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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

Curated By

Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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Booklet - The Ruskin All-about Ringwood Booklet 1954 Edition. (Local Borough of Ringwood Information Booklet)

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Booklet (32 pages) from the Ruskin All-about series, 1954 "covering the facilities and activities of the Borough of Ringwood". Includes community facilities, Classified Trades and Professions directory, Electoral Information, Maps, Postal Information, Schools, Sporting Clubs at the time, Also Mayor's Report (Cr A.D.Patterson).

Document

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

Typed copy of article published in the Geelong Advertiser 13 March 1940. Describes march by 2nd Cavalry Division including 8th Light Horse and 122 Howitzer Battery ( Albury Battery.

Historical information

The 2nd Cavalry Division was called up for periods of full time training early in World War 2.

Significance

Good account of training of militia in1940

Hold Fast Iss.4, March 2019

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A3 black and white newspaper, comprising 12 pages. This is the Williamstown High School student newspaper. This is the Bullying issue. It also contains sport, trivia, student art, trivia, crossword.

Inscriptions & Markings

see pdf and image above

Hold Fast, Iss.3, July/ August 2018

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A3 black and white newspaper, comprising 12 pages. This is the Williamstown High School student newspaper. This is the LGBTQ+ issue. It also contains sport, trivia, student art, trivia, crossword.

Inscriptions & Markings

see image and pdf above

Document

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

Typed document giving judging scores for Hutton Trophy and Lord Forster Cup for year 1938 - 1939

Historical information

Hutton Trophy was competed for annually by Light Horse Troops. Forster Cup was for competition by Light Horse Machine gun Sections.

Document

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

Five page collection of notes on history of 8th Light Horse Regiment

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

Well researched notes with references on history of Regiment.

Junior and Transition Trophies - Junior classes

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Historical information

Sabot Dinghies have raced at RBYC for a great many years, as a training boat for boys and girls and as a "one design" regatta boat. There are a number of trophies which have been awarded, some of which have since been repurposed for use by other junior classes. If you click on the "right arrow" on the photo above you can see each of these one by one.

Spreadsheet - Guide to all items uploaded to this website regarding 44915

Bugatti Club Australia, Healesville

Book - Federation University Annual Report, 2017

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Article - Miss Jean Partington

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 p. typescript, pen and ink sketch

Historical information

Faye Fort's recollections of her great aunt Miss Jean Partington

Article - Spear Family, by Rosemary Hassett (Spear)

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 p., typescript

Historical information

Rosemary Hassett's recollections of her childhood in Greensborough, growing up in the Spear family

Article - 'Monty days': the recollections of Bill and Thelma Hutchinson, told to John Gibson

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 p., typescript

Historical information

Recollections of Montmorency by Bill and Thelma Hutchinson, including Bill's parents' life before he was born in 1937. Also published in GHS publication "As I recall", 2013.

Document collection - Keith Wilkie

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

1 p. scanned photographs and information collected by Marilyn Smith.

Historical information

Keith Wilkie owned Keith Wilkie's Men's and Boy's Wear, 33 Were Street Montmorency (name varies), and Keith and Rose-Marie's place of residence was at 57 Greenhills Road Greensborough 1967-72.

Article - Vernon Draffin

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

2 p., black print, col. scanned photographs

Historical information

Information and photographs of Ada and Vernon Draffin, residents at 70 Alexandra Street Greensborough 1963-1980

black and white photograph

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A small black / white photograph / postacrd of two small boys standing side by side in a paddock.

Historical information

The two boys in this photograph are Stanley (7) and Maurice (5) Kelly. The two boys were lost in the bush near Orbost for three days. The had been sent by their mother, Mrs Parker, to borrow tea and sugar from a neighbour but became lost on the way home. They were found, scratched and with clothes torn, by a woodcutter, Mr W. Morell. There was a newspaper article on the front page of the Adelaide Mail , Saturday 22 July 1933,

Significance

This photograph is linked with an event in Orbost's history.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back - "The Kelly Kids, lost near L. Curlip"

Cup - J. J. Savage Trophy (Cup)

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Historical information

J. J. Savage Trophy (Cup) Donor: T. G. and J. B. Savage Deed of Gift: Yes The trophy was donated in memory of their father John Joseph Savage and is awarded to the winner of the Dragon Class Victorian Championship. First Winner: Kamilla, A. S. Sturrock 1952/53

Folder - Greensborough Cemetery

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Folder of details of invoices and photographs of graves in Greensborough Cemetery restored by Eric Poulter

Historical information

Record of restoration of Poulter family graves by Eric Poulter 2011- . with invoices for costs and photographs from GHS archives where available.

Cup - Stonehaven Cup

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Historical information

Awarded To Winner of the Stonehaven Cup Interstate Championship Description Is a broad metal cup with a flower grill, which is permanently attached to a multi-tiered round wooden base carrying engraved shields for each winning boat First Awarded In 1924 to 'Mayfly' and 'Penguin' who won in a dead-heat in Hobart, Tasmania Engraving Format Venue, state of venue, year, cup number, boat, state of winner Example: MELBOURNE / VIC / 2012 83rd / DOROTHY LINACRE / VIC Comments The cup is held on display in the winner's club until the next championship series. Notes The Stonehaven Cup has been run every year since 1924, with the exception of the war years 1940 to 1945 The dinghy registration number included here is the national registration number which was first issued in 1951 Dinghies racing in the Stonehaven Cup prior to that time competed under their state registration numbers, which are not included here From 1951, all existing dinghies wishing to compete in the Stonehaven Cup were issued with new national certificates of registration Because of this process, older Cadet dinghies which were not intended to be raced in future Stonehaven Cups did not receive a national registration number Those existing dinghies which were issued with national certificates retrospectively were given numbers in order of their re-measurement, so the lowest national registration numbers are not necessarily the oldest dinghies

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.

School Magazine- 1980 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1980

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1980 School Magazine with 43 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1980 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1980

School Magazine- 2010 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2010

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2010 School Magazine with 60 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2010 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2010

School Magazine- 2009 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2009

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2009 School Magazine with 60 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2009 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2009

School Magazine- 2008 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2008

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2008 School Magazine with 56 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2008 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2008

School Magazine- 2007 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2007

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2007 School Magazine with 56 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2007 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2007

School Magazine- 2006 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2006

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2006 School Magazine with 56 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2006 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2006

School Magazine- 2005 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2005

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2005 School Magazine with 60 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2005 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2005

School Magazine- 2004 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2004

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2004 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2004 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2004

School Magazine- 1999 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1999

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1999 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1999 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1999

School Magazine- 1998 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1998

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1998 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1998 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1998

School Magazine- 1997 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1997

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1997 School Magazine with 92 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1997 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1997

School Magazine- 1996 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1996

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1996 School Magazine with 55 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1996 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1996

School Magazine- 1995 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1995

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1995 School Magazine with 56 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1995 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1995

School Magazine- 1994 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1994

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1994 School Magazine with 56 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1994 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1994

School Magazine- 2003 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2003

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2003 School Magazine with 57 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2003 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2003

School Magazine- 2002 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2002

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2002 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2002 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2002

School Magazine- 2001 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2001

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2001 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2001 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2001

School Magazine- 2000 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2000

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

2000 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

2000 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 2000

School Magazine- 1993 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1993

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1993 School Magazine with 56 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1993 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1993

School Magazine- 1992 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1992

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1992 School Magazine with 60 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1992 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1992

School Magazine- 1991 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1991

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1991 School Magazine with 60 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1991 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1991

School Magazine- 1990 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1990

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1990 School Magazine with 60 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1990 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1990

School Magazine- 1989 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1989

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1989 School Magazine with 66 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1989 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1989

School Magazine- 1988 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1988

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1988 School Magazine with 55 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1988 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1988

School Magazine- 1987 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1987

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1987 School Magazine with 28 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1987 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1987

School Magazine- 1986 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1986

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1986 School Magazine with 28 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1986 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1986

School Magazine- 1985 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1985

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1985 School Magazine with 28 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1985 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1985

School Magazine- 1984 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1984

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1984 School Magazine with 24 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1984 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1984

School Magazine- 1983 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1983

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1983 School Magazine with 17 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1983 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1983

School Magazine- 1982 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1982

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1982 School Magazine with 40 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1982 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1982

School Magazine- 1981 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1981

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

1981 School Magazine with 46 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1981 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1981