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

27 Jun 2019

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Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Journal- Geography Excursion by Special Train - THE ASHWOOD ROCKET- 30 Nov 1970 to 6 Nov 1970

Key words

ahs
journal
geography
excursion
special train
train
rocket
ashwood
30 nov 1970

JOURNAL: 'The Ashwood Rocket'- Ashwood High School Geography Excursion by Special Train- 30 Nov 1970 to 6 Nov 1970

Historical information

Third Journal of the Ashwood High School Geography Excursion by Special Train

Significance

Details of the excursion including names of the teachers and students who participated, where the excursion went and the rules for the trip.

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

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1993 Program

1993 Program of Events

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

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Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Annual General Meeting Minutes 12 April 1991

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Musical Book - John Dimase: Love Songs Over The Metropolis By Sir Troy Anthony Platt (Knight of Kryal Castle) 4602072018

Musical Book File Photo by Amazon.com

Historical information

Written in Ballarat, published by Amazon.com in 2018

Inscriptions & Markings

John Dimase: Love Songs Over The Metropolis By Sir Troy Anthony Platt (Knight of Kryal Castle) 4602072018

Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre Inc., Wendouree 3355

High Tide 1960

Key words

williamstown high school
1960
high tide
yearbook

Black and white printed publication. Off-white card cover printed in red, black and yellow. 39 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1960 school year. Contains staff, student, sport leaders, prefects, form captains, sports results, production and camp news, team photographs, students work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover 'Danute'. Last two pages, student signatures.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Jacket - Kimono

Key words

hooti couture
alligators, old mink and new money
kimono
alison houtte
vintage clothing
di reidie
1960s

Pure silk black kimono with red silk lining. The kimono features floral and leaf motif machine embroidery in pale pink and green.

Historical information

This item is part of the Di Reidie collection. Diane Reidie was a much loved volunteer and President of Brighton Historical Society from 1999 until 2016. Originally from New Zealand, Di and her family lived in Male Street, Brighton for many years. A vibrant and energetic person with a zest for life and a gift for bringing people together, Di was a friend to many in the Bayside community and active in local community organisations. Her tireless work as President of BHS saw her named Bayside Citizen of the Year in 2008. As a seller and collector of vintage clothing, she was passionate about fashion history; one of her many enduring contributions to BHS was her extensive work in preserving, developing and promoting the Society's costume collection. In 2018-19, Di donated more than one hundred items from her personal vintage clothing collection to the Society. The collection, which includes clothing, hats, handbags and shoes from local and international designers, is representative of Di's wide-ranging interests, colourful personality, creativity, humour and love of fashion and travel. In 2006, as Di prepared for a trip to New York City, fellow BHS volunteer Liz Gay gifted her a copy of the book “Alligators, Old Mink and New Money” by vintage clothing dealer and former fashion model Alison Houtte. Between 1995 and 2015, ran the vintage and second hand clothing store Hooti Couture at 321 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, and after reading the book Di was inspired to seek out the shop. During her visit she met Alison, who autographed her book, and purchased this kimono jacket from the store.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Made in Japan"

Brighton Historical Society, Brighton

blak and white photograph

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scouller-john orbost-butter-factory

A black / white head and shoulders portrait of a balding man with a moustache. He is wearing a suit and tie.

Historical information

This is a photograph of Mr John Scouller (born 1861 , died 1935) who was the first manager of the Orbost Butter Factory which opened in 1892. He filled the position for thirty years.

Significance

John Scouller was a prominent Orbost citizen in the late 19th and earyl 20th centuries.

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

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Document

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.

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

High Tide 1968

Key words

williamstown high school
1968
high tide
yearbook

Black and white printed publication. White card cover printed in blue and white

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1968school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 11 December 1981

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

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CAPTURED GERMAN DOCUMENT RELATING TO A SECRET WEAPON(?)

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Portable communion set

Key words

pederick, aw
portable communion set

Brown leather carry case with a brown metal base, a carry handle and two lockable latches on the font. The box has a blue velvet lining. The box holds a paten, diameter 12.0 cm, and a wafer tin which are held in pouches in the lid. Two bottles with cork and silver lids are in fitted compartments inside the box which also contains a small white embroidered cloth. There is embossed gold lettering on the front of the box. The box also holds a letter from the Rev Douglas W Risstrom.

Historical information

The Rev A W Pederick was a chaplain who served in the New Guinea Campaign during WWII. His service included the Kokoda Trail.

Inscriptions & Markings

"CHAPLAIN A. W. PEDERICK" inside the lid: "The gift of the Methodist Padres Auxiliary of Australia"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

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Despatch

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Charles Hotham reporting the result of the trial of two of the Ballaarat rioters, at the Supreme Court

Historical information

VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

High Tide 2010 - High Tide

Key words

yearbooks
williamstown high school
2010
high tide

Printed publication in full colour with card cover. 80 p. ill.

Historical information

Williamstown High School year book for 2010. Contains Principals' reports, student work, sports results, photographs, events reports.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No.5 Vol. 12 June 1973 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 5 Vol. 12 June 1973

Key words

city of moorabbin historical society 1961, sheehy t.a., newsletters, school days 1900c, south eastern historical association,

3 pages x L 26cm x W 21cm printed one side

Historical information

Topics ; SEHA ; School Days 1900; The Aims of the CMHS are ‘to record the history of the City, and register something of the Australian Atmosphere, which the necessary speed-up in post-world-war two (WW11) immigration has caused to be lost; to produce a magazine at regular intervals, featuring the work of pioneers and the changing Australian scene; to work constantly with a long range view towards building a hall where records and exhibits can be housed’ (1961) The Original Newsletters reflect the history and heritage of the former City of Moorabbin — derived from Mooroobin, ‘a resting place’ in the Bunurrung spoken language. In 1994, the City of Moorabbin was integrated into the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston and Monash.

Significance

This is Newsletter No. 5 Vol. 12 of the CMHS June 1973 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Inscriptions & Markings

City of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / President Mrs C Whitehead Secretary Mrs P. Brodie / NEWSLETTER / Vol 12 No 5 June 1973

City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum), Ormond

Book - Federation University Annual Report, 2016

Key words

paul hemming
andy smith
helen bartlett
lynne mclennan
honorary doctor
todd walker
rick chew
bonnie chew
eileen harrison
samuel carrol
cherll henry
susan scott
rana stollery
denise wright
pauiline williamson
danielle squire
mal vallance
erica smith
george fong

Brown covered book.

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

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Newspaper (digital) - Caulfield Contact - 1978

Key words

city of caulfield
caulfield
glen eira
city of glen eira
caulfield contact
freedom of entry to 3rd ordinance of the raaoc
visit by sir zelman cowen
return to rosstown
a 'spacy new home' (nursery at caulfield park)
profile on gus theobold
meals on wheels

Digital scanned copies of Caulfield Contact from 1978 includes 9 editions from Vol. 4, no. 1 (Feb 1978)-v. 5 no. 3 (December 1978)

Historical information

The Caulfield Contact was the official newspaper of the City of Caulfield from 1976-1994. The City of Caulfield was the Municipal Council for an area of the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and St Kilda East. Following Amalgamation of City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin in 1994, the Caulfield Contact was followed by the Glen Eira News. Contains References to the following Freedom of Entry to 3rd ordinance of the RAAOC, visit by Sir Zelman Cowen, Return to Rosstown, A 'spacy new home' (nursery at Caulfield Park), Profile on Gus Theobold, Meals on Wheels

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

High Tide 2011 - High Tide

Key words

williamstown high school
year book
2011
student work

Printed publication in full colour, cardboard cover, with glossy pages. 81p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for Williamstown High School for the year 2011. Contains Principals' reports, events reports, sports achievements, student work and lots of photographs.

Significance

A snapshot of a year in the life of Williamstown High School.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 4 Vol. 6 May 1966 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No 4 Vol. 6 May 1966

Key words

city of moorabbin historical society 1961, sheehy t.a., newsletters,

2 x L 26cm x W 21cm page 1 printed both sides

Historical information

Topic ; Beaumaris Young Mens Improvement group 1863 The Aims of the CMHS are ‘to record the history of the City, and register something of the Australian Atmosphere, which the necessary speed-up in post-world-war two (WW11) immigration has caused to be lost; to produce a magazine at regular intervals, featuring the work of pioneers and the changing Australian scene; to work constantly with a long range view towards building a hall where records and exhibits can be housed’ (1961) The Original Newsletters reflect the history and heritage of the former City of Moorabbin — derived from Mooroobin, ‘a resting place’ in the Bunurrung spoken language. In 1994, the City of Moorabbin was integrated into the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston and Monash.

Significance

This is Newsletter No. 4 Vol. 6 of the CMHS May 1966 CMHS obtained a Kingston City Council Community Grant 2016 for the digitization and preservation of these Original CMHS Newsletters commenced in 1961

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY OF MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / AFFILIATED WITH THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF / VICTORIA AND THE CHELTENHAM ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY/ President Mrs N. Blackman….Editor of Newsletter Mr T.A.Sheehy Secretary Mrs F.Neville / VOLUME 6 No.4 NEWSLETTER APRIL 1966

City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum), Ormond

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Medal Set (set of 3) World War 1

Set of three service medals issued to Australian Army serviceman Thomas Patrick Flood, number 3757, Private, 8th Battalion, 1st AIF who served during World War 1. Set consists of the 1914-1915 star, the British War Medal and the Allied Victory Medal, these medals are complete with original ribbons and are unmounted. A small cardboard box addressed to the recipient is enclosed. Presumably this box was originally used to deliver one of the medals by mail.

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Article and Photograph - Henry Street Greensborough

Key words

henry street greensborough
valma poulter
valma simpkins
clayton family

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Map and information about Henry Street Greensborough, map drawn in 1999 by Valma Simpkins (nee Poulter) of residents and businesses in Henry Street near Grimshaw Street in the 1930s. Further discussion about Poulter and Clayton family connections

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

School Magazine- 2007 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 2007

Key words

school magazine
ahs
magazine
2007

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

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

Ponderings 38 - Spring 2012

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

Manuscript - Late Thoughts! by June Roberts.

Key words

main street shops
tom vickers
hume street
griffiths haberdashery
popes
flintoff street
plenty river bridge
stubleys hardware
stan ashleys menswear
hume street residences
rob willett
ashril theatre

A 3 page typed manuscript and a hand drawn plan of Greensborough shopping area based on the document.

Historical information

This was prepared by June Roberts with assistance from Grace Cavill. Written in 1978 it includes details of Greensborough's Main Street from circa 1958-1978.

Significance

Describes the locations of the Main Street traders in the 1950s. Also mentions the efforts needed to replace the Plenty River footbridge after it was washed away in a flood.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sept 78 in blue biro on front page.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Book - No Longer by Gaslight - The First 100 years of the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria

Key words

adult deaf society of victoria, flynn, rose, victorian deaf and dumb institution, muir, newbigin, lewis, moss, samuel johnson, lucy lewis, hannah martin, luke, peter holt, leslie newbigin, frewin, robert patterson, matthew miller, eugene salas, robert luff, abraham, knutsford, cornelius reynolds, ernest reynolds, george mortimer, john paul, blackburn, south australia, william dean, okorita, nunawading shire, lacrosse, mckirdy, martin fraser, lakeside lodge, george newnham, jolimont square, horace bedggood, cricket, football, tabletennis, hockey, gymnastics, geelong, ballarat, pengilly, australasian deaf and dumb association, chadwick, parkinson, mcconnan, jennings, macbain, sargood, gillott, grimwade, felsted, mcbeath, mckeddie, peacock, cleveland, bruche, samderson, wignay, driver, smiley, sholl, lovett

Crimson Cover iv, 185 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 26 cm. (missing pages 92-100)

Historical information

This Book celebrates the history of the first 100 years of the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria, and was written by John Flynn who in his introduction states "This book attempts to trace the story of the men and women, both deaf and not deaf, who worked and planned so that deaf people should have a caring Organisation available to them on leaving school".

Significance

This Book celebrates the history of the first 100 years of the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria. The work is significant as it brings together material from a number of different collections into an accessible and comprehensive volume detailing the Society's history spanning the years 1884 to 1984. The book is no-longer in print.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

High Tide 1983

Key words

williamstown high school
yearbooks
high tide
1983

Williamstown High School yearbook for the year 1983. Comprising 28 pages and glossy black and white card cover, this yearbook contains reports from all departments and year levels, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Notebook - Victorian Bands' League Contest Records (1939 - 1950)

Leather bound notebook, 190.

Historical information

This book contains some of the earliest details of competition results formalized in a notebook format. The competitions date from 1939 and proceed until 1950. As special interest it contains details of events held during the years of the Second World War when the South Street Competition was in recess. Basic details on the competitions covered by this book, and the pages they are listed on can be found below: Table of Contents: 2. 1939 Bendigo Contest – A Grade 4. 1939 Bendigo Contest – B Grade 5. 1939 Bendigo Contest – Street March 6. 1939 Bendigo Contest - C Grade 8. 1939 Bendigo Contest – D Grade 9. 21/05/1939 – Hawthorn Band Contest 11. 29/01/1940 – Kyneton Contest 13. 23/03/1940 – Bendigo Contest – C Grade 15. 12/10/1941 – Massed Bands M.C.G. – Oval March / Street March 16. 21/09/1941 / 05/10/1941 / 19/10/1941 / 09/11/1941 – Group Contest 17. 02/12/1944 - 03/12/1944 – Frankston – A Grade 18. 02/12/1944 - 03/12/1944 – Frankston – B Grade 19. 02/12/1944 – 03/12/1944 – Frankston – C Grade 20. 02/12/1944 – 03/12/1944 – Frankston – D Grade 21. 02/12/1944 – 03/12/1944 – Standard Newspapers Shield, Frankston – Full Results Table 23. 04/02/1945 – Williamstown 25. 27/04/1945 – Solo & Party Championships (Kelvin Hall) 26. 27/04/1945 – 28/04/1945 – Solo & Party Championships (Kelvin Hall) 27. 28/04/1945 – Solo & Party Championships (Kelvin Hall) 29. 26/12/1945 – Fern Tree Gully – D Grade & C Grade 30. 26/12/1945 – Fern Tree Gully – B Grade & A Grade 31. 29/12/1945 – Frankston – D Grade 32. 29/12/1945 – Frankston – C Grade 33. 29/12/1945 – Frankston – B Grade 34. 01/01/1946 – Frankston – A Grade (Australian Championship) 35. 01/01/1946 – Standard Newspapers Shield, Frankston – Full Results Table 36. 29/12/1945 – Frankston – Solo & Party Competitions – Events 1 - 6 37. 29/12/1945 – Frankston – Solo & Party Competitions – Events 7 – 10 38. 29/12/1945 – Frankston – Solo & Party Competitions – Events 11 – 13 39. 22/04/1946 – Colac Contest 41. 01/01/1948 – Maryborough Contest – D Grade 47. 28/03/1948 – 29/03/1948 – Bendigo Contest – B Grade 48. 28/03/1948 – 29/03/1948 – Bendigo Contest – C Grade 49. 28/03/1948 – 29/03/1948 – Bendigo Contest – D Grade 50. 28/03/1948 – 29/03/1948 – Bendigo Contest – Aggregates 52. 06/09/1948 – St Kilda 53. 05/09/1948 – Heidelberg 57. 28/10/1948 – Ballarat – D Grade 58. 28/10/1948 – Ballarat – C Grade 59. 30/10/1948 – Ballarat – B Grade 60. 30/10/1948 – Ballarat – B Grade (Cont.) 61. 30/10/1948 – Ballarat – A Grade 62. 30/10/1948 – Ballarat – A Grade (Cont.) 63. 28/10/1948 – Ballarat - D & C Grades – Street March 64. 28/10/1948 – Ballarat – B & A Grades – Street March 65. 30/10/1948 – Ballarat – A & B Grades – Trophy listing 66. 30/10/1948 – Ballarat – C & D Grades – Trophy listing 67. 26/10/1948 – Ballarat – Solo & Party Competition 68. 26/10/1948 – Ballarat – Solo & Party Competition (Cont.) 69. 27/10/1948 – Ballarat – Solo & Party Competition 70. 27/10/1948 – Ballarat – Solo & Party Competition (Cont.) 71. 27/10/1948 – Ballarat – Solo & Party Competition 72. 27/10/1948 – Ballarat – Solo & Party Competition (Cont.) 73. 27/10/1948 – Ballarat – Solo & Party Competition 79. 13/03/1949 – Bendigo Group Contest 81. 20/03/1949 – Gippsland Group Contest 83-84. 17/04/1949 – Bendigo Easter Contest – C Grade 85. 07/10/1949 – Heidelberg – C Grade 87. 27/10/1949 – Ballarat – D Grade 88. 27/10/1949 – Ballarat – D Grade (Cont.) 89. 28/10/1949 – Ballarat – C Grade 90. 28/10/1949 – Ballarat – C Grade (Cont.) 91. 29/10/1949 – Ballarat – B Grade 92. 29/10/1949 – Ballarat – B Grade (Cont.) 93. 29/10/1949 – Ballarat – A Grade 94. 29/10/1949 – Ballarat – A Grade (Cont.) 95. 25/10/1949 – Ballarat – Solos 96. 25/10/1949 – Ballarat – Solos (Cont.) 97. 25/10/1949 – 26/10/1949 – Ballarat – Solos 98. 26/10/1949 – Ballarat – Champion of Champions / Solos 99. 29/10/1949 – Ballarat – Special Quickstep 100. 29/10/1949 – Ballarat – Special Quickstep 101. 19/02/1950 – Leongatha – D Grade 102. 19/02/1950 – Leongatha – D Grade – Full Results Table 103. 12/03/1950 – Bendigo Easter Fair Contest 104. 12/03/1950 – Bendigo Easter Fair Contest – Full Results Table 105. 12/03/1950 – Bendigo Easter Fair Contest – Selection / Hymn / Aggregate 106. 28/08/1950 - 01/09/1950 – Solo & Party Competitions (Assembly Hall) – Events 1 - 2 107. 28/08/1950 - 01/09/1950 – Solo & Party Competitions (Assembly Hall) – Events 3 - 7 108. 28/08/1950 - 01/09/1950 – Solo & Party Competitions (Assembly Hall) – Events 8 – 11 109. 28/08/1950 - 01/09/1950 – Solo & Party Competitions (Assembly Hall) – Events 12 – 15 110. 28/08/1950 - 01/09/1950 – Solo & Party Competitions (Assembly Hall) – Events 16 – 20 111. 10/10/1950 – 12/10/1950 – Heidelberg Contest – Solos – Events 2 – 11 112. 13/10/1950 – Heidelberg Contest – C Grade 113. 24/10/1950 – South Street Victorian Championships – Solo & Party Competition 114. 25/10/1950 – South Street Victorian Championships – Solo & Party Competition

Significance

This book is very significant to the history of the Victorian Bands' League due to the richness of historical data that it contains and the amount of competitions that were covered.

Victorian Bands' League, Yarraville

Article - Ernest Russell Paterson

Key words

world war 1 project
ernest russell paterson

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Ernest Russell Paterson and his service in World War 1. Ernest joined parents in Greensborough in the post-war period.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Ponderings 23 - Spring 2008

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek , Essendon

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Document - A List of the Principal Words used in Modern Music

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon