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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Document - 24th Battalion (Gallipoli). Address by Frank Doolan

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Typed document on white foolscap paper x 5 pages of a speech by Legatee Frank Doolan.

Historical information

A copy of an address given to a Legacy luncheon by Legatee Frank Doolan. He speaks of the 24th Battalion and their role at Gallipoli and France. The story of the withdrawal from Gallipoli is interesting. He digresses to relate a story of an evening when he ws with a 'VC mate' (assumed to be L/ Donovan Joynt) decided to speak to the editor of the Argus, Allan Spowers, about the newspaper's stance against the building of the Shrine of Remembrance. He related the paper published an article two days later in favour of the Shrine project and shortly after so did 'The Age'. The address also relates the return to war in 1939 and the formation of the 2/24th and it fighting in Tobruk. It was absorbed into the 9th division and later a new 2/24th was formed to wear the 'Red and White Diamond'. 'This unit consisted of younger men who had served with the CNF between the wars and included several sons of Legatees and several Junior Legatees. Our President Don, was attached for a short time.' It went on to fight in New Guinea. Legatee Doolan aim had been to link the 24th battalion with Legacy and suggests the history of the 24th Battalion by Bob Serle was worth reading. He then introduced two other speakers, Squadron Leader Hicks, Conductor of the world famous Royal Australian Air Force Band and Mr John Anderson of AWA. From the speakers record this event was in June 1970. The notation H27 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy. L/ Frank Doolan was part of the archive project around the 1970s.

Significance

A significant account of the withdrawal from Gallipoli and other experiences of the 24th Battalion retold at a Legacy luncheon. Speakers at Legacy luncheons were from very different walks of life and the subjects spoken on were many and varied.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H27 in red pen.

Newsletter - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association News & Notes November 1994

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Document - Leigh and David Hay, by Rosie Bray

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

9 p. text and colour photographs

Historical information

Biographical notes about Leigh and David Hay, community residents and activists, with additional details by Rosie Bray

Court Mounted Medals

Beechworth RSL Sub-Branch, Beechworth

6 Court Mounted WWI and WWII medals; laid on green felt, in a wooden display case Measuring 300mm x 220mm with non reflective glass front and metal bar with an engraved inscription

Historical information

This original set of medals and memorabilia were donated/bequeath to the Beechworth RSL Sub-Branch by Captain Nankervis’ family. The inscription on the framed box containing the Medal Bar reads, “These medals were awarded to Captain Dick Nankervis for service during World War I and World War II.

Significance

Part of the Nankervis Collection, there is a lengthy word document in the Media Section

Inscriptions & Markings

Metal Bar measuring 20 x 160 mm engraved with "This original set of medals and memorabilia were donated/bequeath to the Beechworth RSL Sub-Branch by Captain Nankervis’ family. The inscription on the framed box containing the Medal Bar reads, “These medals were awarded to Captain Dick Nankervis for service during World War I and World War II".

AR 1919-1920 - Carlton Cricket Club Annual Report 1919-1920

Carlton Cricket Club, Carlton

AR 1918-1919 - Carlton Cricket Club Annual Report 1918-1919

Carlton Cricket Club, Carlton

4 pages 1918-1919 Annual Report

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes November/December 1997

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes August 1997

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes July 1997

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes June 1997

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes May 1997

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes April 1997

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes March 1997

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes February 1996

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes Dec/Jan 1996

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes October 1995

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes September 1995

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes August 1995

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes March 1995

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes February 1995

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes September 1994

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes May 1994

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes November 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes October 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes September 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes July 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes June 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes May 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association News & Notes February 1993

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Newsletter - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association News & Notes December 1992

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park