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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Printmaking - Lithograph - 'Lydiard St from Bath's Hotel, Ballarat' by S.T. Gill

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.

Matron, Miss J M Langham, 1947-1967, Ballarat Base Hospital

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Photo - color

Historical information

Matron, Miss J M Langham, 1947-1967, Ballarat Base Hospital

Significance

Matron, Miss J M Langham, 1947-1967, Ballarat Base Hospital - later years

Bale Fastener

National Wool Museum, Geelong

"Grip" bale fasteners,The Hurst & Hughes Pty Ltd, 35 Skene Street, Geelong, Victoria.

Historical information

"Grip" bale fasteners,The Hurst & Hughes Pty Ltd, 35 Skene Street, Geelong, Victoria. Donated from the estate of the donors' father who had an involvement through the scouting movement with the Hurst family who invented bale clips.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Grip" Bale Fasteners/ The Hurst & Hughes Pty Ltd, 35 Skene Street, Geelong, Victoria....

Lamp, paraffin

Friends of Westgarthtown, Thomastown

Clear glass fuel reservoir with radial ribbed design and handle. Glass chimney.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Victor" embossed on gallery.

soliders firing mortar - robertson thomas176.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

photo

Journal - Dennys, Lascelles Limited Annual Review August, 1965

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

"Dennys, Lascelles Limited Annual Review August,1965"

Jacket

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Dark navy blue dress jacket with long sleeves ending at waist height. Jacket is double breasted with eight metal buttons; two buttons are larger and held on by safety pins. Buttons are gold in colour and marked with a crown and eagle motif. Lapels on jacket are of a lighter, grey-blue. Jacket is adorned with epaulettes on both left and right shoulder, attached with a cotton loop on each shoulder and held in place with a screw-in gold button. Jacket has synthetic lining in cream colour and an interior pocket on the left hand side; lining is detatched on both the left and right sides at the base.

Historical information

This jacket is part of a winter mess dress uniform belonging to Bernard Farley during service with the Australian Airforce. Worn in 1978, this jacket style was first developed in the 1950s and continues to be worn as mess uniform in the present day.

Significance

This item has aesthetic significance and is a representative example of uniform design from the 1950s to present day. This item has clear provenance, having been donated by RSL member and Secretary (2019), Bernard Farley after its use during Bernard’s service in the Airforce. As a former member of the Australian Airforce and member of the Warrnambool ex-service community, Bernard’s uniform has great social significance, telling a broader story of life after service.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on interior collar reads “C.G.C.F” Epaulettes bear three lines in gold embroidered stitching and a badge depicting an eagle underneath a crown, also in gold.

scales

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Large metal baby scales and weights with attached white cane baby basket.

Historical information

Many Orbost babies were weighed on these scales in the early 1920's.

Significance

The Orbost Hospital has always been a significant part of local history and present. This item reflects that.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back- Approved 17 serial H

Photograph

Hume City Civic Collection, Sunbury

Sepia photograph mounted on board of the front view of the home of Martin Batey, Durham, England.

wedge

Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Newhaven

small wedge with substantial chip out of narrow end. Relief groove

Historical information

Used in conjunction with other wood splitting/cutting tools donated by Wilfred Dungan.

Inscriptions & Markings

HYTEST FORGED TOOLS

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Programme for Davis Cup Interzone Final 1960; Italy vs. USA Materials: Paper, Ink

Photograph (police car)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Holden courtesy van, registration number HEF-449, escorting a truck carrying a long and wide load, along with motorbike escort and additional vehicles. Circa 1961

Newspaper article - 'Bialik Appeal: Home Must Guide', The Jewish News, 1967

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

"Bialik Appeal: Home Must Guide", published in The Jewish News, 8 December 1967. Bialik College has a different conception of modern Judaism to that of other Jewish day schools in Melbourne. Mr. Joe Solvey, veteran Zionist leader and president of the College's 1967 Appeal, said that this difference has three parts. The college believes that religious observance should be dictated by the home rather than by the school. "We provide the knowledge but we do not believe in enforcement so as to provide a division between the home and the school". Israel is the central theme in the curriculum and Hebrew is taught as a living language to serve as the medium of communication between Israel and the Disapora..."

Demonstration Apparatus

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

WSC Newsletter- Jargon

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Blue folder containing editions of Jargon newsletter from the year 1998

Hat

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Very finely woven pink straw hat with a very large rim. The low-domed crown is surrounded by a band of black velvet to which are attached deep purple grapes. Black net is attached to the ribbon.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

badge

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A bronze Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge. It is in the shape of the rising sun on a pin to attach to army slouch hat.

Historical information

The Australian 'Rising Sun' General Service Hat Badge dates back to the First World War when it was chosen for the First AIF. The third pattern Rising Sun badge carried a scroll inscribed with the words ‘Australian Commonwealth Military Forces’ and was worn throughout both World Wars. This badge remains in service - although with some variations in the wording

Photograph - Digital image - Plenty River Greensborough, May 2014 -4

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Links: 02045.02046.02047.02048.02049.02050.02051.02052.02053.02054 Digital copy of colour photograph.

Historical information

The Plenty River flows south from Mt Disappointment before meeting with the Yarra River at Rosanna. Early settlement in Greensborough was based around the Plenty River. These images were taken in the Greensborough area by Marilyn Smith May 2014.

Photo Dowler R. - Mr. R. Dowler.Learmonth ANA Branch No 75.

Learmonth and District Historical Society, Learmonth

This black and white photo (rectangular in shape) is of Mr. R.Dowler. It is in a brown woodgrain mount with his name inscribed in white at the base.It forms part of a collection of photos showing all Learmonth ANA branch No 75 in1912 and is at the left of the third row.

Historical information

In 1912 Mr. R.Dowler was a member of the Learmonth ANA Branch No 75.

Significance

Photo is part of Original photo of all Learmonth ANA Branch No 75 members in 1912.

Inscriptions & Markings

LEARMONTH ANA BRANCH NO 75. PRESENTED TO C.MEDWELL ESQ. BY HIS FELLOW MEMBERS AS A MARK OF ESTEEM & APPRECIATION OF VALUABLE SERVICES RENDERED TO THE BRANCH AS SECRETARY. LEARMONTH 1912.

Photograph - Demolition of Eltham Shire Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 strips

Historical information

The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971. The final Eltham Shire Council meeting was held in December 1994 before the forced amalgamations of municipal councils by the Kennett Government. The State-Government-appointed Commissioners (1994-1996) took the decision in July 1996 to demolish the Eltham Shire Offices. The demolition works started within 24 hours of the decision being made.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Artwork - 'Oxford' by Frederick Halpern

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Coloured engraving on silk depicting Oxford, England. Gift of David Alexander

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

University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection, Creswick

sepia photograph mounted on cardboard with separate cardboard backing.

Historical information

Forestry Refresher Course, 1913. The photograph shows the Conservator of Forests, H MacKay and the Chief Superintendent of State Plantations, John Johnstone, with the Forest Officers of the department outside the Victorian School of Forestry (Tremearne House) in Creswick.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front: With compliments, Conservator of Forests. R. Morton Photo. Creswick. On the Back: Photo presented to Forester J.S.Ritchie, Glen Park. Passed down to Asst Supt Pltns. W.Ritchie and finally Divl Forester N.E. Division, R.J. Ritchie. On separate card backing: Forest Officers (with list of names) including J.Johnstone Chief Supt of Plantations, H McKay Conservator of Forests

CD-ROM - University of Ballarat Graduation Images, 2011

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

CD-ROM of images of recipients of Honorary Doctorates and Awards/medals by Williams Studios, Ballarat.

Photograph - Church of England, Heathmont - April 1965

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photograph, "C of E. Heathmont - April 1965."

Photograph - black and white - Victorian School with teacher John McNaughton, c1930

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

Mounted photograph showing 25 Victorian school children with teacher John McNaughton. The school is probably Gapsted Primary School.

Historical information

John McNaughton attended the Ballarat Teachers' College in 1929. He was an official with the Gapsted Football Team in 1932.

Photograph - Colour - Mason's Marks, Carlisle Cathedral 27 October 2016

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Historical information

Carlisle and its cathedral. This cathedral church, which has stood on this site for over 800 years has a great story to tell. It is a story that can be traced back further still, to an even earlier church of the 7th century AD. Archaeological excavations on this site have taken the story back to Roman times. Today the dean and canons and other cathedral staff ensure that the worship of God remains the main work of this cathedral, while long-standing traditions of music, hospitality and education are also maintained. The story of this place is not so much about buildings, but about people. The buildings remain as evidence of the lives of people who lived and worked here and of what they believed and achieved. Until 1540 a community of Augustinian canons served the cathedral. They lived highly organized lives in monastic buildings suited to their needs. As canons rather than monks, they were freer to undertake pastoral and educational work.

Directory - Localblue.com.au: Northern suburbs 2009/10 13th edition.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Business directory printed on blue paper, blue cover. Wrapped in plastic.

Historical information

This business directory of the Northern suburbs has been collected for future reference. It advertises local businesses.

Post Card - Jack Kerr Luna Park

Streatham and District Historical Society, Streatham

Rectangular, Black & white. Jack Kerr & friend sitting on a bench seat both wearing hats, suits and ties.

Historical information

Luna Park in St Kilda has been a popular tourist destination thoughout the times and Jack Kerr and friend visited the theme Park during a visit to Melbourne at some stage. At this stage it appears that a photographer studio was in place at the park. It was common for people to get photos done of their adventures to show friends and relatives and for a photographic memory.

Significance

Shows the popular destinations during the time. Demonstrates typical dress in the period.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back: In black ink stamped, Luna Park, St Kilda. Electric Studio M. D. True, Manager. Photos Finished while you wait. Day or Night. Written inpancil the word Kerr.

Sketch - by Georg Rosenkranz

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Sketched portrait of Gerry Von Gruenwald, former mine manager and artist

Historical information

Sketched by Georg Rosenkranz, crewman aboard the HSK Kormoran

Photograph - Talara

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white Photograph