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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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Album - Maldon Brass Band - Live in Concert 2006

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2018-10-13 Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting

Key words

895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office, eltham war memorial, eltham war memorial hall, infant welfare centre, nillumbik shire council, senior citizen's centre

1:28:52 duration Digital MP3 File 30.5 MB

Historical information

Meeting to discuss the Nillumbik Shire Council's proposed sale and devlopment of the former Shire Office site at 895 Main Road as well as the Eltham War Memorial including the Maternal and Infant Welfare Centre, Eltham Pre-school and Eltham War Memorial Hall and Memorial Gardens at 903-907 Main Road which also includes thje Eltham Senior Citizen's Centre. The meeting was attended by more than 300 people which considered the following: Motion from public meeting – Saturday 13th October, 2018 1. This meeting has no confidence in Nillumbik Shire Council's proposed process for the re-development of 895 and 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham and we deplore the cursory attention given to public consultation to date. 2. We call on Council: *to preserve the Eltham War Memorial building complex at 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham, and retain their existing uses in accordance with the Eltham War Memorial Trust purpose; and retain the Cenotaph and Eltham Senior Citizens' Centre. * to retain council ownership of all land at 895 and 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham for our community and future generations. * following meaningful engagement with residents of the Shire, to place sufficient planning controls on the site of the former Eltham Shire Office to ensure that any future development of that land responds to Eltham's form and character and properly protects public amenity, access and use. * to make all proposals for the development of 895 and 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham available for public inspection as soon as they are received by Council. Moved: Greg Johnson Seconder: Andrew Lemon * carried unanimously

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Audio Recording - Audio Recording; 2018-12-09 Eltham Community Town Hall Meeting

Key words

895 main road, 903-907 main road, community meeting, eltham pre-school, eltham shire office, eltham war memorial, eltham war memorial hall, infant welfare centre, nillumbik shire council, senior citizen's centre

0:37:56 duration Digital MP3 File 13.0 MB

Historical information

Second information meeting regarding the Shire of Nillumbik's proposed development/sale of 895 and 903-907 Main Road

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

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Audio / Transcript - Mabel Badenhop

Key words

mabel badenhop
thomas hand
ernest badenhop

mp3 audio tape interview conducted by John Lundy-Clarke with Mabel Badenhop runs for16.33 minutes. 8 page transcript of tape.

Historical information

Thomas, Eliza and eight children (Kate, Eva, Eliza, Florence, Mabel, Alice, Frederick and William) lived at Mountain Grange. Thomas was employed as an engineer for Lillydale Shire, but died suddenly in 1888, aged 42. About 1910, Eliza and her daughter Florence opened the Kalorama Post Office. Eliza died in 1918. Born in 1881, Mabel Badenhop nee Hand was the youngest child of Thomas and Eliza Hand of Mountain Grange. She was 7 years old when her father died. Mabel married Ernest Badenhop in 1905 – Pete the Swede played violin at the wedding. Ernest Badenhop was a builder & built Halcyon and Hygeia for the Dunbars as well as many other homes in the area.

Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society Inc., Mt Dandenong

Boy's Costume Jacket - Παιδική στολή τσιολιά

Key words

costume
jacket
tsiolia
τσολιάς
στολή

This is a jacket for boys that is worn as part of the six piece traditional costume. It is navy blue in color and has gold and silver embroidery along the edges. It has silver buttons and a silky orange lining

Historical information

This is part of a contemporary traditional costume worn by males in parades and theatre productions these days, however worn by soldiers in battle during war times in Greece in the 18th - 19th century

Plutarch Project, Caulfield Junction

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Compact Disk - Interviews with Bill Cecil, Tom Skals and Jean Luxford.

Key words

oral history
bill cecil
jean luxford
tom skals
noel withers
santon family

Links: 00474:00709:01272 1 compact disk with audio files

Historical information

Contains interviews with long time Greensborough district residents, Jean Luxford, Bill Cecil and Tom Skals. CD also contains a file of articles on the Santon family.

Significance

Oral history recordings, not transcribed.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Interviews with Tom Skals, Jean Luxford and Bill Cecil"

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

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Excerpt from Oral History inteview with Alejandro Vargas

The Boite, Collingwood

Men's Soccer Jersey

Key words

jersey
soccer
blue
greek
φανελάκι
dimitria
thessaloniki
plutarch
στολή

Men's navy blue and white soccer jersey, with white collar and inscriptions. Has Thessaloniki logo across the chest and in white writing, S.S.I. logo, and Pronto Refrigeration logo of same name sponsor. S.S.I. manufacturer logo also on white collar. Polyester material and part "A" of a two piece uniform.

Historical information

Full uniform used by Thessaloniki Association's soccer team in a tournament organised as part of "Dimitria" celebrations in soccer matches, outdoor and indoor.

Significance

Historical significance for the purposes it was used by Thessaloniki Association "The White Tower", in indoor and outdoor soccer matches

Inscriptions & Markings

Thessaloniki, S.S.I., Pronto Refrigeration

Plutarch Project, Caulfield Junction

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Mick Scanlan Interview

Key words

mick scanlan
wwii
ww2
world war two
second world war
tokyo bay
royal australian navy
ran
oral history
interview

This is a born digital audio file.

Historical information

This oral history interview covers the topic of Beechworth local resident Mick Scanlan's involvement in the Royal Australia Navy during WW2. John Eldrid, President of Beechworth RSL, interviews Mick about his decision to enlist, day to day life on a naval ship and the experience of the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay.

Significance

This interview of local Beechworth Veteran Mick Scanlan's involvement in the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two is a personal account of a lived experience. The stories are of great social and historic significance to the Beechworth RSL members and the wider Beechworth community. It is also of interest as a primary source of historic information for the study of World War Two, and in particular the topic of Tokyo Bay. Furthermore, the interview has great interpretive capacity as a unique, personal and historic war time story.

Beechworth RSL Sub-Branch, 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

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Oral History - Chief Inspector Bryan Kelly

Key words

oral history
police women
policewoman
kelly

Digital archive of oral history of former Chief Inspector Bryan Kelly. Cut for exhibition purposes.

Historical information

Bryan Kelly is a former Chief Inspector at Victoria Police, and former president of the Victoria Police Legacy. In 1980 he was awarded the Queens Police Medal for dedication to the welfare of police families. Kelly was involved in the appointment of some of the first police women to stations outside the CBD, including Springvale. In this interview, Kelly discusses the role he played in employing more police women and reminisces about police women's experiences in the 1970s.

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

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Oral History - Senior Sergeant Myrene Purcell

Key words

police women
policewoman
detective
oral history

Digital archive of oral history of former Senior Sergeant Myrene Purcell. Cut for exhibition purposes.

Historical information

Myrene Purcell is a retired Detective and Senior Sergeant with Victoria Police. In 1975 she applied for a transfer to the Criminal Investigation Branch and later trained at the Detective Training School.She was a member of the Sexual Offences Squad, which was the first squad of female officers and detectives, who were to investigate rapes and sexual offences in Victoria. In this interview, Purcell discusses her training, career and experiences of discrimination.

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

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Oral history - Senior Sergeant Joan Paffett and Edna Meadows

Key words

police woman
police women
policewoman
oral history
paffett
fyfe
meadows
victoria police

Digital archive of oral history of former police women Joan Paffett and Edna Meadows (nee Fyfe). Cut for exhibition purposes.

Historical information

Joan Paffett and Edna Meadows (nee Fyfe) are former police women. Joan Paffett was Senior Sergeant 15275. During her service she supervised other police women, including the all female squad in the early 1970s. Edna Meadows, registered number 15484, began her career as a nurse but later joined Victoria Police. Both women were the only women in their squads and began their careers with the Women Police Division at Russell St. In this interview they discuss their experiences joining the force and training

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

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Oral history - Sergeant Eileen Rainford

Key words

police woman
policewoman
policewomen
oral history
rainford
victoria police

Digital archive of oral history of former police woman Eileen Rainford. Cut for exhibition purposes

Historical information

Eileen Rainford is a retired Sergeant who joined Victoria Police as one of only eight police women in 1952. Born in England, she served with Liverpool police, patrolling the docks, prior to moving to Australia. Speaking numerous languages, including Polish and German, Rainford worked as a translator and radio broadcaster during and after the second world war. On moving to Australia Rainford joined Victoria Police, where as one of only eight policewomen, she noted a major difference in public attitude towards women working in the force. In this interview, Rainford reflects on these different attitudes and her roles at numerous stations.

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Oral History - Deirdre Farrell

Key words

glen eira
caulfield
deirdre farrell
wwi
oral history
first world war
soldier settlement

Digital recording of an oral history interview taken by Cameron Auty with Deirdre Farrell. Supplementary files include photographs of Deirdre's father Les Campbell, a WWI veteran, Les' service record and a research file created by Deirdre.

Historical information

This interview was recorded in May 2016 as part of the Wounded Soldier exhibition. The Wounded Soldier ran in November 2016, exploring No. 11 Australian General Military Hospital (later Caulfield Hospital) and its impact on Glen Eira's community during and after the First World War. The audio file catalogued here is an edited excerpt from the larger interview, designed for use in the exhibition. Deirdre Farrell trained as a nurse at Caulfield Hospital in the 1960's. Her father Les Campbell was a First World War veteran, and Deirdre grew up on a soldier settlement farm. This interview explores her childhood, her relationship with her father, her experience of repatriation medicine and her memories of Caulfield Hospital.

Significance

This oral history is significant as the firsthand testimony of the child of a First World War veteran and for its recollections of Caulfield Hospital in the 1960's.

Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection, Caulfield

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Oral history interview - Gary Hadley

This digital oral history interview was conducted at Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch on March 21, 2018 as part of the Veterans Heritage Project.

Historical information

Gary Hadley reflects on changing attitudes towards Vietnam veterans. He recounts that during the war, military grooming standards made blending in with civilians difficult and – coupled with the widespread opposition to the Vietnam War – were a potential risk to the troupes’ safety.

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

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Oral history interview - Justin Tilson

This digital oral history interview was conducted at Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch on May 29, 2018 as part of the Veterans Heritage Project.

Historical information

Justin Tilson served in Australia and overseas at places including Papua New Guinea and Iraq in the Air Force. In his interview he discusses his enlistment, training and service, as well as his demobilisation.

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

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Oral history interview - Joyce Barry

This digital oral history interview was conducted at Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch on March 21, 2018 as part of the Veterans Heritage Project.

Historical information

Joyce Barry served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. In her interview, Joyce shares what inspired her to join the services and what training was like for a young woman living in Victoria.

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

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Oral history interview - Peter Cardwell

This digital oral history interview was conducted at Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch on March 21, 2018 as part of the Veterans Heritage Project

Historical information

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Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

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Oral history interview - Margaret Redmond

This digital oral history interview was conducted at Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch on May 29, 2018 as part of the Veterans Heritage Project.

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

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Oral history interview - Lt/Gen Ash Power (Rtd)

Key words

lt/gen ash power (rtd)
oral history

This digital oral history interview was conducted at Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch on March 21, 2018 as part of the Veterans Heritage Project.

Historical information

Ash Power is a retired senior officer of the Australian Army and a veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and Bougainville. Between 2011 and 2014, Power notably served as Chief of Joint Operations. In this oral history extract, Power reflects on what the RSL means to him and the resounding collective mission of ex-service organisations.

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Anne Cocks

Key words

anne-cocks
old-royal-hotel
nelson-place
boarding-house
holland
dutch-migrants
huisman
nellie-street
civic-parade
alma-cocks
eddie-cocks
34-schutt-street
newport
27-schutt-street
palms
williamstown-botanic-gardens
hobsons-bay-city-council
nordini

CD and transcript of interview with Anne Cocks and her memories of the Gardens from her childhood through to adulthood. Anne’s family migrated from Holland in 1952 when she was three years old. The family lived in Lyons Street for a short while before moving to Altona. Her parents, Kees and Betts Huisman bought the Old Royal Hotel in Nelson Place, which was a boarding house for men in 1958. They stayed there until 1971 when they sold it.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens. Anne moved to Williamstown as a small child in 1952, lived in Williamstown until her marriage and has been witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Chic Wyatt (nee Anderson)

Key words

chic anderson
chic wyatt
anderson
fish pond
ornamental lake
gates
curator
horse
army camp
americans
world war 2
cannons
williamstown botanic gardens
hobsons bay city council
william joseph crowe

CD and transcript of interview with Chic Wyatt (nee Anderson) and her memories of the Gardens from her childhood through to adulthood. The purpose of the interview is to discuss a collection of photos she lent to the Gardens for copying (registration no. 2013.001) and to recall memories of her Father, Ernie Anderson and of living in the grounds.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens. Chic is the daughter of Ernie Anderson who worked at the Gardens from the age of 15 until he retired at 65. Ernie’s full name was Ernest Rupert Cyril Anderson. Chic verified from her Mother’s bible that her Father was born 19th June 1895. The Anderson family moved into the Curator’s Lodge in the grounds of the Gardens in 1938 following the death of the previous Curator, William Joseph Crowe.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Oral History - Williamstown Botanic Gardens - Cyril Curtain

Key words

fish pond
curator
cannons
williamstown botanic gardens
hobsons bay city council
aviary
pinetum
centennial reserve
midsummers night dream
cable tram car seats
infrared photography
, rotunda
gloucester reserve
1934 storm
national trust
bateman house
clarke statue

CD and transcript of interview with Cyril Curtain and his memories of the Gardens and surrounding environs.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens Cyril Curtain was born in Williamstown in 1928. He attended North Williamstown Primary School and Williamstown High School. Shortly after marrying he purchased a house on the Esplanade, where he still lives and in which this interview took place. Cyril’s work in conservation of the natural and built heritage is highly regarded. The recently developed Cyril Curtain Reserve in Williamstown is named in his honour. In this interview Cyril discusses the Gardens and the foreshore area including the beach and L A Parker Reserve

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Gerkens and Gleeson

Key words

pattie-gerkens
eileen-gleeson
jack-gerkens
millie-gerkens
newport-railway-workshops
fish-pond
fountain
yoga
father-cassidy
con-gleeson
palms
williamstown-botanic-gardens
hobsons-bay-city-council

CD and transcript of interview with Patti Gerkens and Eileen Gleeson and their memories of the Gardens from their childhood through to adulthood. Pattie and Eileen are the daughters of Jack and Millie Gerkens who lived in Power Street, Williamstown before moving to 25 Gellibrand Street, Williamstown. Jack worked at the Newport Railway Workshops. Patti lived overseas for many years and Eileen has lived in Williamstown all her life. Patti and Eileen recall memories of the Gardens during their childhood and of taking their own children there during the 1960s and 1970s.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens and witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Helen Page

Key words

helen-page
angela altair
mary klestadt
mike hirst
shelley wood
andrew shannon
williamstown botanic gardens advisory group
master plan
sue murray
kim sawyer
anja lee
golden elm
advisory group
gates
pinetum
victorian heritage register

CD and transcript of interview with Helen Page and her memories and experiences in lobbying for the rejuvenation and long-term viability of the Gardens. Helen was a resident of Williamstown when she contacted local Councillor, Angela Altair, in May 1999 to express her concerns about the destruction of trees in Melbourne Road and the condition of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens. The result of her communications with Councillor Altair and the Council was the formation of the Landscape Advisory Group and the Williamstown Botanic Gardens Advisory Group. Still an active member of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens Advisory Group, Helen talks of these experiences, how they led to the formation of the Friends Group and her hopes for the future of the Gardens.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on the lobbying that led to master planning for rejuvenation of the Gardens and the formation of the Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Oral History - Williamstown Botanic Gardens - Iris Whitehurst

Key words

iris whitehurst
fish pond
ornamental lake
gates
curator
horse
cannons
williamstown botanic gardens
hobsons bay city council

CD and transcript of interview with Iris Whitehurst and her memories of the Gardens from her childhood through to adulthood. Iris was born in Williamstown and has memories of the Gardens from an early age. In the interview she talks of playing on the cannons, memories of the Gardens appearance over the years and the contribution of the Friends of the Gardens.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens. Interviewer is Lindy Wallace

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens. Iris was born in Williamstown in 1943, has lived in Williamstown all her life and has been witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Ken Speakman

Key words

ken speakman
nola wilson
fearon reserve
lacrosse
1918
bill crowe
william crowe
bird cage
bandstand
ramsay’s café
horses
harry stitt
cannons
aci glassworks
woollen mills
oil refinery
sims cooper
abattoir
mobil
palms
williamstown botanic gardens
hobsons bay city council

CD and transcript of interview with Ken Speakman. Also present was his daughter, Nola Wilson. His son visited part of the way through the interview. Ken’s family moved to Williamstown in 1918 when he was a baby and he has lived in Williamstown, close to the Gardens since that time. He was a keen lacrosse player, playing on Fearon Reserve. Ken was interviewed for his memories of the Gardens and its relationship to Fearon Reserve.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, surrounding areas and Fearon Reserve

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens and witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Oral History - Williamstown Botanic Gardens - Loris Wood

Key words

williamstown botanic gardens
hobsons bay city council
fish pond
cannons
aviary
adam lindsay gordon
pinetum
fearon reserve
band platform
clarke statue
ernie anderson
osborne street
weddings
horses
gardeners cottage
curators lodge

CD and transcript of interview with Loris Wood about her memories of Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens Loris was born and grew up in Williamstown. She lived across the street from the Gardens at 122 Osborne Street with her parents and siblings.

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens from the 1950s until the time of the interview.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown

Oral History_Williamstown Botanic Gardens_Michael Wilkins

Key words

michael wilkins
barry heath
bob anderson
1987
shelley wood
ian mcleod
john wilson
mary malhallchek
glasshouse
maarten hulzebosch
ransome mower
buffalo lawn
parker reserve
trench digging
2006
bird cage
palms
williamstown botanic gardens
hobsons bay city council

CD and transcript of interview with Michael Wilkins. Michael first worked in the Gardens for the Municipality of Williamstown in 1987. He was there for eleven years. A few years after the amalgamation of Williamstown and Altona into the City of Hobsons Bay City Council he transferred from the Gardens to other sites within the City. He returned to the Gardens in 2006. Michael recalls people with whom he worked and horticultural practices over those years.

Historical information

The interview is one of a series recorded in 2013-2014 to document memories and experiences of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Significance

A primary source of information on memories of the Gardens and witness to changes in the Gardens over those years.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens- Hobsons Bay City Council, Williamstown