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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

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

Curated By

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

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105419 items with images

Bottle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Bottle clear glass with ground glass stopper. Has a rectangular grip. Paper label on side. Used in a pharmacy. Contains crystals of resin.

Photograph

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Black and white photograph of Stanley Wilson or Howard Bell, who performed on different nights as Frank, the governor of the gaol in the "Q" Theatre Guild's performances of Gay Rosalinda, an arrangement of Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. The performance took place in the new Kew City Hall, with scenery created by Robert Jewell and Claud Ward. Costumes were designed and made by Marion Tilley.

Historical information

The "Q" Theatre Guild was formed out of the Kew Light Opera Company in 1957. It marked the transition of the company that had initially been directed by Lance Nicholls to one directed by Beatrice Oakley. It continued to perform in the Kew Recreation Hall, but, with its demolition in 1960, and the opening of the new Kew City Hall in Cotham Road, moved its productions to that venue. Productions of the "Q" Theatre Guild included The Geisha (1957), Maritana (1958), They All Do It (1959), Blossom Time (1959), Love's A Luxury (1959), There And Back & The Bohemian Girl (1960), Die Fledermaus (1960), Gay Rosalinda (1961), The Land Of Smiles (1961), Kisses For A Kid & Hansel And Gretel (1961), Die Fledermaus (1962), Monsieur Beaucaire (1964), Macbeath or The Beggar's Opera, and So To Bed.

Significance

The scrapbook of annotated photographs, programmes, and newspaper reviews of which this item is a part was assembled by Marion Tilley, wardrobe mistress for, and performer in, productions by the Kew Light Opera Company and the "Q" Theatre Guild. It is significant as a remarkably complete document of theatre performances in Kew, Victoria during the 1950s and 1960s. The scrapbook, and the items individually catalogued within it, have artistic and aesthetic significance within the history of performing arts in Victoria in the middle of the 20th Century. They have social significance in that they reveal socio-cultural values and preoccupations during the period. The records also act as a history of arts activities in the Kew Recreation Hall and later in the Kew City Hall as entertainment and community arts and music precincts.

Photograph: CTC 1979 Football team (Runnersup)

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Colour photograph of Collingwood Technical College [1979] Football team, Runnersup on NMFI competition.

000807 - Photograph -1930s - Inverloch - Beach Rd now The Esplanade - Baths - Coastal Retreat - from Nancye Durham

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Foot

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Foot for a Wertheim sewing machine. Joseph Wertheim manufacturer, Germany, distributed by Hugo Wertheim William Street Melbourne. Circa 1891

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat School of Mines Electricity Classroom, 1900

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

Black and white photograph of the interior of a classroom at the Ballarat School of Mines, including a number of desks, and gas light fittings. The room was the Electricity and Magnetism Classroom

Historical information

Henry Sutton taught Electricity and Magnetism at the Ballarat School of Mines. The first reference to this room was in the 1900 Ballarat School of Mines Annual Report: 'The dynamo has been connected by cables to a switchboard in the new lecture-room ... '.

Photograph - Gwen and Gordon Ford's home, Pitt Street, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 10 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-6

Painting - Watercolour

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Framed watercolour painting of Tatura internment camp barracks through doorway.

Historical information

Dr. Leonhard Adam was an internee in Camp 2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Tatura Camp, Australia, 1940

TRENCH ART

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Salt and pepper shakers made from various pieces of ordinance on a lacquered wooden base

Historical information

Trench art belonging to Keith Arnold VX17438 2nd AIF. Refer 23.2, 29, 32.2, 33.2.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on metal plate on base "Darwin 1944".

Photograph - Centenary Celebrations / Kew "Strong Post" St Kilda Road, 1934

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

A framed photograph of the Kew "Strong Post" in St Kilda Road on the occasion of the Royal Visit of 1934. The Strong Post is decorated with bunting, banners and palm fronds. No-one in the photograph is named or has been identified, but it presumably included notable citizens of Kew. The photograph contains an insert of a photo of the Royal Party.

Historical information

The year 1934 was the official centenary year of the founding of Melbourne. The Royal Visit was timed to coincide with this event, and was known as the Royal Centenary Visit.

Significance

The photograph is of historic and social significance as an indication of the social and civic values of people living in the suburbs of Melbourne during the interwar period.

Inscriptions & Markings

(Above): "Centenary Celebrations / Kew "Strong Post" St Kilda Road". (Below) "On the Occasion of the Visit of / H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester ' October 18th 1934".

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton, pictured right, John Barton, his friend.

Oar

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Oar (2) blond lacquered wooden rod with flattened paddle at one end

Book - Tom Wallis Louis Becke

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a hard cover book of 320 pages plus several pages at the end detailing other books published by the Religious Tract Society. The cover is dark red with an illustration in black, red and grey colours of two sailors aboard a ship. The book was a prize given to Bertie Wilson from the Grasmere Presbyterian Sabbath School in 1910. There are several illustrations (black and white plates) inserted throughout the book. The inscription plate has both printed and handwritten material. The colours on the cover, particularly on the spine, are somewhat faded.

Historical information

This book, ‘Tom Wallis’ written by Louis Becke was awarded as a third prize to Bertie Wilson by the Grasmere Presbyterian Sabbath School in 1910. Grasmere is a small settlement about 12 kilometres from Warrnambool and was settled in the 1840s by pastoralists prior to the founding of Warrnambool. The Grasmere Presbyterian Church and Sunday School were established in 1898 though services had been held prior to this date in an older church which was converted at that time to house the Sunday School. The Sunday School was burnt down in 1914 and later rebuilt. Mr Paton, the Sunday School teacher in 1910, was on the Board of Management of the church in 1911.

Significance

This book is significant because it is a memento of the Grasmere Presbyterian Sabbath School of 1910. Sunday School attendance was a strong feature of the religious, educational and social life of many children in the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Sunday Schools still operate but have fewer children attending in relation to the numbers of Protestant churches adherents.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Cover: ‘Tom Wallis, Louis Becke’. Inscription Plate: ‘Grasmere Presbyterian Sabbath School, Third Prize, Awarded to Bertie Wilson, Mr Paton Teacher, Xmas, 1910’

Theatre Program - Brasso Profundo (musical) performed at the Athenaeum Theatre commencing 16 March 1987

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

black and white poster good condition

Certificates and newspaper clippings (copy) - Queen's Scout Awards for George and Bryan Henderson.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photocopies of certificates, invitations and newspaper clippings.

Historical information

Collection includes copies of invitations to Government House, newspaper clippings and Queen's Scout certificates. George Henderson was the first Greensborough Scout to be awarded the Queen's Scout badge (1960), followed the next year by his brother Bryan. The Henderson family were all associated with the scouting movement.

Significance

A Greensborough family with a strong association with Scouting.

Chocolate Box: "Violet Milk Chocolates. The Daintiest Sweetmeat Made"

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

a square box featuring a spray of violets on a violet coloured box. inscription reads "violet milk chocolates. the daintiest sweetmeat made" 8 ozs nett. a black band in one corner reads "hoadleys violet milk chocolates." contents - chocolate wrappings

Auger

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Ring Auger, Solid Centre - Lead Screw. 62.5cmL 3cm diam

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white postcard photograph of large group of people attending a ball.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on a section of the photo: "A Memento of the Firemens' Ball, Rutherglen, 14.8.35"

folder - Orbost Businesses 1980's/1990's

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A black plastic folder containing invoices and various other items relating to businesses in Orbost during 1980's and 1990's. it has 92 pp.

Significance

This is a useful tool for researching the history of Orbost.

Book - Minute Book 1883-1890

Deaf Children Australia, Melbourne

Brown fabricwith leather trim bound book containing the handwritten minutes of the meetings of the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution from March 1883 to Feb 1890. Committees included are: General Committee, House committee, sub-committees and special meetings.

Historical information

The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Management of the Victorian Deaf & Dumb Institution, the Victorian School for Deaf Children and Deaf Children Australia has been retained from 1862 to 2010.

Significance

The minutes of the meetings provide an insight into the day to day running of the School, from Wages and Salaries, student issues to broader educational topics, building works and finances.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spine: "MINUTE BOOK" in gold stamping on red leather

Book - Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8, Miscellaneous [M series]

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Buttons

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Buttons RAEME - one

Periodical - Australian Aboriginal studies : journal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Darkness and a little light: ?Race? and sport in Australia Colin Tatz (AIATSIS & Australian National University) and Daryl Adair (University of Technology Sydney) Despite ?the wonderful and chaotic universe of clashing colors, temperaments and emotions, of brave deeds against odds seemingly insuperable?, sport is mixed with ?mean and shameful acts of pure skullduggery?, villainy, cowardice, depravity, rapaciousness and malice. Thus wrote celebrated American novelist Paul Gallico on the eve of the Second World War (Gallico 1938 [1988]:9-10). An acute enough observation about society in general, his farewell to sports writing also captures the ?clashing colors? in Australian sport. In this ?land of the fair go?, we look at the malice of racism in the arenas where, as custom might have it, one would least want or expect to find it. The history of the connection between sport, race and society - the long past, the recent past and the social present - is commonly dark and ugly but some light and decency are just becoming visible. Coming to terms: ?Race?, ethnicity, identity and Aboriginality in sport Colin Tatz (AIATSIS & Australian National University) Notions of genetic superiority have led to some of the world?s greatest human calamities. Just as social scientists thought that racial anthropology and biology had ended with the cataclysm of the Second World War, so some influential researchers and sports commentators have rekindled the pre-war debate about the muscular merits of ?races? in a new discipline that Nyborg (1994) calls the ?science of physicology?. The more recent realm of racial ?athletic genes?, especially within socially constructed black athletic communities, may intend no malice but this search for the keys to their success may well revive the old, discredited discourses. This critical commentary shows what can happen when some population geneticists and sports writers ignore history and when medical, biological and sporting doctrines deriving from ?race? are dislocated from any historical, geographic, cultural and social contexts. Understanding discourses about race, racism, ethnicity, otherness, identity and Aboriginality are essential if sense, or nonsense, is to be made of genetic/racial ?explanations? of sporting excellence. Between the two major wars boxing was, disproportionately, a Jewish sport; Kenyans and Ethiopians now ?own? middle- and long-distance running and Jamaicans the shorter events; South Koreans dominate women?s professional golf. This essay explores the various explanations put forward for such ?statistical domination?: genes, biochemistry, biomechanics, history, culture, social dynamics, the search for identity, alienation, need, chance, circumstances, and personal bent or aptitude. Traditional games of a timeless land: Play cultures in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities Ken Edwards (University of Southern Queensland) Sports history in Australia has focused almost entirely on modern, Eurocentric sports and has therefore largely ignored the multitude of unique pre- European games that are, or once were, played. The area of traditional games, especially those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, is an important aspect of the cultural, social and historical experiences of Indigenous communities. These activities include customs of play that are normally not associated with European notions of competitive sport. Overall, this paper surveys research undertaken into traditional games among Indigenous Australians, as well as proposals for much needed further study in this area. Culture, ?race? and discrimination in the 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England David Sampson As a consequence of John Mulvaney?s important historical research, the Aboriginal cricket and performance tour of Britain in 1868 has in recent decades become established as perhaps the most famous of all public events in contact history involving Aborigines, white settlers and the British metropolis. Although recognition of its importance is welcome and significant, public commemorations of the tour have enveloped the tour in mythologies of cricket and nation. Such mythologies have obscured fundamental aspects of the tour that were inescapable racial and colonial realities of the Victorian era. This reappraisal of the tour explores the centrality of racial ideology, racial science and racial power imbalances that enabled, created and shaped the tour. By exploring beyond cricketing mythology, it restores the central importance of the spectacular performances of Aboriginal skills without which the tour would have been impossible. Such a reappraisal seeks to fully recognise the often trivialised non-cricketing expertise of all of the Aboriginal performers in 1868 for their achievement of pioneering their unique culture, skills and technologies to a mass international audience. Football, ?race? and resistance: The Darwin Football League, 1926?29 Matthew Stephen (Northern Territory Archive Service) Darwin was a diverse but deeply divided society in the early twentieth century. The Commonwealth Government introduced the Aboriginals Ordinance 1911 in the Northern Territory, instituting state surveillance, control and a racially segregated hierarchy of whites foremost, then Asians, ?Coloureds? (Aborigines and others of mixed descent) and, lastly, the so-called ?full-blood? Aborigines. Sport was important in scaffolding this stratification. Whites believed that sport was their private domain and strictly controlled non-white participation. Australian Rules football, established in Darwin from 1916, was the first sport in which ?Coloured? sportsmen challenged this domination. Football became a battleground for recognition, rights and identity for all groups. The ?Coloured? community embraced its team, Vesteys, which dominated the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) in the 1920s. In 1926, amidst growing racial tension, the white-administered NTFL changed its constitution to exclude non-white players. In reaction, ?Coloured? and Chinese footballers formed their own competition - the Darwin Football League (DFL). The saga of that colour bar is an important chapter in Australia?s football history, yet it has faded from Darwin?s social memory and is almost unknown among historians. That picture - Nicky Winmar and the history of an image Matthew Klugman (Victoria University) and Gary Osmond (The University of Queensland) In April 1993 Australian Rules footballer Nicky Winmar responded to on-field racist abuse by lifting his jersey and pointing to his chest. The photographic image of that event is now famous as a response to racial abuse and has come to be seen as starting a movement against racism in football. The racial connotations in the image might seem a foregone conclusion: the power, appeal and dominant meaning of the photograph might appear to be self-evident. But neither the fame of the image nor its racial connotation was automatic. Through interviews with the photographers and analysis of the use of the image in the media, we explore how that picture came to be of such symbolic importance, and how it has remained something to be re-shown and emulated. Rather than analyse the image as a photograph or work of art, we uncover some of its early history and explore the debates that continue to swirl around its purpose and meaning. We also draw attention to the way the careful study of photographs might enhance the study of sport, race and racism. ?She?s not one of us?: Cathy Freeman and the place of Aboriginal people in Australian national culture Toni Bruce (University of Waikato) and Emma Wensing (Independent scholar) The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games generated a national media celebration of Aboriginal 400 metre runner Cathy Freeman. The construction of Freeman as the symbol of national reconciliation was evident in print and on television, the Internet and radio. In contrast to this celebration of Freeman, the letters to the editor sections of 11 major newspapers became sites for competing claims over what constitutes Australian identity and the place of Aboriginal people in national culture. We analyse this under-explored medium of opinion and discuss how the deep feelings evident in these letters, and the often vitriolic responses to them, illustrate some of the enduring racial tensions in Australian society. Sport, physical activity and urban Indigenous young people Alison Nelson (The University of Queensland) This paper challenges some of the commonly held assumptions and ?knowledges? about Indigenous young people and their engagement in physical activity. These include their ?natural? ability, and the use of sport as a panacea for health, education and behavioural issues. Data is presented from qualitative research undertaken with a group of 14 urban Indigenous young people with a view to ?speaking back? to these commentaries. This research draws on Critical Race Theory in order to make visible the taken-for-granted assumptions about Indigenous Australians made by the dominant white, Western culture. Multiple, shifting and complex identities were expressed in the young people?s articulation of the place and meaning of sport and physical activity in their lives. They both engaged in, and resisted, dominant Western discourses regarding representations of Indigenous people in sport. The paper gives voice to these young people in an attempt to disrupt and subvert hegemonic discourses. An unwanted corroboree: The politics of the New South Wales Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Heidi Norman (University of Technology Sydney) The annual New South Wales Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout is so much more than a sporting event. Involving a high level of organisation, it is both a social and cultural coming together of diverse communities for a social and cultural experience considered ?bigger than Christmas?. As if the planning and logistics were not difficult enough, the rotating-venue Knockout has been beset, especially since the late 1980s and 1990s, by layers of opposition and open hostility based on ?race?: from country town newspapers, local town and shire councils, local business houses and, inevitably, the local police. A few towns have welcomed the event, seeing economic advantage and community good will for all. Commonly, the Aboriginal ?influx? of visitors and players - people perceived as ?strangers?, ?outsiders?, ?non-taxpayers? - provoked public fear about crime waves, violence and physical safety, requiring heavy policing. Without exception, these racist expectations were shown to be totally unfounded. Research report: Recent advances in digital audio recorder technology provide considerable advantages in terms of cost and portability for language workers.

Inscriptions & Markings

b&w photographs, colour photographs, tables

Document - William Cox Probate 1899

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is an 1899 piece of parchment paper folded in two with handwritten material on three sides of the paper. The seal of the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria is attached with blue ribbon and there are two stamps, one blue one of the Colonial Bank in Warrnambool and the other a red one of the Master in Equity of the Supreme Court in Melbourne. Two of the pages have ruled black lines. The writing is very clear but the pages are a little stained.

Historical information

Tait collection: item 19 of 62 This is an 1899 document giving Will and Probate details of William Cox who died in Warrnambool in March 1899. He was a farmer residing in Moore Street Warrnambool at the time of his death at the age of 83. He left real estate to the value of £425 and personal estate to the value of £412 to Gwenllian Williams who may have been his sister or niece. A Mr and Mrs Williams were also living in the Moore Street house at the time of Cox’s death. His executors were Thomas Goodall, a law clerk who managed the office of the lawyer Ernest Chambers in Warrnambool and John Ward, a pioneer settler in Warrnambool and a shopkeeper in Jamieson Street in 1899. No other details are available on William Cox.

Significance

This is an interesting document as it gives details of the Will and Probate belonging to a local Warrnambool person, William Cox. The lawyer dealing with the document was Ernest Chambers who had legal offices in Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Koroit at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. This document has been passed on to successive lawyers occupying legal chambers in the Kepler Street building and that is where the document was held until passed on to the Warrnambool and District Historical Society in 2014.

Photograph - Souter's Cottage, Falkiner Street, Eltham

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Tobacco Tin

Geelong RSL Sub Branch,

Round, brown colour, tin materials with raised lettering on the tin lid and the base of the container.

Historical information

This tobacco tin was used by someone who indulged in cigarette smoking and was presumed to be used by in the Defence Force during the Second World War.

Inscriptions & Markings

W.D. & H.O. Wills(Australia) Ltd Sydney Trade Mark, on the lid of the tin. Capstan Navy Cut FineTobacco, on the bottom of the tin.

Photograph - 'Warwick Cottage' 77 Cox Street

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Coloured photograph

Historical information

The land was bought in 1853 by John Smith and he built the house. The house was offered for sale in 1866 when George Barnacle bought it and named it 'Warwick Cottage' after his birth place. it was offered to short term tenants such as the surveyor Creed, Miss Boes a dressmaker and O'Doherty the Catholic school teacher. In 1874 Dr Rastrick was a tenant and in 1878 it was occupied by the grocer William Searle and his sister a dressmaker. Barnacle offered the cottage for sale in October 1885 advising that the iron roofed stone cottage , 4rooms, detached kitchen and outhouses had been previously occupied by W.C.Uncles and at that time William Muhleg Carpenter. It ultimately sold privately to Miss Beatty and she continued to rent it to tenants. James Kilbride was the tenant in 1887-88. The cottage was sold in 1888 to Isaac Smale. The house continued its tradition of housing dressmakers with Mrs Barby carrying on that profession in the 1940's,50's and 60's.

Door Knobs

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Door knobs ceramic with iron fittings and iron square rod. Brown swirled glazed finish.

Golden syrup tin

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

.1 A CSR Golden syrup tin printed in cherry, yellow, brown, white & black. It has a picture of a hatted man holding lengths of sugar cane against a backdrop of a cane field being cut by hand. .2 The lid of the tin in silver metal.

Historical information

This container was retained at the time when metal tins were being phased out and replaced on supermarket shelves by plastic containers.

Photograph

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A close-up view of the rear and side of the corrugated iron farm building showing the pitched roof structure, skylight strips and windows around two sides of the building.

Historical information

The photograph is one of five images of a large corrugated farm building which was on the Rupertswood Estate. Salesian College used the buildings for their agricultural studies when the curriculum included rural studies.

Anica in Trieste photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photograph - Open Day, Eltham Living and Learning Centre, November 1988

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm black and white negative film, 4 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Ilford XP1 400

Photograph - Goonawarra - looking forward

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Black and white photograph looking forward from the deck of the Goonawarra

Historical information

This photograph is taken from the deck of the Goonawarra and belongs with the Allan Charles Quinn collection. Allan worked on the Goonawarra during 1946. The Goonawarra worked between Sydney, Melbourne, Palmyro Island, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama Canal, Le Havre and Goteborg.

Significance

This is a photograph from the Allan Charles Quinn collection which is a collection of photographs and letters that depict the life of a young man who has gone to sea to work in the era immediately following World War II.

Inscriptions & Markings

Black ink on reverse: Monkey Island looking/ forward on Goonawarra/ at Melbourne/ 13 Jan 1946

WHS Band photo 1938

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Black and white image of the Wangaratta High school band on black backing paper. Boy in black suit and fedora is Doug Ferguson.

Photograph - Year 7G, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Year 7G, 1996. First Row: Monica Chester, Jason Israelsohn, Julia Santen, Mikaela Musat, Jessica Wolper, Hanan Braun, Hayley Gonn. Second Row: Darren Blankfield, Keren Shtamper, Richard Lipp, Adam Czarny, Inna Kleiner, Joshua Pura. Third Row: Sarah Gory, Ben Pryor, Melanie Pose, Julia Mezhov, Taryn Diamond, Ella Rose, Sasha Ferdman, Yoni Berger. Absent: Dan Zalcberg, Joshua Goldsmith, Jeremy Opat. Teachers (second row): Andre Gore, Amber Finkelstein.

Image

Vision Australia,

1 x col. photograph

Historical information

Kelaston Nursing home resident, Mrs Alexander, enjoying lunch in the garden.

Magazine

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Two issues of Tennis West from 1974 Materials: Paper, Ink

Theatre program - Forty Carats (play) by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy performed at the Athenaeum Theatre in 1970

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Paper program for a play performed at the Athenaeum Theatre commencing 18 April 1970; coloured cover; 16 p. includes articles about the play, the actors and advertisements. Also includes ticket stub for theatre- Stalls Saturday 25 April seat A12.

BOX, WOODEN

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Teak wooden box crafted whilst a prisoner of War. Carved Burma / Malaya 1942 1943.

Historical information

Carved by Walter Ernest Rowe VX44035 2nd AIF. Enlisted 7.9.1940 age 34 years. Taken POW at the fall of Singapore. At discharge on 20.3.1946 he was a Pte in 2nd/4th Casualty Clearing Station.

Inscriptions & Markings

Carved in lid 2/4 CCS, WC Rowe VX 44035 8th Div AIF on lid Hand inscribed Dela Fliente on lid

Lamps

Arapiles Historical Society, Natimuk

House hold item, 126.1 Kerosene lamp, 126.2 Candle lamp

Printmaking - Lino - Menninger Suite

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Group photo with Mr Johnstone, Presbyterian Minister - on ship?

Historical information

Group on ship 1918

Certificate - Melbourne Cup Ballroom Championships 1978

Greensborough Historical Society,

Black and red print, off-white paper

Historical information

Certificate of achievement to Rosalie and Matt Bray for Fox Trot in the Melbourne Cup Ballroom Championships 1978.

Inscriptions & Markings

First [prize] awarded to Matt and Rosalie Bray, Melbourne Cup Ballroom Championships event: Fox trot, 2.11.1978

Picture

Running Rabbits Military Museum operated by the Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub Branch, Upwey

Gallipoli Truce 24th May 1915

Oil Sketch - 'Evening Impression' by Gwen Graham

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Photograph - Digital image - Janefield Precinct: Ruined slabs

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital colour photograph.

Historical information

Janefield Precinct: Ruined slabs. The remains of this site are between Greensborough and Janefield. A RAAF Hygiene Training Camp was located on the Plenty River, just south of the Janefield community. It was in use from 1944 to 1946. The Camp was constructed from salvaged materials. Instruction included building and maintenance of grease traps, latrines, elementary plumbing and carpentry.

Significance

Early remains of a WW2 training camp

Photograph - Former Shire of Eltham President, Cr. Mary Grant with the Presidential Chain of Office.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph Councillor Mary Grant in Shire President Regalia

Historical information

Cr. Mary Grant of Hurstbridge served as the North Riding Councillor for the Shire of Eltham. First elected in 1990 and required to retire by 1995. She was the Shire President at least 1992-1993. Source: Shire of Eltham 1993 Handbook. It is believed that this photograph was taken after Cr. Grant's term as President.

Significance

The Presidential Chain of Office is now a significant part of the Nillumbik Shire Council's art collection.

Photograph - Eltham - Village Pond. Main Road (left to right), Dalton Street (centre).

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Source: Miss E. McColl, 8 Anderson St., Heidelberg. 3084

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

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

A sepia photograph of 8 men standing on a holding tank beside a creek with 11 men standing on the creek bank. Three people - 2 men and a lady - are in the background with a camera and a tripod.

Historical information

The pghotograph was taken to commemorate the 'turning on' of the water from the Bolinda, Main and Charlie Creek schemes by the then MInister for Water Supply, the Hon W.J Mibus MLA on 15 August 1962. The scheme allowed for a greater water storage capacity and an increase in water distribution. C.W Candy were the project's engineers.

Flag

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Flag showing the cross of St. George around which is the lettering "Australasian League of Honour 1915", white in blue rim