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The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing.

1 Jun 2017

Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War

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Walter Barber, Guest Curator

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Press kit

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Media Guide: 1988 Lawn Tennis Championships Wimbledon Materials: Paper, Ink

Kangaroo mascot - mountjoy050.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Historical information

An Australian kangaroo, taken to Heliopolis, Egypt as a regimental mascot.

Book - Writing on the backs of the blacks

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The author has set out to study the effects of newly developing literacy on a predominantly oral society. She persuasively argues for an awareness of the dangers of denying a voice to the very people who are the objects of such linguistics research.

Inscriptions & Markings

Maps

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Tournament Programme: Davis Cup CSSR vs Australia Semifinal 1975 (booklet mostly in Czech language) Materials: Paper, Ink

Publication - 114th annual conference, 5-6 June 2013: official program of events and reports. (Victorian Apiarists' Association). np, 2013.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 volume, various paginations.

1920s lace up boots - Two tone lace up leather high heel boots deadstock 1920s

Jenkins Collection,

High heeled boots with lace up style, curved heel and rounded toe. Two-toned effect with the colours of black and pale toffee. Leather uppers and canvas and polished cotton lining. Metal grommets to lace up. Original ribbon laces with metal tips. Circa 1920

Significance

These boots are rare and unworn

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing inside reads: 1695-37-5 and the same number (in reverse) is on the sole eg, 37-5-1695

Coaster

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Packet of ten 'Time Out' cardboard novelty tennis ball coasters. Packet sealed. Materials: Cardboard, Ink

Never Afraid

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Small, soft green covers, cloth with black lettering. Pages coming loose from covers.

Headlight Cover Black-out

Ballarat Ranger Military Museum, Ballarat

book - Who Dies Next

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

A hard back book with an illustration of a man's face and two large birds hovering above. The book has black binding. It was written by H.J. Wurr,

Historical information

This book was found with other books from Orbost House. Orbost House, believed to have been established by the Macalister family around the turn of the 20th century was a boarding house in Lochiel Street, Orbost. Nowlan's Library was in the billiards saloon in Nicholson street Orbost and was owned by Lionel H. Nowlan. The joining fee was 1/- and the cost of borrowing was 3d per book.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside cover is a stamp Of Nowlans Library Orbost On back : Harris & Wright Library Northcote

Photograph

Kew Historical Society, Kew

Black and white photograph of Lance Nicholls, left, in a performance of Goodnight Vienna! by The Kew Light Opera Company in 1957. Nicholls produced and directed the production as well as performing as Prince Schmettoff. The accompanying programme provides a profile of Nicholls. It states that: Lance Nicholls (Prince Schmettoff), our producer, is a well known personality in the theatre and radio world, having created a reputation as an outstanding character actor through his roles in "Libel", "Streets of London", "Seven Day's Leave", "Village Priest". He was with J.C.W. for many years and a leading player with the late Gregan McMahon, The Roland McCarty Shakespearian Coy., and The Melbourne Little Theatre; also touring with the Council of Adult Education in "Tobias and the Angel" and "The Miser", then in "While the Sun Shines" for the Red Cross. Mr. Nicholls conducted his own Company of players, known as The Modern Theatre, who presented Shakespearian productions to schools and colleges, and has successfully produced many other plays and Musical Comedy. The Kew Light Opera Company has been fortunate in having a producer and player of such high calibre as Mr. Nicholls, and, it has been seen in previous successful shows under his guidance, hopes to go on to further success in the future."

Historical information

The Kew Light Opera Company was formed in 1952, and mounted a number of musical and variety productions each year until it was subsumed in the "Q" Theatre Guild in 1957. A partial record of performances by the company includes: 1952 Florodora, 1953 The Cingalee - San Toy or The Emperor's Own, 1954 While the Sun Shines - A Country Girl - Our Miss Gibbs, 1955 The Toreador - The Arcadians, 1956 The Maid of the Mountains - Whiteoaks - Goodnight Vienna!, 1957 A Country Girl. Most of the Company's performances took place in the Kew Recreation Hall in Wellington Street, Kew.

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed above the photo in the scrapbook by Marion Tilley: "Lance Nicholls".

Clothing, girls tunic

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

A child’s calico, box-pleated tunic with eyelet cotton trim

Historical information

This small child's calico tunic with box-pleats and eyelet cotton trim was worn by a child of an early settlers family of Moorabbin

Significance

Early settlers and market gardeners established their families in Moorabbin Shire and this item shows the skill and craftsmanship of the women of these families. The Blackburn family were early settlers in Moorabbin Shire

Postcard: Murray Views No. 26. City Hall and Sturt Street, Ballarat. Vic.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

The black/white photograph shows Sturt Street looking south west towards the Town Hall. There are trams and cars in the street and quite large numbers of people walking. The Town Hall is the focal point of the picture and the National Mutual still has its dome.

Needles

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, Melbourne

Brown and white cardboard box containing blue cardboard tray with six (6) needles embedded into it. There is allocation for twelve (12) needles.

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Rawlings 'John Newcombe' Linwood wood racquet. Vinyl blue/white strings and perforated leather handle grip.White painted shoulders and throat. Materials: Metal, Wood, Vinyl, Leather

WWII Japanese Aircraft Compass

B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia Inc, Werribee

Compass believed to be from a"Betty" or "Dinah" Japanese Aircraft.

Inscriptions & Markings

Model 9 - 2 magnetic type compass for aircraft YOKOGAWA Electric Company. Made in August 1942. Serial No. 8305411

Photograph

Kew Historical Society, Kew

Black and White photograph of performers in The Cingalee or Sunny Ceylon. The Cingalee is a musical play in two acts by James T. Tanner, with music by Lionel Monckton, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, and additional material by Paul Rubens. The photograph is of the performers on the raised stage of the Kew Recreation Hall with the conductor, Harry Jacobs, at front. The elaborate scenery was designed by Lance Nicholls who also produced, arranged and directed the performance

Historical information

The Kew Light Opera Company was formed in 1952, and mounted a number of musical and variety productions each year until it was subsumed in the "Q" Theatre Guild in 1957. A partial record of performances by the company includes: 1952 Florodora, 1953 The Cingalee - San Toy or The Emperor's Own, 1954 While the Sun Shines - A Country Girl - Our Miss Gibbs, 1955 The Toreador - The Arcadians, 1956 The Maid of the Mountains - Whiteoaks - Goodnight Vienna!, 1957 A Country Girl. Most of the Company's performances took place in the Kew Recreation Hall in Wellington Street, Kew.

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

"A2 "numbered lower right

Photograph - Knock off time circa 1922

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Acquired when "Classweave Industries" closed down.

Inscriptions & Markings

Knock off time circa 1922 Note: Handsome cab H L S POTTER/ PHOTO STORES/...

Newspaper Review and Flyer - Chat - The Musical (play) by Soup Kitchen Theatre commencing 20 June 1994 at Athenaeum Theatre Two

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

newspaper review and flyer

Historical information

Newspaper review was sourced from The Melbourne Times Wednesday 6/7/94

Gold Lace

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Piece of gold lace used for decoration of clothing.

Photograph (police car)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Holden van with driver, beside a park. Registration number GUF 008. Circa 1957

Gift Box - Australian Red Cross Box WW11

Red Cliffs Military Museum, Red Cliffs

A cardboard Red Cross Gift Box used by Australian Red Cross in WW11 to send comfort parcel to POW in Germany. This particular box belonged to VX34767 Private T.H. Anderson

Inscriptions & Markings

Left top of Box: POW Food Parcel/Germany/same size 8lbs. Centre: Red Cross Symbol/A Gift/on behalf of your Next-of-Kin with the best/ wishes of the London Committee/ Australian Red Cross Society. Top right of Box: Postage label/Mrs (torn)?olls/149 (torn off) Street Geelong West Australia./ Below this is the contents list: Chocolate/Chewing Gum/ Dentifrice/ 4 hankerchiefs/ mail brush/ pullover/ pencil/ razor blades/ 2 safety pins/ shirts/ soap/ 3 prs sox/ shaving soap/ towel/mending wool. Left hand side lower down: Despatched 18/5/44/ VX 34767 Private T.H. Anderson/ Australian Prisoner Of War No 125514/ Stalag V11 A Germany/ C/O International Red Cross Society/ Geneva Switzerland.

Historical Caulfield to 1972, photo album by Jenny O’Donnell, Selwyn St

Glen Eira Historical Society, Caulfield South

2 photo of number 4, Old fire station

Photograph - Year 5D, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Year 5D, 1996. First Row: Jonathon Lazarovits, James Silbert, Zach Gomo, Jonathan Stiebel, Joshua Davidson, Gilad Ritz. Second Row: Paul Jurblum, Joshua Banky, Judith Kirszbaum, Leigh Krafchek, Natalie Fonda, Kate Lewis. Third Row: Bar Natan Elbaum, Natalie Coppel, Victoria Goldberg, Sabrina Kushnir, Adam Black, Timothy Sackville, Brendan Rothschild. Fourth Row: Eliot Silman, Anne Epstein, Mordi Adamson-Pinczewski, Ronit Raymond, Michael Gubieski, Ben Wollan. Teachers: (first row) Mrs Brenda Dart, (second row) Mrs Lani Brayer, Mrs Debbie Braitberg.

Book - War Economy 1939-1942

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

War Economy 1939-194 Australia in the War of 1939-1945 Author: S J Butlin Publisher: Australian War Memorial Date: 1955

Historical information

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

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on spine cover with typed text PAT 994.04 AUS Front pastedown endpaper has sticker from Warrnambool Public Library Front loose endpaper has a sticker from Corangamite Regional Library Service

Book - Sources for South Australian history

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Inscriptions & Markings

document reproductions, posters

Score card

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Official Scorecard for 1983 Davis Cup Materials: Paper, Ink

High Tide 1952

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. Buff cover printed in red and black. 48 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1952 school year. Contains, staff, house captains, form captains, prefects, scholarship recipients, sports results, team photographs, students work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On fron cover 'M.Bladen IIA'. Inside back cover, student signatures.

Tournament Programme

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Programme: Colonial Mutual Classic (Kooyong) 1992 Materials: Paper, Ink

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH VINTAGE/VETERAN CARS PARKED NEAR COLLINS PLACE, FRASER STREET, CLUNES

Buttons

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

.1 Large copper button with oxydised finish was worn down front of tunic. Shows Australia surmounted by King George V1 Crown with words "Australian Military Forces" around manufacturers name on Reverse. .2 Same as above but of smaller size. For securing cuffs, epaulettes and pockets of tunic, different manufacture. C 1939 - 1945.

Locking pin

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Chock(2509.1) and Tapered Locking pin(2509.2) of a Kenter Chain Joining Shackle. Painted Blue. The two halfs of the shackle are missing.

Historical information

1898-1903

Ski Jacket

National Alpine Museum of Australia, Mount Buller

Ski jacket and matching cap appliqued with Australian wildflowers.

Historical information

This jacket and cap were designed by Rosalie 'Rosa' Kiessling about 1967. They formed part of the Fashion Group Inc's Walkabout Tour of the USA in 1967 which aimed to promote Australian fashion design in America. German by birth Rosalie, grew up skiing and ice skating, studied fashion design in Munich and worked designing women’s ski wear and lingerie before migrating to Australia via New Zealand in 1939 with her husband. As skiing increased in popularity following the end of WWII, Rosalie’s business grew reaching its peak during the 1960s. Though it was never large; at most she employed three staff. Her designs featured in the pages of Australian Vogue, Flair and the Women’s Weekly throughout the 1960s and received coverage from newspapers in Australia, New Zealand the United States. Rosalie was closely involved with the Swiss Club of Victoria, the Australian Wool Board and the Fur Traders Association, participating in numerous fashion shows and awards run by these groups. In the late 1960s she became involved with the Melbourne Branch of the Fashion Group Inc, a worldwide non-commercial association of women involved in the fashion industry. Rosalie continued to design and manufacture fashionable but functional ski wear until the late 1970s, although increasing imports from large overseas manufactures and constant new innovations in fabric technology made it difficult for her to compete in a relatively small industry.

Significance

This ski jacket and cap illustrate Rosalie Kiessling's emphasis on practical glamour. She was the first Australian ski wear manufacturer to bring high fashion to ski wear design; which though common in the boutiques of St Mortiz, Chamonix and St Anton was new to Australia. The use of an Australian wildflower motif and of these pieces in the Fashion Group's Walkabout Tour also speak to her involvement in and promotion of the Australian fashion industry during the 1960s.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Mortise Gauge

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Mortice Gauge - Rosewood marking gauge.

Plate

Seaworks Maritime Discovery Centre, Williamstown

White plate with gold painted design of temple flanked by two dragons with mountains underneath and clouds surrounding.

Inscriptions & Markings

"PMA 0290/1" Sticker on reverse side "Made in the People's Republic of China"

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Sepia photograph of Lord & Lady Stradbroke on Cowes Pier with a crowd of people behind them.

Historical information

One of 23 photographs from the Jessie Smith Collection. Donated by Stan McFee.

Inscriptions & Markings

On Back: "Lord & Lady Stradbroke - Cowes Jetty

Surgical Hook

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Surgical hook from Dr T.F. Ryan's Ear Nose and Throat surgical kit. Lens hook, ribbed handle, (W.R. Angus Collection)

Historical information

This lens hook is from Dr T.F. Ryan's Ear Nose and Throat surgical kit 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.

Folder - List of Company's Clients August 1973

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Names and addresses of Collins Bros clients in folder, at August 1973.

Inscriptions & Markings

List of Company's Clients August 1973

Coin

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Coin, Queen Victorian Penny, 1877, Obverse shows the "Young Head" of Queen Victoria. Reverse shows Britannia. Coin well worn.

Black and white photograph - Lake Boloke Station woolshed

Lake Bolac & District Historical Society, Lake Bolac

Black and white photograph

Historical information

The Lake Boloke Station bluestone woolshed is located 4 kilometres north of Lake Bolac on the Back Bolac Road. Originally the main woolshed for the station. It was built by Robert Patterson in the mid 1860's but later owned by the Wills Family, as 'Fintry', following the subdivision of Lake Boloke Station.

Lyrics exercise book 1958

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Exercise book with lined pages. 13 pages contain lyrics of popular songs from the 1950's.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF's above. On front cover: Iris Webb, IIIA, W'nstown High.

Bottle - Sauce

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

Clear glass bottle with straight sides two thirds of the way up. Heavily embossed reading from top to bottom down the side of the bottle. Heavily embossed along the circumference at the bottom. Sides taper quickly to a long straight neck to a lip near the opening. On the inside of the opening there is a lip a little way down. Sealed with a glass stopper with cork. Embossed on the base.

Historical information

Sauce came in bottles bought at the local grocery store or at a large city store on a shopping expedition. The shape, size and embossing of bottles changed as did the stopper used to seal it. Bottles were re cycled remaining the property of the manufacturer. History of Holbrook & Co and of Vulcan

Significance

Historical: Change of bottles - shape, embossing, stopper Aesthetic: Display showing embossing, size and shape

Inscriptions & Markings

Side - vertically read from top to bottom: 'Holbrook & Co' Along bottom: 'This Bottle is the Property of Holbrooks A(sia) Ltd' There is a '3' above 'Holbrooks' Base: 'Vulcan'

Student Registers

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Archival storage box of student registers. Contains 7 registers covering the years 1969 - 1976 and the Register Numbers 15098 - 78/145. Packed between acid free tissue paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

School Registers 1969 - 1976

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Black and white photograph in China from Arnott Rogers Collection showing girl - Girlie Rogers

Commemorative Gift

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Red, black and yellow striped banner commemorating 1991 Davis Cup, Australia vs. Belgium, 1-3 Feb. Materials: Cloth

trophy

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

Tall silver plated cup with two handles and lid featuring a figurine of a rifleman in uniform of the Victorian era.

Historical information

H Company 1st Infantry Regiment, located at Albury NSW, was a unit of the New South Wales Colonial Forces. Following federation it was converted to artillery and became No 4 Battery Australian Field Artillery (Albury Battery). Colour-Sergeant George A Williams, a citizen soldier, conducted a painting and decorating business in Albury. Morris Blasbalk was a well established jeweller in Albury. This trophy was donated to 8/13 VMR Collection with other memorabilia of the Albury Battery AFA.

Significance

This trophy is representative of community support for a regional town's citizen soldiers and shows the high regard in which those soldiers were held.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Presented by M Blasback / H Coy (Albury) 1IR" and "Won by Col.Sergt GA Williams Club Shooting 1897-98"

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE [COPY] OF PHOTOGRAPH OF "BACK TO CLUNES". HELD IN EITHER GEELONG OR MELBOURNE. TAKEN IN THE MID 1930? CENTRE ROW CLUNES CITIZEN, MAYOR OF CLUNES, MR. WILLIAM BARKELL.

Historical information

ORIGINAL PHOTO OWNED GY MR. WILLIAM HARRIS OF SUTHERLAND STREET , CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

ORFORD PHOTOS COMO STREET ALPHINGTON N'COTE 1655

Spoon - Four teaspoons commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Ballarat Grammar School

Ballarat & Queen's Anglican Grammar School , Wendouree

Silver plated teaspoon with "button" at top of handle with a red shield with a yellow 75 in it, with a white mitre on top.

Historical information

Created for the 75th anniversary of Ballarat Grammar School in 1986.

Inscriptions & Markings

BALLARAT GRAMMAR SCHOOL printed on button at to of spoon, below the shield

Bottle - Castor Oil

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This small indigo coloured glass bottle has a narrow neck and a screw on lid.It has an embossed manufacturer's name and contents (Castor Oil) on one side and identification marks embossed on the underside base.

Historical information

This bottle of castor oil was used during the mid to late 1900's when there was a Hospital in the Kiewa Valley, but regarded as only for serious injuries and near death situation. For this reason many households had a "first aid" box full of items such as this bottle of castor oil. Home based remedies for non life threatening injuries and illnesses were a part of life in a semi remote rural region. True and trusted family "health" remedies were passed from generation to generation.

Significance

This Castor Oil bottle is very significant to the Kiewa Valley as it demonstrates the self reliance of the early farming and grazing pioneer families. Knowledge of "first aid" was uppermost to the survival of families before the late 1900's. Naturopathic remedies such as connected with the castor oil contained in this bottle, although may not be sanctioned by medical research, does not take into account of the positive "self healing" of the human mind (if you think it is doing you good it creates a positive action). Such preservation techniques were handed down through the generations.Medical Reference material was limited to books available and read and not not from "the internet" in the latter part of the 1900's. The availability of General Practitioners increased because of the boost in the population growth (SEC Vic Hydro Electricity Scheme) in the Kiewa Valley from 1940's onward.

Bottle, Glass

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Small, square. Facetted shoulders, wide lip. Stopper with breadth ways ridge, for gripping.