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

27 Jun 2019

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Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Article and Photograph - Hurstbridge Railway Line

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Hurstbridge Rail Line, including a brief history of the line including dates on which upgrades to the line were made.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Hurstbridge Rail Line 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Hurstbridge Rail Line in 1967. Photographs courtesy Paul de Sauty, include those taken on the journey from Greensborough to Hurstbridge.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - John Lee Grimshaw 1833-1918

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the John Lee Grimshaw, son of Aaron Grimshaw. Includes a copy of his obituary from Trove.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Station 1967

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Station in 1967. Photos courtesy Paul de Sauty.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Primary School - Alma Quon and the School Ball

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Primary School annual ball, with a photograph of Alma Quon and her band. Includes recollections of the School Ball.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Primary School c1900

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Primary School circa 1900, identifying two of the ladies in the photograph.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Post Office

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Post Office, showing several buildings and locations for the post office.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough Hill Climb

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough Hill Climb included a copy of the 1945 aerial survey showing the track.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough bushfires 1960s

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos about the Greensborough bushfires of the 1960s. Contains personal recollections of the fires.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Greensborough 1958

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photos of Greensborough in 1958, showing Greenmeyer Court.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Gentlemen's slip away

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Explanation of the term "gentlemen's slip-away", said to refer to the lane at the bottom of River Street Briar Hill which goes to Gladstone Road - a short cut to the Greensborough Hotel?

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Flintoff

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Article on the property of Frederick Nevins Flintoff, from 1841. This appears to be part of a newspaper article but has no source, other than a reference to another article in the Evelyn Observer of February 1890.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Eltham High

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Photograph of Eltham Higher Elementary School in 1948, later to become Eltham High School

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - David Collyer

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs about David Collyer, including an article from Diamond Valley News 28/06/1983, discussing David's hobby of knitting.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Carnon Street Greenhills

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photograph about Jessie Partington's home at Carnon Street Greenhills.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Buttle Family

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from email correspondence

Historical information

Information and photographs about the Buttle family supplied by descendant Patricia Wood.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from an email. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Bridge at Para Road and Gladstone Road

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photograph about the railway bridge at Para Road and Gladstone Road Greensborough.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Briar Hill shops 1968

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs about Briar Hill shops, 1968.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Briar Hill bonfire

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs about a bonfire and barbeque held in Briar Hill circa 1962. Frank Davis MP is lighting the bonfire with Bob Manuell looking on.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Bee keeping near Willis Vale

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs about bee keepers in Greensborough. Shows the Mitchell house, Will, Prudence and Maria Partington, one unnamed male and bee hives. A Mr Coghill was the bee keeper.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Newspaper Clippings - Batman apple tree

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

4 news clippings, sourced from Trove

Historical information

Articles about the "Batman" apple tree in Greensborough, dating from 1910, 1924 and 1937.

Significance

Articles from Trove, giving various accounts of the origins and age of the Batman apple tree.

Article and Photograph - Ashril Theatre

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs about the Ashril Theatre in Greensborough. Includes personal reminiscences of the theatre.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Amy Clayton and family

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs Amy Clayton and family, posted by great granddaughter Vicki Wilson. Amy Clayton owned tearooms in Henry Street Greensborough (later Foard's Store). Amy's son Frederick Clayton was killed in World War 1 and is remembered on the Greensborough Fallen Soldiers' Memorial.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Postage Stamps - Von Mueller collection 4

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Front of envelope with address and postage stamps, and one first day cover enclosed in black stamp folder.

Historical information

Envelope front with stamps, addressed to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, and First Day Cover 1948. Upper image, 1 x 2 pence mauve Victoria, postmarked at Melbourne on February 2, 1885. Lower image, First Day Cover of Commemoration of Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller, Issued 13th September 1948; and addressed to Durban, Natal, Africa and postmarked at Lewisham NSW on 13th Sept 1948.

Significance

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-1896) was born in Germany and migrated to Australia in 1847.He was the Victorian Government Botanist (from 1853) and Director of the Botanical Gardens (1857-1873). These envelopes and stamps are from correspondence addressed to him.

Postage Stamps - Von Mueller collection 3

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Front of 6 envelopes with address and postage stamps, enclosed in black stamp folder.

Historical information

Envelope fronts with stamps, addressed to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. Upper image, 1 x 1penny yellow/brown Victoria Stamp Duty, postmarked at Melbourne on April 27, 1892. 2nd image, 1 x 2 pence blue, New South Wales Postage stamp; postmark illegible. 3rd image, 2 x 2 pence red, New South Wales Postage stamp; postmark illegible. 4th image, 1 x 1 penny green Victoria, postmarked at Melbourne on December 8, 1882. 5th image, 1 x 2 pence mauve Victoria, postmarked at Melbourne on October 15, 1898. Lower image, 7 x 1d mauve Great Britain Postage and Inland Revenue stamps, 1 x ½ penny Great Britain orange Postage and Revenue stamp. Postmarked at London on December 2, 1891.

Significance

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-1896) was born in Germany and migrated to Australia in 1847.He was the Victorian Government Botanist (from 1853) and Director of the Botanical Gardens (1857-1873). These envelopes and stamps are from correspondence addressed to him.

Postage Stamps - Von Mueller collection 2

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Front of 3 envelopes with address and postage stamps, enclosed in black stamp folder.

Historical information

Envelope fronts with stamps, addressed to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. Upper image,1 x 1 penny brown/rose, Victoria Stamp Duty, postmarked at Melbourne on Feb 4, 1890. Middle image, 2 x 1penny yellow/brown, Victoria Stamp Duty, postmarked at Yackandandah on May 11, 1891. Lower image, 1 x 2 pence blue, New South Wales Postage stamp, postmarked at Sydney on April 14, 1885.

Significance

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-1896) was born in Germany and migrated to Australia in 1847.He was the Victorian Government Botanist (from 1853) and Director of the Botanical Gardens (1857-1873). These envelopes and stamps are from correspondence addressed to him.

Postage Stamps - Von Mueller collection 1

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Front of envelopes with address and postage stamps, enclosed in black stamp folder.

Historical information

Envelope fronts with stamps, addressed to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. Upper image, 2 x 1penny yellow/brown Victoria Stamp Duty, postmarked at Melbourne on Sept 29, 1894. Lower image, 1 x 2 pence orange, South Australia, postmarked at Adelaide GPO on March 25 1900.

Significance

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-1896) was born in Germany and migrated to Australia in 1847.He was the Victorian Government Botanist (from 1853) and Director of the Botanical Gardens (1857-1873). These envelopes and stamps are from correspondence addressed to him.

Article and Photograph - All Saints Anglican Church Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Information and photographs of All Saints' Anglican Church Greensborough from the 1940s and 1950s. Includes a hand drawn map of the original site on the corner of Main Street and Grimshaw Street.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Adeline Street Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

Adeline Street Greensborough when the road was being sealed in the 1960s

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.

Article and Photograph - Abeerdeen Street Macleod

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Article and photograph sourced from social media.

Historical information

A group of men congregate in front of the shops in Aberdeen Street Macleod to discuss roads in the area.

Significance

This photograph and text was copied from a Facebook site. Members are people who lived in the Greensborough area and share their reminiscences of the area with others. The site is administered by a GHS member but is not officially affiliated with the Society. Any information is the opinion of the contributor.