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

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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British War Medal 1914-20

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Ian Ernest STADUS. He was born on 09/11/1922 in Dimboola, VIC. Ian Ernest served in the RAN Reserve (PM3734) enlisting on, 15/10/1941 before being discharged from duties with the HMAS Lonsdale on 21/02/1946. Ian Ernest STADUS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Bessie Agnes STADUS (mother). Ian Ernest Stadus was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Newspaper Clipping

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Article about novel signs in the form of a poem to be placed on the Cowes foreshore by the shire of Phillip Island to encourage people to keep the picnic areas free from litter.

Historical information

Article from a collection of newspaper clippings from October 1968 to July 1971

Mewspaper - Betty Ballarat's Scrapbook

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

Sixteen page newspaper of the Ballarat Youth Centre

Photograph - HMAS Attack anchored off Port Fairy

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Coloured photograph

Historical information

Builder: Evans Deakin and Company. Launched: 8 April 1967. 146 tons. Patrol boat visited Port Fairy in 1979 & 1980

Significance

First boat in its class for RAN

Photograph - Digital Image - All Saints Anglican Church Greensborough. Adding the spire 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

In 1970, All Saints' Anglican Church was rebuilt on the corner of Church and Grimshaw Streets Greensborough, replacing the timber church. This photograph shows building works underway with the spire being craned into place. Taken in the late 1960s

Dress

Brighton Historical Society, Brighton

Short sleeved peach silk dress featuring beige lace appliqué on neckline, along with original rectangular brown cardboard box.

Historical information

This item is part of the Di Reidie collection. Di Reidie was a volunteer and president of Brighton Historical Society from 1999-2016. Originally from New Zealand, Di and her family have lived in Male Street, Brighton for many years and been active community members. During her time at BHS, Di has contributed significantly to the establishment, preservation and promotion of the costume collection as well as the Brighton Historical Society as a whole. Di was also a vintage clothing dealer and amassed her own large collection of costume and ephemera, a significant portion of which she donated to BHS in 2017-19. Di purchased this dress as a vintage item and wore it around 2010-18, before donating it to BHS. The Mooney sisters, Nell and Ida, were situated beside the Regent Theatre in Collins Street, Melbourne and were well respected milliners and dressmakers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label: "MF 2900 / Misses Mooney / of Collins Street" Printed on lid of box: "Misses Mooney / 189 Collins Street, Melbourne"

Correspondence - Letter written from Ballaarat, 02 April 1881

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Handwritten letter on folded and lined paper. The last page has writing across the lines.

Drill Press

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Wall mounted hand operated drill press. Flywheel on LHS. Drill lowering hand wheel on top. Painted green and black.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cast in relief on frame "Champion ......... & Forge Co./ Lancaster" on LHS, "Warranted" on RHS.

Photograph - Aerial photograph of Heathmont, Victoria - c.1960s.

Ringwood and District Historical Society, Ringwood

Aerial view of Heathmont - black and white photograph on chipboard backing. (Protected by slightly damaged plastic cover which could be removed for clearer image.)

Inscriptions & Markings

Department of Crown Lands and Survey Melbourne, Project Run 31A 27-12-1975, Lens 209 1951M ASL.

Booklet - Olympic Village: a forgotten community? / Melissa Bell, Kelvin Doyle and Mark Orlando.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

23 pages, black and white illustrations.

Historical information

A short history of the West Heidelberg Olympic Village built to accommodate participants in the Melbourne Olympic Games 1956. It also looks at the Village in 1995.

Book - "Investigation of Mine Air"

Parks Victoria - State Coal Mine - Wonthaggi , Wonthaggi 3995

"Investigation of Mine Air" is the name of that book that is hard bound with a red cover and gold lettering.

Historical information

A. Part of the G. Hadden collection. B. A study of the methods used to measure impurities in mine air.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside the front cover had the name "Miners Department" that was hand written.

Photograph - Castlemaine Town Hall Set Up For Reunion

Old Castlemaine Schoolboys Association Inc., CASTLEMAINE

Photograph - Digital image - Grimshaw Street Estate Agents

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Digital copy of colour photograph

Historical information

View of real estate precinct, Grimshaw Street Greensborough. Buckingham Real Estate 104 Grimshaw Street.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of Legatees with the Dallas Brooks Trophy.

Historical information

Photograph of Legatees holding a trophy after a bowling tournament. Melbourne Legacy had many events for Legatees. Names are unknown. Believed to be either 1990 or 1991. It was with a group of photos from 1990/91 in a folio with paper labels.

Significance

A record of events run for legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Yellow paper label: "Bowling Clubs vie to win the Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy at Melbourne Legacy's annual open pairs tournament held in February" in black type.

Aircraft - Model - Kyushu J7W

Lara RSL Sub Branch, Lara

Model aeroplane Japanese Kyushu J7W. Painted green with markings.

Historical information

These model aeroplanes were handed to the RSL unbuilt when an unknown member passed away. Gordon Ball built and painted the models in 2014.

Glass - "Rats of Tobruk Association World Reunion 1980"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

hat pin

Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost

Long steel hat pin with black glass round ball head.

Significance

A hatpin is a decorative pin for holding a hat to the head, usually by the hair. In Western culture, a hatpin is almost solely a female item and is often worn in a pair. The hatpin was invented to hold wimples and veils in place, and was hand-made.

Photograph - Unknown mission

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

medium b & w photograph of an unknown mission (Mission to Seafarers premises)

Photograph - Post Card

Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc., COWES

Coloured Postcard of Bayview Guest House, showing long brick fence with strip of grass, footpath and nature strip with one street lamp.

Historical information

One of two photographs donated by Jean Archibald

Inscriptions & Markings

"Bayview Guest House at Cowes" "(Bulmer Copyright)"

Pencil and Watercolour - 'Cadaver 1' by Duncan Lannan

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed drawing.

Historical information

Duncan LANNAN (1972- ) Duncan Lannan undertook a Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts) at RMIT between 1995 and 1996. A further two years study at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University Australia) saw Duncan Lannan awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) in 2000. Ge completed a Graduate Diploma od Education at the University of Melbourne in 2001. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Photograph - Apprentice measuring wood

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Small monochrome photograph, small part of top left hand corner missing

Historical information

Dockside photograph of young man loading/measuring wood

Photograph - Pencil drawing from a sketch book by Walter Withers

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Digital image

Historical information

1 Black & White print. National Gallery of Victoria

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.

painting - Untitled

Pyrenees Shire Council, Beaufort

Painting of a woman holding a flower

Significance

significant as a work of art by local Pyrenees artist, locally significant to the Central Highlands Region of Victoria as a representation of local landscape and/or culture

Inscriptions & Markings

signed: CM Pattenden 2006 (lower left)

Photograph - Research Gully Bridge, Ingrams Road

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Black and white photograph mounted in an album, the Reynolds/Prior Photograph Collection, this being one of 53 reproduced black and white images of early Eltham. (Duplicated on p38 also)

Historical information

The aqueduct runs along the base of the pine trees

Significance

The Reynolds family were early settlers in Research. The Reynolds/ Prior collection of photographs were taken by Tom Prior, the maternal uncle of Ivy Reynolds, around 1900 and the 60 photos in the album give a fine overview of many of the landmarks of Research and Eltham over 100 years ago. lvy lived in the family home for many years at 106 Thompson Cres Research. Ivy's father, Ernst Richard Reynolds and grandfather, Richard Reynolds, lived at the same address. Ivy's father Richard worked for Mr. Trail on his property in Research. Reynolds Road is named after the family. Mr Tom Prior (wife Eva) worked at the Melbourne zoo. He was very innovative and made his own camera, using the black cloth hood to exclude the light. The photographs are a reminder of the rural nature of Research and Eltham and its rich heritage.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Reynolds/Prior Photograph Collection, Presented to the Eltham District Historical Society, 14 June 2006 by Ross McDonald. A second copy was also presented to the Andrew Ross Museum, Kangaroo Ground

WHS Oral History Transcript

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White folder with black border and text containing a transcript of 1999 student interviews of past Student teachers who studies/worked at the school during 1909-1920

Photograph - Walter Withers

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Colour photograph

Historical information

Bicentennial/Heritage Week Display, "The Eltham Tradition", Eltham Shire Office, 17-22 April 1988

Funnel

National Wool Museum, Geelong

Historical information

Funnel used for dyes.

1954 Nurses Home: Group Photos - Rita Ahern, Alison McGregor & Edleen Cunningham. Another - June Parkinson, Elwyn Wilks, Meg O'Neil & Jenny Dunstan

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Photo

Bottle, glass, boxed.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Six of cardboard boxes, each containing a rectangular amber glass bottle with Bakelite / plastic screw top, filled with liquid inside a corrugated cardboard sleeve. Paper label on two sides of bottle. Embossed characters on side and base of bottle.

Historical information

TROVE : Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , Sat 3 May 1902 , Page 10, Advertising Wholesale Agents F.H. Faulding and Co. Ltd., 16 O'Connell St, Sydney.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front of box printed in red, yellow, black and white, 'FAULDING'S ELIXIR OF IRISH MOSS OR CARRAGEEN Together with Oxymel of Squills with Tolu. An ideal and safe remedy for Colds, Coughs, Influenza, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Croup and similar Chest and Throat Complaints.' F.H.FAULDING & CO LTD. MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS ADELAIDE PERTH SYDNEY MELBOURNE BRISBANE LONDON ENG. On two sides of box printed directions for use. Base of bottle : AGM logo followed by 'V42'. Front bottle label as for front of box, rear bottle label printed in black on white label same directions as on box with F.H.FAULDING & CO LTD. MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS ADELAIDE PERTH SYDNEY MELBOURNE BRISBANE LONDON ENG below.

Book - Year of hope: 1857 in the Colac District.

Otway Districts Historical Society, Beech Forest

Year of hope: 1857 in the Colac district. Dawn Peel. 1st ed. Colac (Vic); Dawn Peel; 2006. x, 212 p.; illus, bibliography. Soft cover. ISBN 0 646 46270 9

Historical information

The land, the settlers, and the social institutions which found or altered the character of the small settlement of Colac, Victoria, and its district.

Inscriptions & Markings

For Irene - a fellow historian. Dawn Peel. 6/10/06.

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