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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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2009 Program

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

2009 Program of Events

Oral History - Brooks (Brookes) by Ross Brookes

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 typed page.

Historical information

Ross Brooks is a descendant of the Poulter family and recounts the family connections with Greensborough.

Significance

Family connections in Greensborough are deceased.

Trimethyl Sulphine Iodide

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

Earliest research samples from David Orme Masson's work at Edinburgh. Trimethyl sulphine iodide J.A.Blackie 1878

uniform

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

An Orbost Marching Girls' uniform It has a white pleated skirt, a long-sleeved white blouse and a red velvet vest with 6 gold buttons. There is a badge on the left shoulder. A red ribbon is attached to the blouse as a bow tie. On the vest shoulders are white tabs with gold buttons. The skirt and blouse are made of cotton. A pair of short white gloves are included.

Historical information

The sport had its origins during the Depression of the 1930s when teams were formed to keep young women fit and healthy. The sport became more organised during the 1940s with a system of scoring developed to ensure teams could compete against one another. Points were deducted for lack of precisions, dressing, movement and length of pace. At its peak marching competitions drew large crowds of spectators. Teams marched not only in competitions but also frequently appeared in parades and social occasions. Jim Trewin trained Orbost's Marching Girls' team, the Waratahs, and served as vice president of the East Gippsland Marching Girls' zone. His wife, Doris, acted as chaperon

Significance

Together with a trophy, a chaperone's blazer and photos this uniform forms part of the history of the Orbost Marching Girls group.

Inscriptions & Markings

On badge- Victorian Girls Marching Association

DSWAA Archive & Collection Policy - Archive Policy

Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia (DSWAA),

Correspondence

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:List of men arrested on the charge of Riot at Bentley's Hotel

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Theatre Flyer - Touch Trolley Run To Galley performed by Pam Ann (comedian) at Melbourne Athenaeum Theatre on 2 September 2016

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

coloured pink and white flyer

Historical information

20TH anniversary tour

Significance

20th anniversary

National Catholic Girls' Movement (NCGM) Leaders' Programme Booklets - NCGM Leaders' Programme

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

Collection of seven programme booklets produced by the NCGM National Exectutive.

Photographs (copies) - Torquay Surf Lifesaving Club 70th Anniversary Exhibition 2015

Torquay and District Historical Society, Torquay

Black and white photographs

Historical information

The Torquay Life Saving Club was formed in 1922. Members operated from a large bathing box on the Torquay front beach. Eventually at a meeting at the Palace Hotel in January 1946, it was resolved to form the Torquay Surf Club but the name was changed to Torquay Surf Lifesaving Club on 20 February 1946. Building of first clubhouse was completed in 1946. The first 50 years of the Club are chronicled in a book held by the TDHS and which is catalogued under Item 00012 in this catalogue.

Significance

The formation of the Torquay Surf Lifesaving Club in 1946 and the establishment of a permanent clubhouse was the culmination of the efforts of members and friends of the Torquay Lifesaving Club over the previous quarter of a century.

Newsletter, CMHS Moorabbin Mirror Issue 12 October 2017 - CMHS Moorabbin Mirror Newsletter Issue 12 October 2017

City of Moorabbin Historical Society operating the Box Cottage Museum, Ormond

A4 x 2 paper folded to A5 x 4pp with B/W photographs.

Historical information

This is Issue 12 of the Moorabbin Mirror produced by CMHS members Fran & Holger Bader , Geoffrey Paterson, October 2017 Topics; August Rietman Exhibition Roving Curator Program; OHM; Le Page family Travel Trunk; 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.

Significance

This is Issue 12 of the Moorabbin Mirror, Newsletter of CMHS October 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

Moorabbin / Mirror / Newsletter City of Moorabbin Historical Society Inc. A0020547E (CMHS) / operating Box Cottage Museum (BCM) / OCTOBER 2017 ISSUE 12

Newspaper clipping (digital image) - Au-revoir to soldiers

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

5 pages printed

Historical information

Account of a Greensborough residents' gathering at the Rechabite Hall to farewell 15 newly enlisted soldiers of the district who are named on the last page.

Annual Report - 31st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1915

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 98 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.

information booklet /program - White night 2015 program(cultral event)run by city of melbourne 21 Febuary 2015

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

colored event program

Publication, e-book - How to keep bees: a handbook for the use of beginners (Comstock, A. B.), Garden City, 1911

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Biography

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Biography of Gladys Davis

2013 Festival Program - 10th Emerging Writers' Festival 2013

Emerging Writers' Festival, Melbourne

A green, white, brown and orange booklet which contains information about the program for the 2013 Emerging Writers' Festival. The booklet has 44 pages and the cover has two parts - with the illustration on cover a separate but larger page than the green text.

Historical information

This is the program from the 10th Emerging Writers' Festival. The EWF is an independent arts organisation based in the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne. The catalogue provides information about the events and programs involved in the festival, the first EWF programmed by Artistic Director Sam Twyford-Moore.

Significance

More information about the 2013 Emerging Writers' Festival can be found online at: https://web.archive.org/web/20130510133639/http://www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au/events/

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on front of catalogue is "10th Emerging Writers' Festival / 23rd May-2nd June / 2013".

Government Gazette

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Martial Law declared in the district of Buninyong/Prohibition of arms and supplies

Historical information

VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Annual Report - University of Ballarat Annual Report, 2013

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

Digital copy of the University of Ballarat Annual Report

Historical information

This is the last annual report of the University of Ballarat. On 01 January 2014 it became Federation University Australia.

Article - Reginald Thwaites Spencer

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Reginald Thwaites Spencer and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at North Melbourne; the Spencer family later moved to Bundoora.

Publication - Establishing the disease status of the Asian honeybee in the Cairns region. (Roberts, John and Anderson, Denis). Canberra, 2013.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

15 pages, illustrated.

Document - Digital Image - Peter Watkins. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 05257:05234:04705 Digital copy of Citation

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Peter Watkins 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.

1976 orientation booklet

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Pamphlet printed on white paper, 20 p. Includes enrollment information,school rules and map of school.

Inscriptions & Markings

Some editorial comments included. See the PDF file, attached.

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

Camera - Kodak Six-20 'Brownie' C

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

Morocco-grained imitation leather covered metal body with two brilliant finders. Plain matt enamel front; metal wind knob and release button with a single blade shutter. (http://www.brownie-camera.com/71.shtml) This camera took box rollfilm, with 629 film size. The picture size was 2 1/4 X 3 1/4" .(http://www.brownie-camera.com/71.shtml) Instruction books for this model are available at http://www.brownie-camera.com/manuals.shtml

Historical information

This model of camera was made between 1946 and 1957. (http://www.brownie-camera.com/71.shtml)

Annual Report - 26th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1910

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 80 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.

Swimming carnival program 1949

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

White paper printed in black comprising 4 pages. Williamstown High School intra school swimming competition details and events are listed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name on cover

Document - Digital Image - Trevor Partington. Hall of Fame Citation

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 05240:04705 Digital copy of Citation and photographs

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Trevor Partington as he is inducted into the Greensborough Football Club's Hall of Fame as a Legend.

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.

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - November-December 1931

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Vol. 2 No. 5, November-December 1931; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

A bi-monthly magazine published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

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

Letter

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Hothams reply to Rede's report 30th Nov

Article - Leonard Albert Wilkinson

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Leonard Albert Wilkinson and his service in World War 1. Leonard Wilkinson lived in Greensborough.

Publication, e-book - Bee-culture: I. Advice to beginners. II. Practical advice. III. Bees in relation to flowers & fruit. culture IV. Bees in relation to agriculture (Hopkins, I.), Wellington, 1909

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 1 Vol. 7 February 1967 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 1 Vol. 7 February 1967

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

Topic ; Cheltenham Park water spring plaque; T LePage photos of pre Southland; N D Allen Church histories; new state school names; 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. 7 of the CMHS February 1967 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 7 No.1 NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 1967

Yearbook - 1959 Tek Talk

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Photograph - Digital Image - Greensborough Football Club. Premiers 1960, DVFA.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 05269:04705 Group photograph of football team and support staff. Displayed as Word document.

Historical information

In 1960, the Greensborough Football Club were premiers in the Diamond Valley Football League. This photograph was displayed at the GFC Hall of Fame in 2016.

Significance

This photograph is a record of the team - players and support staff - involved in the 1960 season.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names of team and staff are printed below photograph.

Article - Alfred George Abbott

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Publication, e-book - Hints on the history and management of the honey bee (Bevan, E.), Hereford, 1851

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Book of Botanical Speciman's - Marine Algae Chlorospermeae by Charles Morrison

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

Deep purple velvet covered book of pressed Marine Algae Chlorospermeae (green algae) specimens. The specimens appear to be Irish in origin. Author Charles Morrison.

Historical information

Although there is no documentary evidence this volume of specimens could be associated with William Henry Harvey. Harvey travelled extensively and was thought to have carried 'travelling sets' of algae. (see 'Harvey's Travelling Sets of Algae in the TCD Herbarium' by J. Parnell) According to http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/ResBot/flor/Bot_Goat/53_Algae.htm: 'Many of Prof. Harvey's specimens of the Chlorospermeae, of Green Algae, "were personally collected by myself [ie Harvey] in 1850, when travelling in America" ...'

Inscriptions & Markings

date, location and botanical name included on each. These include: Morehead Mrs Griffith 1852 Moville 1853 Portrush Octr 1853 Moville June 1850 Dunoon June 1853 Green Castle Augt 1852 Port a'dorus N of Ireland 1854 Stokes Bay, Lough Sivilly July 1853 Buncrana Octr 1853 Londonderry 1852 Arran Dr Landsborough Oct 1853

Article - Percy Francis Gibb

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Percy Francis Gibb and his service in World War 1. Percy Gibb was a founding member of the Greensborough RSL.

Theatre Flyer - Beatlemania

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

coloured Flyer

Article - Henry Edward Smith

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Henry Edward Smith and his service in World War 1. Henry Smith was born in Greensborough.

Senior Speech Night 1954

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Light blue paper pamphlet printed in dark blue.

Historical information

Program for the 1954 Senior Speech night of the Williamstown High School. Held on Monday, 6th December, 1954 at 8 p.m.

Book - Victorian languages : a late survey

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Outlines and notes on a variety of Victorian languages. Chapters on the Wemba Wemba language; the Wergaia Language (Djadjala dialect); the Madimadi language; and the Narinari language; phonetic notes on Gundidj, Woiwuru, Yodayoda, Ganai (Gippsland) and Southern Ngarigu; Aboriginal - English Vocabularies; and an English - Aboriginal vocabulary.

Inscriptions & Markings

maps, word lists, b&w photographs

Publication - Nectar and pollen sources of New Zealand. (Walsh, R. S.). Wellington, 1978.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

59 pages, illustrated.

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.

Article - James Lucas

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Lucas and his service in World War 1. James Lucas was born in Greensborough/Bundoora.

Kitbag

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Kitbag, RAAF grey canvas, with white cord, circa World War 2, certificate of service attached under images for Flight Lietutenant Jack Ware Cornish, 409295

Historical information

Issued to Flight Lieutenant JACK WARE CORNISH, 409295, Royal Australian Air Force. Copy of certificate of service attached in Images section

Inscriptions & Markings

RAAF 409295

Oral History - My earliest memories, by Val Wilson (nee Rolfs)

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

13 p., typescript

Historical information

Reminiscences of growing up in Greensborough and Briar Hill in the 1940s and 1950s, written by GHS member Val Wilson.

Leaflet - Andrew Yandell Reserve, with Greensborough Historical Society

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

4 page colour leaflet, with 4 photographic masters used for its production

Historical information

This booklet was produced for a meeting of the Greensborough Historical Society which included a guided walk through the Andrew Yandell Reserve.

Newsletter - September 2008

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Land Title Amy Burchett and James Stroud Burchett

Poowong Historical Group, Poowong

Land Title Amy Burchett and James Stroud Burchett 12 January 1903 4 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

2538/507545 LT L/H 3 Part of CA No. 7 Parish of Poowong

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