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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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Ballarat Base Hospital_Nurses Graduation Ceremony_4th May 1973

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

The Writings of Florence Nightingale, An Oration Delivered by Mrs Lucy Seymer M.A., S.R.N. at the 9th Congress of International Council of Nurses, Atlantic City, USA, 1947 & Florence Nightingale House Appeal, England, 1950s

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

A5, Booklet

Historical information

The Writings of Florence Nightingale, An Oration Delivered by Mrs Lucy Seymer M.A., S.R.N. at the 9th Congress of International Council of Nurses, Atlantic City, USA, 1947 & Florence Nightingale House Appeal, England, 1950s

Airdrie House Society Inc., Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Saturday 19th October 1991

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

A5, blue colour, light-weight card, folded

Untitled

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

Coloured card with list of soldiers in A Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles at time of linking 31 March 1991.

Instructional Booklet - Royal Australian Air Force Conditions of Service In The Ranks-Airmen Ground Personnel

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Buff coloured paper booklet with blue printing.

Historical information

Issued to Airmen during WW2

Iron bedstead

Hymettus Cottage & Garden, Lake Wendouree

Manuscript - Yan Yean Wallaby Creek - History of the Yan Yean Reservoir and Wallaby Creek Channel

City of Whittlesea, South Morang

Paper, foolscap, 4 pages

Writing Compendium

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Brown leather writing compendium containing two Japanese occupation $100 notes, three postcards, one newspaper clipping and 34 photographs of various subjects.

Historical information

Compendium used for correspondence during WW2

Significance

This may have belonged to noted war correspondent and journalist Denis Ashton Warner 1917-2012. See notes section.

Inscriptions & Markings

Six of the photographs have writing on the back in two different hands. The postcard of a young woman is also inscriped.

Article - The Eltham Roll of Honour: Second World War

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Word/PDF document file

Historical information

Information regarding the circumstances of the eleven men of the Shire of Eltham who died serving their country in the Second World War and for whom the Eltham War Memorial was dedicated. Their names are listed on the Eltham Roll of Honour in order of rank. The image portrayed shows the eleven men (left to right, top to bottom) by date of fatality: CASTLEDINE, George Ernest, Spr., VX10044 (KIA 18 Apr 1941, Greece) GAHAN, Studley Manston, Capt., VX48379 (KIA 17 May 1941, Tobruk, Libya) RUTTER, David, Flying Off., 833 (400833) (KIA 9 Dec 1941, Bir El Gubbi, Libya) CLERKE, Alfred Charles, Cpl., VX23112 (KIA 2 Feb 1942, Laha, Ambon Island) DUNLOP, Cuthbert Douglas, Sgt., VX15252 (KIA 22 Nov 1942, Gona, New Guinea) INGRAM, Lester Neil, Flt. Sgt., 410236 (DOD 22 Apr 1943, Longworth, England) McLEAN, Stanley, Flt. Sgt., 419844 (KIA 7 Oct 1944, Emmerich, Germany) FELDBAUER, Theodore, Sgt., VX51733 (DOD 27 Mar 1945, Borneo) RUTTER, Donald Hemphill, Flt. Lt., 410262 (KIA 5 Apr 1945, Varrelbusch, Germany) FIELD, Kevin Francis, Pte., VX144763 (KIA 28 Jun 1945, Bougainville, PNG) BUTHERWAY, Jack Herbert, Pte, VX37645 (DOD 8 Jul 1945, Borneo)

Documents - Federation University Notifications Referring to Covid-19, 2020

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

Notifications to staff and students relating to the worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic. * Federation University COVIDSafe Plan prepared by the Transition to Campus Control Group, Version 1.4, 21 July 2020 * Federation University Notifications Referring to Covid-19, 18 August 2020

Historical information

On 12 January, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, who had initially come to the attention of the WHO on 31 December 2019. On 3 March, the Reserve Bank of Australia became the first central bank to cut interest rates in response to the outbreak. Official interest rates were cut by 0.25% (25 base points) to a record low of 0.5%. On 12 March, the Federal Government announced a A$17.6 billion stimulus package, the first since the 2008 GFC. he package consists of multiple parts, a one-off A$750 payment to around 6.5 million welfare recipients as early as 31 March 2020, small business assistance with 700,000 grants up to $25,000 and a 50% wage subsidy for 120,000 apprenticies or trainees for up to 9 months, 1 billion to support economically impacted sectors, regions and communities, and $700 million to increase tax write off and $3.2 billion to support short-term small and medium-sized business investment. On 16 March, Premier Dan Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos declared a state of emergency for Victoria for at least four weeks. On 19 March, the Reserve Bank again cut interest rates by a further 0.25% to 0.25%, the lowest in Australian history. On 22 March, the government announced a second stimulus package of A$66bn, increasing the amount of total financial package offered to A$89bn. This included several new measures like doubling income support for individuals on Jobseeker's allowance, granting A$100,000 to small and medium-sized businesses and A$715 million to Australian airports and airlines. It also allowed individuals affected by the outbreak to access up to A$10,000 of their superannuation during 2019–2020 and also being able to take an additional same amount for the next year. on the same day Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced on 22 March that the state will bring the school holiday forwards to 24 March from 27 March. On 30 March, the Australian Federal Government announced a $130 billion "JobKeeper" wage subsidy program offering to pay employers up to $1500 a fortnight per full-time, part-time or casual employee that has worked for that business for over a year. For a business to be eligible, they must have lost 30% of turnover after 1 March of annual revenue up to and including $1 billion. For businesses with a revenue of over $1 billion, turnover must have decreased by 50%. Businesses are then required by law to pay the subsidy to their staff, in lieu of their usual wages. This response came after the enormous job losses seen just a week prior when an estimated 1 million Australians lost their jobs. This massive loss in jobs caused the myGov website to crash and lines out of Centrelink offices to run hundreds of metres long.The program was backdated to 1 March, to aim at reemploying the many people who had just lost their jobs in the weeks before. Businesses would receive the JobKeeper subsidy for six months. On 2 April, the number of cases in Victoria exceeded 1,000, including over 100 healthcare workers. On 5 April, New South Wales Police launched a criminal investigation into whether the operator of Ruby Princess, Carnival Australia, broke the Biosecurity Act 2015 (Cwth) and New South Wales state laws, by deliberately concealing COVID-19 cases. On 6 April, the Department of Health revealed that 2,432 people recovered from the infection as the federal government started reporting recovery statistics. This is more than a third from the official number reported so far, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly stating, "I think it is important. Firstly it really reinforces that message, which is a true one, that most people who get this disease do recover”. The day before, at 3pm, it was announced that 2,315 of the 5,687 confirmed coronavirus cases had recovered. May 2020 - An outbreak in Victoria at a meatworks that was later revealed to be Cedar Meats was announced on 02 May with eight cases. By 8 May, the cluster of cases linked to Cedar Meats in Victoria was 71, consisting of at least 57 workers and 13 close contacts, including a nurse, aged care worker and high school student. The number had increased to 75 by 9 May, 88 by 13 May, and 90 by 14 May. On 9 May, two Victorian cases were announced to be related to McDonald's Fawkner. By 18 May, this had increased to 12 cases, and on that day it was revealed that a delivery driver had tested positive, prompting the closing for cleaning of 12 more McDonald's locations: Melton East, Laverton North, Yallambie, Taylors Lakes, Campbellfield, Sunbury, Hoppers Crossing, Riverdale Village, Sandown, Calder Highway Northbound/Outbound, Calder Highway Southbound/Inbound, and BP Rockbank Service Centre Outbound. On 15 May, South Australia became the second jurisdiction, after the ACT, to be free of any active cases, however on 26 May, a woman returning from overseas who was granted exemption into South Australia from her hotel quarantine in Victoria tested positive for COVID-19. This was the first new case in 19 days for the state.[101] On 4 June, it was announced that the woman had recovered and the state was free of any active cases once again.[102] On 17 May, Victoria announced two further business sites had been shut down due to a suspected case at each. Domino's Pizza in Fairfield has been shut for two weeks, and mattress manufacturer The Comfort Group in Deer Park was closed from Friday 15 May to at least Wednesday 20 May. On 6 June, both New South Wales and Victoria reported no new cases for the previous 24 hours, with only Queensland and Western Australia reporting one new case each, the lowest national total since February. Western Australia also announced two old cases. However, the new case in Queensland was linked to the Rydges on Swanston cluster in Melbourne when a man who travelled from Melbourne to Brisbane on Virgin flight VA313 on 1 June tested positive.

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

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

Peterborough Timeline

Peterborough History Group, Peterborough

A4 size document folder with single sided printed document within.

Historical information

Ken Clements, from Timboon, carried out detailed research and co ordinated the information pertaining to the history of Peterborough

Significance

Detailed information about Peterborough from Pre-history to current time

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten note at front from Ken Clements.