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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

During the First World War, the theatres of Europe felt worlds away for Australians on the home front. The Second World War’s Pacific stage brought war closer to home. For some Victorian country towns, the repercussions of war arrived right on their doorstep.

Curated By

Alana Bennett Mazzilli, Work experience student, Academy of Mary Immaculate

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Theatre Flyer - Adam Devine : Wierd life tour (stand-up comedy) presented by Adam Devine showing on Febuary 1st at the Athenaeum Theatre

Key words

adam levine
wierd life tour

colored paper flyer

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Trireme Replica - Paralos

Key words

model
replica
paraskevatos
plutarch
ship
trireme
παρασκευάτος
πανομοιότυπο

Wooden replica model ship that is an exact replica of the ancient Athenian trireme making it unique in the world since there's no other such replica made. Great care was exercised to ensure that it will include all functionality and detail of the ancient ship used to by the Athenians to fight in the Sea battle of Salamis and beyond. Mr Denis Paraskevatos constructed the Paralos Trireme over a period of eighteen months. Mr Paraskevatos relayed the history of his Trireme. The first Trireme was constructed in Greece by the shipbuilder Aminoklis in 704BC, originating from Corinth. The first four Triremes he constructed were ordered by a Poliykrates from Samos, thus the ships were known as Samines. Poliykrates realised he would be able to use the Triremes for his own benefit against invading pirates, as well as to engage in activities of piracy himself. The Athenians built 200 Triremes for the battle of Salamis, all constructed over a period of eighteen months. This was a huge feat, on average a new ship was build every second day. Triremes were primarily used in sea battles, however there were two unique Triremes, the Salaminia and the Paralos, which were considered Holy and only used for Ambassadors and Consulates on overseas trips. Mr Paraskevatos’ Trireme is the Paralos. The term Paralos derives from the Greek social class from the shores, or the merchant classes. Greece was divided into three basic social classes. The mountain region, the plateaus or fields bound to agriculture, and those from the shores. Paralia translates to from the shore. The Paralia were an important class in influencing the democracy. They were divergent group who would deliberately vote on the contrary to everyone else. This is how the Trireme was born. Every Trireme held between 20-50 soldiers, and either 170 or 174 oarsmen. Mr Paraskevatos’ Trireme is a 174 oarsmen ship. The role of the oarsmen was difficult and specialised. When engaged in sea battle and the wind was not enough, the navy would remove the masts and leave them on shore and solely use the oarsmen, leaving the deck clear. However when there were sufficient winds and both the sails and oars were in use the oarsmen had to show great skill in manoeuvrability. When the oarsmen were not needed to manoeuvre the ship they also engaged in battle.

Historical information

The name Trireme comes from its distinct three rows of oars/oarsmen. The first tier of rowers were known as the Thranites, translating to Thrones. They were the most prestigious, and worked the hardest because their oars were furthest away from the water and therefore had to work harder. They were usually younger and they were paid one and a half drachma per day, half a drachma more than the other two tiers of rowers who were paid one drachma per day. After a few years working as Thranites, each was moved down into the second tier, the Zygites. Zygites derives from the word balance, as the second tier was balanced in the middle. After more years again, oarsmen were moved down into the third and final tier, known as the Thalamites. The Thalamites were consistently wet due to the proximity of their tier to the water. The water would leak through the gaps where the oars entered the ships despite the leather skins used to close the openings.

Significance

This is a unique specimen made by D. Paraskevatos, in that it is the only one of its kind in the world that has been built to the exact specifications of the Athenian vessel. It was built in Melbourne and it also has historic and artistic value

Plutarch Project, Caulfield Junction

Newsletter - The Australian Deaf Citizen No. 5 Jan-Feb-Mar 1941

Blue Cover 26.5cmHx21cmW, 18 pages

Historical information

The Australian Deaf Citizen was a quarterly magazine owned and edited by John Patrick Bourke dedicated to the interests of the Deaf in Australia.

Significance

The Australian Deaf Citizen, was a magazine owned and edited by John Patrick Bourke. It is historically significant as it gives an alternative view of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society at that time including the role played by Ernest J. D. Abraham.

Inscriptions & Markings

Owned and Edited by J. P. Bourke, No. 1 Acre Place, Malvern, S.E. 4 Victoria Australia

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Article - John Henry Wailes

Key words

world war 1 project
john henry wailes

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about John Henry Wailes and his service in World War 1. John Wailes was born in Yan Yean.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Letter

Eureka Stockade:Rede to the Chief Commssioner 20th December Martial law must be enforced

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Newsletter - February 2013

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Article - Diamond Valley Brass Band, by Rosie Bray

Key words

diamond valley brass band

One page, text and colour photographs.

Historical information

A short report by Rosie Bray on the Diamond Valley Brass Band.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Newsletter - The Victorian Deaf News April 1938

Key words

frances leila peters, ernest j. d. abraham, principal's garden party, christmas rally, foundation day picnic, george parker, foundation day picnic, women's guild, cricket, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, jack mclean, annual bay trip, mens guild, j. mclaurin, j. hunt, easter rally, william o'keeffe, t. newton, mrs m. briner, egbert pallott, james walters, mona stevens, phyllis johnstone, cliff ellwood, george boyce, monahan, ernest a. reynolds, sutherland, willie elwin, george mcguinness, f. kendall, gertie kinsella, joy tampion, evelyn lloyd, l. treffene, alice smith, paqualin, j. williams, andrew rankine, percy smith, h. williamson, len treffene, t. beard, w. hately, w. a. ross, norma rawlins, a. salmon, arthur hately,

Vol 2 No. 8 April 1938; Size 24.5cmHx19cmW; 12 pages

Historical information

Published by the Deaf Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria

Significance

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

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

Newsletter - May 2014

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

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Oral History - People that I have met: Cliff Lowerson; by Rosie Bray.

Key words

cliff lowerson
rosie bray
watsonia
oral history
greensborough

4 pages, text and photographs.

Historical information

Rosie Bray talks with Clifford Alva Lowerson about life with his wife Iris in Eltham, Briar Hill, Montmorency and Watsonia.

Significance

Oral history first published in GHS Newsletter 2014.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Plaque, Memorial

First World War Memorial Plaque, bronze, in recognition of Private Sydney Frederick TURNER, from C Company, 9 Battalion who was KIA at Pozieres on 25 July, 1916. it is housed in a wooden surround with pattern embossed in the margins with a liking of the rising sun at the top. He is recorded on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial and is listed with an Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau File, a copy of which is attached.

Historical information

1914-1918 Memorial Plaque In early 1920 it was announced that the next-of-kin of all Australian servicemen and women whose deaths were attributable to the First World War would receive a memorial plaque and scroll "as a solace for bereavement and as a memento". The memorial plaques were not uniquely Australian. In fact they were designed and produced in Britain and issued to commemorate all those who died as a result of war service from within the British Commonwealth. The idea for the plaques was originally conceived mid-way through the war. In 1917 a competition was announced to obtain a suitable design and 800 entries were eventually received. The winner, Mr. E. Carter Preston of Liverpool, England, was chosen in 1918. He was awarded a prize of 250 pounds. Mr Manning Pike directed the manufacture of the memorial plaques at the Memorial Plaque Factory set up at Acton, London. Some later plaques were also made at the Woolwich Arsenal. The cost of manufacturing so many plaques must have been considerable. Each plaque had the name of the soldier commemorated individually embossed (some were engraved) as part of the design. The full name was given without any indication of rank or honours to show the equality of sacrifice of all those who had lost their lives. The scroll designed to accompany the plaques was of thick paper, headed by the royal coat-of-arms, and bore the following message: "He whom this scroll commemorates was numbered among those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those that come after see that his name is not forgotten". Underneath the message the serviceman or woman’s name, rank, honours and unit were written by hand in red ink. Because of the late arrival in Australia of the plaques many scrolls were sent out separately. A message from the King, "I join with my grateful people in sending you this memorial of a brave life given for others in the Great War", was included with the scroll. The first plaques were distributed in Australia in 1922. Each plaque was sent out from Base Records Office at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne by second-class mail. Approximately 60,000 plaques were issued in Australia. Families of deceased members of the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Army Nursing Service also received plaques and scrolls

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed around the edge of the plaque "HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOVR". The name of the serviceman is embossed on the plaque, right of centre, SYDNEY FREDERICK TURNER

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 2 Vol. 8 March 1968 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 2 Vol. 8 March 1968

Key words

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

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

Historical information

Topic ; Cheltenham Red Cross; SEHA Report 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. 2 Vol. 8 of the CMHS March 1968 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 8 No.2 NEWSLETTER March 1968

City of Moorabbin Historical Society operating the Box Cottage Museum, Ormond

Advertisement - Digital image - Grandview Guest House

Key words

grandview
drakeford family
greenhill road
greenhills

Links: 03844:03968 Digital copy of colour photograph and notes.

Historical information

"Grandview" was the name of Mrs Drakeford's Boarding House in Greenhill Road Greensborough. This photograph shows the house in 2016. Includes notes on the history of the house.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - William McRitchie

Key words

world war 1 project
william mcritchie

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society,

Article - Agnes Helena May Ferguson

Key words

world war 1 project
agnes helena may ferguson

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse Agnes Helena May Ferguson and her service in World War 1. Prior to enlistment she was working at 14 AAH (Australian Auxiliary Hospital)Macleod.

Greensborough Historical Society,

High tide 1993

Key words

williamstown high school
year books
1993
high tide

Williamstown High School year book for the 1993 school year. Contains sports results, student's wor. photographs. A4 size with buff coloured card cover and black and white text and illustrations inside.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Article - May Caroline Shortall

Key words

world war 1 project
may caroline shortall

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse May Caroline Shortall and her service in World War 1. When she enlisted, May was working as a nurse at 14 AAH Macleod.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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.

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

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Document - Digital Image - Stan Judkins. Hall of Fame Citation

Key words

greensborough football club
gfc hall of fame
stan judkins

Links: 05251:04685:04705 Digital copy of Citation

Historical information

Hall of Fame Citation for Stan Judkins as he is inducted into the Greensborough Football Club's Hall of Fame as a Member.

Significance

In 2016, the Greensborough Football Club inducted a number of their past players into the Hall of Fame. This Citation outlines the player's contribution to the Club.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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FROMELLES, MASS WAR GRAVES.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Artwork - photolithograph - Banksia media (Southern Plains Banksia) by Celia Rosser, 1987

Key words

celia rosser
gippsland campus
botanical
banksia
banksia media (southern plains banksia)
flora
churchill

Unframed photolithograph of Banksia media (Southern Plains Banksia)

Historical information

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 ,

Photographs: CTC 1971 Amateur Radio Club VK3Bk and teacher John Wilson - Photographs: CTC 1971 Amateur Radio Club VK3Bk and teacher John Wilson

Key words

collingwood technical school
radio station
vk3bf
nmit

Black and white photographs. One of John Wilson, a teacher, operating a radio. On the wall there is a VK3BF banner and maps of Australia and of Victoria. The photo is undated but is referred to in Scott's history of Collingwood Technical School 'Coltech' and probably dates in the 1970s. The second photo is of members of the 1971 Amateur Radio Club of Collingwood Technical College Also Amateur Radio Club Membership Certificates for 1971 and 1981

Inscriptions & Markings

There is also a paragraph taken from Scott's history which records the development of the Club.

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

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Land Title Amy Burchett and James Stroud Burchett

Land Title Amy Burchett and James Stroud Burchett 12 January 1903 4 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

2538/507545 LT L/H 3 Part of CA No. 7 Parish of Poowong

Poowong Historical Group, Poowong

Article - William John Ambrose Evans

Key words

world war 1 project
william john ambrose evans

1 Page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William John Ambrose Evans and his service in World War 1. William Evans grew up in Bundoora.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Annual Report - 19th Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1903

Key words

george sydenham clarke, samuel gillott, edward newbigin, h. sumner martin, rev. h. w. h adeney, rev. t. angwin, rev. j. j. halley, rev. t. tait, w. a. dickens, john m. griffiths, m. l. miller, j. e. muir, a. c. muir, r. r. paterson, e. r. peacock, f. j. rose, ernest j. d. abraham, mrs james martin, mrs e. j. d. abraham, miss mills, miss mitchell, i. foster, a. foster, mrs h. sumner martin, mrs j. e. muir, mrs r. r. paterson, mrs samuel luke, alex williamson, s. moss, m. g. b mortimer, mr olden, frederick sargood, james macbain,

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 40 pages

Historical information

The Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission 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 Mission 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 Mission but also to the significant people and events within the Deaf Community.

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

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Document - University of Ballarat Arts Academy Opening Speech, 2012

Key words

kim durban
arts academy
opening
camp street

Kim Durban's speech at the opening of the Arts Academy at Camp Street Ballarat.

Inscriptions & Markings

From: Kim Durban Sent: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 3:14 PM To: Clare Gervasoni <c.gervasoni@federation.edu.au> Subject: Re: Building a new case around Camp Street Hi Clare, Speech attached. Regards Associate Professor Kim Durban

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

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,

Australian Historical Record Society papers - Reminiscences of James Oddie Esq.

Key words

larpent (ship)
eureka stockade
goldrush
ballarat
immigrant experience
immigrants

Notes from a lecturette given to the AHRS by James Oddie, and recorded by Mr Coulthard, the Recording Secretary. James Oddie was born in England and arrived in Geelong with his wife and daughter in 1849. The gold lured him to Ballarat, where he witnessed the Eureka uprising. He was the first chairman of the Ballarat Municipal Council, and because of his many philanthropic activities and community involvement, is thought of as "the father of Ballarat."

Historical information

The Australian Historical Records Society existed in Ballarat between 1896 and 1906. They were one of Australia's first historical societies, and were in the position to still be able to talk to early pioneers. They invited such pioneers to either submit letters or memoirs, or to address the Society's meetings, where their reminiscences were taken down in shorthand and later typed up. The Society also attempted to preserve memorabilia from Ballarat's early days, but on the disbanding of the group in 1906, materials were stored at the Ballarat Town Hall and were later lost. It is not known how the papers made their way to the then Ballarat Municipal Library, but they have been part of the Library's collection for many years.

City of Ballarat Libraries, Ballarat

High Tide 1971

Key words

williamstown high school
1971
high tide
yearbook

Black and white printed publication with card cover. 44 p.; ill.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1971 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Annual Report - 53rd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1937

Key words

l. a. cleveland, edgar h. peacock, c. r. b. james, dr boyd penfold, dr w. j. craig, dr selwyn sutton, f. w. spry, n. armstrong, h bedggood, h. belyea, e. j. l. bremner, r. dow, m. j. hoath, s. g. hobson, g. newnhame. r. noble, g. w. sweetland, ernest j. d. abraham, e. r. empson, douglas abraham, j. m. johnston, h. blackmore, f. williams, f. kendall, w. m. underwood, c. monahan, h. ludbrook

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 20 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.

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

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Oral History - Mr and Mrs Coe; David and Grace Lowe; Thomas and Irene Black are interviewed by Bev Moss in 1980.

Key words

victor preston coe
david low
grace low
thomas black
irene black
great depression 1930s
greensborough
diamond valley
oral history
bev moss

Copy of original handwritten manuscript (14 pages) and typed transcript.(4 pages)

Historical information

These interviews took place in 1980 as part of an Oral History Unit at La Trobe University. The interviewer, Bev Moss, is a GHS member. The interviewees were Mr and Mrs (Victor Preston) Coe, David and Grace Low and Thomas and Irene Black. They discuss life in the 1930s in Greensborough.

Significance

These oral histories relate life in a country town during the Great Depression.

Greensborough Historical Society,

000101 - Photograph - 1934 - Pound Creek School No 2725 - from copy of original owned by Isobell Treadwell (nee Newton) - DM Beard - Names on back of photograph

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

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Banner - OCSBA Founded 1912

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Document - Maldon Easter Fair 2018

Key words

maldon easter fair

Tarrangower History (Maldon & District), Maldon

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 9 Vol. 6 October 1966 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 9 Vol. 6 October 1966

Key words

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

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

Historical information

Topics ; CMHS President's Report; new St matthew's Church Cheltenham; Highett Picture Theatre; 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. 9 Vol. 6 of the CMHS October 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…. Mrs F.Neville........ / VOLUME 6 No.9 NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 1966

City of Moorabbin Historical Society operating the Box Cottage Museum, Ormond

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 6 Vol. 12 September 1973 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 6 Vol. 12 September 1973

Key words

city of moorabbin historical society 1961, sheehy t.a., newsletters, flinders matthew, post office, cheltenham

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

Historical information

Topics; Cheltenham Post Office; Mathew Flinders bi-centenary; Youth Expo 1973 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. 6 Vol. 12 of the CMHS September 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 6 September 1973

City of Moorabbin Historical Society operating the Box Cottage Museum, Ormond

High Tide No. 2,1922 - High Tide No. 2

Key words

williamstown high school
high tide

A printed booklet with buff coloured card cover, printed in brown. Pages b & w. 16 p.: ill.

Historical information

School yearbook detailing achievements, principal's page, sports results, scholarships.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover "Phyllis". Also includes a hand written piece of paper listing the members of the girls basketball team photographed on p. 13. (see photo.)

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Publication, e-book - First lessons in beekeeping (Dadant, C. P.), Hamilton, 1918

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Article - Archie Price and Sarah

Key words

partington family
price family
sarah price
archie price
william partington

Brief family notes, typed text, includes handwritten notes.

Historical information

Notes on the Price family - Archie and Sarah, and their daughter Mary Jane. Mary Jane married William Partington and following Mary's death, Sarah came to Greensborough to help raise Will and Mary's daughter Eva.

Greensborough Historical Society,

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Theatre Flyer - Twelfth Night

Booklet, Coloured, Good Condition

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Photographic View Book - The Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works - Water Supply, Sewerage etc. ...Photographic Views...

Key words

mmbw, board members, sewerage, water supply, historic views, photographs

Photographic view book with hard khaki coloured cardboard cover and blue fabric binding. 120 Pages. Glossy paper with black and white plates and text about the MMBW, and scenic views and places of interest in association with the MMBW.

Historical information

In 1891​ The Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) was formed and became responsible for Melbourne's water supply. Melbourne had grown to a city of half a million people. To provide water to this rapidly growing city (especially the eastern suburbs), and to supplement the 1857 Yan Yean Reservoir, Melbourne's first water supply, the Watts River (near Healesville) was tapped. It supplied water to Melbourne, via the Maroondah aqueduct.​ In May 1892 the MMBW's first engineer-in-chief, Mr William Thwaites began construction on Melbourne's sewerage system. A treatment farm was built at Werribee and a pumping station was built at Spotswood (now the site of the Scienceworks Museum) to send the city's waste to Werribee. The first Melbourne homes were connected to the sewerage system in 1897.

Significance

This book showcases the MMBW's infrastructure achievements and documents costs, requirements and key personnel involved in the development of the water supply and sewerage schemes.The introduction states "The water supply sources and headworks are in many cases situated in remote places and the sewerage works are chiefly underground. The Board has therefore resolved that these photographs of some of the scenes and works should be collected and bound for general information. August 1908" This book is in excellent condition and provides a detailed insight into the previous 17 years of work and the Board personnel of the MMBW leading up to 1908. It is of historical importance to the history of Melbourne for the photographic documents of places that were not generally open to the public, and for Melbourne Water in its detailed history of the MMBW in the early twentieth century.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works - Water Supply, Sewerage etc. ...Photographic Views...

Melbourne Water, Docklands

Publication - Nutritional value of bee collected pollens. (Somerville, D. C.). Canberra, 2001.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

High Tide 2008

Key words

williamstown high school
2008
high tide
year books

A4 sized coloured card book, of 80 pages. The book represents the 2008 Williamstown High School year. It contains reports from all departments, sport results, student work and many photographs, some in full colour.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Photograph - Sawbridgeworth c.1895

Key words

wiseman, st. matthew's

Black & white photograph of front facade of Sawbridgeworth House with people in a horse and buggy.

Historical information

Sawbridgeworth was built in 1887 by Arthur Wiseman. The house was named after the little English village in Hertfordshire where the Wisemans had lived for hundreds of years. Arthur's brother, Albert, built his mansion, called Ashleigh, which also fronted Widford Street. Wiseman House is located alongside St. Matthew's Anglican Church.

Significance

Wiseman House is an important building in Glenroy's and St. Matthew's history.

Inscriptions & Markings

Copied with permission

St Matthews/Wiseman House Archive, Glenroy

Ledger - Eltham Road District. Assessment for the Year ending Oct. 14th, 1859

Key words

eltham roads board
rate book
rate payers
transaction
pioneers
settlers
wingrove

Ledger with printed columns: Number, Name of Occupier, Description, Where situated, Cultivated land, Pasture land, Estimated annual value of buildings, Rate, Remarks, Arrears collected, excused, unoccupied, uncollected and amount actually collected. Ledger filled out by hand with 173 entries (not alphabetically arranged). A number of blank pages are included.

Historical information

The Eltham Roads Board was established in 1856. This ledger includes the signature of Road Board Secretary and Collector Wingrove, a significant person in Eltham's early history.

Significance

This is a unique significant record of early settlers in the Shire of Eltham. One of 6 early rate books. This is among the oldest items in the EDHS collection. An article in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser Friday 21 Nov 1941 Page 5 titled: District's Early History states: "The first rate book which is still in existence at the Shire Office is for the year ending October 14, 1858 and is probably the best record possible to indicate the development of the district. At the time properties were rated as follows: Cultivated land. 6d. per acre; pasture land, 1d. per acre: estimated annual value of buildings, etc., 6d in the (pound). The total amount of rate recorded for the year was (pounds)153/14/8. Properties were described as being situated at Lower Plenty, Yarra Yarra, Eltham, Lower Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Yarra Flats, Diamond Creek and the Yarra."

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover includes pasted printed note: RATE OF ASSESSMENT AS FOLLOWS: Cultivated land 6d per acre Pasture land 2d per acre Unalienated Pasture Land 8d per Acre Estimated Annual Value of Buildings, &c., 6d. in the Pound

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

BOB & HAROLD: INTRODUCTION and INTRODUCTION and CATALOGUE OF THEIR MEMORABILIA TROVE by Walter J R Barber (Bob Snape's eldest grandchild). - 'The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing..... Bob and Harold Snape: the Great War in their own words.' This is the title of a projected book about the two brothers. It was inspired by the title of one of Bob's letters to his family, dated 15 August 1918 (as it happens, the day that Harold was fatally gassed.)

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Publication, e-book - The ABC and XYZ of bee culture (Root, A. I. & Root, E. R.), Medina, 1910

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - A modern bee farm and its economic management (Simmins, S.), Rottingdean, 1887

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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Deposition

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Summary of the Trials of the thirteen Eureka prisoners charged with high treason

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General\'s Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

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Article - The 1909 "Battle of Greensborough" / by John Gibson.

Key words

sugarloaf hill
bundoora
john gibson
greswell hill
latrobe house

2 pages, text, map and photograph.

Historical information

In 1909 military exercises were held in the Greensborough area. In this researched article the site is identified and activities related.

Significance

This is the text of a presentation by John Gibson at the April 2013 meeting of GHS.

Greensborough Historical Society,