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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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digital photographs - pre olympic pool

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat Trust, Eltham

Round Plaster Mould depicting a male and female nude

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Report - Deep Lead at Black Range, Near Albury, 1901

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

Foolscap report on boring operations, plans and sections by E.C. Whittell

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover "With DC MCLachlan's compliments

Book - Whitcombes Human Geography Reader Grade V. Australia It's People and Progress, 3rd Edition Revised

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum, Emerald

Paperback book with light cardboard cover.

Historical information

"Specially written to meet the requirements of the social studies (Geography) course in Victorian elementary schools."

Magazine - Centricity November 1990

Greensborough Historical Society,

40 pages, black and white illus. Blue cover with line drawing of DVLC.

Historical information

A collection of short stories, poetry and other writing by students (local women) at the Diamond Valley Living and Learning Centre Greensborough.

Significance

A publication of writing by local women.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover in pen: "Diamond Valley Living and Learning Centre. Donated by Rosie Bray"

Sheep Brander - Wooden Sheep Branding Device

Dunkeld Museum Inc. , Dunkeld

Crude wooden brand made of 6 pieces of pine wood box timber to form the letter E

Historical information

This was used to brabd sheeep to identify the owner. The brand was dipped in branding fluid then placed on the sheep's back following shearing.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Colour photograph of the interior of a building showing three story boards mounted on a corrugated iron wall.

Historical information

This photograph is of the viewing room inside the Gold Battery building, with story boards on the wall. One of a series of photographs of the Rutherglen Gold Battery. Its purpose was to crush quartz from nearby quartz reefs and extract gold from within. The battery was erected in 1908 and consists of a five-head battery, Wilfrey table, Bergin pan, portable steam engine and shed. The battery was restored in 2011/12 and can be viewed daily between 9.00am and 5.00pm. See website for details.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Eight black and white photographs, copied on to a single sheet. The photographs show various scenes at the Rutherglen Timber Mill, and images of people presumed to have some connection with the timber mill.

beading

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

One long rope of jet beads and a pair of bobble jet beads. One jet bead applique piece.

Historical information

These items are from the Temple estate. George Temple (1832-1916) started Temple's store opposite Post Office. Packed stores to Bendoc area gold fields.

Brush

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small Wooden Brush with a small tag marking 8009.2 Marked on the side of brush as well. B cycled in Ink

Inscriptions & Markings

B 8009.2

Photographs - Phillip Island 2nd Bridge Construction

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

14 Black & White photographs of the construction of the second Phillip Island Bridge in 1966 - 1969. 351-09: Pile driving on Newhaven abutment. 351-10 & 11: Concrete beams. 351-12: Pile driver. 351-13 & 14: Machinery. 351-15: Dismantled section of cylinder. 351-16 & 17: Coffer dam and pier construction. 351-18: Man up on scaffold. 351-19 & 20: Construction work. 351-21: Two workmen and man leaning on section of handrail exposed to weather. 352-22: View of construction work.

Historical information

22 of a collection of 70 Black & White photographs taken during the construction of the second Phillip Island Bridge from San Remo to Newhaven by Country Roads Board and Shire of Bass. Contractor John Holland & Co. Pty. Ltd.

Inscriptions & Markings

Descriptions as above on some. Plus the following Numbering: 351-09: CRB NEG 67-274C. 351-10: CRB NEG 67-542. 351-11: CRB NEG 67-654F. 351-12: CRB NEG 66-605. 351-13: CRB NEG 66-601. 351-14: CRB NEG 68-752B. 351-15: CRB NEG 67-936. 351-16: CRB NEG 67-937A. 351-17: CRB NEG 67-937B. 351-18: CRB NEG 67-1156D. 351-19: CRB NEG 67-1156B. 351-20: CRB NEG 66-1026E. 351-21: CRB NEG 67-940. 351-22: CRB NEG 67-1218B

Photograph - Eltham Fire Station, July 1986

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph of Eltham Fire Station, Main Road, July 1986

Photograph - Digital image - Annie May Medhurst 2

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white studio photograph.

Historical information

Photograph of Annie May Medhurst. Born 1884, Annie was the daughter of David Medhurst (1855-1939) and wife Martha Ruston Medhurst (1860-1943).who moved to Greensborough around 1898 and ran a store in Grimshaw Street. Annie May married William Partington in 1905.

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat Trust, Eltham

Silicon mould containing two designs both depicting a female nude bending around an orb.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Collage Weary Dunlop - Funeral of Weary Dunlop

RSL Waverley Sub Branch , Glen Waverley

9 mounted photos of Weary Dunlop and his funeral

Inscriptions & Markings

Funeral of Edward "Weary" Dunlop

Photograph

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Gloss, black and white image of Rev. Joseph W. Wilson.

Historical information

Rev. Joseph W. Wilson served at Pakenham, Meekatharra, Woomelang and Bendigo North.

three fossils

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Three small gastropod fossils from the Miocene Era.

Historical information

Inspected by George Rawlings 6.2.2013. Gastropods are molluscs which include snails and slugs, living in fresh water or the sea. These fossils are possibly from the Newmerella cutting.

Auger

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Ring Auger, Double Twist with Lead Screw, Mathieson made, bit size �, 595 mm long

Historical information

G Pert toolbox

Dish

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

Porcelain food dish, glazed, Chinese. Handpainted blue lines with Chinese writing as decoration.

Historical information

Brought to the Ovens Goldfields by Chinese men working in the area in the 19th century. Most likely made in China.

Significance

Aldo Gios recorded the location of where most of the pieces in this collection were found. Some maps drawn by Aldo Gios also give more detail. This detail is rare, as most pieces of broken crockery were discarded and complete items were usually collected with no thought to recording the location they came from. Part of one of the largest collections of Chinese ware found in the Upper Ovens area and the only one recording the location where found.

Photograph (copy) - LIght Horse Camp at Torquay

Torquay and District Historical Society, Torquay

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Photograph shows Lighthorsemen on charge at Torquay Camp 1939-1940

Significance

The Torquay Camp was the last Light Horse Training camp in Australia

Booklet - The Code of Legacy and The Rules of the Legacy Cub of Melbourne 1960, 1968x3.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cover, cardboard, pages paper, colour white, 1968 green cover, 1960 grey cover. Pages and cover stapled together.

Historical information

Each new edition would be updated.

Significance

Significant in that the code and rules can alter from time to time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title and Legacy logo written in black ink.

Theatre Program - Minna Von Barnhelm (play) by Gotthold Lessing performed at Athenaeum Theatre commencing 10 February 1982

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

The program contains background information on author and play ; good condition

Historical information

First performed in 1767, the background of the play is the Seven Years' War in Europe. this production is an adaptation by Ray Lawler.

Newspaper clipping - Ballarat East High School, "Waitresses at School Fair"

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Photograph - Colour - Stonemason's Mark, Yarrowee Channel, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Trophy/shield - Soccer Football Shield

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Wooden shield featuring two circular disk silver plaques one on each side at the top. One with the engraving of a ship and the other with the engraving of a footballer. At the top in the centre is a three dimensional anchor gilded with a rope attached, falling across the front of it and coiling at the bottom of the anchor. Two flags crossing over in the middle of the shield; one the Australian Navy flag and the other the Mission to Seafarers flag. Laying over the top of the poles of the flags is a brass banner with the competition description engraved on it. At the bottom is a brass scroll with an inscription about who presented it and where. The shield has 12 smaller, blank silver shields along the sides. The shield is kept inside a wooden display cabnet with a glass front and navy material back ground.

Historical information

For annual competition by crew of merchant ships presented by Wally Nancarrow, Sydney

Photograph Victoria Street.

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Photograph of Victoria Street. Weatherboard house.

Inscriptions & Markings

auction for removal Victoria St.

Photograph - Digital image - Fire damage at Greensborough Football Club scoreboard (close-up)

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

Overnight on 19-20th August 2015, the Greensborough Football Club scoreboard building was set alight by vandals. The scoreboard, built in the 1950s needed to be demolished. It included umpire change rooms, scoreboard, change rooms and a storeroom containing footballs and training equipment. Close-up of damaged scoreboard.

Photograph - Tree Planting, Hurstbridge Primary School students, Fergusons Paddock, Hurstbridge, c.1999

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Photograph - Mudbrick house, possibly St Andrews area, c. Feb 2002

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour print 10 x 15 cm Cross Ref: 02061 (print) and 03183 (negative)

Ruby Lamp

Heathcote McIvor Historical Society, Heathcote

portable folding darkroom lamp, folds flat for transport and storage sides are of waxed material or paper. square metal top and base where a candle sits in circular cup

Inscriptions & Markings

inscribed of face of lamp is a shape with TON inside square. patent 5564/1900 on tin base

Ruler - Scale rule for map reading

Greensborough Historical Society,

Small plastic rule, cream colour with black markings.

Historical information

Small rule to measure distance when reading a scale map. Measurements in yards or meters.

Lamp Shade

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Clear glass lamp shade. Base 3�" Height 4�"

John Jock Winter, Ballarat squatter 1842

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Framed glazed and mounted engraving of John Jock Winter, Ballarat squatter 1842

Ballarat Flat from the Black Hill

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

B/w lithograph of the mining area titled: "Ballarat Flat from the Black Hill".

Photograph - Nightingale/Thompson Collection

Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum, Emerald

Studio photograph mounted on cream card of female child (3 years)

Historical information

child as yet to be identified

Significance

Thompson Collection Mina Moore photographer

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Mina Moore (photographer, hand written). Inscription: Peggy at 3 years old. With love to her Godfather. May 1907 Back: Mina Moore Auditorium Building, Collins Street Melbourne Australia. Hand written in pencil: Green Be?l

Frame Photograph

Kiewa Valley Historical Society, Mt Beauty

This silver painted aluminium photograph frame has a glass front pane within a formed inlay and a formed inlay at the back. The anchor points, at the back, for securing toggles are in place but not the toggles. These toggles were installed to allow the photograph to be securely positioned within the correct alignment of the the frame.The metal front plate has seven rivets holding the cloth covered cardboard back frame to the metal front cover. The front part of the frame has sculptured dragon and wild bamboo shoots and is boarded with a plain border pattern. The back panel to secure the photo and hold the stabiliser flap is missing. See also KVHS 0092 for a more complete frame.

Historical information

This photograph frame with its decorative dragon and bamboo shoots was typical of the early 1900's when photography was in the hands of the professional artist. It was in a period before the "instant" photo and required a dark room and processing liquids for development. It was therefor in a time when photographs were "shot" only at important events, be they family or public occasions. Good quality picture frames such as this item were a part of the "reverence" of photographs per se.

Significance

This photograph frame holds and protects, part of a very significant occasion, the 90th birthday photograph of the matriarch of one of the founding families within the Kiewa Valley. The frame therefore has historical significance.

Image - Ballarat School of Mines Baseball Team, 1955

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

Black and white image from the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1955. Back row L-R: N. Spears, T. Prior, B. Matthews, B. Dixon, E.J. Barker, G. Ditchfield, R. Dunlop, A. Clarke. Front Row L-R: T. Seabrook, Wiliam Saggers, B. McLennan.

Historical information

The coach of the Ballarat Baseball team was Jack Barker.

Petition

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Eureka Stockade:Petition from Ballarat residents re Scobie murder

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Photograph

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

School Photograph (digital image) - Greensborough Primary School Gr2062 1968 Grade 2B.

Greensborough Historical Society,

Digital copy of black and white group photograph.

Historical information

Class photograph from Greensborough Primary School No.2062. Student names are not identified.

Inscriptions & Markings

Class name marked on photograph.

Documents - Reports - Unidentified Large Cat Sightings in Maryborough

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

A number of A4 printouts relating to large cat sightings in the Maryborough (Vic) area, many reported by the Marlborough Advertiser. The large cat referred to is often referred to as a Puma or Mountain Lion. (.7) Profile of Central Victorian Cat Australian Animal Folklore Collection

Historical information

John Higgins, managing editor of the Maryborough Advertiser was interested in sightings of what some suggested to be a puma or mountain lion in Central Victoria.

Pipe

Bright & District Historical Society operating the Bright Museum, Bright

Earthenware bowl in a terracotta colour. Part of an opium pipe used by the Chinese.

Historical information

Brought to the Ovens Goldfields by Chinese men working in the area in the 19th century. Most likely made in China.

Significance

Aldo Gios recorded the location of where most of the pieces in this collection were found. Some maps drawn by Aldo Gios also give more detail. This detail is rare, as most pieces of broken crockery were discarded and complete items were usually collected with no thought to recording the location they came from. Part of one of the largest collections of Chinese ware found in the Upper Ovens area and the only one recording the location where found.

Inscriptions & Markings

Chinese maker's stamp on side.

Pupils Register

Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

Pupils register covering enrollment years 1971 - 1973. Register numbers 15814 - 16172. Columns include :- Reg.No., Name, DOB, Date of Enrollment, Name of Parent or Guardian, Residence of Parent or Guardian, Occupation of Parent or Guardian, School Last Attended, Date of Last Attendance at former School, Date of obtaining Qualifying Certificate, Date of obtaining Merit Certificate, Date of Last Attendance, Destination.

Inscriptions & Markings

PUPIL'S REGISTER/STATE PRIMARY SCHOOL/School No 3572, Canterbury

Book - Ballarat Symphony Orchestray Inaugural Concert

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

White, soft coloured programme. Conductors were David Forrest, Adrian Thomas and Graeme Vendy. The soloist was Kevin McFerran

Historical information

Ballarat College of Advanced Education is a predecessor organisation of the University of Ballarat. Founders Hall is located on the University's Mt Helen Campus, and is now within the Caro Conference Centre. The Ballarat Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to teh performance of fine music at the highest level possible, and was formed in order to provide both a performance opportunity for musicians in Ballarat and District and also to enrich the cultural life of the community. The home of the enemble was at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education, and it was intended that the orchestra serve the needs of both education and the community.

Newsletter - December 2007

Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club Inc., Castlemaine

Prison record (Robert Halifax)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Prison record for Robert Halifax, prisoner registered number 31238, giving details of the prisoner, his crimes and the dates and places of his trials.

Historical information

Robert Halifax, a young teacher, 25 years old, was charged with bigamy. In December 1905 he married Myrtle Skinner, 17, in Coleraine. He had married Faithful Halifax, nee Trotter, in March 1900.

Photograph - Garden Avenue, Port Fairy

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Photograph

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Wilson Jack Kramer Registered tennis racquet. Base of head features Wilson logo. Shaft features shield device with 'K' in centre. Shaft and butt cap feature 'W' trademark. Leather handle grip features quatrefoil perforations. Materials: Wood, Nylon, Leather, Ink, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Plastic, Paint, Ribbon, Adhesive tape, Fibreglass

Buninyong Town Hall

Ballarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Sepia toned Photograph of an elderly gentleman (Oddie?). A name writteen in biro n back of the photo reads "Oddie."The photo is mounted on cardboard.