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Summon the Living

24 Jul 2018

Bells from Victorian community collections.

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Kitty Owens, Manager, Exhibition Services, Museums Australia (Victoria)

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Plan - Ballarat School of Mines Administration Building Proposed Office Accomodation and Strong Room Plan, 1951

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

Plan of Ballarat School of Mines Administration Building plan with coloured shading

Newsletter - Newsletter, No. 213 November 2013

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

A4 photocopied newsletter distributed to members

Historical information

Contents: • Next meeting, A Local History Trivia Quiz • November Meeting • Shillinglaw Farm Walk • Eltham Festival • Eltham Cemetery Visit • Christmas Function • Notice of Special General Meeting • 2 Bell Street, Eltham • Mick Woiwod – Paradise Lost • Subscriptions • And Also

Significance

The Shire of Eltham Historical Society was formed in October 1967. The first newsletter of the Society was issued May 1978 and has been published continuously ever since on a bi-monthly basis. With the cessation of the Shire of Eltham in late 1994, the Society's name was revised to Eltham District Historical Society and this name first appeared with issue No. 103, July 1995. The collection of the Society's newsletters provides a valuable resource on the history of the Society's activities, office bearers and committee members, guest speakers and subjects of historical interest pertinent to the former Shire of Eltham and the Eltham District.

Untitled

Polish Museum & Archives in Australia, Footscray

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Matte, black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Rev. James Walter Beecher on buff card.

Historical information

Rev. James Walter Beecher (Wally) (1911 - 1989) was ordained in Wyeheproof in 1945.

Medical Equipment, porcelain invalid feeding cup

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

A white porcelain invalid or baby feeding cup decorated with a blue floral ( onion ) pattern. The cup has a spout , strainer, side handle and ‘spill-proof’ guard c19thC

Historical information

These unusual china cups with elongated spouts were created in the days before drinking straws were common. Liquids and broth were fed through the spout to adults who were sick and could not take solid food, or to infants. The alternate name for these cups is “pap feeder.” Recipes for pap usually called for bread, flour and water. A more nourishing mixture “panada” was a pap base with added butter and milk, or cooked in broth as a milk substitute. Variations on the ingredients included Lisbon sugar, beer, wine, raw meat juices. These cups were apparently offered as accessory pieces to many regular china patterns.

Inscriptions & Markings

Base : m 8.

Microfiche - Family Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Historical information

Identity the families registered with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Inscriptions & Markings

Alphabetical Index BUTLER - SARAH Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Plated Tin

Geelong RSL Sub Branch,

Oblong brass coloured tin with an ornate lid.

Historical information

This Christmas Tin with Christmas cake was a Christmas Gift distributed to those serving in the AIF during WW1, 1914.

Significance

The Christmas Tin was given to someone serving in the AIF during WW1, 1914, it is an original tin.

Inscriptions & Markings

The lid is ornate in design at the bottom is the inscription - Christmas 1914.

Photograph - Colour - Chatham-Holmes Collection: "Herbig Family Tree", South Australia

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

Historical information

Friedrich Herbig left Germany in 1855 and later that year arrived in South Australia. He went to work on a farm and made his home in a large hollowed-out base of a river redgum tree. In 1858 Friedrich married Caroline Rattey and they lived together in the tree. They had sixteen children. After the second child was born they moved to a two-roomed pine and pug hut that Friedrich built

Stethoscope, fetal

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,

A light weight wooden stethoscope with long stem and a black ebony bell on one end 37.5 cms in length.

Historical information

The stethoscope , or auriscope, came from the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital in 1958 when the maternity unit was transferred to the new City Hosptial.

certificate

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A white paper certificate of conveyance with black print and hand-written details from George Beattie to Peter Smith. There is a wax seal on the second page.

Historical information

This is a certificate of indenture, a legal agreement, between George Beattie of Forest Creek, near Castlemaine in the colony of Victoria, and Peter Christian Smith of the same place. Both were miners. Beattie was the vendor and Smith paid twenty-five pounds for a land parcel. The contract was witnessed by John Hedderwick, a law clerk in Castlemaine. There is a record in the Mount Alexander Mail, dated Wed. 22 April 1857, of George Beattie purchasing land for three pounds, sixteen and sixpence in Castlemaine and that it was withdrawn. Records also show that a Peter and Thomas Smith farmed in Sandon near Castlemaine.

Significance

This item is a useful research tool as it a hand-written record of part of the history of the gold fields region of Victoria.

Instrument of Surrender.

Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong

Copy of Instrument of Surrender of Japanese Forces in New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville and adjacent islands.

Historical information

WWII Historical significance

Inscriptions & Markings

Describes the layout and conditions of surrender Dated September 1945.

Spoon

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Unrestored dessert spoon from the wreck of the LOCH ARD. The spoon design has a flattened fiddle-back handle, with a thin stem or shank, flared collar, and a shallow rounded bowl. The spoons metallic composition is a thin layer of brass alloy which has partially corroded back to a nickel-silver base metal. 40% corroded plate, 50% base metal, 10% concretion. Spoon bowl is cracked and torn, and spoon stem and bowl is bent. Outlines of five makers marks - Crown, Circle, Small circle, Circle, Diamond.

Historical information

This medium-sized dessert spoon is from the wreck of the LOCH ARD, a Loch Line ship of 1,693 tons which sailed from Gravesend, London, on 2 March 1878 with 17 passengers and a crew of 36 under Captain George Gibbs. “The intention was to discharge cargo in Melbourne, before returning to London via the Horn with wool and wheat”. Instead, on 1 June 1878, after 90 days at sea, she struck the sandstone cliffs of Mutton Bird Island on the south west coast of Victoria, and sank with the loss of 52 lives and all her cargo. The manifest of the LOCH ARD listed an array of manufactured goods and bulk metals being exported to the Colony of Victoria, with a declared value of £53,700. (202 bills of lading show an actual invoice value of £68, 456, with insurance underwriting to £30,000 of all cargo). Included in the manifest is the item of “Tin hardware & cutlery £7,530”. This dessert spoon is one of 482 similar items of electro-plated cutlery from the LOCH ARD site, comprising spoons and forks of various sizes but all sharing the same general shape or design and metallic composition. 49 of these pieces display a legible makers’ mark — the initials “W” and “P” placed within a raised diamond outline, which is in turn contained within a sunken crown shape — identifying the manufacturer as William Page & Co of Birmingham. An electroplater’s makers’ marks, unlike sterling silver hallmarks, are not consistent identifiers of quality or date and place of manufacture. A similar line of five impressions was usually made to impress the consumer with an implication of industry standards, but what each one actually signified was not regulated and so they varied according to the whim of the individual foundry. In this case, the maker’s marks are often obscured by sedimentary accretion or removed by corrosion after a century of submersion in the ocean. However sufficient detail has survived to indicate that these samples of electro-plated cutlery probably originated from the same consignment in the LOCH ARD’s cargo. The generally common range of marks are drawn from 255 tea spoons, 125 dessert spoons, and 99 table forks. These marks are clearly visible in 66 instances, while the same sequence of general outlines, or depression shapes, is discernible in another 166 examples. Suggested trade names for William Page & Co’s particular blend of brass plating are ‘roman silver’ or ‘silverite’. This copper alloy polishes to a lustrous gold when new, discolouring to a murky grey with greenish hue when neglected. HISTORY OF THE LOCH ARD The LOCH ARD belonged to the famous Loch Line which sailed many ships from England to Australia. Built in Glasgow by Barclay, Curdle and Co. in 1873, the LOCH ARD was a three-masted square rigged iron sailing ship. The ship measured 262ft 7" (79.87m) in length, 38ft (11.58m) in width, 23ft (7m) in depth and had a gross tonnage of 1693 tons. The LOCH ARD's main mast measured a massive 150ft (45.7m) in height. LOCH ARD made three trips to Australia and one trip to Calcutta before its final voyage. LOCH ARD left England on March 2, 1878, under the command of Captain Gibbs, a newly married, 29 year old. She was bound for Melbourne with a crew of 37, plus 17 passengers and a load of cargo. The general cargo reflected the affluence of Melbourne at the time. On board were straw hats, umbrella, perfumes, clay pipes, pianos, clocks, confectionary, linen and candles, as well as a heavier load of railway irons, cement, lead and copper. There were items included that intended for display in the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. The voyage to Port Phillip was long but uneventful. At 3am on June 1, 1878, Captain Gibbs was expecting to see land and the passengers were becoming excited as they prepared to view their new homeland in the early morning. But LOCH ARD was running into a fog which greatly reduced visibility. Captain Gibbs was becoming anxious as there was no sign of land or the Cape Otway lighthouse. At 4am the fog lifted. A man aloft announced that he could see breakers. The sheer cliffs of Victoria's west coast came into view, and Captain Gibbs realised that the ship was much closer to them than expected. He ordered as much sail to be set as time would permit and then attempted to steer the vessel out to sea. On coming head on into the wind, the ship lost momentum, the sails fell limp and LOCH ARD's bow swung back. Gibbs then ordered the anchors to be released in an attempt to hold its position. The anchors sank some 50 fathoms - but did not hold. By this time LOCH ARD was among the breakers and the tall cliffs of Mutton Bird Island rose behind the ship. Just half a mile from the coast, the ship's bow was suddenly pulled around by the anchor. The captain tried to tack out to sea, but the ship struck a reef at the base of Mutton Bird Island, near Port Campbell. Waves broke over the ship and the top deck was loosened from the hull. The masts and rigging came crashing down knocking passengers and crew overboard. When a lifeboat was finally launched, it crashed into the side of LOCH ARD and capsized. Tom Pearce, who had launched the boat, managed to cling to its overturned hull and shelter beneath it. He drifted out to sea and then on the flood tide came into what is now known as LOCH ARD Gorge. He swam to shore, bruised and dazed, and found a cave in which to shelter. Some of the crew stayed below deck to shelter from the falling rigging but drowned when the ship slipped off the reef into deeper water. Eva Carmichael had raced onto deck to find out what was happening only to be confronted by towering cliffs looming above the stricken ship. In all the chaos, Captain Gibbs grabbed Eva and said, "If you are saved Eva, let my dear wife know that I died like a sailor". That was the last Eva Carmichael saw of the captain. She was swept off the ship by a huge wave. Eva saw Tom Pearce on a small rocky beach and yelled to attract his attention. He dived in and swam to the exhausted woman and dragged her to shore. He took her to the cave and broke open case of brandy which had washed up on the beach. He opened a bottle to revive the unconscious woman. A few hours later Tom scaled a cliff in search of help. He followed hoof prints and came by chance upon two men from nearby Glenample Station three and a half miles away. In a state of exhaustion, he told the men of the tragedy. Tom returned to the gorge while the two men rode back to the station to get help. By the time they reached LOCH ARD Gorge, it was cold and dark. The two shipwreck survivors were taken to Glenample Station to recover. Eva stayed at the station for six weeks before returning to Ireland, this time by steamship. In Melbourne, Tom Pearce received a hero's welcome. He was presented with the first gold medal of the Royal Humane Society of Victoria and a £1000 cheque from the Victorian Government. Concerts were performed to honour the young man's bravery and to raise money for those who lost family in the LOCH ARD disaster. Of the 54 crew members and passengers on board, only two survived: the apprentice, Tom Pearce and the young woman passenger, Eva Carmichael, who lost all of her family in the tragedy. Ten days after the LOCH ARD tragedy, salvage rights to the wreck were sold at auction for £2,120. Cargo valued at £3,000 was salvaged and placed on the beach, but most washed back into the sea when another storm developed. The wreck of LOCH ARD still lies at the base of Mutton Bird Island. Much of the cargo has now been salvaged and some was washed up into what is now known as LOCH ARD Gorge. Cargo and artefacts have also been illegally salvaged over many years before protective legislation was introduced. One of the most unlikely pieces of cargo to have survived the shipwreck was a Minton porcelain peacock - one of only seven in the world. The peacock was destined for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. It had been well packed, which gave it adequate protection during the violent storm. Today, the Minton peacock can be seen at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warrnambool. From Australia's most dramatic shipwreck it has now become Australia's shipwreck artefact and is one of very few 'objects' on the Victorian State Heritage Register most valuable.

Significance

The LOCH ARD shipwreck is of State significance – Victorian Heritage Register S 417. Flagstaff Hill’s collection of artefacts from LOCH ARD is significant for being one of the largest collections of artefacts from this shipwreck in Victoria. It is significant for its association with the shipwreck, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR S417). The collection is significant because of the relationship between the objects, as together they have a high potential to interpret the story of the LOCH ARD. The LOCH ARD collection is archaeologically significant as the remains of a large international passenger and cargo ship. The LOCH ARD collection is historically significant for representing aspects of Victoria’s shipping history and its potential to interpret sub-theme 1.5 of Victoria’s Framework of Historical Themes (living with natural processes). The collection is also historically significant for its association with the LOCH ARD, which was one of the worst and best known shipwrecks in Victoria’s history.

Record Book - Meteorological Observation Feb 1949

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Meteorological Observation Feb 1949

Postcard Booklet - Souvenir de Neuve-Englise - 12 Vues du Bombardement

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

Small cream covered postcard booklet containing 12 postcards. The cover has red printing on the front. Tissue separates each individual postcard. The views shows scenes after the Bombardment of august 1916

Historical information

Views of places before and after bombardment during World War One.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover: In red print with border down LHS - Souvenir de NEUVE-ENGLISE 12 vues du bombardement "1917" in red print on top right hand corner Verso individual postcards: "Carte Postale" at top Correspondence (LHS top) and Adresse (RHS top) separated by a line in the middle of page LHS bottom corner "Vise Paris 850. Names of scenes on each postcard.

Publication - The diseases of bees: symptoms - treatment and control (Aughterson, W.H.) Maitland, [nd].

Wheen Bee Foundation, Beechworth

Newsletter - Ballarat Deaf Social Club Inc. - June 2014 Newsletter

Vicdeaf, East Melbourne

29.5cmHx21cmW, 4 pages

Historical information

Ballarat Deaf Social Club Inc. established 1974

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia portrait of Albert Holden in WWI clerical/military garb pasted on brown card.

Historical information

See F46 entries.

Inscriptions & Markings

Chap Gen Holden B. A.

Sweetheart Cards WW1

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Rectangular post cards , cream coloured with silk embroided silk motifs on the front

Historical information

Sweetheart cards WW1 Woven silk postcards were produced in Krefeld in 1898 , Germany. Embroidered silk postcard were first made in Paris in 1900. The popularity of the silk postcard peaked during World War 1. The different examples shown reflect what, and to whom the soldiers sent them to during this period. An estimated 10 million hand made cards were produced from 1915 1919. Tjhe cards were generally hand embroidered by French women in their homes on strips of silk mesh, with as many as 25 on strip. They were then sent to a factory for cutting and mounting on postcards.

Booklet - Heidelberg 1937

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 00283:00327:00328 36 pages plus cover, black and white illustrations. Cover has illustration of Heidelberg Town Hall in Ivanhoe. Original item.

Historical information

1937 booklet to commemorate the official opening of the City of Heidelberg Civic Centre - Town Hall and Municipal Offices.

Significance

A snapshot of the Heidelberg area in 1937, includes photos of local homes and civic amenities.

Insulator

Parks Victoria - Gabo Island Lightstation, Gabo Island

Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book: 'The Art of Lawn Tennis'. 176 pages. Hardcover. Second edition (first published 1920). Autograph & inscription by author on front free endpaper: 'SINCERELY YOURS/WILLIAM J. TILDEN 2ND/INDIANAPOLIS JULY 1923/NATIONAL CLAY COURT/CHAMPIONSHIP'. Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Wine and Spirit Merchant's Companion

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Hard 'marbled' paper covers with black leather spine binding and corners. Gold lettering and decoration on spine.

Notebook - Stores book

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Finishing Department notebook with 'Stores Book' on front cover. Book contains recipes and unstructuring for use at finishers. There are also some loose and attached inclusions between some pages. Most entries in the book are in pencil.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stores book

Book - Teilhard de Chardin Album

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Teilhard de Chardin Album from the publications and letters of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Author: Teilhard de Chardin, Publisher: Collins Date: 1966

Historical information

This item is from the ‘Pattison Collection’, a collection of books and records that was originally owned by the Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute, which was founded in Warrnambool in 1853. By 1886 the Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute (WMI) had grown to have a Library, Museum and Fine Arts Gallery, with a collection of “… choice productions of art, and valuable specimens in almost every branch and many wonderful national curiosities are now to be seen there, including historic relics of the town and district.” It later included a School of Design. Although it was very well patronised, the lack of financial support led the WMI in 1911 to ask the City Council to take it over. In 1935 Ralph Pattison was appointed as City Librarian to establish and organise the Warrnambool Library as it was then called. When the WMI building was pulled down in 1963 a new civic building was erected on the site and the new Warrnambool Library, on behalf of the City Council, took over all the holdings of the WMI. At this time some of the items were separated and identified as the ‘Pattison Collection’, named after Ralph Pattison. Eventually the components of the WMI were distributed from the Warrnambool Library to various places, including the Art Gallery, Historical Society and Flagstaff Hill. Later some were even distributed to other regional branches of Corangamite Regional Library and passed to and fro. It is difficult now to trace just where all of the items have ended up. The books at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village generally display stamps and markings from Pattison as well as a variety of other institutions including the Mechanics’ Institute itself. RALPH ERIC PATTISON Ralph Eric Pattison was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, in 1891. He married Maude Swan from Warrnambool in 1920 and they set up home in Warrnambool. In 1935 Pattison accepted a position as City Librarian for the Warrnambool City Council. His huge challenge was to make a functional library within two rooms of the Mechanics’ Institute. He tirelessly cleaned, cleared and sorted a disarrayed collection of old books, jars of preserved specimens and other items reserved for exhibition in the city’s museum. He developed and updated the library with a wide variety of books for all tastes, including reference books for students; a difficult task to fulfil during the years following the Depression. He converted all of the lower area of the building into a library, reference room and reading room for members and the public. The books were sorted and stored using a cataloguing and card index system that he had developed himself. He also prepared the upper floor of the building and established the Art Gallery and later the Museum, a place to exhibit the many old relics that had been stored for years for this purpose. One of the treasures he found was a beautiful ancient clock, which he repaired, restored and enjoyed using in his office during the years of his service there. Ralph Pattison was described as “a meticulous gentleman whose punctuality, floorless courtesy and distinctive neat dress were hallmarks of his character, and ‘his’ clock controlled his daily routine, and his opening and closing of the library’s large heavy doors to the minute.” Pattison took leave during 1942 to 1945 to serve in the Royal Australian Navy, Volunteer Reserve as Lieutenant. A few years later he converted one of the Museum’s rooms into a Children’s Library, stocking it with suitable books for the younger generation. This was an instant success. In the 1950’s he had the honour of being appointed to the Victorian Library Board and received more inspiration from the monthly conferences in Melbourne. He was sadly retired in 1959 after over 23 years of service, due to the fact that he had gone over the working age of council officers. However he continued to take a very keen interest in the continual development of the Library until his death in 1969.

Significance

The Pattison Collection, along with other items at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, was originally part of the Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute’s collection. The Warrnambool Mechanics’ Institute Collection is primarily significant in its totality, rather than for the individual objects it contains. Its contents are highly representative of the development of Mechanics' Institute libraries across Australia, particularly Victoria. A diversity of publications and themes has been amassed, and these provide clues to our understanding of the nature of and changes in the reading habits of Victorians from the 1850s to the middle of the 20th century. The collection also highlights the Warrnambool community’s commitment to the Mechanics’ Institute, reading, literacy and learning in the regions, and proves that access to knowledge was not impeded by distance. These items help to provide a more complete picture of our community’s ideals and aspirations. The Warrnambool Mechanics Institute book collection has historical and social significance for its strong association with the Mechanics Institute movement and the important role it played in the intellectual, cultural and social development of people throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The collection of books is a rare example of an early lending library and its significance is enhanced by the survival of an original collection of many volumes. The Warrnambool Mechanics' Institute’s publication collection is of both local and state significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine cover with typed text PAT 920 DEC Front loose endpaper has a sticker from Corangamite Regional Library Service

Printed etching - Rev. James E. Moulton

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

B & W head and shoulders printed etching of the Rev. James E. Moulton.

Historical information

B. 1841 in England, ordained 1863, President NSW conference 1893, d. 1909 Gore Hill NSW.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Revd. J. E. Moulton (Tonga)"

Text

Vision Australia,

1 certificate of appreciation

Historical information

Certificate reads "Certificate of Appreciation: May it be known that this certificate has been presented to The George Vowell Centre by Karingal Lioness Club in appreciation of the invaluable services and cooperation extended." Signed by the President Stephanie Johnson and Secretary Patricia Goodwright on 20th December 1985.

History - VX5104 L/Col Victor J Schofield MBE

Geelong RSL Sub Branch,

Two Plaques - one the Rising Sun, one the Maxwell Family Crest which is related to L/Col Schofield MBE. Timber materials used in the manufacture of both items.

Historical information

These are original items of VX5104 L/Col VJ Schofield MBE who served with 23rd Battalion (The City of Geelong Regiment). In 1929 this Battalion was amalgamated with the 21st Battalion to become 23rd/21st Battalion and adopted the territorial designation of 'The City of Geelong Regiment/The Victorian Rangers'. The Battalion went to the Northern Territory during WW2 before being disbanded, however VX5104 VJ Schofield became redeployed and served in New Guinea during WW2. He was awarded an MBE for his service. (Reference The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Friday 20 July 1945. (Awards for Service in Papua-New Guinea).

Significance

The original plaques were located at the Geelong Returned Soldiers, Sailors and Airman Woollen Mill (commonly referred to as the RS&S Mill). Schofields Father was responsible for the raising of the Mill, with Federal Funding, he was the CEO. It is not known if Victor John Schofield worked at this Mill but the plaques were found there and donated to the Geelong RSL Sub Branch by Roger Burt CEO of Godfrey Hirst Group during the Hirst takerover of the RS&S Mill.

Inscriptions & Markings

None on the Rising Sun. One The Maxwell Family Crest 'Rebiresco' Maxwell.

Booklet . - HMAS Parramatta Recommissing of

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Six page booklet

Historical information

Recommissioning of HMAS Parramatta

Inscriptions & Markings

on the front page HMAS Parramatta coat of arms Strike Deep The Recommissioning of HMAS Parramatta on 26th August 1981 At HM Naval Dock Yard, Williamstown Victoria

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/W photo of a model wearing fashion from 1928.. Shapeless dress with beads and sequins sewn on. Garter below knee of left leg, . Model holding a long cigarette holder. No./ 35

Model - Poppet Head Model

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

A timber poppet head and engine room model. "This scale model - the modern construction of a mining plant - was made by Mr Donald Douglas Mather* of Bonnie Doon, Talbot, Victoria. The engine shed houses the winches, which raise and lower the cages carryong the workmen. The winches also control the water-baling tanks, which are lowered into teh pump shaft to clean the water. The pump shaft is part of the main shaft partitioned off for keeping the water down. The old style plant (or as commonly known poppet legs), were all oftimber construction and, when erected, straddled the main shaft. this scale model allows for steel construction, ans is set over the shaft to permit an unobstructed view of the operations. The bad level is where the workmen enter and leave the shaft. The staging platform on the first level is where trucks ad mullock or other material are whelled out on rails and then tipped to form the mine dump. The top level is to allow for maintenance of plant. * Mr Mater, previously of Ballarat, worked for many years as a miner and plant erector" (Old interpretive panel)

Historical information

This scale model of a mining plant was made by Donald Douglas Mather of Talbot. The engine shed houses the winches, which aise and lower the cages carrying the workmen. The winches also control the water-Baling tanks, which are lowered into the pump shaft to clean the water. The Pump Shaft is part of the main shaft partitioned off for keeping the water down. The old style plant (or cas commonly known poppet legs), were all of timber construction and, when erected, straddled the main shaft. This scale model allows for steel construction, and is set over the shaft to permit an unobstructed view of the operations. The Bad level is where the workmen enter and leave the shaft. The staging platform on the first level is where the trucks and mullock or other material are wheeled out on rails and then tipped to form the mine dump. The top level is to allow for maintenance of plant.

First Aid Kit

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum, Emerald

First Aid Kit, dark brown heavy cardboard case with metal corner and edge reinforcing and metal clips. Including collapsible wooden splint, boracic lint, gauze, linen sling, castor oil,sal volatile, anteseptic, band-aids, adhesive tape and snake bite instructions.

Significance

This style of first aid kit was marketed to local sports clubs, and is socially and historically significant.

Internet Article - PJ Harvey (musician) & Seamus Murphy (photojournalist): The Hollow of the Hand - visual presentation and conversation held at Melbourne Athenaeum Theatre on 1 September 2016 as part of Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Microfiche - Births Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Inscriptions & Markings

1894 JOHNSON J TO 1894 LOWE M

Kirkstall Racing Club Programme 1923 - Handicap Trial Stakes page

Koroit & District Historical Society , Koroit

Inscriptions & Markings

includes advert for Bazaar in the Mechanics Institute

Photograph - Opening of Andrew Ross Museum, Kangaroo Ground, 20 Nov 1994

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 3 strips

Historical information

In 1992 Shire of Eltham Historical Society member and Kangaroo Ground resident, Bruce Ness became aware that the old school teacher residence at Kangaroo Ground School was no longer being used. Over the years Bruce had been storing a growing collection of the Society's artifacts and objects including various machinery and farm tools. He proposed that this might present an opportunity to set up a museum with the Society's objects. It was proposed that a board be appointed containing representatives of the Society, the School Council, Shire of Eltham and "Friends of the Andrew Ross Museum." As a consequence, most of the Society's objects were transferred to the museum and the Society became more focused on documents, maps and photographs, etc.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100

Record of Conduct and Service (Athol Halliday McDowell)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Official document

Historical information

When the First World War broke out, Australian men from all backgrounds and professions were called to serve their country.  Members of the Victorian Police force were some of the first to answer the call with twenty men joining the first convoy of soldiers who left Australian shores in October 1914. Over the course of four long years, one hundred and thirty-eight Victorian Police enlisted from stations across the state. Of these, twenty-seven lost their lives. Whilst the fate of each man was different, a deep commitment to protecting and serving the public was common to all. Victoria Police service: Enlisted 22/01/1914; Granted extended leave without pay 1/08/1915 WW1 service: Enlisted 31 July 1915; Highest rank: sergeant; Regiment: 22nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement; Fate: Killed in action, France, 19 July 1916; Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Blouse & Belt

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Blouse black satin and sequin with puffed upper arm sleeves and fitted lower arm sleeve. Belt with sequin tassels. Lace around neck and bodice. Fastened down bodice with hook and eye.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTO COPY OF A CHURCHES,HOSPITAL AND TOWNSHIP

Inscriptions & Markings

GREETING FROM CLUNES

Chest of Drawers

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Chest of drawers wooden 9 drawers, some open compartments. 725mmL x 320mmW x 805mmD

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES CANNON ON WOODEN STAND- ABOUT 1938.

Historical information

THE CANNON WAS ORIGINALLY SITUATED IN VICTORIA PARK-LATER IN SHED AT TOWN HALL AND NOW KEPT IN HENRY BLAND ROOM AT CLUNES HISTORICAL MUSEUM IN FRASER STREET.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES CANNON ON 'ROCKS'

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A transitional flat-top, wooden racquet with a laminated convex throat. Decal inscription of model type around crown on obverse: TRIUMPH. Decal of company trademark features on throat on obverse. Within a football device is the inscription: TRADE MARK/SCHMELZER'S/KANSAS CITY/SPORTING GOODS. Stamped inscription along right side of stem: THE/SCHMELZER COMPANY. Materials: Wood, Gut, Metal, Ink, Glue, Lacquer, String, Leather

Photograph - W.G. Gray with trees from Kinglake, c.1918.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Significance

This photo forms part of a collection of photographs gathered by the Shire of Eltham for their centenary project book,"Pioneers and Painters: 100 years of the Shire of Eltham" by Alan Marshall (1971). The collection of over 500 images is held in partnership between Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) and is now formally known as the 'The Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection.' It is significant in being the first community sourced collection representing the places and people of the Shire's first one hundred years.

Photograph - Floods in North Kew, 1934

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Floods in North Kew, 1934. Unidentified location on the Yarra Flood Plain at Kew.

Mixed Media: Deidre BOEYEN - Eltham Little Theatre

Nillumbik Shire Council,

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Programme: Tasmanian International Womens Open 1994 Materials: Paper, Ink

Photograph - Public Works Street Maintenance, Gellibrand Street, Kew, 1970

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Public Works Street Maintenance, Gellibrand Street, Kew, Company supplied photograph of measuring a tree root in Gellibrand Street.

Significance

The series from which the photograph is drawn provides a snapshot by a commercial photographic studio of specific street works in Kew as well as providing examples of public works infrastructure being commissioned by local government in the 1960s. The photos originally formed part of the Engineering Department's files in the City of Kew before being donated to the kew Historical Society.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed above photo: "A tough dry root from a tree previously removed from alongside the drain. The root development inside the barrel had not caused the brick work to split. Gellibrand St. Drain 24.4.70." Company information: "General Descaling / Company / 1st Floor 66-68 Albert Road/ South Melbourne 3205 Victoria / Telephone 699 1455 / 699 1635."

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Spalding, "Doris Hart" Signature Model tennis racquet, featuring whipping around shoulders and shaft, leather handle grip, and a burgundy leather butt cloth. Manufacturer's name across base of head; model name across throat and along shaft. Line drawing of female tennis player on symbol on throat. Wreathed 'S' trademark features on lower shaft and butt cloth. Materials: Wood, Metal, Lacquer, Glue, Ink, Nylon, Paint, Adhesive tape, Leather, String

Photographic print

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

2 photo postcards of Torrey Gambill Materials: Paper, Ink

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Photograph of pupils of Cowes State School being addressed by Councillor J. B. Grayden at tree planting on Cowes Esplanade 1944.

Historical information

One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Publication - Male fitness of honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera L.) (Kraus, F. B. et al.), New York, 2003

Wheen Bee Foundation, Beechworth