eliza Hand of Mountain Grange. She was 7 years old when her father died. Mabel married Ernest Badenhop in 1905 – Pete the Swede played violin at the wedding. Ernest Badenhop was a builder & built Halcyon and Hygeia for the Dunbars as well as many other homes in the area.

Article - Whittingham Family by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about the Whittingham family and their service in World War 1. Written by Rosie Bray, this article covers the four Whittingham brothers who lived in Greensborough.

Article - Vivian Thomas

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Vivian Thomas and his service in World War 1. Vivian Thomas is remembered on the Greensborough State School Honor Board.

Article - Richard Lewis Weir

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Richard Lewis Weir and his service in World War 1. Richard Weir lived in Bundoora and is commemorated on the Fallen Soldiers' Memorial in Greensborough..

Article - Victor Alfred Barnard

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Photograph - Colour - Ballarat School of Mines students making the Possum Skin Cloak "Dyirranga", 2002

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

Photograph of students makig the Ballarat School of Mines Possum Skin Cloak.

Historical information

The artists who contributed to this work were undertaking an Advanced Certificate in Koori Art and Design, which ran at the Ballarat School of Mines from 1995-2002)

Letter - Some Band History

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

A Letter outlining some locations of Photographs of the Maldon Brass Band

Article - Benjamin Alfred Starling

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Benjamin Alfred Starling and his service in World War 1. Ben Starling was born in Diamond Creek. .

Document - Digital Image - John Carmody. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 05243:04705 Digital copy of Citation and photographs

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for John Carmody 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.

Annual Report - 41st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1925

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 40 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 Mission but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Annual Report - 21st Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1905

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 52 Pages (pages 7 and 8 missing)

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission 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 Mission 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 Mission but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Annual Report - 51st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1935

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.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No.1 Vol. 6 February 1966 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No.1 Vol. 6 February 1966

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

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

Historical information

This is Newsletter No 1 Vol .6 produced in February 1966 by Mr T. A. Sheehy CMHS for members and visitors Topic; Chelteham Arts & Crafts, East Bentleigh State School Register 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. 6 of the CMHS in February 1966 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….Editor of Newsletter Mr T.A.Sheehy Secretary Mrs F.Neville / VOLUME 6 No.1 NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 1966

1978 Orientation booklet

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

White folded paper, printed in black booklet of 20 pages. Contains school rules, plan of class rooms, school hours and general information.

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia October November December 1903

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

No. 3; Pink Cover; Size 28Hx22W; 16 pages

Historical information

"The Gesture" was an independent organ of the Deaf and Dumb having no direct connection with any single organisation. Its aim was to help all agencies established to promote the advancement of the Deaf and Dumb. The aim was to be the "Voice" of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia". To educate the public as to the real condition and needs of the afflicted brothers and sisters, to bring prominently before the hearing and speaking community the peculiar difficulties and obstacles that Deaf Mutes have to encounter in the battle of life. The magazine was named "The Gesture" with the single object of impressing upon the minds of the hearing friends the uncontrovertable fact that whatever the system of instruction the Deaf Mute invariably resorts to the manual alphabet and the language of gesture as the only expedient means of communication with those similarly afflicted.

Significance

The "Gesture" is significant as the first national newsletter of the Australasian Deaf.

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 4 Vol. 4 April 1964 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 4 Vol. 4 April 1964

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

1 x Foolscap paper printed on 2 sides folded for 4 pages

Historical information

Topic Collins Expedition 1803; 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. 4 Vol.4 of the CMHS April 1964 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 NEWSLETTER / Vol. 4 No. 4 APRIL 1964 / PRESIDENT R.Ashley SECRETARY Mrs L Harvey HISTORIAN T.A.Sheehy

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Article - Ruby Emily Olive Wilson

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse Ruby Emily Olive Wilson and her service in World War 1. Ruby was born at Yan Yean.

Document - A.M.F. Special Benefits Fund (Circulated for the information of Legatees)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Double sided foolscap typed sheet.

Historical information

Information for Legatees about the availability and administration of funds from the AMF Benefits Fund after the Second World War.

Significance

Legacy was one of four organisations who were known as Trustee Organisations for the distribution of funds to dependants in necessitous circumstances. The document notes that both the scope and definitions of the AMF is wider than those of Legacy at that time.

Article - William John Ewart White

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William John Ewart White and his service in World War 1. William White lived in Greensborough.

Article - Albert Cecil Whitlocke

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Albert Cecil Whitlocke and his service in World War 1. Albert Whitlocke lived in Greensborough.

Yearbook - 1954 Tek Talk

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

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