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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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wesley central mission
hoban memorial chapel
rev. dr. samuel john hoban
frederick john cato

Gold metal key

Historical information

Keyed presented to F.J. Cato who opened the Hoban Memorial Chapel in the Wesley Church, Londsale Street, Melbourne on Saturday 4 November 1933. The Rev. Dr. Samuel John Hoban was the former Superintendent of the Wesley Central Mission.

Inscriptions & Markings

Side 1: 'Hoban Memorial Chapel'. Side 2: "To F.J. Cato Esq"

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Newspaper Clipping - Greensborough Hotel: Greensborough beautiful hills & valleys for development

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greensborough
watsonia
greensborough hotel

4 p. black & white transcript of newspaper article

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General description of the Greensborough and Watsonia districts, at the time the new Greensborough Hotel was being built.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Booklet - Ringwood East Primary School: 50th Anniversary History Booklet (1924-1974).

Soft covered booklet 8 pages with pen and ink drawing of school building. Brief history compiled for 50th anniversary of the school, with Jubilee Celebrations programme on back cover. Front cover by "Nature Notes", and 4 pages of black and white photos. (5 copies)

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Booklet produced for the 50th anniversary of the school (1924-1974) and sold for 20 cents. Contains lists of school principals and Departmental Inspectors. Photos are of first committee, first students, early and present teachers.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Article - Edith Sommerville Thistlethwaite

Key words

world war 1 project
edith sommerville thistlethwaite

1 page, text and colour images.

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A short article about Nurse Edith Sommerville Thistlethwaite and her service in World War 1. Following the War, Edith was a sub-matron at 16 AGH Macleod.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 4 Vol. 7 May 1967 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 4 Vol. 7 May 1967

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

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

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Topic ; R K Healey family; Charles Tuck; St Matthew's Church Centenary; 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. 7 of the CMHS May 1967 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… Secretary Mrs F.Neville...... / VOLUME 7 No.4 NEWSLETTER MAY 1967

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

Booklet: The Tarnagulla Recreation Reserve and Reservoir - The Tarnagulla Recreation Reserve and Reservoir

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tarnagulla
recreation reserve
reservoir

Booklet: The Tarnagulla Recreation Reserve and Reservoir. News clipping stapled inside cover.

Historical information

Donald Clark Collection.

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

Bugle

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked coast
flagstaff hill maritime museum
maritime museum
shipwreck coast
flagstaff hill maritime village
great ocean road
silver bugle 1861
bugle musical instrument
lieutenant benjamin helpman
doctor breton
captain bushe
bugler corrigan
drill instructor bernard
warrnambool volunteer rifle corps 1861
statistics of warrnambool volunteer rifle corps 1861
warrnambool volunteer rifle company
warrnambool rifle volunteers
warrnambool volunteer band
armed for the right
wall’s family hotel warrnambool
warrnambool garrison

Bugle, silver, with brass mouthpiece. Presented to the Warrnambool Volunteer Corps. on 18-6-1861 by the Warrnambool Ladies. It is made from long tube of metal, narrow at the mouth end and gradually flaring to a wider at the bell shape at the other end. The tube is shaped into 3 bends. The front of the bell has an elaborate design of a ribbon banner attached above an oval floral wreath enclosing an inscription. The outer rim of the bell has an impressed ancient Greek geometric border.

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A bugle is a simple, light weight, musical instrument belonging to the ‘brass’ group of instruments and played by blowing air into the mouthpiece. A variety of notes can be obtained by changing the shape of the bugler’s lips when blowing – there are no valves. The flared shape of the tube gives a very mellow sound. Bugles have been used for hundreds of years for communicating instructions, particularly in battles, and announcements such as calls to assemble and various other routines of the day, particularly for infantry and military units. Historic records show that a bugle was used for military signals at Hanover in 1758. In more modern times the bugle is most often used for ceremonial purposes, and as a symbol in the Rifles corps. This beautiful silver bugle has been described by one reporter as “… of pure silver, and is a most exquisite piece of colonial workmanship”. It was presented to the Warrnambool Rifle Volunteers by Lady Helpman, on behalf of the Ladies of the District of Warrnambool, on June 18th, 1861. Lady Helpman’s husband, Captain Benjamin Franklin Helpman, was appointed as Warrnambool Harbourmaster that same year and performed the role until 1869. In 1869 he also became a collector of Customs. The gift of this silver bugle was presented to commanding officer of the Warrnambool Volunteer Rifle Corps., Captain Bushe, who then passed it on to the Warrnambool Volunteer Band’s Bugler Corrigan. On 11th August 2016, in a well-attended ceremony at Flagstaff Hill, the Australian Army handed over custodianship of two very significant historical items - the 1885 W. Clarke Trophy and the 1861 Warrnambool Ladies Silver Bugle – to Warrnambool City Council, and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, who proudly received them. Both the W. Clarke Trophy and the silver bugle are strongly connected to the Warrnambool Garrison, a Victorian State Heritage Listed site at Flagstaff Hill. Below is the transcription of the very inspiring and emotional presentation ceremony of 1861, as reported in The Warrnambool Examiner, Friday 21st June 1861 … PRESENTATION OF A SILVER BUGLE TO THE WARRNAMBOOL RIFLE VOLUNTEERS When we chronicled last month the enthusiastic manner in which the Warrnambool Volunteers celebrated the natal day of their beloved sovereign [Queen Victoria born 24th May 1819], we were correct in saying that it was the most successful gathering in this town, but successful as it was, it must give way to the demonstration on Tuesday last [18th June 1861], when the ladies of Warrnambool presented a silver bugle to the corps. The weather during the fore part of the day was very threatening, and it was fully anticipated the ceremony would have to be held in the Temperance Hall, which was prepared in readiness for the occasion. Whether, however, Captain Bushe had made special arrangements with the clerk of the weather, we cannot say, but certain it is that just before the volunteers mustered “Old Sol” “turned out” in fine style, and kept a bright face during the remainder of the day. At two o’clock, p.m., the company assembled in front of the Municipal Council Chambers, and, preceded by the band, Captain Bushe, and Mr. Drill Instructor Bernard, and accompanied by a large concourse of spectators, marched down Timor Street to the parade ground, which presented an exceedingly gay appearance. A large arch of flags was erected on a rising part of the ground, and a tent for the ladies, and refreshment tents afforded shelter in case the weather should have been unpropitious. The volunteers were then put through various manoeuvers, including forming into squares, marching and counter-marching to various points, indicated by flags, and each time on passing the band, the musicians played popular airs. After some time being spent in this manner, the volunteers were marched up in front of the ladies’ tent, were formed in a hollow square, and presented arms. At this point of the proceedings the spectators at the rear of the volunteers kept pressing forward with so much ardour, that it was almost impossible for the latter to keep in perfect line. Mrs. Helpman, lady of Lieutenant Helpman R.N., now appeared on a platform in front of the tent, accompanied by Mrs. Breton, lady of Dr. Breton, the surgeon to the corps. Mrs. Helpman then proceeded to read the following address, after which she handed the bugle to Captain Bushe, who in turn handed the beautiful present to Bugler Corrigan. The instrument is of pure silver, and is a most exquisite piece of colonial workmanship: - - - - Captain Bushe, Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Gentlemen of the Warrnambool Rifle Company. It is my pleasing duty to convey to you in the name of the ladies of this District their high appreciation of your patriotism as Citizen Soldiers of Victoria. I feel proud of the honor of being commissioned this day to present you in their names this SILVER BUGLE, inscribed with the motto – “Armed for the Right,” feeling confident that should its notes ever summon you to the defence of the land of our adoption, it will ever be found the rallying point for you, the national guardians of our “Hearths and Altars.” The anniversary of a glorious victory obtained by a British army, in defence of the liberties of the World, has been chosen for this occasion, as calling to mind the valor of our sires, and as showing that “Armed for the Right,” you must always be triumphant. [Battle of Waterloo, Belgium June 18, 1815, defeat Napoleon Bonaparte.] I now commit this bugle to your charge, relying upon your Patriotism, Valor, and Honor. “May God protect Her Majesty.” - - - - After a short pause Captain Bushe, with considerable emotion, replied as follows: - - - - To you, Mrs. Helpman, and the ladies in whose names you have presented to us this bugle, on behalf of the Warrnambool Volunteers, I return my sincere thanks. A gift as handsome and so valuable reflects honor on the givers as well as the receivers, and tells far better than ever could words of mine of your good taste, your liberality, and your kindness. That so many fair women should pay us this compliment is indeed something to be proud of, and as a mark of your approbation, and as a graceful recognition of our services in arming for the defence of our Queen and adopted country, will, I trust, make us more steadfast in the cause we have espoused, and induce others to follow in our footsteps. The confidence with which you rely on our patriotism, our courage, and our readiness to defend you, I hope, will never be misplaced, and if the time should ever come when the notes of this bugle will be heard amidst the din of war, then, I am confident (and I say it without boasting), that the Warrnambool Volunteers – “Armed for the Right” – will be found manfully fighting, whilst life remains in them; and, if needs be, laying down that life in defence of their homes, their liberties, and those that are most dear to them. Ladies, this day is one that will long be remembered by us; ‘twill be, as it were, a halting place in memory, to which we will look back with gratification, and with pride; and, if the day of actual warfare I have just spoken of should arrive, then will be recollection of it, and of the bright eyes now beaming on us, nerve us to deeds of daring and of valor – deeds that will make us still more deserving of your esteem - more worthy of your reliance and your trust. Again, ladies, for myself and the members of my company, I thank you. - - - - Three hearty cheers were given by the volunteers for the ladies, and the former were allowed to ground arms and disperse for a few minutes. The assembly was soon sounded and briskly the volunteers responded to the “call of duty.” They were again exercised by Mr. Bernard, and delighted the spectators by firing in “extended skirmishing” order. The scene at this juncture looked peculiarly interesting and gay. The sun was shining out most beautifully. In the centre of the ground were some hundreds of spectators, while on the heights the volunteers appeared at various intervals engaged in advancing and retiring, and apparently in close engagement with an enemy. We much regret that no photographist was on the ground with an apparatus, for such a picture would have been worth taking, and would have formed an elegant souvenir of the day. “All things must have an end,” and at last the volunteers assembled in sections of four deep, and in that order marched to the front of the Council Chambers, where they were dismissed, each man impressed with the pleasant satisfaction that he had “done his duty.” In the evening a re-union took place at Wall’s Family Hotel, at which upwards of fifty ladies and gentlemen were present. The affair was quite impromptu, not a word being spoken of it until the afternoon, and yet it was the happiest party we have seen in the district. Everybody appeared determined to enjoy themselves, and the arrangements for the supper &c., were most creditable to Host Wall, who gave an excellent spread, considering the short time at his disposal. The company did not separate until about four o’clock in the morning. In concluding our remarks we cannot but compliment the Warrnambool Volunteers on their appearance, even although we may be open to the charge of egotism, seeing that we belong to the corps also. The great improvement which the volunteers show is to be attributed greatly to the untiring exertions of Mr. Drill Instructor Bernard. Since he arrived in this District, the corps has almost doubled itself, and bids fair soon to become the leading one in the Western District. The number is now 85, including officers, band, &c. On Tuesday, the total number on the ground was 63, a fact which speaks well for the corps. The band at present consists of eleven performers, wo are rapidly improving under the fostering care of Bugler Corrigan, and we trust next summer the ladies of this district will be agreeably entertained by the performances of the Warrnambool Volunteer Band. [REFERENCES: “1860 Warrnambool” photograph text, Picture Victoria, Corangamite Libraries http://www.picturevictoria.vic.gov.au/site/corangamite/wmbl/7756.html; Bugle, Wikipedia; Presentation of a Silver Bugle, Warrnambool Examiner, 21st June 1861; Helpman, Benjamin Franklin (1814-1874); Australian Dictionary of Biography http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/helpman-benjamin-franklin-2176]

Significance

The Silver Bugle is locally significant to the community of Warrnambool for its connection to the Warrnambool Volunteer Rifle Corps., which formed part of the original Warrnambool Garrison to protect the Warrnambool Harbour. The site of the 1888 Warrnambool Garrison and Fortifications is Victorian State Heritage Listed significant for its intact and operational nature, and is one of the best preserved pieces of Victoria’s early colonial heritage.

Inscriptions & Markings

On ribbon banner “Armed for the Right”. Within the wreath “TO THE / WARRNAMBOOL / VOLUNTEER RIFLE COMPANY / this tribute of due appreciation / is presented by / THE LADIES / of the District / Warrnambool 18th June / 1861”

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

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Document - Steiglitz Mining Division

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steiglitz

Three typed pages on the Steiglitz goldfield prepared by Laurie Moore.

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

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Document

Typed assessment of the performance of armoured vehicles during Exercise "Northern Explorer" in September 1988. Document is titled "A Veh Ops in the Tindal AO" prepared by Trooper D J Pratt 1 Troop A Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles. Three pages dated 22 September 1988.

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In 1988, as part of a Defence of Mainland Australian policy, defence of facilities of strategic importance in northern Australia were allocated to Army Reserve units. ‘A’ Squadron was allocated the defence of Tindal Air Force base located 15 KM outside Katherine in Northern Territory. Consequently the Squadron deployed on Exercise ‘Northern Explorer’ to gain first-hand knowledge of operating conditions for mounted and dismounted patrolling in the area.

Significance

Rare example of an assessment prepared by a trooper in a Victorian Citizen Military Forces regiment during an exercise in Northern Territory.

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

Article - Edward Brownhill

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world war 1 project
edward brownhill

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Edward Brownhill and his service in World War 1. At the time of Edward Brownhill's enlistment, he was living at Bundoora.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

photographs

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photographs lawless-family

Four black and white copies of photographs of the Lawless family. 1846.8 is a photograph of Ted Lawless. 1846.9 is a photograph of Ruby Lawless Wallace and Ray Lawless at Elizabeth Lawless' house. 1846.10 is a photograph of the Lawless family at the Boundary Road house in Orbost.

Historical information

These photographs are part of the Lawless Collection. The Lawless family lived in Orbost from 1907 - c 1920. John Francis Lawless had a saddlery shop. He died at an early age - 47 years - June 7 1912, leaving his wife, Elizabeth and seven children. The eldest son, Victor Rowland lawless volunteered for serv ice in WW1 but did not leave Australia because of illness. The second son, Edward Vincent Lawless (b 1895 d 1917) worked for McCoy & Co. in Orbost, coachbuilding, undertakers, general blacksmiths and farriers, prior to enlisting in WW!. He was trained as a signaller and was sent to France where he was killed in action on 9.10.1917. Elizabeth Lawless worked as a ladies' nurse (midwife) in Orbost prior to leaving the district in 1920. She lived to 6.6.1975 aged 104 years.

Significance

These personal documents, photographs and books give an insight into the human element of World War 1 ensuring that those who were part of the Orbost community and died while playing a vital role during this time are remembered.

Inscriptions & Markings

1846.8 on back - Ted Lawless 1846.9 on back - Ruby Lawless 1846.10 on back - Family with Elizabeth 1846.11 on back - Grandmother 21st Battalion Wallace wife at Home Boundary Rd Lawless AIF & Ray at Grandma Orbost Lawless House It is still there Orbost? Ray Lawless June 2010

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Article - James Harold Beale

Key words

world war 1 project
james harold beale

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about James Harold Beale and his service in World War 1. James Harold Beale was born in Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Combustion Demonstration

Demonstration of combustion Mid 19th century, used by McCoy, MacAdam,and Kirkland

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John Macadam was a Scottish born analytical chemist, medical practitioner and politician. As a student he soon showed a flair for analytical chemistry, and later also studied medicine. He arrived in Melbourne in 1855 to take up an appointment as lecturer in chemistry and natural science at Scotch College, a position he held until 1865. In 1857 Ferdinand von Mueller named the Macadamia nut after him. He officiated as one of two umpires at one of the earliest recorded games of Australian rules football, between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar in 1858. Macadam was appointed government analytical chemist in 1858 and health officer to the City of Melbourne in 1860. He represented Castlemaine in the Legislative Assembly between 1859 and 1864. Appointed secretary of the Royal Society of Victoria in 1860 and vice-president in 1863, he was also the secretary of the exploration committee of the Burke and Wills expedition. When the Medical School of the University of Melbourne opened in 1862 Macadam was appointed lecturer in chemistry. He was a skilled, popular and eloquent lecturer, learned and generous with his knowledge. Sadly, just three years later, and aged only 38, he died at sea on the way to give evidence at a murder trial in New Zealand, leaving his widow Elizabeth (n�e Clark), and a son. He was accompanied on that voyage by his assistant, the medical student John Drummond Kirkland, who later became the University?s first Professor of Chemistry. Born in Ireland, John Drummond Kirkland trained as a chemical analyst through apprenticeship in a medical laboratory in Dublin, before migrating to Australia in 1852 and moving to Melbourne in 1855. While still an undergraduate medical student at the University of Melbourne, he was appointed lecturer in chemistry following the sudden death of John Macadam in 1865. Due to the enthusiastic support of his fellow students this temporary role became a permanent appointment the following year. Kirkland continued his studies, graduating in medicine in 1873 and surgery in 1880. His son, John Booth Kirkland, was appointed as his assistant in 1878, later leading to accusations of nepotism. In 1882 John Drummond Kirkland became the University?s first professor of chemistry and metallurgy, continuing until his death in 1885. Today?s researchers use a high performance computing facility named ?Kirkland? after the first Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne. Chemistry was still controlled by the medical school during Kirkland?s career, but became part of the science degree from 1886, along with the appointment of David Orme Masson as professor. Kirkland struggled for University funding to buy new apparatus. To compensate, he bought much from his own personal funds, including analytical chemistry equipment. Chemistry was first taught at Melbourne in the medical school, located in the area now occupied by Physics and the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

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Newsletter - Wonga Park and District Residents' Association News & Notes August 1995

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Magazine - Back to Castlemaine October 5 to 13, 1946

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf - March-April 1930

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the victorian deaf, n. armstron, a. c. muir, mr hesketh, andrew clarke, w. bond, w. p. muir, d. piper, a. wilson, g. moore, s. johnson, rev. w. moss, e. newbigin, mrs lewis, mrs s. moss, d. piper, mrs c. e. frewin, j. m. johnston, w. ashby, j. mclean, o'gorman, hawkins, fisher, j. hennessy, h puddy, a. graham, mrs s. ferguson, jean solomon, g mortimer, mrs crompton, taylor, hickey, hatley, salvado, hart, tonkin, george ashley, colin johnsf. cummins, sutherland, utber, boortz, bert hague, walter bladier, winnie gladman, eileen o'gormans. moss, c. ball, r. cram, holmes,j. m. johnston, w. wood, r. h. lambert, f. kendall, o'bryan, g. b. mortimer, e. johnston, mrs e. r. peacock, empson, e. stephens, r. dow, alice smith, b. heggie, w. anderson, guilds, hosckey club, lacross club, victorian deaf and dumb institution, c. f. crosby

Vol. 1 No. 2 March-April 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

McDonald's Track Trek 5 April 2010 File - McDonald's Track

4 page overview of the McDonald's Track Trek 5 April 2010. Includes a map and an historical description of the track construction and the Trek notes by Rex Motton.

Poowong Historical Group, Poowong

Newsletter - The Gesture - The Voice of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia January-February 1909

Key words

deaf cyclists, asylum, burnside, beale, blackburn, flower farm, lake park, xmas rally, new south wales, queensland, james lovett, nellie favison, athur renwick, thomas simpson, western australia, south australia, ostock, barrett townsend, iddleby

No. 1 New Series; Pink Cover; Size 29cmHx14cmW; 24 pages

Historical information

"The Gesture" was an independent organ of the Deaf and Dumb having no direct connection with any single organisation. Its aim was to help all agencies established to promote the advancement of the Deaf and Dumb. The aim was to be the "Voice" of the Deaf and Dumb of Australasia". To educate the public as to the real condition and needs of the afflicted brothers and sisters, to bring prominently before the hearing and speaking community the peculiar difficulties and obstacles that Deaf Mutes have to encounter in the battle of life. The magazine was named "The Gesture" with the single object of impressing upon the minds of the hearing friends the uncontrovertable fact that whatever the system of instruction the Deaf Mute invariably resorts to the manual alphabet and the language of gesture as the only expedient means of communication with those similarly afflicted.

Significance

The "Gesture" is significant as the first national newsletter of the Australian Deaf.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

High Tide 1959

Key words

williamstown high school
1959
high tide
yearbook

Black and white publication. White card cover printed in yellow, red and black.

Historical information

Year book for the 1959 school year. Contains staff, student, sport, form captains, prefects, scholarship recipients, sports results, camp and production news and student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover, Danute Jokubauskas. Inside back cover, student signatures.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Oral History - Waites Family by Jack Waites

Key words

waites family
jack waites
briar hill
greensborough

3 typed pages.

Historical information

Jack Waites tells the story of his family's move to the 'safety' of the family's Briar Hill holiday house in 1940, the family home in Hailes Street and his marital home in William Street Greensborough. Jack remembers many locals from his time in Greensborough.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 14 September 1990

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Invitation - 1989 Celebrity Concert

Freemasons Victoria - Southern Cross Lodge No. 24 (Maldon), Maldon

Publication, e-book - Honey flora of Victoria (Beuhne, F. R.), Melbourne, 1922

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Small booklet - Australian Comforts Fund Guide to Knitting

Key words

knitting
clothing

Rectangular tan coloured 12 page booklet. Has a RED six pointed star on the cover with A.C.F printed inside it.

Historical information

Issued during WW2 for women to knit items of clothing for men on Active Service

Significance

Provided comfort for men on Active Service in inhospitable areas

Inscriptions & Markings

Page 8 has the #7 crossed out and substituted with #6. Page 12 has a three inch rule added in pencil.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Newspaper Clipping (copy) - The Murder at Greensborough. Inquiry...

Key words

josiah grimshaw
john mitchell
murder
greensborough

7 p. copy of newspaper article from Trove database

Historical information

Inquest on the body of John Mitchell, murdered 24 September 1862. Accused was Josiah Grimshaw.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Document

Typed report on Operational efficiency of AFV vehicles and crews prepared by Lance Corporal Van De Velde ' A ' Squadron 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles following Exercise ' Northern Explorer' 15-20 September 1988. Two pages, dated 22 September 1988.

Historical information

Example of after training report following annual exercise.

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

Publication, e-book - Observations on bees and wasps (Lubbock, J.), London, 1905

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Medal - Ballarat School of Mines Hillman Award (medal)

Key words

ballarat school of mines
hillman
lindsay hillman
medal
numismatics
honour blazer
electrical engineering
electronics
hillman medal
hillman award

Bronze medal designed depicting the portrait of Lindsay Hillman. The medal has a copper finish, and is presented in a blue hinged box. The first Hillman Award was presented in 1992. The recipients are: 1992 - Brett A. Hovey 1993 - Nil 1994 - Brent L. Ferguson 1995 - Kirsty McKenzie 1996 - Peter J. White 2000 - Roger Bush 2001 - Thomas Edward George 2002 - Mark William Holden 2003 - David James Hopwood 2004 - Leighton Dunn 2005 - Donald Pirouet 2006 - Mark Irvin 2007 - Ricky Wilson 2008 - Luther Dean 2009 - Daniel Thatcher 2010 - Craig Coulter 2011 - Sarah Draper 2012 - Rhys Hendrickson 2013 - Jayden Hooper

Historical information

Lindsay F.J. Hillman was born in Ballarat in 1910, and attended the Ballarat Junior Technical School. He became a cadet in Electrical Engineering Laboratory at the Ballarat School of Mines where he gained eventually gained a student Teachership for diploma studies at the School. Hillman was particularly active and excelled in a wide range of sporting interests and in student activities. In 1928 and 1928 he was awarded the Ballarat School of Mines Honour blazer by the Old Boys' association for all round athletic ability, leadership and scholarship. After spending two years with the Melbourne City Council Electric Supply Department gaining industrial experience Hillman was awarded his Diploma of electrical engineering in 1931, returning to the School in 1932 to teach apprentices and senior students. Hillman was appointed lecturer in Engineering Design and Graphics in 1937, lecturer in Engineering Design and Civil Engineering in 1944, Lecturer-in-Charge of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in 1948 and Head of the Electrical Engineering Department in 1949, a position he held until his retirement in 1973. In 1975 Lindsay Hillman was appointed to the Council of the Ballarat School of Mines and played an active role in school affairs.As Vice-President of Council from 1981 until his death in 1991 Hillman took a leading part in the implementation of many of the major building projects on the Lydiard Street Campus. The L.F.J. Hillman Award was established by the Ballarat School of Mines Council in conjunction with and through the generosity of the Hillman family in honour of the late Lindsay Frederick John Hillman. The bronze medal was presented annually to an enrolled student in an accredited course in the field of electrical/electronics studies at the Ballarat School of Mines. specific Criteria for the Award consisted of a balance of academic performance, leadership qualities, commitment to further study and involvement in sporting and/or community groups.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Lindsay Hillman Memorial Medal" Verso: "The School of Mines and Industries Ballarat, Est. 1870 Presented to "

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

Invitation - 1989 Combined Craft Lodge Meeting

Freemasons Victoria - Southern Cross Lodge No. 24 (Maldon), Maldon

Document - Invitation to 1919 Reunion

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE