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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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Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Anne Cocks

Key words

anne-cocks
old-royal-hotel
nelson-place
boarding-house
holland
dutch-migrants
huisman
nellie-street
civic-parade
alma-cocks
eddie-cocks
34-schutt-street
newport
27-schutt-street
palms
williamstown-botanic-gardens
hobsons-bay-city-council
nordini

CD and transcript of interview with Anne Cocks and her memories of the Gardens from her childhood through to adulthood. Anne’s family migrated from Holland in 1952 when she was three years old. The family lived in Lyons Street for a short while before moving to Altona. Her parents, Kees and Betts Huisman bought the Old Royal Hotel in Nelson Place, which was a boarding house for men in 1958. They stayed there until 1971 when they sold it.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens. Anne moved to Williamstown as a small child in 1952, lived in Williamstown until her marriage and has been witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

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Document - Commonwealth War Graves Commission. [Greensborough area]

Key words

commonwealth war graves commission
world war 1
world war 2
greensborough
watsonia
lower plenty
montmorency
bundoora
macleod

2 page printout of names of war dead from the Greensborough area.

Historical information

A list of residents from the Greensborough area who died on active service and whose graves are recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (www.cwgc.org). Includes Greensborough, Watsonia, Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Bundoora and Macleod.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written on page "For complete details see electronic copy on Victorian collections"

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Stop the ABCC: Turnbull's War on Workers (bumper sticker)

Key words

btlc
ballarat trades hall
ballarat trades and labour council
cfmeu
turnbull, malcolm
prime ministers - australia
liberal party australia
abcc
australian building and construction commission
industrial relations
cfmmeu
construction, forestry, maritime, mining and energy union
construction, forestry, mining and energy union
trade unions - australia

Bumper sticker: colour picture of Malcolm Turnbull; red and white lettering.

Historical information

The ABCC (Australian Building and Construction Commission) was first created during the government of John Howard (LNP). The ABCC claims to, "ensuring that building work in Australia is carried out fairly, efficiently and productively—for the benefit of all employers and workers in the industry, and for the benefit of the Australian economy as a whole." Conversely, the organisation has been claimed by unions and workers to be anti-union and detrimental to the working conditions of employees. A fact sheet from the CFMMEU is attached to this entry. Malcolm Turnbull was Prime Minister from 2015 to 2018. He became Prime Minister after deposing Tony Abbott, in a leadership challenge. The bumper sticker was produced by CFMMEU during the Turnbull Prime Ministership (2015-2018). The CFMMEU is one of the largest unions; membership coverage includes construction, forestry, maritime, mining, energy, textile, clothing and footwear production.

Significance

Relevant to government, industrial relations and trade unions in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stop the ABCC: Turnbull's War on Workers Subtext: exploits workers; destroys jobs; lies; attacks safety; ignores big business; union bashing; CFMEU.

Unions Ballarat, Ballarat

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Artwork - Banksia burdettii by Celia Rosser

Key words

celia rosser
banksia
botanical gippsland campus
botanical

Un-numbered limited edition offset photolithograph of Banksia burdetti (Burdett's Banksia) .

Historical information

Celia Rosser (1930- ) Born Melbourne, Victoria Celia Elizabeth Rosser is a renowned Australian botanical artist, best known for having published The Banksias, a three-volume series of monographs containing watercolour paintings of every Banksia species. She trained in Art at the Melbourne Institute of Technology In 1970, Celia was appointed Science Faculty Artist at Monash University. Four years later she was appointed University Botanical Artist, and began the project of painting every Banksia species. The project took over 25 years to complete, and resulted in the publication of a three volume monograph entitled The Banksias, with accompanying text by Alex George. Publication of the final volume in 2000 represented the first time that such a large genus has been entirely painted. In 1977 Celia Rosser was awarded the Linnaean Society of London's Jill Smythies Award for botanical illustration, and in 1995 was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia. Monash University awarded her an honorary Master of Science degree in 1981, and an honorary PhD in 1999. Banksia Rosserae is the last banksia species discovered and was named after the artist. Since 2002, the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne have awarded the "Celia Rosser Medal for Botanical Art" to outstanding exhibitors at their "The Art of Botanical Illustration" exhibition.

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Trophies - Non-Sailing Trophies

Key words

ja douglas
harvey
golf
billiards

Historical information

When not on the water many RBYC members enjoy billiards or golf, with regular annual events being held for both.

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

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TRENCH MAP, 1:20,000 FRANCE. Sheet 36 NW. Edition 6 B. GSGS 2742. Ordnance Survey 1916. Trenches corrected to 5/5/1916.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Book - Wattle Glen Primary School No. 4060 - 75th anniversary 1922-1997

Key words

75th anniversary, state school no. 4060, wattle glen primary school

Spiral Bound.

Historical information

Includes black and white photos and sections: General history of Wattle Glen and surrounding area, gold mining, 4060 Wattle Glen, Opening school buildings (newspaper articles from The Advertiser, 1922), Sunnyside Estate Wattle Glen, Wattle Glen 4060, copies of early documents, parents protest for a new classroom, I remember Wattle Glen School Days (various recollections over various years includes class photographs), Wattle Glen Primary School Today inc. lists of staff and students 1982. Second Section titled: 1997 - 75th anniversary update From the Principal, School Council, Parents Association, Newer memories, computers at Wattle Glen, Past teachers 1983-1997, 1997 classes, memories Kathleen Cuxson, Reunion 1997, Memories of Cyril Cummins (Principal 1950-52), 1997 memories, 1997 update compiled by Naomi Windisch. No page numbers

Significance

This book is significant in that it documents the history of the Wattle Glen Primary School and its wider community to 1997. It is one of a very few publications written specifically on this rural community within the Shire of Nillumbik.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed - For the Eltham Historical Society Collection in exchange for the '1999 Chronology', 27/4/99

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

High Tide No. 3 - High Tide 1923

Key words

williamstown high school
yearbooks
high tide

Printed booklet of olive coloured card cover and glossy white paper pages.Cover printed in dark olive. Pages printed in black. Some black and white photographs.

Historical information

School year book detailing achievements of the school community, including sporting, academic, social and the arts. Scholarship recipients details are included and examples of student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on front cover: Leslie Hill 391 1858 Les Hill 46 Elphin St Newport

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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Newspaper - Table Tops Sunset Edition No 73 Wed 15 Aug 1945

Key words

ww2, japan, surrender, 15 august 1945

Quarto size paper Newspaper, buff colour

Historical information

This Newspaper was printed on 15 August 1945 to announce the official surrender of Japan, Japan had accepted the Potsdam declaration, the Emperior had issued orders to all Japan Commanders to lay down their arms.

Significance

This Newspaper is an original and details the surrender of the Japan Military. The Newspaper is dated 15 August 1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

IT"S ALL OVER Table Tops Sunset Edition No 73 Issued by The Australian Military Forces Abroad Wed 15 Aug 1945 Japan Accepts Allied Terms

Geelong RSL Sub Branch, Belmont

Article - John Raywood Poulter

Key words

world war 1 project
john raywood poulter

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about John Raywood Poulter and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article - William James Stock

Key words

world war 1 project
william james stock

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William James Stock and his service in World War 1. William Stock is remembered on the Greensborough State School Honor Board.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Photograph

Historical information

Batch of 2 photos and 1 document relating to Spit McPhee

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Photograph Album - Ballarat College of Advanced Education Graduation, 1984

Key words

ballarat college of advanced education
mount helen
graduation
conferring of degrees
ed phillips
w. poole
f. prout
margaret reynolds
roy schrieke
dennis shanahan
david stabb
peter swan
jim thyer
martin westbrooks
j. wotzko
r. ford
peter fryar
ian gordon
albert gosden
neville goer
helen hayes
margaret henderson
geoff hendy
neie hives
pat hope
eric jellet
brian lees
g. mcgregor
arch mackinnon
gregory mcrae
lios morris
g. morrowood
john neeson

Brown covered photograph album showing the Ballarat College of Advanced Education conferring of degrees held at Founders Hall, Mount Helen campus. The photographs include the academic procession and some photographs of the audience.

Historical information

Ballarat College of Advanced Education is a predecessor institution of Federation University Australia.

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

Document - The Unknown Soldier

Key words

speakers

White A4 pages, black type x 18 pages which is the script of an address given about the Unknown Soldier

Historical information

A copy of an address to Legatees, in July 1993, regarding establishing of Tomb to The Unknown Soldier in Canberra. The speaker is unknown. Legatees met regularly and had guest speakers to entertain and inform on different subjects. This document was from a file of information about guest speakers (see also 00812-00822 and 00829-00837).

Significance

A record that Legacy provided many speakers at Legacy functions from different walks of life and the subects spoken on were many and varied.

Inscriptions & Markings

Black type

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Newsletter - July 2014

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Annual Report - 40th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1924

Key words

earl of stradbroke, dr j. f. mackeddie, e. r. peacock, j. dudley,m. l. miller, r. j. oehr, john higgins, dr w. j. craig, dr. heyer, harold w. bickford, george brown, e. r. frewin, j. m. johnston, r. h. luff, w. a. paterso, h. a. sinclair, george vial, ernest j. d. abraham, rose dow, e, empson ,mrs abraham, douglas abraham, a. mcellan, m. g. b. mortimer, a. sutherland, e johnson, w. a. paterson, j. cariss, f. rees, n. amos, mrs w. pierce, mrs a. wilson, margaret gibson, lydia sanders, mrs gladman. mrs j. johnston, d. hickey, w. b. anderson, j. bladier, p. o'gorman, adam c. muir, s. moss, w. taylor, blackburn, n. webb, g. damman, t. peters, e. jackson, f. johnson, e. crockford, j. leber, e. thompson, w. b. anderson, g. bates, s. jeanes, d. carr, mrs a. c. muir, mrs w. a. paterson, r. h. watson, mrs w. burge, d. nolan, g. woods, miss phillips, cricket, lacrosse

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 36 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria, now known as Vicdeaf, (the Victorian Deaf Society), was founded in 1884 as the Victorian Society for Promoting the Spiritual and Temporal Welfare of the Adult Deaf and Dumb. The provisional committee being Mr W Bates, Mr J M Bruce, Mr J D Gowan, Mr Edwin Newbiggin, Mr C M Officer, M. L, A., and the Rev. W. Moss. The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission's objects were: 1. To provide the means for religious worship and instruction for the adult deaf and dumb of Victoria 2. To visit the deaf and dumb in their homes, especially when sick or in distress 3. To assist the deaf and dumb of good character in obtaining suitable employment 4. To provide technical and other education for the adult and dumb 5. To give pecuniary assistance to adult deaf and dumb who are in need

Significance

The Annual Reports of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society are historically significant providing insight into the history of the evolving Deaf Community in Victoria. They are a annual 'snapshot' of the year with references not only to the progress of the Society but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Annual Report - 49th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1933

Key words

l. a. cleveland, norman armstrong, f. w. spry, w. f. rowe, dr w. j. craig, dr. a. j. fargie,e. j. l. bremner, g. fethers, f. e. frewin, m. j. hoath,s. g. hobson, e. l. morton, j. mclean, edgar h. peacock,, g. w. sweetland, a. sutherland, s. watkin, ernest j. d. abraham, e. empson, j. m. johnston, e. johnson, m. g. b. mortimer, e. noble, t. farnam, g. martin, n. webb o. quinton, c. monahan, maurice mark, blackburn, cricket, lacrosse, jolimont square,

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 28 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria, now known as Vicdeaf, (the Victorian Deaf Society), was founded in 1884 as the Victorian Society for Promoting the Spiritual and Temporal Welfare of the Adult Deaf and Dumb. The provisional committee being Mr W Bates, Mr J M Bruce, Mr J D Gowan, Mr Edwin Newbiggin, Mr C M Officer, M. L, A., and the Rev. W. Moss. The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission's objects were: 1. To provide the means for religious worship and instruction for the adult deaf and dumb of Victoria 2. To visit the deaf and dumb in their homes, especially when sick or in distress 3. To assist the deaf and dumb of good character in obtaining suitable employment 4. To provide technical and other education for the adult and dumb 5. To give pecuniary assistance to adult deaf and dumb who are in need

Significance

The Annual Reports of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society are historically significant providing insight into the history of the evolving Deaf Community in Victoria. They are a annual 'snapshot' of the year with references not only to the progress of the Society but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Annual Report - 44th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1928

Key words

e. r. peacock, a. a. peverill, j. g. murphyr. j. oehr, o. r. macdonald, dr w. j. craig, dr. may, morman armstrong, a. e. atherton, g. fethers, e. l. morton, k. macdonald, j, mclean, g. newnham, edgar h. peacock, f. e. frewin, r. h. luff, w. a. paterson, a. h. spencer, a. w. sutherland, j. m. johnston, m. g. b. mortimer, adam c. muir, j. pierce, blackburn, cricket, lacrosse

Grey Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 44 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria, now known as Vicdeaf, (the Victorian Deaf Society), was founded in 1884 as the Victorian Society for Promoting the Spiritual and Temporal Welfare of the Adult Deaf and Dumb. The provisional committee being Mr W Bates, Mr J M Bruce, Mr J D Gowan, Mr Edwin Newbiggin, Mr C M Officer, M. L, A., and the Rev. W. Moss. The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission's objects were: 1. To provide the means for religious worship and instruction for the adult deaf and dumb of Victoria 2. To visit the deaf and dumb in their homes, especially when sick or in distress 3. To assist the deaf and dumb of good character in obtaining suitable employment 4. To provide technical and other education for the adult and dumb 5. To give pecuniary assistance to adult deaf and dumb who are in need

Significance

The Annual Reports of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society are historically significant providing insight into the history of the evolving Deaf Community in Victoria. They are a annual 'snapshot' of the year with references not only to the progress of the Society but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Text - Carols by Candlelight [program] (1981-2004)

Key words

royal victorian institute for the blind
carols by candlelight

30-60 pages, illustrations

Historical information

Carols by Candlelight programs from 1981 until 2004, when the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind merged with two other blindness agencies (RBS and VAF) to become Vision Australia. Hosted by Brian Naylor from 1981-1988, then Ray Martin from 1989 until 2004. Scanned: 1981, 1982

Vision Australia, Kooyong

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Gerkens and Gleeson

Key words

pattie-gerkens
eileen-gleeson
jack-gerkens
millie-gerkens
newport-railway-workshops
fish-pond
fountain
yoga
father-cassidy
con-gleeson
palms
williamstown-botanic-gardens
hobsons-bay-city-council

CD and transcript of interview with Patti Gerkens and Eileen Gleeson and their memories of the Gardens from their childhood through to adulthood. Pattie and Eileen are the daughters of Jack and Millie Gerkens who lived in Power Street, Williamstown before moving to 25 Gellibrand Street, Williamstown. Jack worked at the Newport Railway Workshops. Patti lived overseas for many years and Eileen has lived in Williamstown all her life. Patti and Eileen recall memories of the Gardens during their childhood and of taking their own children there during the 1960s and 1970s.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens and witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Document - A little girl lost in a storm at Pigeon Hill

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

School Magazine- 1989 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1989

Key words

school magazine
ahs
magazine
1989

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

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

Oral History - My childhood memories by June Hall (nee Evans)

Key words

evans family
june evans
june hall
port melbourne
greensborough

3 typed pages.

Historical information

June Hall (nee Evans) tells her own story of growing up in Port Melbourne and later Greensborough.

Significance

A primary source recollection of growing up in Port Melbourne and Greensborough in the mid-20th century.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Document - Thomas John Finnigan - the missing gunner

Key words

thomas john finnigan
world war 1 project

6 p., colour images and map

Historical information

Article on the World War 1 service of Thomas Finnigan and the likelihood that he abandoned his wife and future child in Ireland when he took ship to Australia in 1915.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Bush Fire Working Party Registration Form (Blank)

Key words

ycw boys
ycw melbourne
bushfire recovery
st andrews bushfires
volunteering

Document printed on pink paper

Historical information

In 1962, bushfires in the Dandenong Ranges (Melbourne, Victoria) took the lives of 32 people and saw the destruction of many homes. St Andrews was one of the places affected, and the Melbourne YCW (Boys) contributed to the re-building effort by providing skilled trades on a voluntary basis.

Significance

In the days before online communication, this proforma was distributed to YCW members either by post or through the channel of the branch meeting to garner volunteers to the bushfire recovery effort. The document reveals the coordinating role of the diocesan team based at headquarters, and how the YCW (Boys) in Melbourne understood it's role as a service organisation. This document is part of a broader set of documents exploring this effort, including a subsequent report evaluating the effort and letters of thanks.

Young Christian Workers (YCW Australia) Archive and Research Centre , Fitzroy North

Article - Arthur Samuel Poulter

Key words

world war 1 project
arthur samuel poulter

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Arthur Samuel Poulter and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Yanndaga Western Australia, he was related to the Poulter family of Greensborough.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Document - A brief history of Bundoora

Key words

bundoora

One page.

Historical information

A brief history of the Bundoora area from around 1835.

Significance

A starting place for further research.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Document

Historical information

Document containing photos of the Sinclair family.

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 6 January / February 1962 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 6 January / February 1962

2 x pages Foolscap paper printed on 1 side.

Historical information

This is Newsletter No.6 produced by CMHS President Mr T.A. Sheehy in January / February 1962 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’ 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. This Issue - Centenary Year Moorabbin; from Pastoral, Fishing, market gardening to suburban industrial; 'The Tuck Family'; Moorabbin City Band;

Significance

This is No 6 Newsletter of CMHS January / February 196 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 T.A Sheehy ...... Ssecretary Mrs L. Harvey ...../ NEWSLETTER No 6 January / February 1962

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

Diary - On patrol, nothing doing, very hot.

Key words

diary
hall

Diary and notebooks of 2678 Lance Corporal George A Hall, Anzac Provost Corps, AIF, World War One (1914-1918).

Historical information

The diaries and notebooks of 2678 Lance Corporal George Hall, Anzac Provost Corps were lodged with the 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Collection in the 1990s. Only in 2018 were they transcribed by Albury social historian Jan Hunter and published with the ISBN 978-0-992496-96-8.

Significance

Rare diaries & notebooks of a WWI military policeman.

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