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The McIntyre Family

8 Sep 2017

The McIntyre brothers came home from World War I and with them they brought stories and objects that reflect their experiences during the war.

Curated By

Abbey Martin, Year 11, Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy

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Book

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Book: 'Budge on Tennis', 180 pages. Hardcover. First edition. Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard, Cloth

Potato digger

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

Potato digger, ground drive, single row

Significance

Typical of machines used in Gippsland

Inscriptions & Markings

Patent potato digger, winner of the first proize of 20. Martin's Cultivator Co, Stamford

Bag, Paper

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Contained media kit from the launch of 'Jumbuck', an Australian made nylon wool pack produced by Melba Industries (part of the Austrim Textiles Group) in Geelong.

Historical information

This bag contained a media kit produced by Melba Industries, part of the Austrim Textiles Group. The kit was given away at a media launch to publicise the production of an Australian made, nylon wool pack called 'Jumbuck'. The packs will be made at the former Valley Mill in Geelong. This launch occurred on 21 July 2000 and was attended by Andrew Moritz, National Wool Museum Director, who collected this media kit for the museum collection.

Inscriptions & Markings

JUMBUCK TM / AUSSIE-MADE WOOL PACKS FILDESFAST / LABELS BAGS PRINTING / Tel: 1800 351 185

Photograph - Seascape from original drawing by S.T. Gill- "Belfast, Port Fairy" published 1857

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Photograph

Photograph - On the common (near South Beach) 1926

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Photograph

drawing

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A pen and ink drawing of the Orbost Butter Factory in Lochiel Street on the corner of Browning street as it was before 1911 when it became the bean factory. It is outlined in black and shaded in brown tones.

Historical information

Vivienne Young was a teacher at Orbost Secondary College. She is well known as an artist particularly in the medium of felting. She moved from a farm in Wairewa to live in Orbost and is still involved as a felt artist taking her skills regularly to Mongolia working with women there to re-vitalise the felting skills of local women. The Orbost Butter and Produce Co Ltd was registered on June 1st 1893. The site of the factory was purchased at a cost of five pounds from Mr James Cameron. (See In Times Gone By - Deborah Hall)

Significance

The Orbost Butter and Produce Co. Ltd was registered on June 1st 1893 and was an important source of income to the Orbost district.

Coloured Photograph - Grammar School Rowing Club 1994

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School , Wendouree

Coloured photograph of rowing club with title and names underneath mounted on corflute.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ballarat and Queens Anglican Grammar School with crest at LHS (at top) Names of 6 rows of students and some staff at bottom

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Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Historical information

On the Western Front.

Badge - children need smiles not MISSILES

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) , Ballarat

Badge. Round with plastic backing. Background handcoloured in bands of multicoloured crayon. Black text: "children need smiles not MISSILES". Homemade. Black texta on reverse.

Historical information

Belonged to Jo Vallentine who made history in 1984 when she was elected to the Australian Senate as the worlds first single-issue peace politician.

Inscriptions & Markings

"children need smiles not MISSILES". On reverse: "B.A.M."

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Photograph depicts Alice Kittelty or her sister or another female worker at the Federal Mill, c.1900-15.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO LADIES AND ONE MAN

Inscriptions & Markings

ON RESERVE SIDE -TO DUNCAN FROM FATHER FLORA & OLIVE FRAMED BY COLIN 14,1,31

Badge - mothers for peace

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) , Ballarat

Badge. Round with plastic backing. Image has been hand-coloured in blue pencil (by a child). Cartoon style image of a woman with a rolling pin. Black text "mothers for peace" underlined in blue texta. Homemade

Historical information

Belonged to Jo Vallentine who made history in 1984 when she was elected to the Australian Senate as the worlds first single-issue peace politician.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front "mothers for peace". On reverse "B.A.M."

Catholic Ball Learmonth July 1938

Ballarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Photograph - Looking west across Main Road at the intersection with Diamond Street, Eltham, February 1968

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Shows an early Judge Book building and the Diamond Street railway crossing.

Significance

In February 1968 an unknown person took a series of photos from the Eltham Hotel at Pitt Street heading north along Main Road through the shopping centre to just north of Elsa Court covering the length of the section of Main Road which was duplicated shortly thereafter. Shows the condition and environment of the streesscape of Main Road, Eltham immediately prior to the duplication between Pitt Street and Elsa Court through the shopping centre. Also shows a number of shops and businesses that operated at that time.

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Set of three B/W photographs of soldiers. First photo has no caption. Second reads:- "Group of Ballarat men at Langwarren prior to leaving for overseas 1915". Third reads:- "A number of Ballarat men in Swanston St. leaving for overseas 1915".

Newspaper clipping - Loyola College articles

Greensborough Historical Society,

A collection of 3 articles about Loyola College, Watsonia. 2 originals, one photocopied.

Historical information

Article one (2000) is about the Loyola College Art Show; article two (1994) deals with an attempt by Diamond valley Council to protect the former Loyola seminary building from demolition; article 3 (undated-Maybe 22/10/2010) deals with the removal of cypress trees on land at Loyola College.

Significance

Articles were collected by Shirley Fraser (nee Black) whose family once owned and farmed the land on which Loyola stands. Mrs Fraser is mentioned in two of the articles.

Inscriptions & Markings

One article has "year 2000" written in pen.

Pottery: Neil DOUGLAS (b.1911 NZ - d.2003 AUS), arrived in Australia 1912 - Whimsical Deep Bowl

Nillumbik Shire Council,

Photograph - Courthouse & Customhouse

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Black and white photograph

Historical information

This view of the Customs house and Court house also includes the wreck bell which hung on a plinth outside the Customs house until the 1970's. The wreck bell was rung to alert the town that a ship was in trouble in the bay

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Colour photograph of an exhibit at the Dior Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Book with CD - Yugal : Gamilaraay & Yuwaalaraay songs

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Songs in Language and English.

Inscriptions & Markings

Maps, colour illustrations, colour photographs, word lists

Bottle - Warrnambool Cordial - with cork

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

Photograph (police car)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Close-up photograph of 4.3 litre 6 cylinder Alvis registration number 174-614 at Russell Street garage with significant damage to the front right hand wheel arch, circa 1937

Photograph - colour - Redruth Gaol, Burra, South Australia

Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., Redan, 3350

A number of colour photographs featuring a stone gaol.

Historical information

Redruth Gaol was constructed in 1856. It was the first South Australian gaol to be built outside Adelaide. The goal was built to house 30 prisoners (male and female). It closed in 1897 at which time the prisoners were transferred to Gladstone Gaol. The former Redruth Gaol was renovated and started a new life as a Girls' Reformatory in 1897 and closed in 1922. This gaol was used in the film 'Breaker Morant'.

CD-ROM - Eaglehawk and crow : a study of the Australian Aborigines, including an inquiry into their origin and a survey of Australian languages

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

CD ROM of the book comprising pages 208-272.

Inscriptions & Markings

CD-ROM

Book - Index to The Principal Places in the World

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Index to The Principal Places in the World by James Mickelburgh Publisher Charles Knight & Co Date 1844

Photograph - Henley Flats - Yarra River

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Henley Flats - Yarra River

Postcard - Sovereign Hill, 1995

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Photograph - Year 2D, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Year 2D, 1996, First Row: Emilie Zimet, Jeremy Wein, Sophie Hoffman, Cara Friedman, Ashley Bloom, Noa Shtamper. Second Row: Adam Janai, Adam Stone, Nicholas Marks, Stephen Bornstein, Richard Machet, Emil Gros. Third Row: Gabi Klepfisz, Sasha Fehily, Guy Silbert, Jake Smorgon, Zoe Miller, Inbal Vromen, Jacqui Krivitsky, Melanie Paykel. Absent: Or Ida. Teachers: (first row) Mr Danny Schwarz, (second row) Morah Yael Glick, Miss Vered Zinreich.

Hymns: For the use of people called Bible Christians

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black leather cover with gold bordering & decoration.

Poster - Presidents of School Committees

Ukrainian Historical Society Sunshine, Ardeer

Rectangular poster with tan coloured paper panels with Ukrainian writing, glued onto a white background. There is also tan and black diamond pattern cut outs, on both top corners. A black and white photo is glued on the right side of the poster.

Historical information

Top centre panel: In Ukrainian as follows. (Top line) Presidents of School Committees. (Next line) School Ivan Franko Sunshine. Left side panel contents. Names of presidents and their terms of office: 1953 Mikola Lipkevyh, 1954 Leon Tomyn, 1955-56 Basil Levinsky, 1957 Basil Chudiak, 1958 Peter Powachuk, 1959 Victor Tkacz, 1960-63 Joseph Potocznyj, 1964-67 Theodore Wowk, 1968 Ivan Hawryliuk, 1969 Ilko Masendycz, 1970 Julie Soltys, 1971-73 Bohdan Lech, 1974 Basil Levinsky, 1975 Peter Powarchuk, 1976 Valia Fedor, 1977-78 Mikola Fedor, 1979-82 Hryhrik Anolak, 1983-85 Volodymur Luciw, 1985 Roman Hawryliuk, Roman Cymbalak, Slavko Bokjczuk. Caption under photo. (Standing from left to right) Basil Levinsky, Peter Powarchuk, Ivan Hawryliuk, Basil Chugiak, Mikola Lipkevyh. (Sitting from left to right)Theodore Wowk, Ilko Masendycz, Bohdan Lech, Julie Soltys, Joseph Potocznyj, Leon Tomyn.

Record Book

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Warrnambool Lighthouse Register of Meteorological Observations 1905 Dec

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black and White photographic print of five Aboriginies with decorative paint on their bodies. Caption below reads :"Fig. 68 - Decoration of Performers in a Ceremony --??-- with the Fire Totem Tjing --??--".

Postcard: Un Bain de boue inoffensif, par Michael.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The card is portrait in format. It shows four or five soldiers caught in a mudslide. They carry rifles.

Letter

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Letter from The Graziers' Association of Southern Riverina to W R Lang, 17th November, 1947.

Inscriptions & Markings

RBS/ this was mentioned/ to you yesterday

Scarf

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Scarf, part of the W.R. Angus Collectionl. White fine fabric sewn into rectangle shape with tassels of embroidery thread each end. Attached is a fabric label with blue embroidered text “ANGUS”

Historical information

This scarf was donated to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by the family of Doctor William Roy Angus, Surgeon and Oculist. It is part of the “W.R. Angus Collection” that includes historical medical equipment, surgical instruments and material once belonging to Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Thomas Francis Ryan, (both of Nhill, Victoria) as well as Dr Angus’ own belongings. The Collection’s history spans the medical practices of the two Doctors Ryan, from 1885-1926 plus that of Dr Angus, up until 1969. ABOUT THE “W.R.ANGUS COLLECTION” Doctor William Roy Angus M.B., B.S., Adel., 1923, F.R.C.S. Edin.,1928 (also known as Dr Roy Angus) was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1901 and lived until 1970. He qualified as a doctor in 1923 at University of Adelaide, was Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1924 and for a period was house surgeon to Sir (then Mr.) Henry Simpson Newland. Dr Angus was briefly an Assistant to Dr Riddell of Kapunda, then commenced private practice at Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, SA, where he was physician, surgeon and chemist. In 1926, he was appointed as new Medical Assistant to Dr Thomas Francis Ryan (T.F. Ryan, or Tom), in Nhill, Victoria, where his experiences included radiology and pharmacy. In 1927 he was Acting House Surgeon in Dr Tom Ryan’s absence. Dr Angus had become engaged to Gladys Forsyth and they decided he further his studies overseas in the UK in 1927. He studied at London University College Hospital and at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and in 1928, was awarded FRCS (Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh. He worked his passage back to Australia as a Ship’s Surgeon on the on the Australian Commonwealth Line’s T.S.S. Largs Bay. Dr Angus married Gladys in 1929, in Ballarat. (They went on to have one son (Graham 1932, born in SA) and two daughters (Helen (died 12/07/1996) and Berenice (Berry), both born at Mira, Nhill ) According to Berry, her mother Gladys made a lot of their clothes. She was very talented and did some lovely embroidery including lingerie for her trousseau and beautifully handmade baby clothes. Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . Its first station was in the remote town of Oodnadatta, where Dr Angus was stationed. He was locum tenens there on North-South Railway at 21 Mile Camp. He took up this ‘flying doctor’ position in response to a call from Dr John Flynn; the organisation was later known as the Flying Doctor Service, then the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A lot of his work during this time involved dental surgery also. Between 1928-1932 he was surgeon at the Curramulka Hospital, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. In 1933 Dr Angus returned to Nhill and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital (a 2 bed ward at the Nelson Street Practice) from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what previously once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr Tom and his brother had worked as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He had been House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1902-1926. Dr Tom Ryan had one of the only two pieces of radiology equipment in Victoria during his practicing years – The Royal Melbourne Hospital had the other one. Over the years Dr Tom Ryan had gradually set up what was effectively a training school for country general-practitioner-surgeons. Each patient was carefully examined, including using the X-ray machine, and any surgery was discussed and planned with Dr Ryan’s assistants several days in advance. Dr Angus gained experience in using the X-ray machine there during his time as assistant to Dr Ryan. When Dr Angus bought into the Nelson Street premises in Nhill he was also appointed as the Nhill Hospital’s Honorary House Surgeon 1933-1938. His practitioner’s plate from his Nhill surgery is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. When Dr Angus took up practice in the Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan’s old premises he obtained their extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926. A large part of this collection is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. In 1939 Dr Angus and his family moved to Warrnambool where he purchased “Birchwood,” the 1852 home and medical practice of Dr John Hunter Henderson, at 214 Koroit Street. (This property was sold in1965 to the State Government and is now the site of the Warrnambool Police Station. and an ALDI sore is on the land that was once their tennis court). The Angus family was able to afford gardeners, cooks and maids; their home was a popular place for visiting dignitaries to stay whilst visiting Warrnambool. Dr Angus had his own silk worm farm at home in a Mulberry tree. His young daughter used his centrifuge for spinning the silk. Dr Angus was appointed on a part-time basis as Port Medical Officer (Health Officer) in Warrnambool and held this position until the 1940’s when the government no longer required the service of a Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool; he was thus Warrnambool’s last serving Port Medical Officer. (Masters of immigrant ships arriving in port reported incidents of diseases, illness and death and the Port Medical Officer made a decision on whether the ship required Quarantine and for how long, in this way preventing contagious illness from spreading from new immigrants to the residents already in the colony.) Dr Angus was a member of the Australian Medical Association, for 35 years and surgeon at the Warrnambool Base Hospital 1939-1942, He served as a Surgeon Captain during WWII1942-45, in Ballarat, Victoria, and in Bonegilla, N.S.W., completing his service just before the end of the war due to suffering from a heart attack. During his convalescence he carved an intricate and ‘most artistic’ chess set from the material that dentures were made from. He then studied ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital and created cosmetically superior artificial eyes by pioneering using the intrascleral cartilage. Angus received accolades from the Ophthalmological Society of Australasia for this work. He returned to Warrnambool to commence practice as an ophthalmologist, pioneering in artificial eye improvements. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to Warrnambool Base Hospital for 31 years. He made monthly visits to Portland as a visiting surgeon, to perform eye surgery. He represented the Victorian South-West subdivision of the Australian Medical Association as its secretary between 1949 and 1956 and as chairman from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 Dr Angus was elected member of Spain’s Barraquer Institute of Barcelona after his research work in Intrasclearal cartilage grafting, becoming one of the few Australian ophthalmologists to receive this honour, and in the following year presented his final paper on Living Intrasclearal Cartilage Implants at the Inaugural Meeting of the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in Melbourne In his personal life Dr Angus was a Presbyterian and treated Sunday as a Sabbath, a day of rest. He would visit 3 or 4 country patients on a Sunday, taking his children along ‘for the ride’ and to visit with him. Sunday evenings he would play the pianola and sing Scottish songs to his family. One of Dr Angus’ patients was Margaret MacKenzie, author of a book on local shipwrecks that she’d seen as an eye witness from the late 1880’s in Peterborough, Victoria. In the early 1950’s Dr Angus, painted a picture of a shipwreck for the cover jacket of Margaret’s book, Shipwrecks and More Shipwrecks. She was blind in later life and her daughter wrote the actual book for her. Dr Angus and his wife Gladys were very involved in Warrnambool’s society with a strong interest in civic affairs. He had an interest in people and the community They were both involved in the creation of Flagstaff Hill, including the layout of the gardens. After his death (28th March 1970) his family requested his practitioner’s plate, medical instruments and some personal belongings be displayed in the Port Medical Office surgery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and be called the “W. R. Angus Collection”.

Significance

The W.R. Angus Collection is significant for still being located at the site it is connected with, Doctor Angus being the last Port Medical Officer in Warrnambool. The collection of medical instruments and other equipment is culturally significant, being an historical example of medicine from late 19th to mid-20th century. Dr Angus assisted Dr Tom Ryan, a pioneer in the use of X-rays and in ocular surgery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Blue embroidered text "ANGUS"

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Sepia toned photo of a koala perched on the side of a tree trunk. Photo has been tinted with green on the tree & leaves. Signed "A.H. Llewellyn". Mounted on a larger piece of cardboard.

Photograph - Post Card

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White postcard of The Continental Private Hotel, Cowes, Phillip Island

Historical information

One of a collection of 6 postcards donated by T. H. Hill

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Continental" Cowes, Phillip Island. On Back: A letter from Dorrie to Mavis wishing her well and telling of her and Bill's time in Cowes.

Register - Rate Book - Rate Book Shire of St.Arnaud Waterworks Trust. Wycheproof 1893-1908

Wycheproof & District Historical Society Inc., Wycheproof

Rate book -St.Arnaud Waterboard records Wycheproof Rate payers for Urban area 1893 - 1908. It comprises Surnames, Christian Names, Trade, Postal Address, Owner, Description and Situation of Rateable Property, Rates per Annum in the Pound and other details.

Historical information

First recorded Waterboard Rate book for Wycheproof which was then under the St.Arnaud Shire. Early in 1893 the burning question in the north-central area was the possibility of severance from the St.Arnaud Shire On April 27,1894 the Shire of Wycheproof was constituted.

Significance

Earliest Rate records for early Wycheproof residents 1893 - 1908 and property owners. Nine councillors elected to represent the new Shire of Wycheproof.

Certificate - Grand Lodge of Markmaster Masons of England and Wales, 1933

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

White paper certificate with printing and handwriting. It is a certificate of the Grand Lodge of Markmaster Masons of England and Wales made out to Frank Joseph Henry Wright on 14 July 1933 at the Ballarat Lodge No 470.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed 'Frank Wright"

Harness Buckle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Horse harness brass buckle 3½" x 3" Part of the buckle is missing and has Slight verdigris and encrustation. Recovered from the wreck of the Schomberg.

Historical information

When the ship Schomberg was launched in 1855, she was considered the most perfect clipper ship ever to be built. James Blaine’s Black Ball Line had commissioned her to be built for their fleet of passenger liners. At a cost of £43,103, the Aberdeen builders designed her to sail faster than the quick clippers designed by North American Donald McKay. She was a three masted wooden clipper ship, built with diagonal planking of British oat with layers of Scottish larch. This luxury vessel was designed to transport emigrants to Melbourne in superior comfort. She had ventilation ducts to provide air to the lower decks and a dining saloon, smoking room, library and bathrooms for the first class passengers. At the launch of Schomberg’s maiden voyage, her master Captain ‘Bully’ Forbes, drunkenly predicted that he would make the journey between Liverpool and Melbourne in 60 days. Schomberg departed Liverpool on 6 October 1855 with 430 passengers and 3000 tons cargo including iron rails and equipment intended the build the Geelong Railway and a bridge over the Yarra from Melbourne to Hawthorn. The winds were poor as Schomberg sailed across the equator, slowing her journey considerably. She was 78 days out of Liverpool when she ran aground on a sand-spit near Peterborough, Victoria, on 27 December; the sand spit and the currents were not marked on Forbes’s map. Overnight, the crew launched a lifeboat to find a safe place to land the ship’s passengers. The scouting party returned to Schomberg and advised Forbes that it was best to wait until morning because the rough seas could easily overturn the small lifeboats. The ship’s Chief Officer spotted SS Queen at dawn and signalled the steamer. The master of the SS Queen approached the stranded vessel and all of Schomberg’s passengers were able to disembark safely. The Black Ball Line’s Melbourne agent sent a steamer to retrieve the passengers’ baggage from the Schomberg. Other steamers helped unload her cargo until the weather changed and prevented the salvage teams from accessing the ship. Local merchants Manifold & Bostock bought the wreck and cargo, but did not attempt to salvage the cargo still on board the ship. They eventually sold it on to a Melbourne businessman and two seafarers. After two of the men drowned when they tried to reach Schomberg, salvage efforts were abandoned.32 In 1975, divers from Flagstaff Hill, including Peter Ronald, found an ornate communion set at the wreck. The set comprised a jug, two chalices, a plate and a lid. The lid did not fit any of the other objects and in 1978 a piece of the lid broke off, revealing a glint of gold. As museum staff carefully examined the lid and removed marine growth, they found a diamond ring, which is currently on display in the Great Circle Gallery.33 Flagstaff Hill also holds ship fittings and equipment, personal effects, a lithograph, tickets and photograph from the Schomberg. Most of the artefacts were salvaged from the wreck by Peter Ronald, former director of Flagstaff Hill.

Significance

The Schomberg, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR S612), has great historical significance as a rare example of a large, fast clipper ship on the England to Australia run, carrying emigrants at the time of the Victorian gold rush. She represents the technical advances made to break sailing records between Europe and Australia. Flagstaff Hill’s collection of artefacts from the Schomberg is significant for its association with the shipwreck. The collection is primarily significant because of the relationship between the objects, as together they have a high potential to interpret the story of the Schomberg. It is archaeologically significant as the remains of an international passenger Ship. It is historically significant for representing aspects of Victoria’s shipping history and for its association with the shipwreck and the ship, which was designed to be fastest and most luxurious of its day

Bag

Lorne Historical Society, Lorne

Brown leather bag, with adjustable shoulder strap for carrying. Enclosed with a flap done up by 2 buckles.

Historical information

One of the toll bags used to collect tolls on the Great Ocean Road. First "Toll Gate" at Sunnymeade Estate as the road went through land owned by Mr C J Lane. Toll gates followed at "Stradbroke Point",later changed to "Stradbroke Knoll" named after the Govenor of Victoria, Lord Stradbroke, Grassy Creek and "The Springs". Mr W D McKay first toll keeper, then Mr & Mrs Wright. Toll commenced circa 1925 and ended 2nd October 1936. Cars were charged at 2/6 for car and driver and 1/- for each passenger. Motor cycles 2/-.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand scratched on front of bag:-"GREAT OCEAN ROAD TRUST".

Newsletter - Pro Bono Publico: For the common good.

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

48 pages. Green cover. White text. Black and white images throughout.

Historical information

Pages 26 and 46 mention the QVWC.

Inscriptions & Markings

In top right corner of cover writing in ink "GS JP Return to MM"

Oil Can

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Cylinder with D shaped handle and long spout, pump action button lidless

Newspaper clipping - Trees outnumber people and loyalties are volatile

Greensborough Historical Society,

Photocopy of newspaper clipping from "The Age" 2 March 1989

Historical information

Article on Pauline Toner, Labor member for Greensborough 1977-1989

Dr Davidson & Dr Shiel

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League,

Photo

Book - The native tribes of South-East Australia : part 1

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Alfred William Howitt 1830-1908 was a pioneer anthropologist. ?The Native Tribes of South-East Australia? is not only a great classic anthropological work, it contains an enormous wealth of material of interest to anyone interested in Australian history, particularly the people of Koorie descent. His work has been presented here in total as originally produced.

Inscriptions & Markings

maps, b&w illustrations, b&w photographs, tables

Tools, metal gauge, adjustable

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

An adjustable metal gauge with a copper plated sleeve and 2 pincers used for measuring areas where the use of a ruler is not practical

Book - Panoramas of Terang and District

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a soft cover book of 52 pages. It contains black and white photographs of early 20th century Terang and district. The photographs are set in a grey-coloured frame and on the page opposite the photograph is a description of the photograph. The cover is made of lightweight cardboard and the front cover has the title of the book and a black and white photograph of the town of Terang. The book is bound with plastic spirals.

Historical information

This is a book containing early 20th century photographs of the town of Terang in the Western District of Victoria. Most of the photographs were taken by Robert Frederick Scott (1877-1953). He was born in Koroit and came to Terang in his early years. He took up coach building and in 1906 he moved to Cobden where he continued coach building with W.J. Silvester. He was regarded at the time as a clever mechanical engineer and was a pioneer in the motor garage business. In the 1930s he was a representative for the Melbourne firm of A.H. McDonald & Co. in the machinery business. He installed milking machines in the Western District and Gippsland. His hobby was photography and he took many photographs in the Western District and supplied photographs to the Victorian Railways for inclusion in the train carriages.

Significance

This book is of considerable interest as a record of the town of Terang in the early 20th century. The photographs are of high quality and the book will be useful to researchers.

Wooden Stool

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Wooden stool with unusual curved structure made at camp 13 by German POW

Historical information

Given to former guard officer Lieut. O'Neill

Book - Jimmy of Murrumbar by E D Oakley

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc., Warrnambool

This is a hard cover book of 181 pages. A buff-coloured dust cover has been pasted over the hard cover and it has a black, grey and white illustration of a young aboriginal boy being chased. This illustration is repeated in black and white on the second page. The titling on the cover is in red and black printing. The front cover has become almost detached from the pages. An inscription on the inside cover is handwritten in black ink. The book has a foreword, an appreciation, a contents page and 23 chapters.

Historical information

This book subtitled, ‘A Story of the Amazing Ability and Fidelity of an Australian Black Tracker’, has been written in the late 1930s by Edward Donald Oakley (1877-1962). He was the fourth child of Thomas and Eliza Oakley who had the farm, Oakbank, near the mouth of the Hopkins River, Warrnambool (Otway Road area today). Edward Oakley first worked at Saltau’s shipping office in Warrnambool then ran a dairy farm, Halifax, near Cudgee. He later had wheat farms in the Grampians area and at Willaura before returning to Warrnambool in 1923. He built a row of shops in Liebig Street and opened a boot and shoe store. He was instrumental in persuading Fletcher Jones to open a shop in Warrnambool. After he retired he researched and wrote the story of Jimmy of Murrumbar.

Significance

This book is of high significance because: 1. It was written by a local Warrnambool businessman, Edward Oakley. He and other members of his family were prominent residents of the city in the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries 2. It was written in the late 1930s and tells of the story of a young aboriginal boy, one of the early writings appreciating the talents and worth of young aborigines.

Inscriptions & Markings

‘Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday from Graeme Dorman Dec 8th 1942’