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Collecting Fire: A new kind of practice

7 Feb 2019

“While museums have traditionally aspired to collect “the real thing” and to create repositories of tangible evidence of our collective past, the essence of this project and its emerging collection was in making real the intangible through personal stories, symbols, and metaphors – giving form to matters of the heart. A new kind of museum practice was therefore needed.” - Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster

Curated By

Lauren McAlary, Veterans Heritage Project Manager

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BOTTLE, INSECT REPELLENT

Key words

military history - equipment
medicine

Insect repellent bottle, plastic, oval shape, green colour with screw top lid.

Historical information

Item issued to Peter BALL 3796117. Refer 2995.2 for Service History.

Inscriptions & Markings

[up arrow] Insect Repellent Personal Contents 3 Fl Oz DSN 6840-66-023-2942, Y23-690

Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat Technical School Form 1 EF - 1966

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

Prize cup

Key words

tennis

Silver-plated tankard inscribed: '1906/ANNUAL TOURNAMENT/OF THE HUDSON RIVER LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION/POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y./MEN'S DOUBLES/FIRST PRIZE/WON BY'. Stamped on base: 'DERBY SILVER CO/QUADRUPLE PLATE/459'. Materials: Silver/Metal

Tennis Australia, Melbourne

Bayonet

Key words

military
army
steel
soldiers
brass
weapon
bayonet
crimea war
armaments
leather
rifle

Volunteer Lancaster Sword Bayonet-A2. Australian bayonet 1880. Bayonet made of steel with brass hilt and pommel and leather handle. Scabbard leather with brass locket and chape.

Historical information

The Lancaster bayonet was also issued as a side arm in New South Wales in the 1880;s to the Medical Corps.

Lakes Entrance RSL Sub Branch, Lakes Entrance

Aperture Card microfilm - Parish Plan Barnawartha North (Superseded)

Key words

plan
town
boundries
lots
roads

card with a single microfilm insert

Historical information

Town layout of Barnawartha North

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Coliseum Little Bridge St Ballarat

Key words

ballarat
coliseum
burning
little bridge st
grenville st

Historical information

This photograph is from the Max Harris Collection held by the Ballaraat Mechanics' Institute. Please contact BMI for all print and usage inquiries.

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat), Ballarat

Article - Roy Preston Quirk

Key words

world war 1 project
roy preston quirk

Two pages, text and colour images.

Historical information

A short article about Roy Preston Quirk and his service in World War 1. At the time of his enlistment he was living at Greensborough

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Personal items - Notebook

Key words

notebook
card games
female
powling

Small notebook with embossed metal cover with metal pencil attached.Decoration: Front cover five cherubs in raised frame. Back cover: stylised poppy seed heads and leaves. Ring attached possibly for chatelaine

Significance

Held in significance because of the design and owners. Owners being the Powling Family

Inscriptions & Markings

Some childish drawings on paper inside

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

photo

Key words

photo
migration
hellenic prince

black and white photo, carved edge

Historical information

photo was taken on "Hellenic Prince" in 1950; ship left Naples in Italy and arrived in Australia (Melbourne) on 25th April 1950 (Anzac Day)

Significance

one of a few items of this kind which has survived to present days

Australian Multicultural Community Services, Maidstone

Bottle

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village

Bottle brown glass with paper label marked "Kidney and Bladder Pills" Screw metal cap with label "For Safety Buy From Your Chemist"

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Mary Helen Auxiliary - AGM - Mrs Trevenen, Mrs Pennant, Mrs Buchanan

Key words

mary helen auxiliary, agm, trevenen, pennant, buchanan

Photo

Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League, Ballarat

Barkly Street, Ararat, ca1950s

Key words

barkly-street
ararat
business
commercial

This is a relatively modern photo, perhaps a copy of an older photo. Some of the details are very clear, and there are no obvious tears or spots.

Historical information

The motor cars in this photo enable a fairly accurate dating: perhaps to the 1950s. The clothes in the somewhat blurry figures in the background also suggest the 1950s, and also suggest the winter season. The photo is taken from a vantage point used by a succession of photographers, and the growth of Ararat can be ascertained from this succession of photos.

Significance

Langi Morgala museum holds a succession of photos taken from this same vantage point, which allows a comparison of the main street of Ararat over 100 to 150 years. The growth and decline of businesses and perhaps government buildings can also be ascertained. Because of this comparison value, this photo is of regional significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions

Ararat & District Historical Society (operating the Langi Morgala Museum), Ararat

Newspaper Clipping - Allumba Drive - Lights out for Christmas

Key words

allumbra drive st helena
christmas lights display
banyule city council

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

An iconic Christmas lights display in Allumba Drive, St Helena has been forced to shut down due to council bureaucracy.

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

Sheet Music

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village

Sheet music Kentucky Babe by Arthur C. Liscombe. Publisher Wests Ltd, Moor Street, London.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Postcard - St Peter the Mariner Chapel

Key words

st-peter-the-mariner-chapel

Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Docklands

Railway Track

Section of Narrow Gauge Railway Track. Two standard spaced section joining holes at one end of the Rail

Friends of Kurth Kiln, Worri Yallock

Bowl

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked-coast
flagstaff-hill
flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum
maritime-museum
shipwreck-coast
flagstaff-hill-maritime-village

Bowl ceramic with decorative floral design around rim in green and gold. Bowl area is white. "Verona 5 ways England" stamped on back. Has several chips.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Fork

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked coast
flagstaff hill maritime museum
maritime museum
shipwreck coast
flagstaff hill maritime village
great ocean road
loch line
loch ard
captain gibbs
eva carmichael
tom pearce
glenample station
mutton bird island
loch ard gorge
electroplated cutlery
fork
dessert fork

Silver plated copper alloy dessert fork from the wreck of the Loch Ard. Some verdigris and silver oxide. Light encrustation on fork.

Historical information

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 shipwreck artefact and is one of very few 'objects' on the Victorian State Heritage Register most valuable

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.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

digital photographs - Dior Exhibition NGV International

Key words

dior
exhibition
national gallery of victoria
ngv international
fashion
designer
gowns
dress
1950s
1960s
cream
beaded
two fabrics

Ballarat Heritage Services, Bakery Hill Post Office

Photograph - Time Capsule Ceremony, 10 November 1985

Key words

activities
1985
time capsule
eltham
eltham festival

Two colour photographs

Historical information

On Sunday, 10 November 1985 a time capsule was lowered into a monument installed near the corner of Main Road and Pitt Street in Eltham, within the gardens at the front of what is now the Eltham Community and Reception Centre. This monument commemorates Victoria’s 150th anniversary and the former location of the Eltham Town Centre, which existed along this section of Main Road, then known as Maria Street. Beneath the site is a time capsule to be opened in the year 2035. A plaque was also erected at this site in October 1987 to commemorate the Shire of Eltham Historical Society’s 20th anniversary. The main feature of this monument is a ‘tyring disc’, a blacksmith’s implement that was found on this site. This consists of a large iron disc that was used as a platform for fitting iron tyres (like the one shown on top of the platform) to wooden-spoked cart wheels. The local blacksmith and wheelwright worked together to assemble the wheel, which was clamped to the platform placed close to the fire. The red-hot iron hoop, previously forged to the correct size, was lifted with tongs by the blacksmith over the outside of the rim, then hammered down amid flames from the scorching timber. The wheelwright drenched the tyre with cold water as soon as it was in position. A clamp placed on the naff (hub) and screwed down tightly kept the spokes at a constant angle as the tyre cooled. An even pressure from the contracting tyre tightened the joints at each end of the spokes and formed a vice-like grip, which would last for the life of the wheel. [from EDHS Newsletter No. 45, November 1985:] TIME CAPSULE CEREMONY: Our 150th Anniversary Monument is now under construction in the gardens in front of the Eltham Community Centre. Further details of the project are given under a separate heading below and this item deals with the proposed ceremony. We propose to formally lower the time capsule into its container underneath the monument as part of the Eltham Community Festival. All members are invited to attend the ceremony at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday, 10th November. Come earlier with a picnic lunch if you like. Local people and firms who have contributed money or services for the monument will also be invited. As part of the Festival programme the public are welcome to attend. This is one of the most significant projects the Society has undertaken and members' participation in its finalization would be most gratifying to the organizing committee. 150TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECTS: We have concentrated our efforts on finishing the monument and time capsule project within the 150th year and have found it necessary to abandon the historical tour project. We have applied to the State 150th Committee to transfer the funds allocated for the tour to construction of the monument. The historical tour project will be continued at a later date and photos of historic houses in the area, taken by Doug Orford, will be available for use in an associated display. At the time of writing, the monument construction is on schedule for the ceremony on 10th November. The concrete base has been completed and the main feature of the monument, which is an old tyring plate or disc, will be lifted into place in the next week. The final ceremony will involve lowering the sealed time capsule into place, bolting down its container lid and then concreting over the lid. The capsule will contain mainly items relating to present day Eltham and its people and is to be opened in the year 2035, a video film made by Joh Ebeli and also details of families and organizations who have contributed to construction of the monument. It is proposed to place the items in the capsule on 5th November and any items members think could be included may be submitted up to that date. The Society has received an excellent response from local people, firms and organizations by way of assistance with this project. Graham Beyer, who originated the project, has arranged many of the donations. He and his firm, Package Handling Equipment, have donated the time capsule itself and have carried out fabrication of sections of the monument. The design of the monument was adapted by Graham Beyer from drawings by Joh Ebeli. Charmac Industries has donated the container for the time capsule and a cast gun metal name plate for the monument. BMG Concrete has donated concrete for the base which was constructed by Caridi Construction Company. Northbourne Garden Supplies has donated materials for the paving around the monument. Robert Becker from Eltham Apex directed construction of the paving by Society members. Terry Hutchinson has agreed to donate the use of his crane to lift the tyring disc into place. Financial contributions have been made by the Eltham Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Eltham. We are grateful to all who have helped, and members' support for firms who have donated their services would be an appropriate recognition. It is planned to print "Time Capsule Certificates" which can be held by organizations or passed on to descendants by individuals. The certificates will indicate an interest in the contents of the capsule when it is opened in fifty years. Certificates will be distributed to Society members and those who have contributed to the project.

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Photograph - Tower at back of mudbrick house, possibly St Andrews area

Key words

mudbrick
st andrews
houses
gayle blackwood collection

Colour print 10 x 15 cm

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham

Spoons

Key words

flagstaff hill
warrnambool
shipwrecked coast
flagstaff hill maritime museum
maritime museum
shipwreck coast
flagstaff hill maritime village
great ocean road
loch line
loch ard
captain gibbs
eva carmichael
tom pearce
glenample station
mutton bird island
loch ard gorge
silver serving spoon
silver spoon
spoon

2 silver serving spoons, with encrustations, one with a bent shank. Recovered from the wreck of the Loch Ard.

Historical information

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 nine 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

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.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool

Foot Powder

Key words

equipment
korea
army

Tin containing Foot Powder

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

Correspondence - Letter on Department of Labour and National Service Letterhead

Key words

national service
ballarat school of mines
letterhead
department of labour and national service

Typed letter on Department of Labour and National Service Letterhead

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

Image

Key words

john blanch
association for the blind

Col. photograph of John Blanch and wife(?)

Historical information

John Blanch rests in a hospital bed, whilst his wife(?) looks towards the camera.

Vision Australia, Kooyong

Book - Coranderrk Database

Soft cover book about the Coranderrk saga - includes CD inside back cover

Emerald Museum & Nobelius Heritage Park, Emerald

Theatre program - The Best People (three-act comedy) by David Gray and Avery Hopwood performed at the Athenaeum Theatre Saturday May 8 1926

Key words

athenaeum theatre
program
the best people
frank talbot pty ltd
e j carroll
david gray
avery hopwood

Paper program for a comedy performed at the Athenaeum Theatre Saturday May 8 1926; coloured cover; 16 p. includes articles about the play, the actors and advertisements

Historical information

''The comedy is said to give an interesting picture of the Jazz age and the cafe life indulged in by the sons and daughters of the New York fast set.'' (extract from program notes)

Significance

The Program includes an advertisement for a fashion Salon in the Athenaeum building at 186 Collins Street. The Program is for one of the few plays performed at the Athenaeum before it was converted for films

Melbourne Athenaeum Archives, Melbourne

Glass Lens

Glass cylindrical lens, coated with MgF2

University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, Melbourne

Microfiche - Early Church Records

Key words

church
records

small sheet of film

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Photograph - Stony Creek Trestle bridge, 1990

Key words

trestle bridge
stony creek

Roll of 35mm colour negative film, 1 strip

Significance

A trestle bridge in comparison to Eltham's Railway Trestle Bridge. Position on roll of film is immediately prior to unveiling of Walter Withers commemorative plaque in Walter Withers Reserve, Eltham.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fuji 100 N

Eltham District Historical Society Inc, Eltham