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Making and Using Transport on the Goldfields

28 Mar 2018

Ballarat’s coachbuilding industry and horse-drawn transport, as depicted in Victorian cultural collections.

Curated By

Carissa Goudey, Historian, Sovereign Hills Museums Association

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Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Australian Open Official Centenary Program 2005 Materials: Paper, Ink, Cardboard

Photograph - South wing from Exit road, former Shire Office demolition, Aug 1996

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Demolition of the former Shire of Eltham Offices, 895 Main Road, Eltham, August 1996.

BADGE

Bendigo RSL Military Museum, Bendigo

Lapel badge, Anzac commemorative 1915

Historical information

Gilbert Turner MM, No 1410 45 th Batt AIF. Refer 1294P, 1039P, 1038, 1173, 1176.2.

Inscriptions & Markings

" G Turner."

School Photograph (digital image) - Briar Hill Primary School BH4341 1992 Soccer Team

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour school team photo

Historical information

Group photo of Briar Hill State School 1992 Soccer Team

Dental surgical instrument

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Tooth extractor, metal. “UPPER INCISORS & CANINES” and “4” and “4” on handle. “SKIDMORE/SHEFFIELD” stamped around the hinge. (Part of the W.R. Angus Collection)

Historical information

This tooth extractor 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 would take time to 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 ) Dr Angus was a ‘flying doctor’ for the A.I.M. (Australian Inland Ministry) Aerial Medical Service in 1928 . The organisation began in South Australia through the Presbyterian Church in that year, with its first station being 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 where he’d previously worked as Medical Assistant and purchased a share of the Nelson Street practice and Mira hospital from Dr Les Middleton one of the Middleton Brothers, the current owners of what was once Dr Tom Ryan’s practice. Dr L Middleton was House Surgeon to the Nhill Hospital 1926-1933, when he resigned. [Dr Tom Ryan’s practice had originally belonged to his older brother Dr Edward Ryan, who came to Nhill in 1885. Dr Edward saw patients at his rooms, firstly in Victoria Street and in 1886 in Nelson Street, until 1901. The Nelson Street practice also had a 2 bed ward, called Mira Private Hospital ). Dr Edward Ryan was House Surgeon at the Nhill Hospital 1884-1902 . He also had occasions where he successfully performed veterinary surgery for the local farmers too. Dr Tom Ryan then purchased the practice from his brother in 1901. Both Dr Edward and Dr Tom Ryan work as surgeons included eye surgery. Dr Tom Ryan performed many of his operations in the Mira private hospital on his premises. He too was 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 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. Dr Tom Ryan moved from Nhill in 1926. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1927, soon after its formation, a rare accolade for a doctor outside any of the major cities. He remained a bachelor and died suddenly on 7th Dec 1955, aged 91, at his home in Ararat. Scholarships and prizes are still awarded to medical students in the honour of Dr T.F. Ryan and his father, Dr Michael Ryan, and brother, John Patrick 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 states “HOURS Daily, except Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday afternoons, 9-10am, 2-4pm, 7-8pm. Sundays by appointment”. This plate is now mounted on the doorway to the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool. Dr Edward Ryan and Dr Tom Ryan had an extensive collection of historical medical equipment and materials spanning 1884-1926 and when Dr Angus took up practice in their old premises he obtained this collection, a large part of which is now on display at the Port Medical Office at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool. During his time in Nhill Dr Angus was involved in the merging of the Mira Hospital and Nhill Public Hospital into one public hospital and the property titles passed on to Nhill Hospital in 1939. 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. ). 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. (The duties of a Port Medical Officer were outlined by the Colonial Secretary on 21st June, 1839 under the terms of the Quarantine Act. 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. Their interests included organisations such as Red Cross, Rostrum, Warrnambool and District Historical Society (founding members), Wine and Food Society, Steering Committee for Tertiary Education in Warrnambool, Local National Trust, Good Neighbour Council, Housing Commission Advisory Board, United Services Institute, Legion of Ex-Servicemen, Olympic Pool Committee, Food for Britain Organisation, Warrnambool Hospital, Anti-Cancer Council, Boys’ Club, Charitable Council, National Fitness Council and Air Raid Precautions Group. He was also a member of the Steam Preservation Society and derived much pleasure from a steam traction engine on his farm. He had an interest in people and the community He and his wife Gladys 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

“UPPER INCISORS & CANINES” and “4” and “4” on handle. “SKIDMORE/SHEFFIELD” stamped around the hinge.

Rank Insignia Major

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

Rank Insignia Major red

Photograph - Performance of The Bartered Bride by Smetana, Q Theatre Guild, 1970s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Photograph of a performance of Smetana's Bartered Bride in the Kew City Hall in the 1970s. The performance was given by the Q Theatre Guild.

Historical information

The donor, Rosemary Lade, was a member of the Q Theatre Guild for a short period in the 1970s when this photo of a performance of The Bartered Bride was taken. The Q Theatre Guild had previously evolved out of the Kew Light Opera Company that had been formed in 1953. The first performances of the Guild occurred in the Kew Recreation Hall in Wellington Street. From 1960, the Guild performed at the new Kew Civic (later City) Hall. During the 1970s, the donor participated in performances of The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana, The Gypsy Baron by Johan Strauss II, and Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Bartered Bride" Smetana. Q Theatre Guild 1970s. Rosemary Lade (far right)

Theatre program - The Unfair Sex (three-act comedy) performed at the Athenaeum Theatre in 1927

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Paper program for a play performed at the Athenaeum Theatre April 30 1927; coloured cover; 16 p. includes articles about the film, the actors and advertisements

Historical information

Theatre program 30 April 1927

Significance

Program show by E J Carroll, program adverts for local companies of the time MacRobertsons, Hoadleys, and IXL.

Photograph - Eltham, The Illustrated Australian News, December 26, 1994, p212

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Source: La Trobe Library Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph Collection No. 601. Held in joint partnership by Eltham District Historical Society and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (Eltham Library) A description in the newspaper near the illustration (page 210) reads as follows: "Eltham is a pretty little township on the Yarra Flats road, about 14 miles east north- east of Melbourne, from which place there is communication by way of Heidelberg. It has a population of nearly 400 inhabitants, but in addition it is the centre of a large district extending over about 203 square miles, having a population of 2344. The land in the district is mostly used for grazing purposes, although as a rule the small farms grow a good deal of wheat, oats and other agricultural produce. A large quantity of fruit, especially raspberries and strawberries, is also produced, the rich alluvial flats along the creek upon which the township is situated being very well adapted for that purpose. Gold has also been found in the vicinity of the township, but not in remunerative quantities".

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.

Publication - The Australian horticultural statistics handbook: 1995/96 edition (Australian Horticultural Corporation), Sydney, 1995

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

photo - Football Club Premiers 1952

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Tatura Premiership Football Team, 1952.|Back row: C. Ryan, B. McHugh, T. Ryan, I. Bunn, T. Deane, W. Corrigan, J. Mactier, B. Young, K. Anderson, H. Parker.|Centre row: S. Vagg, K. Binion, P. Crawford, L. Joyce, V. McKenzie, R. Connors, F. Joyce, R. McDonald, B. Ransom.|Front row: J. Trevaskis, R. Warnett, R. Smith, R. Daly, W. Pritchard, D. Brown (cc), G. Kerrins, P. Warnett, E. Davies.|A local football team was in existence from about 1885, and it is interesting to note that the members were called the "Tatura Bohemians" in 1888!|In 1894, when D. Heaphy was the first President of Tatura Football Club, they joined the Goulburn Valley Football Association.|"Travel to distant matches was undertaken by horse and jinker, buggy and pair until Charlie Brady, the storekeeper, suggested that special trains be run and put up the guarantee" ...quote from W.H. Bossence "Tatura" history.|Tatura teams were Premiers in 1898, 1901-02, 1904-05, 1952-53.|Tom Hogan was the first local player to be offered a game in the city of Melbourne, soon followed by Archie Wilson.|Robert Mactier, V.C. had played football for Tatura before leaving for service in WW1.

Signal Lamp

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

Short Range Signal Lamp (with Morse key attached)

views around britain - red cliffs00188.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

six photos on a page from an album

Photograph (copy) - Early Torquay Beach Scenes

Torquay and District Historical Society, Torquay

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Photograph shows six young ladies in the water on a Torquay beach sporting a variety of costumes and hats.

Significance

A memory of good times past.

Photograph - Kinglake National Park, Wombeland Falls.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Source: Mrs. McMinn, Kinglake.

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.

Cigarette Lighter

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

Red Cross. With Lid

Turnbuckle

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Turnbuckle, with hook link screws and ring link screw, 12" buckle.

Book - Private practice (Chatsworth, Calif. : GX ; San Diego : Distributed by Zorro Dist. Co., ©1973.)

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne

Inscriptions & Markings

Trojan Classics (TC 256)

Map - Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society,

A 1 page photocopy of a road map of Greensborough from 1953.

Historical information

This road map was a part of a Broadbent's Melbourne suburban directory from 1953.

Significance

It shows the lay out of Greensborough's streets in 1953.It also shows some different street names to those used today. It also features a C Jessop & Co. Real estate advertisement

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Wedding Dress

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

GREY & MUSHROOM COLOURED CLOTH; SHEATH DRESS WITH SHORT TRAIN; COMBINATION OF SATIN SILK & RAW SILK. Dress was worn by Amy Gibbs, daughter of John Gibbs, the proprietor of the Charlie Napier Hotel.

Certificate - Ballarat School of Mines Certificate of Competency as Assayer for William Hicks, 1905

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

Ballarat School of Mines Certificate of Competency as Assayer for William Hicks who passed examinations in Theoretical Chemistry, Practical Chemistry, Metallurgy, Assaying, Mineralogy.

Beanie

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

Wollen Beanie

Photograph - Colour - Shop in Guildford, Victoria, 2017

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

A number of photographs of a shop in the Central Victorian town of Guildford.

Plaque - Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade Commorative Plaque

Tramways/East Melbourne RSL Sub Branch - RSL Victoria Listing id: 27511, Fitzroy

Plaque commemorating the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade in Sydney 1987. Image shows a map of Australia, with the Australian Flag visible. Text reads ' Vietnam Veterans Parade Sydney 1987. Australian Vietnam Forces.'

Historical information

Was given to commemorate the homecoming of the Vietnam War Vets, as there was no formal welcome home at the actual end of the Vietnam War. This group of veterans were the first group to be not given a formal welcome parade at the end of their service. This parade occurred 25 years after the Vietnam War, and signified the changed attitudes around the services performed by these men.

Significance

This plaque commemorates the welcome home parade for all Vietnam Veterans 25 years after the war finished. It was intended to show the appreciation and good will of the Australian people in stark contrast to the bad feelings demonstrated to Servicemen an d women on their initial returns.

Dagger

Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch, Wangaratta

WW1 Dagger with head of camel or horse's head in brown leather scabbard with metal tip and belt clip.

Historical information

Middle Eastern dagger or letter opener. Australian personell served in the middle east in both world wars. This object was likely brought home from Egypt or Palestine by a service member. Possibly a Janbiya, a dagger worn by arab men over the age of 14.

Inscriptions & Markings

Patterned leather and engraved metal with arabic inscription on blade

Letters (x 2) dated 20 April 1919, from J Talbot Hobbs, Lieut.General, Commanding Australian Corps, re Bob's wish for demobilisation.

Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch, Warrnambool

Clarke Bros Tinsmiths Humffray St later relocated to Sovereign Hill

Ballarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Photo HMS Hood

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

HMS Hood

000817 - Photograph - Tarwin Lower - Cashin House being shifted from Cashin Hill to Pound Creek by car - from Dorothy Beard

Inverloch Historical Society, Inverloch

Hat

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

Tricorne, white. Female Petty Officer

Photograph - Colour - Rosebud, 2018

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Scrapbook - Mining articles and notices, 1932 - 1936

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

Hardcover minute book with charcoal green cover and red spine. Numerous newspaper clipping have been pasted onto the pages, most related to mining. The clippings include: 26 September 1932 - Castlemaine Goldmines - Best Prospects for Years 12 October 1932 - South New Chum Syncline Goldmines NL 30 November 1932 - New Morning Star Co. 19 February 1934 - Berringa Gold Syndicate NL April 1934 - Bendigo Mines Limited May 1934 - Church Centenary - St Luke's Campbell Town Interesting History (image) Tasmania 1932 - Evolution of Auto-Car - Cugnot's Steam Trolley (image) 1932 - Evolution of Auto-Car - Push Foot Schemes (image) 1933 - Evolution of Auto-Car - Hancock's Steam Omnibus (image) 1933 - Evolution of Auto-Car - First Petrol Car (image) 1934 - The Gold Standard - How Australia Forsook It August 1934 - Bolwarrah and Gordon's Amalgamated NL 23 August 1934 - Dunolly Gold Mines NL 12 September 1934 - Murchison Goldfield - Triton Gold Mine 08 September, Adelaide Advertiser - Australia's Heritage of Golden Days by Ernestine Hill 28 November 1934 - Chronicles of Early Melbourne by Garyowen 05 May 1936 - Bendigo Mines Director's Policy (image of E.C. Dyason) 30 June 1936 - Lamplough Mine 27 June 1936 - Gold Dredging Company for Newstead 30 May 1935, The Herald - Gordon Battery in Production 19 September 1936 - Wattle Gully reef - Payable Values at 655 Feet 30 June 1936 - Avoca Developments NL 16 July 1934 - Westralia Renown Mines NL Prospectus 07 November 1936 - Ballarat East Gold Field - English Company's Deal (Victoria United, Britania United, First Chance, Last Chance, Llanberris No 1, Llanberris No 2, Sulieman No. 1, Sulieman No. 2, Sulieman No. 4, North Normanby, North Woah Hawp, Woah Hawp Canton, Tinworth's, Prince Regent Consolidated) 07 November 1936 - Large Scale Operations at Ballarat (image of A.E. Llewellyn) * How an Australian Discovered the World's Greatest Goldfield -The Beginning of The Rand.

Programs and tickets: PSC Debutante Balls 1986-1993 - Programs and tickets: Debutante Balls Preston Secondary College, Preston Technical School, Preston Technical College 1986-1993

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE),

Coloured Cards with detais of the Debutante Ball venue, date, time, dress, some have costs. Also Programs for 1989 and 1993.

Book - The Victorian Historical Magazine 72

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Victorian Historical Magazine 72 Vol. 18 December, 1940 No. 4 Publisher: Royal Historical Society of Victoria Date: 1940

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

An Add In 'Wilshire T-2100' metal tennis racquet, with double shaft, metal throat & shaft bridges; black shaft casing; and handle wrapped in black perforated vinyl. Has a plastic butt cap with adhesive label featuring manufacturer's name & logo. Model name on decal on left edge of shaft. Materials: Metal, Adhesive tape, Plastic, Vinyl, Adhesive label, Nylon

Death medalion

8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection, North Bandiana

Death medallion for No 56 Trooper Ernest Henry Butcher, 8th Light Horse, mounted on stained wooden panel with two engraved plaques.

Historical information

Ernest Butcher served as No 56 8th Light Horse Regiment. He died of wounds sustained during the August 1915 offensive at Gallipoli. He is buried at Ari Burnu Cemetery Gallipoli. The death medallion was mounted on a wooden panel by his nephew Arthur Butcher and presented to 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles on Anzac Day 1977.

Significance

The 8th Light Horse suffered crippling casualties in the August offensive at Gallipoli. This innovative approach to ensuring the memory of a family member is well provenanced and lodged with the major repository of memorabilia of the regiment.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ernest Henry Butcher / Born Port Melbourne / Enlisted 1914 8th Light Horse / Died of Wounds / Lone Pine Gallipoli/August 4 1915 Age 23 years 9 months" and "Presented by/ Mr Arthur Butcher / Nephew of Ernest Butcher / 25 April 1977"

Object - Commemorative Trowel in Presentation Box, 1971 & 1982

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Commemorative, inscribed silver-plated presentation trowel given by the City of Kew to the Mayor, Cr Ivan Wade, on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the new Kew Civic Centre on the corner of Cotham Road and Charles Street, now part of Trinity Grammar School. The silver trowel was presented in a black leather case lined with blue velvet. The trowel was to be used a second time in 1982 when Cr Wade and his wife laid the foundation stone of Hamer Court. The trowel was later donated to Kew Historical Society Inc by Gwlad Wade, the wife of Cr Ivan Wade, on 20 August 2000.

Historical information

WADE, Ivan Mayor 1969-70, 1970-71 Ivan Wade grew up in Bendigo and Brunswick, one of eight children. After his marriage, he moved with his wife and young family to Kew in 1951. In 1959, he took a year’s sabbatical in 1959 to build a new family home for his wife and four children at 222 Cotham Road, Kew. He worked professionally in the Meat Industry, successfully building a small chain of retail butcher shops, and a meat exporting business. He worked for improvements in the Trade through involvement in the Meat and Allied Trades Federation, of which he was the first State, and then Federal President. He was to be awarded an OBE for his services to the Meat Industry in 1979. Having been a long-time member of Melbourne Lions Club, he helped start Chadstone Lions’ Club as an inaugural tenant of the Chadstone Shopping Centre in 1979. He was also a tireless worker for charity, making his home available for functions raising funds for local groups. His passion for the community led him to stand for Kew Council as a representative of College Ward. As a councillor, he was elected mayor for two terms. During his term of office, new Kew Municipal Offices were constructed in Cotham Road. An active worker for the Kew Elder Citizens Association, he was involved in the establishment of an Opportunity Shop in Walpole Street to raise funds for the development of a new Centre in High Street. The Opportunity Shop was used to train locally unemployed youth skills such as furniture repair. (GW)

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: "Presented to Cr Wade J.P. / Mayor of / the City of Kew / at the laying of the / foundation stone / of the / Kew Civic Centre /20-8-1971." Reverse: This trowel was also used / by / Cr Ivan Wade OBE JP & Mrs Gwlad Wade / at the laying / of the foundation stone / of / "Hamer Court" / Hostel for the Aged / 22nd August 1982"

Postcard: Guerre 1914-1918 Musee de L'Armee

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The Cours d'Honneur des Invalides is full of guns which have been captured. There are a great many guns and men in the courtyard. In the background part of the buildings around the courtyard can be seen.

Badge

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Grey metal oval shaped badge with fastening pin on back. Features in centre army tank raised leaf the figure 50 below. At top swastike and eagle.

Historical information

Possession of POW at war camp

Photograph - Colour - Sign Alwington, Devon, England

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Envelope

Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne

1996 Queen Vic. Shilling Fund donation Reply Paid envelope. Cream paper. Green and navy blue ink.

Coloured rectangular photograph.

Port of Echuca , Echuca

Coloured photograph of a K class locomotive outside the Echuca Loco Shed. There is one man standing with his back to the camera watching the train. The funnel is emitting steam and there is a driver in the driver's cabin.

Historical information

This photograph shows that steam engines were still operating in the 1970's . Although this might have been a special occasion. This photograph also shows a view of the Echuca Loco Shed, which appears to be in a good condition.

Significance

The railway transport system played a very significant role in the development of the Port of Echuca, as well as the development of the town itself. Farmers from the Darling Murray river basin were able to send their products to Melbourne and on other trading centres around the world.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back of the photograph is printed "It's Kodak for color" June 1979. On the train in the photograph is the inscription K 153.

Photograph - Shire of Eltham, 1985

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Nine colour photographs

Historical information

Shire of Eltham Archives Series 13, Photograph Album, 1985. Originally contained in a 2-ring PVC binder and document sleeves

John Caulfield

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

Photograph of John Caulfield, a pioneer builder in the 1840’s

Photograph - Frosty morning, 66 Susan Street, Eltham, c.1965

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital file only; created from original colour positive slide transparency

Historical information

Now the site of the Eltham Skate Park; Susan Street north of Bridge Street has since been renamed as an extension of Brisbane Street.

Photograph - Digital image - Ruins of Church, Biroth

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white photograph.

Historical information

This photograph shows ruins of Church in Biroth.

Inscriptions & Markings

No caption on this photograph

Document - St Hilary's Parish Notes, No.70., March 1919

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

St Hilary's Church of England Parish Notes from 1919, which includes among other items of interest states that because of the risks of contagion during the influenza epidemic, parishioners are required to worship outside.

Significance

The Parish Notes are hsitorically interesting as they outline the various ways in which the Influenza Epidemic of 1919 had an impact on local communities.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written note on front page signed by the Rev Charles H Barnes and dated 16/3/19.

Photograph - Band Rotunda 1946

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Showing the flood waters of 1946 around the Band Rotunda in the botanical gardens

Racquet & cover

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Dunlop 'Pro Laser 110' oversize racquet, with 'Max Soft' synthetic grip, and accompanied by vinyl cover. Materials: Rubber, Synthetic material, Ink, Plastic, Metal, Graphite, Vinyl, Ink, Metal, Synthetic material

Digital image - Celia Little Room

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Black and white photograph of three men sitting in Celia Little Room at Mission to Seafarers. Man on left is in a suit, sitting on the arm of a chair, reading a newspaper. There is a coffee table with flowers separating him from the second man, also sitting reading a newspaper. The third man is seated in an armchair reading a copy of Life magazine, with an ashtray resting on the arm of the chair.

Historical information

Photograph taken in the Celia Little Room at Mission to Seafarers Melbourne. The Celia Little Room was named in honour of the aunt of one of the serving (and resident) chaplains. The room is a multi-function room, being used at times for banquets or, as the photograph shows, for relaxation, by visiting seafarers.

Significance

Photograph displays the way in which the Celia Little Room, and by extension the Mission to Seafarers, was used by those who utilised the facility during this period.