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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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Architectural Drawing - 2A Acacia Street, Camberwell

Camberwell Historical Society, Camberwell

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 2a Acacia Street, Camberwell by Margaret Picken

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and c.2003. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

Margaret Picken's series of architectural drawings are invaluable assets for identifying styles and features of buildings, and houses in particular. The fact that each drawing is dated with the year it was created also proves a valuable record for house historians - since that date a number of the depicted properties have either been altered or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

2a ACACIA ST., C'WELL / PICKEN C. 2002 / WOODARDS - GLEN IRIS

1949 Lunch Group - John Chamberlin, Steve Bowman et al

St Patrick's Old Collegians Association (SPOCA), Fitzroy

Book - Federation University Annual Report

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

Blue soft covered annual report.

Book - Federation University Annual Report, 2014

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

Hard copy and pdf of the 2014 Federation University Australia Annual Report.

Historical information

In 2014 Federation University Australia was formed with the merger of University of Ballarat and Monash University Gippsland Campus. Although formally created as a university in 1994, the University of Ballarat had a lineage back to 1870 with the establishment of the Ballarat School of Mines. With campuses from Horsham in the west of the state, to Churchill in the east, the name Federation University Austalia was chosen to convey the scope and capacity of an expanded regional university with a federation network of campuses contributing to a new and different Australian university.

Document

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

Two page hand written document being an account of Peter Hartung's experience in the German Panzer Corps, WWII and the Australian Army, Vietnam War.

Historical information

Peter Hartung migrated to Australia in 1956 and joined 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles. He transferred to full-time duty and served in Vietnam.

Photocopy of Churchill Island Visitors' Book 1881 - 1902

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

Photocopy of 92 page document of the 1881 - 1902 Churchill Island Visitors' book containing handwritten entries from people who stayed at the Island during the time of Samuel Amess and his son (also named Samuel). Photocopies are housed in a red folder.

Historical information

Churchill Island Heritage Farm has a long and interesting history. From 1872, Samuel Amess was the primary owner of Churchill Island, having purchased it from the Rogers family. During his time on the Island, he built the main house and developed the surrounding land and gardens significantly as a holiday house away from the pollution of Melbourne. This photocopy of the original visitor's book (whose location is unknown) provides a valuable insight into the visitors who were regularly hosted at Churchill Island by the Amess family.

Booklet - Victorian Schoolboy Cycling Championships Souvenir Book of 1962

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Magenta coloured soft covered souvenir booklet.provided by Nicki Shea, Granddaughter of Stan & Jo Bridgman of Eastwood Cycles

Inscriptions & Markings

Editorial introductions by Alf Stumbles, President, Federation of Wholesale Cycle Traders and Manufacturers' Association of Australia, Ted Waterford, Director of Promotions, and Owen R. Browne, Chairman of Victorian Milk Board.

General store Geelong Road Mt Clear 1963-1969

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

This photograph features this mixed business described by donor Ray Giles as: One of the two shops between Ballarat and Buninyong that carried a variety of services, owned by Mick and Blanche Giles between 1963 and 1969. The shop was built in the 1950s and demolished in 1969 by the Country Roads Board to widen the Geelong Rd. The shop served the community with an array of services and goods- -State Savings Bank -Milk bar -News agent with two paper boys -Post Office -Groceries -Cigarettes -Briquettes -Kerosine -Chook food -Fire crackers -Public Phone box

Historical information

This photograph is held in the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute Audio Visual Collection. Please contact BMI for all print and usage inquiries.

Trophy - Most Improved Cruiser

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Historical information

This trophy was donated by David and Wendy Pollard to RBYC in 2002, to be awarded annually to the most improved cruiser The aim of this award is to encourage and recognise the newer skippers in taking responsibility and in sailing further into ocean waters and all other facets pertaining thereto.

Trophy - Cruising Yachtsman of the Year

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Historical information

The Cruising Yachtsman of the Year trophy was donated to RBYC in 1993 by Commodore John R. and Mrs Anna Robinson of Queenscliffe Cruising Yacht club. The trophy is a silver wine basket to be presented with a bottle of wine on a white serviette in it. The winner is entitled to have the trophy on their table with their wine bottle in it if they were having dinner at the club.

MMBW 1975 - Aesthetic Treatment of Concrete Channels

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Art Strategy - MPC Art Strategic Plan 2000

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Creek Art - Guide to Artworks along the MPC.

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Ponderings 67 - Winter 2020

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Royal commission - Low Land Commission Report 1873

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Plan 2011 - MPC Strategic Plan March 2011

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Pre-WW1 Correspondence HAROLD to BOB & JT SNAPE (father) to BOB, Jan'y 1906. 'My first trip to Nyora' (Bob: short story)

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Fream Collection - School Jan 1965 (65A)_1st Pros Dinner & Finals Dinner_photo & newspaper, plus 35th Reunion

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Hard Copy

Folder - Harry Gilham Collection: Contents List of Folders

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Folder/Booklet of various documents, mainly A4 size photocopies

Photograph - Looking Back, Looking Forward: Summer Fun in Yarra Plenty exhibition launch, Nillumbik Shire Community Gallery, Eltham Library, 5 December 2019

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

56 Born Digital images

Historical information

Official opening, Thursday 5 December at 2.30pm of exhibition held 5 December 2019 - 6 January 2020 in the Eltham Community Gallery, Eltham Library Eltham District Historical Society is a member of the Yarra Plenty Heritage Group, which together with the Nillumbik U3A Painting and Drawing Group participated in an exhibition of historical photographs and original artworks side by side in a celebration, at the Eltham Library Community Gallery, of all things summer - picnics, swimming, boating, horsing around and enjoying nature with family and friends during long summer days.

Teachers water education manual

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Produced by Moonee Ponds Creek crusaders

Ponderings 66 - Autumn 2020

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Document

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

Typed document titled " Unit Training Directive Jan - Dec 83" detailing the training to be conducted during 1983 by A Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles. 14 pages.

Historical information

Training directives were prepared at he commencement of each year to practice the Squadron's role in medium reconnaissance, security and conducting offensive & defensive operations.

Document

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

Typed document titled " Adventure training Murray River Marathon in which No 2 Troop A squadron participated in the red Cross Murray River Canoe Marathon from 26-31 December 1983 as adventure training. 4 pages.

Historical information

Adventure activities were encouraged as part of general training. It was an unpaid activity.

Document

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

Typed document titled " Australia Day Activities - Jan 83' giving instructions for A Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles activities in support of Australia Day celebrations at Albury, Benalla, Cobram, and Corowa 1983. 3 pages.

Historical information

Activities varied between centres - marches, flag raising, static display of vehicles. Low level recruiting was undertaken.

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 251 April 2020

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • The Eltham Court House by Jim Connor • Deferred – Annual General Meeting - Wednesday 8th April 2020 • Cancelled - Heritage Excursion – Saturday 2nd May 2020 • Our Town – Part 2 by Sue Bennett • Our Billycart by Ann Constable • My recollections of Eltham past by Margaret Harding (nee Joy Chapman) • Early Market Gardening in Eltham • Eltham Cemetery Stories by Richard Pinn o Richard Edward Gilsenen o Peter Glass • Contacts for the Eltham District Historical Society

Significance

The Shire of Eltham Historical Society was formed in October 1967. The first newsletter of the Society was issued May 1978 and has been published continuously ever since on a bi-monthly basis. With the cessation of the Shire of Eltham in late 1994, the Society's name was revised to Eltham District Historical Society and this name first appeared with issue No. 103, July 1995. The collection of the Society's newsletters provides a valuable resource on the history of the Society's activities, office bearers and committee members, guest speakers and subjects of historical interest pertinent to the former Shire of Eltham and the Eltham District.

Wallet

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Brown leather wallet with metal Rising Sun badge on the front containing currency of various nations and denominations. Also a copy of "Table Tops" dated 11SEP1945 and a motor spirit ration ticket.

Historical information

Wallet belonging to a member of the 2nd AIF

Inscriptions & Markings

Genuine calf on a tag inside

Corrected Exam Papers x 4, from Gillian Bartlett (nee Johnston), commenced training April 1954 - Urology, ENT, General, Medicine

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Hard Copies

Midwifery Reunion, May 1997 - Program

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Newspaper (digital) - Glen Eira News 2016

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

Digital scanned copies of Glen Eira News from 2016 includes Volume 212 to Volume 222. Newsletter containing information on Council services and to inform local residents of happenings and changes in the Municipality of Glen Eira.

Historical information

The Glen Eira news is the official newspaper of the City of Glen Eira from 1995 to present day. The City of Glen Eira is the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Prior to the amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Glen Eira News was preceded by the Caulfield Contact Monthly.