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Prisoner of War & Internment Camps: Tatura and Rushworth

1 Oct 2018

During the First World War, the theatres of Europe felt worlds away for Australians on the home front. The Second World War’s Pacific stage brought war closer to home. For some Victorian country towns, the repercussions of war arrived right on their doorstep.

Curated By

Alana Bennett Mazzilli, Work experience student, Academy of Mary Immaculate

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Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Three b/w photographs on cardboard. (A) Ballarat East Library c1955 School under construction. (B) Ballarat Girls' School under construction 1954/55 aerial view. (C) Ballarat Girls' School completed 1955 + students visible.

Photograph - W. Denney Saddler and Harness Maker

Port Fairy Historical Society , Port Fairy

Black & white photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

62.02.003

Picture

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

Photo of soldiers and dog in Uruzghan province.

Trousers - Dress

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

Army Trousers (Use with Jacket U512A & Sam Browne U783)

Puzzle - Winnie-The-Pooh Jig-Saw Puzzle, 120 wooden piece, circa 1920s

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Chad Valley wooden jigsaw puzzle. Made at Harborne, UK, circa late 1920s. In original book-shaped box with Winnie-the-Pooh on one side and an owl on the reverse. Complete.

Historical information

Chad Valley produced fine hand-cut wooden puzzles in the 1920s and 1930s. A UK-base dcompany they commenced as a printing business in 1820. They diversified into toys including teddy bears and games from the late 1910s. It is interesting to note that the A.A. Milne Winnie-The-Pooh' books were first published in 1916, 1927 and 1928.

Photograph - Rev. John and Mrs. Nall

Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria, Malvern East

Sepia toned three quarter length studio portrait of the Rev. John Nall and his wife Florence (nee Brownell)

Historical information

John Nall was born 1858 in Victoria, ordained in 1881 and died 1935 in Geelong. Florence Jane Brownell was born in Hobart in 1859. She married the Rev. John Nall in Hobart in 1885 and died in Geelong in 1930.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Rev. and Mrs John Nall"

Article - Hutchinson Caravan Dolly

Greensborough Historical Society,

Links: 00778:01066:01067:01068:01069:02521 A 6 page document featuring many colour photographs and reproductions of period advertising on the Hutchinson Caravan Dolly.

Historical information

The Hutchinson Caravan Dolly was a device for stopping the rear of a towing vehicle from being drawn down by the weight of the caravan and having a detrimental effect on the steering of the vehicle and vision of the driver.

Significance

The Hutchinson Caravan Dolly was adapted from a towing dolly used for cars with damaged wheels and manufactured in Greensborough in the 1950's and 1960's.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Book - The Book of Common Prayer

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

The Book of Common Prayer 9

Photograph - "A Bush Home" Research

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

Source: Mrs. E.R. Reynolds, Thompson Crescent, Research A slab hut situated in Research, Victoria. An elderly man and woman stand in front of their small bark slab home with bark chimney. It has a tin roof and tin water tank to the side. A small garden is situated at the front. Reproduced on pp 38-39 of 'Pioneers & Painters: One Hundred years of Eltham and it's Shire" (1971), Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photo Collection, no. 524 (duplicate of hard copy held at Eltham Library) Article in "Australian Family Tree Connections" February 2000 by B. J. Parkinson claims that the people in this photo are "Jonas and Christina Jane (Gregg) PRIOR in front of their home at Ferny Hill, near Eltham, Victoria, 1877". Photocopy of photo also attached to 14 online family trees for the Prior family on Ancestry.com without the words "A Bush Home". References found to Prior in historical newspapers and the property "Ferny Hill". Jonas was a convict from Kent, England. He arrived in Hobart in 1821 aged 19 years. He married Christina Gregg in Hobart about 1834 and had 11 children. They came to Victoria about 1846. He died at Ferny Hill, near Research, Eltham in 1878 aged 74 years and was buried at Melbourne General Cemetery. His occupation was garden.

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.

Photograph - General Store, Smiths Gully, 27 Apr 1968

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 5 of 7 strips

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak CP 100 5094

Button - Wattle Day

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

‘Wattle Day’ was celebrated nationally for the first time in 1910, even though the term and day had been celebrated in particular states and territories since the 1870s. This patriotic fundraising button depicts a map of Australia on a pale green background. The map includes a symbolic image of wattle sprigs.

Historical information

Most of the civic and sporting ephemera assembled by Francis Rigg were patriotic buttons. The use of these buttons as a means of raising revenue through patriotic sentiment occurred soon after Australia pledged allegiance to Empire. Buttons reflected ‘public sentiment, courage, patriotism, generosity and several [un- named] virtues’ such as the martyred mother of a ‘fallen’ hero. Attention was paid to attractiveness of design, encoded symbolism and high quality of production. Expressing ‘loyalty’, they were tokens to be kept for perpetuity. Female labour was used to operate the die that compressed the tin backing, photographic print and celluloid cover together. The pin was applied by hand. Women, of all ages, entered into the spirit of voluntary sales. Often they were sold at the entry and exit points of major pedestrian thoroughfares. The women of Kew set up a kiosk in front of the Post Office and the Railway Station to solicit their round, oval and square shaped wares. Pride in salesmanship was affected by publishing the name of the woman and her fiscal achievement in the major newspapers of the day.

Significance

The buttons form part of a collection of ephemera assembled by Francis Horace Rigg (19/10/1882-05/03/1946) of 50 Belford Road, Kew (Vic.). Frances Rigg was a local business identity in Kew, ultimately managing the local branch of the English, Scottish and Australian (ES&A) Bank at 175 High Street, Kew from c. 1920 until the 1940s. After Francis Rigg’s death, the collection of buttons and medallions was inherited by his son, Ken Rigg (14/11/1922-19/01/2014). The collection was subsequently donated to the Kew Historical Society in 2015 by his grandson Adrian Rigg at the time of the Gallipoli & Beyond Commemoration. The collection covers a period of almost 40 years. The majority of the buttons are patriotic buttons, issued and sold during and immediately after the First World World War (1914-1918) to raise funds for national and overseas causes. The collection also includes a number of locally significant sporting event buttons and sporting club medallions, issued in the 1920s and 1930s.

Photograph

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Part of the Zakrzewski photographic collection. Mr Zakrzewski collected, repaired and restored spinning wheels and was the inventor of the Carrington Wheel. He retained photographs of all the spinning wheels he repaired and restored and the entire collection of 42 photos were donated to the NWM with his spinning wheel collection.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of Main Street looking east.

Historical information

Very early photograph of Main Street, Rutherglen, probably toward the end of the gold rush. The Oriental Bank shown on the right of the photo closed around 1870.

Document - Queensland Band Association Reference for Frank Wright, 1933

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

A single foolscap sheet of paper with a blue printed header and black typing. This reference for Frank Wright was signed by J.R. Foster the Secretary of the Queensland Band Association.

Historical information

Frank Wright was a renown resident of Smeaton, where he was born on 2 August 1901. He lived at Laura Villa, and attended Smeaton State School. His father William was a gold miner and his mother's name was Sarah. Their family won many singing and instrumental awards. Frank was tutored by Percy Code and was awarded a gold medal for the highest marks in the ALCM examinations in the British Colonies at the age of seventeen years. He became the Australian Open Cornet Champion by the age of eighteen. A year later, Frank conducted the City of Ballarat Band, and later the Ballarat Soldiers’ Memorial Band. He formed the Frank Wright Frisco Band and Frank Wright and his Coliseum Orchestra. These bands won many South Street awards, and Frank as conductor won many awards in the Australian Band Championship contest. In 1933 Frank Wright sailed to England to conduct the famous St Hilda’s Band and was later appointed Musical Director of the London County Council, where he organized many amazing concerts in parks, in and around the London district. He was made Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring and conducted at the Guildhall of Music and Drama. Frank was often invited to adjudicate Brass Band Championships around Europe, in Australia, including South Street and in New Zealand. The Frank Wright Medal at the Royal South Street competition is awarded to an individual recognized as making an outstanding contribution to brass music in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

A pen signature

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round thick clear glass bottle

Inscriptions & Markings

nil

Photograph - Wedding, Clark to Mr Rutherford, 30 leaving St. Paul's Church, Ringwood

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Catalogue card reads, 'Ringwood wedding. Miss Linley Clark to Mr. W. Rutherford, 30 Mt.Dandenong Rd., East Ringwood leaving St. Paul's, Ringwood'.

Photograph - Colour - Chatham-Holmes Collection: Elizabeth and Philip Chatham, dry rocky area

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

Newspaper Clipping - Snow Scene in Ringwood, 1951 - from Ringwood Mail 1954

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on edge of picture, "'Mail' 13/5/54". Caption reads "Taken from cnr. Wonga and Warrandyte Rds., looking east to East Ringwood"

Book - Aboriginal place names of south-east Australia and their meanings

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A first attempt to make a complete collection of all recorded Aboriginal names of towns, shores, homesteads, rivers, swamps, mountains and other natural features of south-east Australia. Gives meanings.

Inscriptions & Markings

word lists

Gold Crucibles

Myrtleford and District Historical Society, Myrtleford

Photograph - Sir Rohan Delacombe c1960

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura

Sir Rohan Delacombe c1960, awarding a certificate to a young man.

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tinted Black Black handled wood & Cork lid No Label

Inscriptions & Markings

MARCHANT & Co, TRADE MARK SOFT DRINKS REGO AUSTRALIA THE PROPERTY OF MARCHANT & Co ITS USE BY OTHERS IS ILLEGAL

Magazine

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Five issues of 'Lawn Tennis and Badminton', dating from 1907. Materials: Ink, Paper, Metal

medic with donkey - robertson thomas154.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

photo

Shirt

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

Shirt DPSU - Cadet Corp Shirt with colour patch & penholderon sleeve. Goes with Trousers U966

Article - Hugh Norman Coventry

Greensborough Historical Society,

2 Pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Hugh Norman Coventry and his service in World War 1. At the time of Hugh Norman Coventry's enlistment, he was living at Diamond Creek. He and his brothers are commemorated on the Greensborough State School Honor Board.

Newspaper Clipping - "Bialik Appeal", The News, 31 October 1969

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

"Bialik Appeal", possibly published in The Jewish News, 31 October 1969. The newspaper clipping states: " 'Bialik Appeal' Mr. J. Klepfisz will lead the Executive named this week to conduct an appeal for Bialik College in December. Also elected to the Executive were: College President Mr. I. Kipen; Patrons: Mr. M. J. Ashkanasy, Mr. N. Beller, Mr. J. Mercer, Judge Trevor Rapke, Mr. S. Wynn, Vice-Presidents: Mr. N. Zablud. Chairman: Mr. J. Solvey; Vice-Presidents: Mr. P. Block, Mr. W. Fink, Mr. E. Roth, Mr. A. Shefar, Mr. N. Sugarmin. Treasurer: Mr. N. Ashkanasy, Mr. S. Lipshut, Mr. I Spiegel, Mr. Chu. Zuker. Secretaries: Mrs. C. Gross, Mrs. L. Solvey, Mrs. I Zukar."

Spoon

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Unrestored tea spoon from the wreck of the LOCH ARD. The spoon design has a flattened fiddle-back handle, with a thin stem or shank, flared collar, and elongated bowl. The spoons metallic composition is a thin layer of brass alloy which has partially corroded back to a nickel-silver base metal. Approximately 70% of original electroplating survives, with some verdigris. Spoon has cracked bowl. Outlines of five makers marks are visible (Crown, Ellipse, Circle, Circle, Diamond) but detail is not legible.

Historical information

This tea spoon is from the wreck of the LOCH ARD, a Loch Line ship of 1,693 tons which sailed from Gravesend, London, on 2 March 1878 with 17 passengers and a crew of 36 under Captain George Gibbs. “The intention was to discharge cargo in Melbourne, before returning to London via the Horn with wool and wheat”. Instead, on 1 June 1878, after 90 days at sea, she struck the sandstone cliffs of Mutton Bird Island on the south west coast of Victoria, and sank with the loss of 52 lives and all her cargo. The manifest of the LOCH ARD listed an array of manufactured goods and bulk metals being exported to the Colony of Victoria, with a declared value of £53,700. (202 bills of lading show an actual invoice value of £68, 456, with insurance underwriting to £30,000 of all cargo). Included in the manifest is the item of “Tin hardware & cutlery £7,530”. This teaspoon is one of 482 similar items of electro-plated cutlery from the LOCH ARD site, comprising spoons and forks of various sizes but all sharing the same general shape or design and metallic composition. 49 of these pieces display a legible makers’ mark — the initials “W” and “P” placed within a raised diamond outline, which is in turn contained within a sunken crown shape — identifying the manufacturer as William Page & Co of Birmingham. An electroplater’s makers’ marks, unlike sterling silver hallmarks, are not consistent identifiers of quality or date and place of manufacture. A similar line of five impressions was usually made to impress the consumer with an implication of industry standards, but what each one actually signified was not regulated and so they varied according to the whim of the individual foundry. In this case, the maker’s marks are often obscured by sedimentary accretion or removed by corrosion after a century of submersion in the ocean. However sufficient detail has survived to indicate that these samples of electro-plated cutlery probably originated from the same consignment in the LOCH ARD’s cargo. The following descriptions of maker’s marks are drawn from 255 tea spoons, 125 dessert spoons, and 99 table forks. These marks are clearly visible in 66 instances, while the same sequence of general outlines, or depression shapes, is discernible in another 166 examples. 1. A recessed Crown containing a raised Diamond outline and the initials “W” and “P” (the recognised trademark of William Page & Co) 2. An impressed Ellipse containing a raised, pivoted, Triangle in its lower part and bearing a Resurrection Cross on its upper section (a possible dissenting church symbol reflecting religious affiliation); OR a rounded Square impression containing a raised, ‘lazy’, letter “B” (possibly mimicking sterling silver hallmark signifying city of manufacture i.e. Birmingham) 3. An impressed rounded Square filled with a raised Maltese Cross (the base metal composite of nickel silver was also known as ‘German silver’ after its Berlin inventors in 1823) 4. A recessed Circle containing a Crab or Scarab Beetle image; OR a recessed Circle containing a rotated ‘fleur de lys’ or ‘fasces’ design 5. A depressed Diamond shape enclosing a large raised letter “R” and a small raised letter “D” (mimicking the U.K. Patent Office stamp which abbreviated the term ‘registered’ to “RD”, but also included date and class of patent) Suggested trade names for William Page & Co’s particular blend of brass plating are ‘roman silver’ or ‘silverite’. This copper alloy polishes to a lustrous gold when new, discolouring to a murky grey with greenish hue when neglected. HISTORY OF THE LOCH ARD The LOCH ARD belonged to the famous Loch Line which sailed many ships from England to Australia. Built in Glasgow by Barclay, Curdle and Co. in 1873, the LOCH ARD was a three-masted square rigged iron sailing ship. The ship measured 262ft 7" (79.87m) in length, 38ft (11.58m) in width, 23ft (7m) in depth and had a gross tonnage of 1693 tons. The LOCH ARD's main mast measured a massive 150ft (45.7m) in height. LOCH ARD made three trips to Australia and one trip to Calcutta before its final voyage. LOCH ARD left England on March 2, 1878, under the command of Captain Gibbs, a newly married, 29 year old. She was bound for Melbourne with a crew of 37, plus 17 passengers and a load of cargo. The general cargo reflected the affluence of Melbourne at the time. On board were straw hats, umbrella, perfumes, clay pipes, pianos, clocks, confectionary, linen and candles, as well as a heavier load of railway irons, cement, lead and copper. There were items included that intended for display in the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. The voyage to Port Phillip was long but uneventful. At 3am on June 1, 1878, Captain Gibbs was expecting to see land and the passengers were becoming excited as they prepared to view their new homeland in the early morning. But LOCH ARD was running into a fog which greatly reduced visibility. Captain Gibbs was becoming anxious as there was no sign of land or the Cape Otway lighthouse. At 4am the fog lifted. A man aloft announced that he could see breakers. The sheer cliffs of Victoria's west coast came into view, and Captain Gibbs realised that the ship was much closer to them than expected. He ordered as much sail to be set as time would permit and then attempted to steer the vessel out to sea. On coming head on into the wind, the ship lost momentum, the sails fell limp and LOCH ARD's bow swung back. Gibbs then ordered the anchors to be released in an attempt to hold its position. The anchors sank some 50 fathoms - but did not hold. By this time LOCH ARD was among the breakers and the tall cliffs of Mutton Bird Island rose behind the ship. Just half a mile from the coast, the ship's bow was suddenly pulled around by the anchor. The captain tried to tack out to sea, but the ship struck a reef at the base of Mutton Bird Island, near Port Campbell. Waves broke over the ship and the top deck was loosened from the hull. The masts and rigging came crashing down knocking passengers and crew overboard. When a lifeboat was finally launched, it crashed into the side of LOCH ARD and capsized. Tom Pearce, who had launched the boat, managed to cling to its overturned hull and shelter beneath it. He drifted out to sea and then on the flood tide came into what is now known as LOCH ARD Gorge. He swam to shore, bruised and dazed, and found a cave in which to shelter. Some of the crew stayed below deck to shelter from the falling rigging but drowned when the ship slipped off the reef into deeper water. Eva Carmichael had raced onto deck to find out what was happening only to be confronted by towering cliffs looming above the stricken ship. In all the chaos, Captain Gibbs grabbed Eva and said, "If you are saved Eva, let my dear wife know that I died like a sailor". That was the last Eva Carmichael saw of the captain. She was swept off the ship by a huge wave. Eva saw Tom Pearce on a small rocky beach and yelled to attract his attention. He dived in and swam to the exhausted woman and dragged her to shore. He took her to the cave and broke open case of brandy which had washed up on the beach. He opened a bottle to revive the unconscious woman. A few hours later Tom scaled a cliff in search of help. He followed hoof prints and came by chance upon two men from nearby Glenample Station three and a half miles away. In a state of exhaustion, he told the men of the tragedy. Tom returned to the gorge while the two men rode back to the station to get help. By the time they reached LOCH ARD Gorge, it was cold and dark. The two shipwreck survivors were taken to Glenample Station to recover. Eva stayed at the station for six weeks before returning to Ireland, this time by steamship. In Melbourne, Tom Pearce received a hero's welcome. He was presented with the first gold medal of the Royal Humane Society of Victoria and a £1000 cheque from the Victorian Government. Concerts were performed to honour the young man's bravery and to raise money for those who lost family in the LOCH ARD disaster. Of the 54 crew members and passengers on board, only two survived: the apprentice, Tom Pearce and the young woman passenger, Eva Carmichael, who lost all of her family in the tragedy. Ten days after the LOCH ARD tragedy, salvage rights to the wreck were sold at auction for £2,120. Cargo valued at £3,000 was salvaged and placed on the beach, but most washed back into the sea when another storm developed. The wreck of LOCH ARD still lies at the base of Mutton Bird Island. Much of the cargo has now been salvaged and some was washed up into what is now known as LOCH ARD Gorge. Cargo and artefacts have also been illegally salvaged over many years before protective legislation was introduced. One of the most unlikely pieces of cargo to have survived the shipwreck was a Minton porcelain peacock - one of only seven in the world. The peacock was destined for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. It had been well packed, which gave it adequate protection during the violent storm. Today, the Minton peacock can be seen at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warrnambool. From Australia's most dramatic shipwreck it has now become Australia's most valuable shipwreck artefact and is one of very few 'objects' on the Victorian State Heritage Register.

Significance

The LOCH ARD shipwreck is of State significance – Victorian Heritage Register S 417. Flagstaff Hill’s collection of artefacts from LOCH ARD is significant for being one of the largest collections of artefacts from this shipwreck in Victoria. It is significant for its association with the shipwreck, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR S417). The collection is significant because of the relationship between the objects, as together they have a high potential to interpret the story of the LOCH ARD. The LOCH ARD collection is archaeologically significant as the remains of a large international passenger and cargo ship. The LOCH ARD collection is historically significant for representing aspects of Victoria’s shipping history and its potential to interpret sub-theme 1.5 of Victoria’s Framework of Historical Themes (living with natural processes). The collection is also historically significant for its association with the LOCH ARD, which was one of the worst and best known shipwrecks in Victoria’s history.

Competition Game

Anglesea and District Historical Society, Anglesea

A collectionof light pink/orange cards in a box (6) is part of a Coles Book Arcade Competition Card Series. This one is called "Advertisement Evening". The cards are kept in a cardboard box and have the answers to the questions on the cards. Peach colour card, folded in half, printed in black. Front has simple graphics and text. Inside opens out to single spread listing 24 questions and space to answer them. Back page lists other competition topics.

Inscriptions & Markings

COMPETITION GAMES / E.W. COLE / BOOK ARCADE / MELBOURNE.

Plate

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Royal Doulton white china commemorative plate and cup with goddess surrounded by flags. Made to commemorate Empire Day May 24th. Has saying and gold edging. Made for Mutual Store Melbourne.

album - Cigarette Pictures

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Small green-covered album with tile in faded gold on front. Filled with small cigarette cards. Eight cards per page. Cards put into slit corners.Seven pages of footballers in black and white. One page coloured, one with 5 only, coloured.Three page cricketers in black and white. Three pages butterflies in colour. One page Australian birds in colour. Four pages film stars black and white, six to a page,one page of 5, one of 1.

Historical information

Item donated by Mary Gilbert, headmistress at Orbost High School, a historian who initiated the Orbost Museum.The album contains cigarette cards/swap cards. These were generally collected by schoolchildren and placed in albums made specifically for these cards. Collectors would try to collect the cards for complete teams of footballers, cricketers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription on front cover in centre.Faded gold cursive writing."Cigarette Pictures". At foot of cover in faded gold block letters."HOLDS 224 SMALL AND 24 LARGE CARDS"

Photograph - University of Ballarat Student with Kangaroo, c2005

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

Photograph

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum, Ballarat

Coloured photo of Jessica Simon in long black and white evening dress. Trimmed with gold embroidery and white beads. Grey fur shoulder cape and sweetheart kneckline on dress. Photo has been touched up. Mounted on cardboard.

Tailors Waist Ruler

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

36 inch long x 12 inches ruler with brass corner piece

Inscriptions & Markings

J Rabone & Sons, Birmingham Made in England, No 1513 Proportionate Waist Measure

First Aid Kit - US Army

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Metal Tin containing bandages, dressings etc

Litmus paper

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Box of litmus paper. Box printed 'Starch & iodide test Papers' the British drug house Pty Ltd (12).

Inscriptions & Markings

BDH 12 Books Starch and Iodide Text Papers The British Drug Houses Ltd. B.D.H. Laboratories Chemicals Division Poole England

Hold Fast Vol. 1 No. 3. Sept. 1944 - Official magazine of the Williamstown High School

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

12 page magazine. Edited by P. Weate and C. Curtain. Includes articles on school ball and social, editorial, letters, interviews, school news, student work, sport results, ex-student news.

HONOUR BOARD

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

White Hills Baptist Honour Roll (probably WWI) Frame: glass front, a strong hook is mounted on each side.

Inscriptions & Markings

NB: There are a few hard to read notes written on the back in pencil, one of them is 'J Smith 1917'

Photograph - Shoestring

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photograph of ink sketch

Historical information

Sketch commissioned by Neville Emerson Real Estate

Plaque D Co. 6th RAR

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

D Company 6th Battalion RAR

Racquet

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

A Bancroft Billie Jean King Tournament tennis racquet, with bamboo laminated frame, ribbon whipping around shoulders, and leather handle with triangle-patterned perforations. Bancroft logo features across base of head. Throat features model name, and decorative swirl device. Shaft features decal of King signature. Wreathed 'B' trademark on lower shaft, and red 'B' trademark on butt cap. Materials: Wood, Nylon, Leather, Glue, Lacquer, Metal, Ink, Plastic, Paint, Ribbon, Adhesive tape, Bamboo

BOOK - Of Love and War. Letters and Diaries of Captain Adrian Curlewis and his Family 1939-1945

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Hard cover, green colour background, white print on spine. Dust cover, red and black print on front, back and spine, rising sun badge picture on front, yellow colour background. 280 pages cut plain. Illustrated black and white photographs.

Historical information

Collection of letters and diaries written by Captain Adrian Curlewis and his family during the second world war. Philippa Poole who compiled this chronicle is Adian's daughter.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front title page - hand written black ink "Donated by BGO Y Mens Club"

Poster - ANL Art Prize 2008

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

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

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 10 strips

Historical information

Print copies originally located in a small pink (with decorative flowers) album, suede spine, 18 x 18 x 6 cm, 50 page inserts, 100 photo capacity. The Shire Offices opened in 1965 and were extended in 1971. The final Eltham Shire Council meeting was held in December 1994 before the forced amalgamations of municipal councils by the Kennett Government. The State-Government-appointed Commissioners (1994-1996) took the decision in July 1996 to demolish the Eltham Shire Offices. The demolition works started within 24 hours of the decision being made.

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Gold 100-5

Men's hat

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Men's black felt hat

Inscriptions & Markings

'Rogers Peet Company, Boston, Washington, AMK

Mervyn 'Banjo' Harris blacksmith display box

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Wood and Glass display box with green felt lining. Contains three black and white images of Mervyn Harris and his metalwork, along with a horseshoe, hammer, pliers and various other blacksmith tools and some printed description labels.

Photograph

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Black & White photograph of a Water colour of Cleeland's Station at Woolamai. Painted by Thos Wright 1869 showing part of Eastern Passage.

Historical information

One of a collection of over 400 photographs in an album commenced in 1960 and presented to the Phillip Island & Westernport Historical Society by the Shire of Phillip Island

Theatre program - Electra, (play) by Sophocles performed by the Melbourne Theatre company at the Athenaeum Theatre commencing 13 June 1978

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Paper program

Historical information

The play was translated by Nick Enright and Frank Hauser.

Textile Handcraft - The Afternoon Tea Party: Plate of Biscuits and Cookies

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

The Geelong Handweavers and Spinners Guild Inc. entered "The Afternoon Tea Party" , designed by Val Ingeme, into the "Five Articles" Section of the Melbourne Sheep and Woolcraft Show c.1992. To qualify, the entry needed to be from a group of five people and be able to demonstrate a number of wool crafts in at least five different items. "The Afternoon Tea Party" was loaned to the NWM for display and was subsequently donated in 2003. This piece was designed and made by Val Ingeme from wool blend yarn, the plate from wool.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF WEIR ON BIRCH CREEK - CLUNES WATER SUPPLY. PICKET FENCES SURROUNDING AREA. ONE MAN STANDING BY POND. TUSSOCKS BESIDE WATER. A HOUSE IN RIGHT HAND UPPER CORNER.

Historical information

ORIGINAL WATER SUPPLY FOR CLUNES VIA BIRCH'S CREEK, BEFORE PIPES WERE LAID.

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