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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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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.

Annual Report - We Work to Break the Silence - 66th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1950

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Grey 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.

Annual Report - 42nd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1926

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Gold Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 42 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.

Annual Report - 33rd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1917

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 90 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.

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.

Annual Report - 29th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1913

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Green 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.

Annual Report - 36th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1920

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 64 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.

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.

Annual Report - Australian - Polish Community Services first Annual Report 1983-1984

Australian Multicultural Community Services, Maidstone

colour: cream, 10 pages including cover page, one-sided printing

Historical information

Australian - Polish Community Services was established as an independent organisation at the inaugural meeting on the 10th May 1983. There were four full-time workers who used office at 1 French Street, Footscray by the courtesy of MRC Footscray. The office acted as a first point of contact for all persons of the Polish community who needed welfare services or assistance of any kind. Currently the agency manages eight aged care programs (funded by the federal and state governments) that support over 500 clients a week, with a particular focus on elders from Eastern European backgrounds. Additionally, organisation's activities include emergency relief, English and computer classes, aged care courses and several sustainability projects per year.

Significance

first Annual Report in history of Australian - Polish Community Services which highlights initiatives and achievements undertaken during the first year of existence

Inscriptions & Markings

signature of Treasurer J.B. Talaska

Annual report - Federation University Australia Annual Report, 2014

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

Hard and electronic copy of the Federation University Australia Annual Report. This annual report includes details of the establishment of Federation University Australia.

Historical information

Federation University Australia was established on 1 January 2014. Formerly known as the University of Ballarat, its enabling legislation was the University of Ballarat Amendment (Federation University Australia) Act 2013. Although formally created as a University in 1994, the University of Ballarat had a lineage back to 1870 with the establishment of the School of Mines Ballarat, making it the third institution of higher learning to be established in Australia and the first to be established in regional Australia. On 1 January 1994, Ballarat University College became the University of Ballarat and in 1998 the University merged with three TAFE Institutes to become a dual sector institution with multiple campuses. On 1 January 2014, the University of Ballarat amalgamated with the Monash University Gippsland Campus to form Federation University Australia. The Gippsland Campus also had a long lineage dating back to 1928 with the establishment of the Yallourn Technical School which became a predecessor institution to the Gippsland College of Advanced Education formed in 1968. In 1990, it was renamed the Monash University College and in 1993 became the Gippsland Campus of Monash University. Federation University Australia, or FedUni, is Australia’s newest public University. Headquartered in Ballarat, Victoria, the University offers programs in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training to regional Victoria and beyond. The University’s commitment to educational and social equity, teaching excellence, research distinction, environmental sustainability and regional capacity building has enabled it to develop in a way that draws on its proud heritage to inform its future. Its regional character sets a framework for the University’s priorities but does not constrain it from serving wider community interests, nationally and internationally. With campuses from Horsham in the west of the state, to Churchill in the east, the name Federation University Australia was chosen to convey the scope and capacity of an expanded regional university with a federated network of campuses contributing to a new and different Australian university.

Annual Report - Melbourne District Nursing Society. Annual report. 1949-1950

Royal District Nursing Service (now known as Bolton Clarke), Forest Hill

Grey paper cover with red cross in centre and includes title and printers details. 33 pages with black text and 6 black and white photos in centre pages

Historical information

The 65th Annual report includes details of the Committee of Management and Honorary Governors . Reports from the President, Matron of the After-Care Hospital, Matron of MDNS, the Social Service Officer and Honorary Obstetricians. There are also financial, Auxiliary and donor reports. Centre pages contain black and white photos for the After-Care Hospital.

Significance

MDNS published annual reports from 1885. The reports document the people, social conditions, events and achievements of the Society from that time.

Archibald Fowler report 1918

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Report book of Archibald Fowler, student of Williamstown High School, Form F in 1918. The report book is for studies during the three terms of 1918. Brown card cover, buff pages, 8 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF above for complete text of item.

Archibald Fowler report 1919

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Report book for Williamstown High School student Archibald Fowler. In 1919 Archie was in Form E. The book has a mushroom pink card cover and 8 white pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See the PDF above for complete report book.

Archibald Fowler report 1920

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Report booklet of white sheets covered in buff coloured card, 8 pages.

Historical information

Report book with results from all 3 terms of the 1920 school year, achieved by Archibald Fowler at Williamstown High School.

Inscriptions & Markings

See pdf above for complete document.

Article - Stanley Cade

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Stanley Cade and his service in World War 1. Stanley Cade boarded at Mrs Marsh's house in Hailes Street Greensborough.

Article - Albert Ernest Wailes

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Albert Ernest Wailes and his service in World War 1. Albert Wailes was born in Yan Yean.

Article - The History of the Montmorency Gospel Chapel.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 pages of text and 3 black and white photographs.

Historical information

The Montmorency Gospel Chapel had a varied history from tent to hut to chapel. This short history is written by congregation members.

Significance

This article is accompanied by photographs of a tent 'crusade' and the timber chapel.

Article - My Greensborough by Valma Poulter

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article on growing up in Greensborough in the 1920's by Valma Poulter.

Historical information

Details life in Greensborough in the 1920's and the people who were here.

Significance

Lists names of traders and residents, particularly those connected to the Poulter family.

Article - World War One digger's forgotten medal, by John Cahir, interviewed by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

6 pages, text with col. photographs, plus 5 colour photographs.

Historical information

Frank (Thomas Francis) Cahir enlisted in the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance on 18 August 1918, serving at Gallipoli, and was awarded a Military Medal on 27 October 1916. On 15 September 1918 he was recommended for the award of a Distinguished Conduct Medal, but through an oversight, it was never gazetted, and therefore not awarded until after a successful application for recognition resulted in the award of a Distinguished Service Medal on 18 October 2017. His son John Cahir tells the story to Rosie Bray.

Article - John Cecil Jessop: a community minded individual.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

7 pages, text and photographs.

Historical information

Cecil Jessop was an important figure in the development of Greensborough. This outline of his life by Norm Colvin discusses his work as a councillor, MMBW, and Sutherland Homes. Additional material on his War Service by John Gibson with photographs from the collection of Jean Luxford.

Significance

A brief outline of an important Greensborough identity.

Article - The Greenhills Hall

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

9 pages, typescript with photographs

Historical information

Memories of Greenhills Hall, completed in 1957, and its uses as a Sunday School, theatre, pre-school, venue for table tennis, guides and scouts, meetings and dances.

Article - A brief history of Montmorency

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 pages of text and photographs.

Historical information

A brief history of Montmorency, prepared by June hall and first published on the GHS website.

Significance

Some information about the early owners of the "Montmorenci Estate".

Article - Kell's Cottage by Cherel Sartori

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

12 p., text and sepia and col. photographs

Historical information

Story of Kell's Cottage, built 1917, at 112 Henry Street Greensborough by William Mitchell on the 60 acre dairy farm owned by Ethel and Walter Kell. This account was written by Cherel Sartori (who owned the house from 1990-2000), following a visit by Claude Amiet who lived in the house as a child in the early 20th century.

Article - Walter Bruce

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Walter Bruce and his service in World War 1. At the time of Walter Bruce's enlistment, he was living at Plenty Farm and working for Mr John Davey.

Article - Hastings Elms Maddison

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Hastings Elms Maddison and his service in World War 1. Hastings Maddison married into the Beale family of St Helena

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

Article - David Alfred Mann

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about David Alfred Mann and his service in World War 1. David Mann was born in Janefield and at the time of his enlistment he was possibly living at Thomastown.

Article - William Martin

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Martin and his service in World War 1. William's wife lived in Greensborough.

Article - Alexander John McDonald

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 02936:04835 Article 1:One page, text and colour images; Article 2: 4 pages text and colour images

Historical information

A short article about Alexander John McDonald and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Violet Town and his father lived in Bundoora. A second article is included, written by John Gibson and titled: "Alexander John McDonald's Great War"; it gives further detail about this soldier.

Article - Alfred William McDougall

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Alfred William McDougall and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Brunswick and his parents lived in Greensborough.

Article - Reginald Harold McDowell

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Reginald Harold McDowell and his service in World War 1. Reg McDowell was born in Greensborough and at the time of his enlistment he was living at Diamond Creek

Article - Frank Henry McGill

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Frank Henry McGill and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Bundoora

Article - Donald McKay

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Donald McKay and his service in World War 1. Donald and his brother attended Greensborough State School.

Article - James Paterson McKay

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Paterson McKay and his service in World War 1. James and his brother attended Greensborough State School.

Article - Children gave the new Grace Park playground equipment the thumbs up, by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

4 p. text and colour photographs; with 8 colour photographs as printed in the document

Historical information

Banyule Council held a launch of the newly erected playground equipment at the Grace Park playground, corner Henry and Louis Streets, on 2 March 2016. Report and photos by Rosie Bray

Inscriptions & Markings

Each photograph has identifying details written on the back, of the playground and attendees at the launch on 2 March 2016

Article - Australia Day Awards 2017

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 program, 1 report, 1 letter,7 colour photographs

Historical information

A collection of information on the Jagajaga Community Australia Day Awards 2017. Report written by GHS member Rosie Bray. Awards were made to GHS President Noel Withers and GHS member Jean Luxford.

Article - A notable apple tree

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 pages of text and illustration. First published in "Leader' newspaper Melbourne 1910.

Historical information

This article, first published in 1910, reports on the 'old' tree planted near Greensborough.

Significance

This is possibly the oldest apple tree in Victoria. It was planted on the banks of the Plenty River in 1841.

Article - Edward Rae Cordner

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Edward Rae Cordner and his service in World War 1. Edward Rae Cordner was a local doctor who lived in Greensborough post-war.

Article - Michael Coghlan

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Article - Victor Preston Coe

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Victor Preston Coe and his service in World War 1. Victor Preston Coe was a founding member of the Greensborough RSL.

Article - Charles George Clayton

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Article - Henry Thomas Chappell

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Article - Donald Stewart Chapman

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Donald Stewart Chapman and his service in World War 1. Donald Stewart Chapman was born in Greensborough.

Article - John Huxley Carse

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about John Huxley Carse and his service in World War 1. John Huxley Carse is buried in Greensborough Cemetery. John Carse’s father Hubert was Headmaster at Greensborough State School.

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

Article - John Henry James Burrows

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about John Henry James Burrows and his service in World War 1. John Henry James Burrows was born in Greensborough.

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.

Article - Thomas Brock

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Thomas Brock and his service in World War 1. At the time of Thomas Brock's enlistment, his brother Michael Brock was living in Greensborough.

Article - Lionel Almond

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Lionel Almond and his service in World War 1. Lionel Almond was born in Greensborough.

Article - Jasper Lewis Bolton - World War 1 stretcher bearer

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

3 pages, 2 web articles and personal recollection.

Historical information

Jasper Lewis Bolton's daughter, Jo Petrovic, supplied this information on her father's role as a stretcher bearer in World War I. Jasper Bolton moved to Briar Hill in the inter-war period.

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