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

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Document - Percival Albert Amiet and family information, by David Amiet

Key words

amiet family
percival albert amiet

5 pages, black and white print, black and white and colour photographs.

Historical information

Information supplied by Richard Gary Amiet to David Amiet, who compiled this document. Includes Percival Albert Amiet's war service in 1916. His son Claude by his first marriage was brought up by his sister Ethel at a dairy farm in Greensborough.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article - Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918 / by Rosie Bray

Key words

world war 1
nurses

9 p. col. & black & white illus.

Historical information

In this article GHS member, Rosie Bray discusses some of the local nurses who enlisted for service in World War 1.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Court Record

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Goodenough's testimony

Historical information

VA 475 Chief Secretary's Department

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Booklet: The Tarnagulla Recreation Reserve and Reservoir, A Brief History

Compiled by the Committee of Management of the Tarnagulla Recreation Parks in 1990.

Historical information

David Gordon Collection.

Tarnagulla History Archive, Tarnagulla

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Minutes - Wonga Park & District Residents' Association Monthly Meeting Minutes 13 July 1990

Wonga Park Community Cottage History Group, Wonga Park

Article and Photographs - The Rogers family

Key words

rogers family
basil rogers
main street greensborough

2 p black and white text, colour photograph, scanned advertisements from the Diamonnd Valley Mirror and Diamond Valley News in the 1960s printed on both sides

Historical information

Notes on Basil Joseph Cecil Rogers and his wife Ethel Frances who lived at 32 William Street Greensborough Basil had an electrical goods shop at 42 Main Street Greensborough He died in 1992 and Ethel in 2002.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Publication, e-book - Bee-keeping for profit. (Morley, W. S.), London, 1914

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Deposition

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Depositions taken against Duncan McIntyre for Breach of the Peace charge/Gravel Pits Riot

Historical information

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

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

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Kitbag

Kitbag, RAAF grey canvas, with white cord, circa World War 2, certificate of service attached under images for Flight Lietutenant Jack Ware Cornish, 409295

Historical information

Issued to Flight Lieutenant JACK WARE CORNISH, 409295, Royal Australian Air Force. Copy of certificate of service attached in Images section

Inscriptions & Markings

RAAF 409295

Frankston RSL Sub Branch, Frankston

Clocks, August Shatz , Domed Standard No Name 400 Day Clock Ivory Shelf Clock

Key words

shatz, august , germany, clock makers, clocks, 400 day clocks, early settlers, city of moorabbin, bentleigh, cheltenham,

An August Schatz (Jahresuhernfabrik) standard size, 400 day clock c 1949 with a glass dome, ivory, enamel and brass decoration and a porcelain dial

Historical information

August Shatz founded his clock making company in the mid-1850s in the Black Forest region of Triburg, Germany. It was registered in 1881 as Shatz & Wintermantel, and was re-structured in 1884 as Jahresuhrenfabrik A.G. They produced cuckoo clocks, barometers, and 400- day clocks. This clock was purchased and used by a resident of City of Moorabbin c1949

Significance

This clock was purchased and used by a resident of City of Moorabbin c1949

Inscriptions & Markings

Circular engraved : AUG.SHATZ. & SOHN / GERMANY Square engraved : 10 JEWELS / UNADJUSTED

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

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School of Nursing Centenary, St Andrew's Kirk, Ballarat, 9th Oct 1988 - Programme & Service

Key words

school, nursing, centenary, st andrew's, kirk, ballarat, 1988, programme, service

Hard Copy

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Article - Ernest Russell Paterson

Key words

world war 1 project
ernest russell paterson

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Document - End of Year Stuff

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Programme - Souvenir...Mortlake Citizens' Band : Massed Bands Recital. Mortlake, April 18, 1948

Key words

hamilton
terang
warrnabool
colac
camperdown
port fairy
mortlake
victorian bands' league

Programme printed on paper with a card cover.

Historical information

This programme dates from 1948 when the Mortlake Citizens' Band held a Massed Bands Recital in Mortlake. A number of bands from the South-West region of Victoria participated with the event comprising of a March and various massed bands items. The programme is extremely detailed as to times bands were playing and also includes an amount of advertisements for local Mortlake businesses.

Significance

This small programme is significant as it shows how a country town held a massed bands festival and hosted regional brass bands. It is also significant as it shows the amount of local businesses who advertised in the programme, and what kinds of businesses they were. This was obviously a major event for the town and the local band, and it appears that it was a success.

Inscriptions & Markings

There are some inscriptions and corrections in the programme primarily on the brief history of the Mortlake Citizens' Band.

Victorian Bands' League, Yarraville

Article - Greenhills State School no.4893 (1962-1964): by Dawn Bennetts - GH4893

Key words

greenhills primary school
greenhills state school
dawn bennetts
dawn petts

2 pages of typed text. Copy 2 (3 Pages) amended with photographs and map of school.

Historical information

Greenhills Primary School celebrated its 50 year anniversary and reunion in 2012. In this story, pupil Dawn Bennetts (nee Petts) recalls early memories of the school.

Significance

Recalls early days at Greenhills Primary School. There appears to be few records surviving from the early days.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and Photograph - Amiet family

Key words

amiet family
louis amiet
greensborough state school

Article and photograph sourced from social media. 8 pages.

Historical information

Information and photos of the extended Amiet family supplied by descendant David Amiet. Louis Amiet was Principal of Greensborough State School from 1895 to 1917. Includes a list of his other schools and the origin of Greensborough streets named after family members.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Memoir - 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

Article - Percy John Poulter

Key words

world war 1 project
percy john poulter

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Percy John Poulter and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Richmond Victoria, he was related to the Poulter family of Greensborough.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Annual Report - 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, 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

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Document

Typed administrative instruction for the parade through the streets of Albury on 27 July 1985 to mark the Centenary of the Victorian Mounted Rifles- three pages dated 31 May 1985.

Historical information

The Victorian Mounted Rifles was raised as the mounted arm of the Victorian Colonial defence force in 1885. It was under the command of Colonel Thomas Caradoc Rose (Tom) Price (1842-1911). Price was born in Tasmania, educated in Hobart Town and at Scotch College, Melbourne, before entering the East India Military College, Addiscombe, England. He was commissioned on 7 July 1861 in the Madras Infantry and began twenty years’ service in India with several regiments, retiring in April 1883. On his return to Victoria he was tasked with raising of a force of one thousand, to be known as the Victorian Mounted Rifles, and appointed a lieutenant-colonel in the Permanent Military Forces. Companies of the Victorian Mounted Rifles were raised in rural districts throughout Victoria. The soldiers were paid a small annual allowance and were required to provide their own horse. Many members served in contingent to the Boer War. After Federation the VMR was gathered up into the Australian Light Horse.

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

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DSWAA Annual Report - DSWAA Annual Report 2018 No.14

Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia (DSWAA),

CORRESPONDENCE: (Postcard January 1916 H in camp in Ismailia, Egypt.) Letters: 16 February 1916, 7 June 1916, 1 July 1918, 12 August 1918. Postcards: Elysée Restaurant, North British Railway Hotel, La Bohème.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

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Lake Wendouree

Key words

ballarat
lake wendouree

Historical information

This photograph is from the Max Harris Collection held by the Ballaraat Mechanics' Institute. Please contact BMI for all print and usage inquiries.

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Document - Interview with John Davidson Romeril, by Peter Simmenauer

Key words

oral history
briar hill
greensborough
romeril family

4 p. typescript

Historical information

John Romeril was born in Briar Hill and recounts his memories of living there during the Depression. When he married, he built a house in Santon Street Greensborough where he lived until 1974.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and Photograph - Jacobs Family

Key words

jacobs family
scotland avenue greensborough

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Jacobs family, formerly of Scotland Avenue Greensborough. Photos and information from Steven Jacobs.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Certificate of Appreciation - Maldon Primary School 2007

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Article - William Martin

Key words

world war 1 project
william martin

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Martin and his service in World War 1. William's wife lived in Greensborough.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Despatch

Eureka Stockade:Proceedings from the Legislative Council (Hothams account)

Historical information

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

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Article - Ivy Vera Delany

Key words

world war 1 project
ivy vera delany

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Nurse Ivy Vera Delany and her service in World War 1.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Booklet - Digital Image - Springthorpe and La Trobe Heritage Project

Key words

springthorpe project

29 p., black text and colour and black and white images.

Historical information

A history of the Springthorpe area from pre-European settlement, includes Strathallan and Macleod, Mont Park, Gresswell, and La Trobe University Wildlife Sanctuary.

Significance

Show the historical significance of the area surrounding the Springthorpe estate.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty