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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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Article - Australia Day Awards 2017

Key words

australia day awards
jagajaga
noel withers
jean luxford

1 program, 1 report, 1 letter,7 colour photographs

Historical information

A collection of information on the Jagajaga Community Australia Day Awards 2017. Report written by GHS member Rosie Bray. Awards were made to GHS President Noel Withers and GHS member Jean Luxford.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article - Hugh Norman Coventry

Key words

world war 1 project
hugh norman coventry

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Hugh Norman Coventry and his service in World War 1. At the time of Hugh Norman Coventry's enlistment, he was living at Diamond Creek. He and his brothers are commemorated on the Greensborough State School Honor Board.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

School Magazine- 1999 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1999

Key words

school magazine
ahs
magazine
1999

1999 School Magazine with 54 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1999 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1999

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - May-June 1930

Key words

alex hull, arthur stephens, emma reade, l. p. jacks, katie whitehead, selwyn oxley, a. j. wilson, mrs g. h. hawkins, victor trotman, colin mcnutt, bert savage, myrtle walscott, e. walker, lina virgona, gwen hawkinsm. gibson, mrs g. damman, mrs j. muir, d. hickey, w. chapman, mrs gladman, j boortz, r. white, bert hague, w. grant, r. jose, w. o'bryan, t. tonkins, a. colins, mrs g. damman, mrs g. caldwell, w. rees, e. r. peacock, a. c. muir, mrs f. e. frewin, d. ashby, phyllis johnston, h. puddy, l. sutton, w. anderson, a hatley,

Vol. 1 No. 3, May-June 1930; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

Under the auspices of the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria - Edited by A. Hull assisted by R. H. Lambert

Significance

The significance of these newsletters is in the detail of information they contain about the people and activities of the Deaf community in Victoria and interstate.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - April 1931

Key words

alice graham, fred kendall, maurice marks, warrie ashby, hennessey, len ashley, rev f. w. g. gilbey, karl pearson, edgar schuster, dr. kerr love, mcaleod yearsley, dr haslam, charles heath, helen keller, ida m tarbell, anne sullivan, womens guild, mens guild, lacrosse, solomon moss, lucy moss, allsop, sutherland, james gibson, mrs lawson, mrs muir, ashby, maloney, e. rose, g. mortimer, c. hunt, j. mason, r. white, e. rainesw. h. crush, a. aird, v. wilson, h. s. nathan, halliday, nolan, j. lindsay,

Vol. 2 No. 2, April 1931; Size 21.5cmHx14cmW

Historical information

A bi-monthly magazine published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria. E. Johnson, Editor, H. Puddy, Manager

Significance

'The Victorian Deaf' Newsletter is a significant publication as an historical record giving and insight into the people, activities and events of the Deaf Community in Victoria.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Senior Speech Night 1954

Key words

williamstown high school
speech night
1954

Light blue paper pamphlet printed in dark blue.

Historical information

Program for the 1954 Senior Speech night of the Williamstown High School. Held on Monday, 6th December, 1954 at 8 p.m.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Sue Murray

Key words

sue murray
friends of williamstown botanic gardens
cannons
mr anderson
gates
horses
jessie sims (nee faichney)
hobsons bay city council

CD and transcript of interview with Sue Murray on the founding of the Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens and her memories of the Gardens from her childhood through to adulthood.

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 from 1945 to the present (2013) and the founding of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens Friends Group by Sue Murray, who is the inaugural President

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

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

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

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Document

Typed Administrative Instruction for A Squadron 8/13 VMR support to Corowa Bicentenial Show 27-28 February 1988. Current unit, light Horse Troop, and Historical Vehicle Club participated. Six pages including nominal roll.

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

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

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

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Text - Do you know what this is?

Key words

white cane day

1 page

Historical information

A leaflet produced to raise awareness of white canes. On the front a man's hand holds a white cane. Inside the leaflet reads "Bear in mind the white cane is a symbol of the visually handicapped" and was produced by the White Cane Committee, 247 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, Q, 4101.

Inscriptions & Markings

Illustration of a hand holding a white cane on the front page

Vision Australia, Kooyong

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information booklet /program - The Justice Conference (conference) presented by TEAR Australia held at Melbourne Athenaeum Theatre on 21-22 October 2016

Key words

justice conference
tear austrailia
melbourne athenaeum

red and white info booklet

Historical information

operation since 2010

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

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WW1 Memorial Plaque

Circular plaque with an image of Britannia standing with a lion and holding a trident and an olive wreath. Below the name tablet, to the right of the lion, is an oak spray with acorns. Two dolphins swim around Britannia, symbolizing Britain's sea power, and at the bottom a second lion is tearing apart the German eagle.

Inscriptions & Markings

There is a rectangular tablet reading AUGUSTUS CAMPBELL cast in raised letters. Number 9? stamped behind back leg of lion. The legend reads (in capitals) "He died for freedom and honour". Designer’s, Edward Carter Preston, initials in front of lion’s front foot.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Article - Kenneth Gordon Sharpe

Key words

world war 1 project
kenneth gordon sharpe

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Kenneth Gordon Sharpe and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at North Fitzroy; his parents lived in Greensborough.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article - Latoof and Callil Pty Ltd Greensborough

Key words

latoof and callil

2 p., printed in blue and black, photographs

Historical information

A branch of the large dressmaking and childrens' clothing manufacturer Latoof and Callil was established at Main Street Greensborough in June 1946.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Annual Report - Our Deaf and Dumb Fellow Citizens - 51st Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1935

Key words

l. a. cleveland, f. w. spry, edgar h. peacock, w. f. rowe, dr w. j. craig, dr. a. j. fargie,e. norman armstrong, e. j. l. bremner, r. dow, g. fethers, f. e. frewin, m. j. hoath,s. g. hobson,, g. w. sweetland, a. sutherland, ernest j. d. abraham, e. empson, j. m. johnston, e. johnson, m. g. b. mortimer, e. noble, v. buttacavoli, n. webb o. quinton, c. monahan, maurice mark, blackburn, cricket, lacrosse, jolimont square, deaf dramatic club, alice c. graham

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 12 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

Article - Plenty Gorge Park dig May 2015

Key words

moses thomas
flour mill
plenty river

5 p., black text and photographs

Historical information

Account of a dig carried out by Heritage Victoria at the site of the Thomas flour mill, a three-story building with a small cottage built in 1855, which ceased operation in 1863. Article written by GHS member John Gibson.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Publication - Honeybee research report 2005. (Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation). Canberra, 2005.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Article - Donald James Creighton

Key words

world war 1 project
donald james creighton

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Donald James Creighton and his service in World War 1. Donald Creighton was born in Bundoora.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 10June 1988

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Book - Wright and Round's amateur band teacher's guide and bandsman's adviser

Key words

wright & round
liverpool
united kingdom
brass band instruction
music theory

Printed book, missing covers

Historical information

This is the 22nd edition of the "Wright and Round's amateur band teacher's guide and bandsman's adviser". This book was produced by the Wright & Round music publishing house and is made up of articles on instructing brass bands as well as articles on music theory and instruments. In addition there are numerous pages to the back of the book that highlight all the brass band music that had been published by Wright & Round from 1875.

Significance

This book is significant as it provides historical detail on brass band instruction in the early 1900's. There is a wealth of information here; on instruments, theory, playing, technique, conducting and other aspects of teaching. The music cataloge at the back of the book is also enlightening for the wealth of information.

Victorian Bands' League, Yarraville

Publication, e-book - British bee-keeper's practical note-book (Cowan, T. W.), London, 1904

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Oral History - Hyde Family by Norm Hyde

Key words

hyde family. norm hyde
pat hyde
greensborough cricket club
greensborough football club
vermont parade

4 typed pages.

Historical information

Norm Hyde recounts his married life with his wife Pat and family in Greensborough from 1964. Includes his involvement with local sporting clubs.

Significance

A primary source recollection of Greensborough in the mid to late 20th century.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

High tide 2002

Key words

williamstown high school
year books
2002
high tide

Williamstown High School year book for the 2002 school year. Coloured card cover, 68 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains, student work, sports report, school news, class photographs.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Advertising Card - Unique Entertainment - Alfred Hall, Ballarat December 1902

Key words

ernest j. d. abraham, alfred hall, ballarat, deaf, rock of ages, gesture

12.5cmHx17.5cmW; 4 pages

Historical information

Ernest J. D. Abraham spoke and gave practical illustrations of the language of gesture. The meeting and entertainment washeld for the purpose of drawing public attention to the work being done by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission among the Deaf in Victoria.

Significance

An example of the work done in the early part of the 20th century by the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria; particularly the work of Ernest J. D. Abraham on his lecture tours to promote and raise funds for the Society.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Costume - Ballarat Teacher's College Blazer

Key words

blazer
helen veitch
costume
textiles
logo
embroidery

This royal blue woollen, unlined blazer is bound on all the edges with braid including the tops of the three pockets and 8.5cm from the sleeve edge. The embroidered patch breast pocket has the emblem of the Ballarat Teachers College. It has three buttons at the front. Most of the seams are bound, though some are turned back and stitched down. The back of the top of the pockets are reinforced with cotton fabric.

Historical information

This blazer was worn by Helen Veitch in 1948, while a student at the Ballarat Teachers' College in Dana Street. She lived in Ascot Street South and attended the Urquhart Street Primary School. The first class she taught was grades 1&2 at Wedderburn Primary School with 46 students. She also taught at Wendouree West, Wendouree, Urquhart Street and Pleasant Street Primary Schools. She married in 1955 and died in 1979.

Inscriptions & Markings

Maker's embroidered patch - Paterson, Powell Pty Ltd, Ballarat White tape with handwritten marking - Veitch

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

Cup - Frank Hutchinson Memorial Cup

Key words

frank hutchinson
lindsay halliday
two handed
orcv
deed of gift

Historical information

Frank Hutchinson Memorial Cup Donor: Lyndsay Halliday Deed of Gift: Yes Frank Hutchinson was a member of the Brighton Sailing Club as early as 1912 and became Commodore in 1941/44; he was also made an honorary life member in 1953. He was a World War I veteran and for many years conducted the clubs’ Anzac Day Services, always wearing his Light Horse Captains’ Uniform. He died in 1964 at the age of 80. The trophy was originally donated for a single-handed race, however this was changed in 1993 when it became a two-handed race and then became part of the ORCV two-hand series. First Winner: Valhalla, F. Moylan

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Brighton

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat East High School 1957

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

School Magazine- 1982 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1982

Key words

school magazine
ahs
magazine
1982

1982 School Magazine with 40 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1982 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1982

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

Publication - Carbohydrates and the sweetness of honey. (National Honey Board). Firestone, CO, [nd].

4 pages.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth