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Collecting Fire: A new kind of practice

7 Feb 2019

“While museums have traditionally aspired to collect “the real thing” and to create repositories of tangible evidence of our collective past, the essence of this project and its emerging collection was in making real the intangible through personal stories, symbols, and metaphors – giving form to matters of the heart. A new kind of museum practice was therefore needed.” - Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster

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Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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Article - Albert Cecil Whitlocke

Key words

world war 1 project
albert cecil whitlocke

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Albert Cecil Whitlocke and his service in World War 1. Albert Whitlocke lived in Greensborough.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Publication, e-book - The first book of bees (Tibbets, A. B.), New York, 1952

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Old boys Song - Recording

Recording of Old Boys song sung to the tune of "Home Town Week". Sung by Jim Ottery

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Print (lithograph): Alice Blanch CHEHOVSKI - Dunmoochin, Artist's Gallery

Key words

chehovski
dunmoochin
pugh
gallery
lithograph

Lithographic print in black and white detailing the Artist's Gallery at Dunmoochin, located within bush surrounds at Cottles Bridge

Historical information

Alice Blanch Chehovski was born in Queensland to a Russian mother and Polish father. When her father died leaving three small children to bring up on her own, her took them back to Russia to visit her own parents. In the following fateful year, Stalin came into power and the family was trapped by Russia closing its borders. At the age of twenty three, 1944, Alice entered Moscow's Institute of Decorative Arts and Applied Arts to study ceramics. Neither the subject of ceramics nor the academic drawing in fine pencil inspired her. At that time Moscow was surrounded by German troops, Russian culture was inhibited by the war and generally speaking it was not the time for arts. Alice said 'My soul and my hands were needed as a volunteer, to help the wounded soldiers survive'. Alice struggled through a lifetime of hardship and triumph before returning to her native land of Australia in 1981 at the age of 60.

Significance

This lithographic print is one of a set of ten produced at Dunmoochin at the time of Clifton Pugh.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bottom left of print: ed. no. '4/10' and work title. Bottom right of print: artist signature 'Alice Blanch '04'

Nillumbik Shire Council,

Article - Clarence Alexander Watson

Key words

world war 1 project
clarence alexander watson

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Clarence Alexander Watson and his service in World War 1. Clarence Watson was born in Greensborough.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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Document - Memories of Brian (The Red Headed) Blackburn

Key words

greensborough
brian blackburn
faye fort (nee partington)

Links: 04431.04718 2 pages, typescript

Historical information

Reminiscences of life growing up and living in Greensborough from 1945 to the 1980s, as detailed in a letter from Brian Blackburn to Faye Fort (nee Partington) in 2016.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Publication - Honey industry [fact sheet]. (National Honey Board). Firestone, CO, [2012].

2 pages, illustrated.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Rapid method for measuring the antimicrobial activity of honey. (Black, John). Canberra, 2011.

16 pages, illustrated.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 4 Vol. 6 May 1966 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No 4 Vol. 6 May 1966

Key words

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

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

Historical information

Topic ; Beaumaris Young Mens Improvement group 1863 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. 6 of the CMHS May 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….Editor of Newsletter Mr T.A.Sheehy Secretary Mrs F.Neville / VOLUME 6 No.4 NEWSLETTER APRIL 1966

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

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

Certificate - St Mary's School Prize

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Article - Edith Sommerville Thistlethwaite

Key words

world war 1 project
edith sommerville thistlethwaite

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Article - William Henry McLean

Key words

world war 1 project
william henry mclean

3 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about William Henry McLean and his service in World War 1. William McLean was born in Bundoora

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Text - Royal Blind Foundation 1883-2006

Key words

royal blind foundation of queensland

1 Microsoft Word document

Historical information

A brief overview of the history of the Royal Blind Foundation of Queensland from it's inception to it's merger with Vision Australia in 2006.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

Article - Alfred William McDougall

Key words

world war 1 project
alfred william mcdougall

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Alfred William McDougall and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Brunswick and his parents lived in Greensborough.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article - John Adam Bush - Frederick William Bush

Key words

world war 1 project
frederick william clarence bush
john adam bush

Three pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about John Adam Bush and his brother Frederick William Bush and their service in World War 1. At the time of their enlistments their parents were living at Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article - Vivian Thomas

Key words

world war 1 project
vivian thomas

1 page, text and colour images.

Historical information

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Newsletter - MAVEC News August 2018

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Publication, e-book - Obsevations sur l'origine du miel (Boissier de Sauvages, Pierre Augustin), Nismes, 1763

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

School Magazine- 1983 - Ashwood High School Magazine- 1983

Key words

school magazine
ahs
magazine
1983

1983 School Magazine with 17 un-numbered pages.

Historical information

1983 Magazine of Ashwood High School with historical events of the year.

Significance

Details of the school events of 1983

Ashwood High School, Ashwood

Book - Digital Image - Primary Picture Outlines, January - June 1941

Key words

bible stories
methodist church

Copy of Sunday school textbook. 20 pages, text and line drawings (some have been coloured by owner)

Historical information

Digital copy of a 1940s Sunday school text book for younger children. Illustrations depict Bible stories.

Inscriptions & Markings

Student's name on cover.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Annual Report - 62nd Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1946

Key words

julius bruche, r. f. sanderson, h. l. bedggood, c. r. b. james, edgar h. peacock, dr boyd penfold, dr w. j. craig, dr selwyn sutton, e. j. l. bremner, f. w. cox, s. g. hobson, j. f. hunt, e. r. noble, w. ross, g. w. sweetland, i. trescowthick, j. e. vincent, h. f. mccrea, douglas abraham, e. a. reynolds, e. r. empson, j. m. johnston, h. blackmore, b. grayden, t. d. mcrae, h. g. campbell, c. monahan, h. ludbrook, alice c. graham, rev f. a. hagenauer,

Brown/Grey Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 16 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

Australian Historical Record Society papers - John Gavan Reilly, Letter to AHRS, 13th March 1896

In this very long letter, Gavan Reilly seeks membership of the Society, and urges the Society in preserving the 'absorbingly exciting stories of a vanishing past.' He was postmaster at Creswick at the time, an amateur poet, and an enthusiast for local history.

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

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thearte flyer - Comedy hypnosis : Entranced written and performed by Issac Lomman for the Melbourne comedy Festival commmencing at the Athenaeum Theatre on March 29 2017

Key words

issac lomman
melbourne comedy festival
athenaeum theatre

coloured flyer

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Jun 2008 - June 2008

Key words

city of moorabbin historical society
stanley helen
melbourne
moorabbin
brighton
chelsea
cheltenham
ormond
bentleigh
market gardeners
pioneers
early settlers
moorabbin shire
sheehy tom
box cottage museum
highett
cheltenham railway station victoria
mccarthy jack
power maurice j.
charman road state school
standard certificate education
cheltenham post office
point nepean road
sports
moorabbin show
processions
parades
mentone ice skating rink
sheperd’s café
bourke street
horse tram
sandringham
beach road
ss hygeia
ss courier
ss edina
mechanics hall
memorial hall
magic lantern shows
crooks mr.
engine drivers strike 1903
park road cheltenham
booth dorothy
mentone railway station gardens

A4 paper printed both sides x1. Issue 7 of the bi-monthly, City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter produced by Society member and Secretary, Mrs Helen Stanley in June 2008. Notice for meeting June 29th and August 31st at which Ms Dorothy Booth’s topic will be ‘The Historical Mentone Railway Gardens’. Another excerpt from the CMHS Newsletter November 1965, by Tom Sheehy, President, called ‘Memories of Old Cheltenham’ This is the story ‘as told’ to Tom Sheehy by Jack McCarthy b 1890, a member of CMHS, and includes a photocopied photograph of passengers on SS Hygeia c 1900 on a trip across the Bay to the Geelong area.

Historical information

The City of Moorabbin Historical Society was formed c 1960 by a group of Moorabbin residents who were concerned that the history of the area should be preserved. A good response to a call for items related to the historical area of Moorabbin Shire brought donations of a wide variety of artefacts which are now preserved by the current members of CMHS at Box Cottage Museum . Helen Stanley, Secretary of CMHS, began producing a Newsletter for members in April 2007 to provide current information and well researched items of historical interest.

Significance

Helen Stanley has produced a bi-monthly Newsletter, 2007 - 2013, for the members of the City of Moorabbin Historical Society that contains well researched interesting historical items, notification of upcoming events, current advice from Royal Australian Historical Society , Museums Australia Victoria and activities of Local Historical Societies. The Newsletter is an important record of the activities of the CMHS. Tom Sheehy, past President of CMHS, was an Historian and Author of ‘Battlers Tamed the Sandbelt’.

Inscriptions & Markings

CITY of MOORABBIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / JUNE 2008 NEWSLETTER

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

Newsletter - November 2018

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

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Newsletter, City of Moorabbin Historical Society No. 10 Vol. 6 November 1966 - City of Moorabbin Historical Society Newsletter No. 10 Vol. 6 November 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

Topic ; Cheltenham ANA 1891 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. 10 Vol. 6 of the CMHS November 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… Secretary Mrs F.Neville......... / VOLUME 6 No.10 NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 1966

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

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YCW National Report - YCW National Report 1962-63

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

Card - Masonic Church Service

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

Annual Report - 24th Report of the Committee of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission of Victoria 1908

Key words

reginald talbot, samuel gillott, john m. griffiths, harold kent, h. sumner martin, rev. h. w. h. adeney, rev j. j. halley, rev e. h. sugden, w. a. dickens, f. e. frewin, s. mauger, m. l. miller, j. e. muir, a. c. muir, e. r. peacock, f. j. rose, f. tudor, ernest j. d. abraham, mrs e. j. d. abraham, miss i. foster, miss a. foster, mrs f. e. frewin, mrs h. sumner martin, mrs j. e. muir, mrs r. r. paterson, mrs w. a. paterson, mrs a. wilson. mrs samuel luke, alex williamson, s. moss, m. g. b mortimer, captain olden, rev. h. kelly, edward newbigin, compulsory education, j. charles, a graham

Green Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 60 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.

Expression Australia, East Melbourne

Publication - Forestry plantations and honeybees. (Somerville, Doug). Canberra, 2010.

28 pages.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Oral History - William Arthur Cecil by Bill Cecil.

Key words

cecil family
bill cecil
william arthur cecil
greensborough post office

2 typed pages.

Historical information

Bill Cecil moved to Greensborough in 1944 aged 14. His family ran the post office and Bill became acquainted with most Greensborough families as he delivered the mail on horseback. Bill recounts his life both in Greensborough and other parts of the country.

Significance

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

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Annual Report - 56th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1940

Key words

julius bruche, 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, m. j. hoath, s. g. hobson, e. r. noble, h. puddy, g. w. sweetland, ernest j. d. abraham, e. r. empson, douglas abraham, j. m. johnston, h. blackmore, w. hately, b. grayden, t. d. mcrae, w. m. underwood, c. monahan, h. ludbrook

Pink Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 24 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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Text - Out and About: RVIB Auxiliaries newsletters 2003 (March, June,December)

Key words

royal victorian institute for the blind

32 pages of text and images

Historical information

RVIB Auxiliaries raised monies for the organisation at a grassroots level, via a variety of meetings, fundraisers and events. To keep them in touch with head office and to let branches what other branches were doing across the state, regular newsletters were sent out. Presentation of lifetime achievement awards by Governor John Landy, launch of the Feelix Early Childhood Braille Book Library, staff profile of Patsy Vizents, RVIB Gold Ball, RVIB for Sight Week, reports from Auxiliaries around the state and obituaries.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

Document, diary - Diary 1915 Corporal Leonard Gordon Hazard

Key words

memoir

White A4 paper spiral bound, 39 pages of a transcription of the diary of Corp L G Hazard and a pdf file.

Historical information

A transcription of the 1915 diary of Corporal Hazard, aged 25, was done by his daughter-in-law, Joyce Hazard, and given to Legacy in 2009. The original diary is not included. The document includes some photocopies of newspaper articles of some events in the diary and Corporal Hazard's later life and photos of his three brothers who also served. The Hazard brothers were from Brighton, Victoria. From the Foreword: "A personal diary that takes us from the shores of Australia to Gallipoli by way of training in the middle east, a torpedoed troopship and on to a convalescent hospital in England." The troopship was the 'Southland' and the included newspaper report recounts the disaster. Timeline: 8 May 1915 Left Melbourne 10 June Arrived at Heliopolis training camp in Egypt 2 September Was on the 'Southland' which was torpedoed 8 September Arrived on Gallipoli 19 October Wounded in shelling 27 October Arrived Malta on a hospital ship 15 November Arrived South Hampton Docks in UK and transferred to Southern General Hospital in Birmingham 6 December First visit to London and a ride in the underground trains. Transferred to Woodgate Convalescent Hospital 31st December Diary ends on New Years Eve.

Significance

The day by day record shows the war from the point of view of a corporal.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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Booklet - Federation University Strategic Plan, 2016-20

Key words

federation university
strategic plan

Historical information

Federation University Australia was established on 1 January 2014. Formerly known as the University of Ballarat, its enabling legislation was the University of Ballarat Amendment (Federation University Australia) Act 2013. Although formally created as a University in 1994, the University of Ballarat has a lineage back to 1870 with the establishment of the School of Mines Ballarat, making it the third institution of higher learning to be established in Australia and the first to be established in regional Australia. On 1 January 1994, Ballarat University College became the University of Ballarat and in 1998 the University merged with three TAFE Institutes to become a dual sector institution with multiple campuses. On 1 January 2014, the University of Ballarat amalgamated with the Monash University Gippsland Campus to form Federation University Australia. The Gippsland Campus also had a long lineage dating back to 1928 with the establishment of the Yallourn Technical School which became a predecessor institution to the Gippsland College of Advanced Education formed in 1968. In 1990, it was renamed the Monash University College and in 1993 became the Gippsland Campus of Monash University. In 2016, Federation University Australia announced plans to take possession, over a two-year period, of Monash’s Berwick Campus in the south-east corridor of Melbourne. Federation University Australia, or FedUni, is headquartered in Ballarat and offers programs in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training to regional Victoria and beyond. The University’s commitment to educational and social equity, teaching excellence, research distinction, environmental sustainability and regional capacity building has enabled it to develop in a way that draws on its proud heritage to inform its future. Its regional character sets a framework for the University’s priorities but does not constrain it from serving wider community interests, nationally and internationally. The name Federation University Australia was chosen to convey the scope and capacity of an expanded regional university with a federated network of campuses.

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

Programme - 1938 Australian Championship Band Contest : Official Programme (incorporating the Bandsman's yearbook)

Key words

band association nsw
queensland band association
south australian band association
victorian bands' league
western australian band association
brass band association of new zealand

Programme printed in A5 size

Historical information

This programme was printed for the 1938 Australian Championship Band Contest and incorporates the Bandsman's Yearbook. This was the year of Australia's 150th Celebrations and this contest was held in Sydney. It contains a wealth of information not only from a National level but also articles and results from State competitions. There are also short essays, obituaries, articles of interest, advertisements and other material that is interesting from a historical perspective.

Significance

This programme is unique in the information that it contains, the photographs and other historical information. It provides a record of bands that existed during this time as well as a multitude of competition results.

Victorian Bands' League, Yarraville

Annual Report - 35th Report of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria 1919

Key words

arthur stanley, w. g. mcbeath, e. r. peacock, r. j. oehr, h. l. walters, m. l. miller, john higgins, g. g. mercy, harold w. bickford, george brown, a. macaulay caldwell, w. a. dickins, f. e. frewin, j. m. johnston, r. h. luff, h. sumner martin, george vial, ernest j. d. abraham, r. dow, e. empson, l. fletcher, d, hickey, a. graham, mrs c. robertson, e. r. smith, mrs a. wilso, mab dow, ivy cole, j. craig, john cronin, alex williamson, adam c. muir, w. taylor, s. moss, m. g. b mortimer, blackburn, deaf workers club, ramblers club, j. johnston, m. maloney, lacrosse, cricket, t. a. nelson, a suthersland, w. a. paterson, n. amos, j. leber, j. cariss, alfred peacock, mrs abraham, g. rees, s. w. showell, w. warren, isabella fister, nora kennedy,

Cream Cover, Size 21.5Hx13.5W, 56 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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Banner - OCSBA Founded 1912

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Memorial Book - Masonic in Memoriam Book for Thomas Ord Fairbridge

Key words

cockatoo
fairbridge
masonic

Leather bound book maroon in colour, with gold embossing. Held together with a maroon cord. Contained in its original maroon cardboard storage box.

Historical information

Thomas Fairbridge came to Cockatoo about 1919 to manage the store for his brother-in-law Henry Knight and later bought it. The shop continued to operate as Fairbridges after Thomas died in 1941. On his death he was First Principal of the Belgrave Holy Royal Arch Chapter, this in memoriam book was given to the Fairbridge family on Feb 14th, 1942

Significance

The lodge stated in the book -- The desire to pay homage and respect to the memory of our Most Excellent First Principal who passed to the Great Beyond in November of last year has prompted the Companions to present this token of the love and esteem in which he was held. To his loved ones we extend sincere sympathy. We offer it without reserve and with the most profound understanding.

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes a family photo, of Thomas, Mary and Dorothy Fairbridge. Newspaper obituary, tributes and memorial service cuttings with handwritten descriptions. Signatures of members from the Belgrave Holy Royal Arch Chapter.

Cockatoo History & Heritage Group, Cockatoo

Article - Ida O'Dwyer

Key words

world war 1 project
ida odwyer

2 pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Sister Ida O'Dwyer and her service in World War 1. On her return to Australia, Ida took charge of 10 AGH at Macleod.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

High Tide No.5 - High Tide 1925

Key words

williamstown high school
yearbooks
high tide

A booklet comprising 16 p. Some black and white photographs and illustrations are included. The cover is of light brown card, printed in dark brown ink.

Historical information

The school year book for the 1925 school year. It includes academic achievements for the year, sports results, prefects and student work

Inscriptions & Markings

On cover in pen: Les Hill, 46 Elphin St, Newport.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Newsletter - November 2007

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Article - Arthur Edgar Judkins

Key words

world war 1 project
arthur edgar judkins

One page, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Arthur Edgar Judkins and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment, Arthur was living at Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Installation Card - Edwin Thompson

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

Photograph

Historical information

Batch of 29 photos and 1 document relating to the Snow family, including Ebbie, Eliza Brewer Snow nee Own, Ethel B Snow nee Gillman, John H Gillman and Wilf Snow, Mavis Snow, Florrie, Sam and Blanch Snow, Sarah Anderson, Annie Snow, Lila Dennis, Doreen Dennis, Mabel Webb, Hazel Snow, Wilfred, Jack and Rupert Snow and Mt Ophir. Includes military material from the WWI project.

Chiltern Athenaeum Trust, Chiltern

Article - Jasper Lewis Bolton - World War 1 stretcher bearer

Key words

world war 1 project
jasper lewis bolton

3 pages, 2 web articles and personal recollection.

Historical information

Jasper Lewis Bolton's daughter, Jo Petrovic, supplied this information on her father's role as a stretcher bearer in World War I. Jasper Bolton moved to Briar Hill in the inter-war period.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty